I did no real work today and just took it easy. Made a trip to the Post Office to mail a package, and of course there was a long line. The postal employees are fine but some people turn a little crazy this time of year – you know, the season of love, peace and goodwill and all that ****. From there I went to Costco and found unleaded gas at $3.41 which I haven’t seen for a while. I got my roll of film developed and had them put the images on a CD as well, but as usual, I can’t get it to work on the Mac. I’ll have to ask Donald to email me the pictures I want to keep online. I need to get my All in One Printer/Scanner hooked up so I can just scan them myself, but I also need to put new ink cartridges into the printer. The biggest problem is that I can’t read instructions for a few weeks at least.
I came back home and turned on my computer to find my gmail program out of control. They have a “new look”, which is another way of saying they have substituted meaningless icons for anything that was plain old English words. Archive, delete, move to, etc., now have icons that bear no relation to their meaning. I know that if you hold the mouse over the icon you can usually see a pop up, but why should I have to do that. I’ve tried to find an alternative program but have had no success. i don’t want yahoo, don’t think hotmail is compatible with the Mac, and Verizon webmail seems so confusing that I won’t even attempt it. My aim is to become Google-free over the next few months, if I can find a suitable email program, blog program, and primary search engine. I know I’ve talked about this before and have tried to find alternative programs, but this “new look” to an email program I dislike anyway is the last straw.