Monday, January 12, 2009

Blackberry Schmlackberry

This morning on the way to school, I had a cute moment in the car with Brigham. I wanted to take a picture of something to illustrate this cute moment so I could come home and post it on the blog for today. Not having my camera, I used my phone, assuming that I could transfer the pic from my phone to my laptop where I would be able to access it for the post.

I have now spent the better part of the day trying to get that picture from my phone onto my laptop. I finally realized that I needed to install some software to my laptop and I would be good to go. Imagine my excitement at the prospect of being able to solve my problem myself! I dug through my boxes in the garage, found my Blackberry box and retrieved the disk. By this time I was really feeling good about my ability to be self-sufficient. I stuck the disk in and began the installation process.

Hours of my life that I will never get back have since gone by. The software is installed, but it doesn't work. (I know it's not the software as much as it is the installer.) I have spent the bulk of my day trying to solve this problem and 7 1/2 hours after the picture was taken, it remains on my phone where it began. So no cute moment post for the blog today and I am incredibly frustrated. I GIVE UP! Forget the Blackberry, just give me a tin can with a string hanging out.

6 comments:

The Carpentiers said...

Bring it out here with you and we can make Paul do it for you if you haven't figured it out by then.

natalie said...

I can't live without my BlackBerry! You should be able to send the picture to yourself in an email from the phone.
Bring the picture onto the screen then click on the menu button. It will give you the option to send in an email.
(I don't think you have to have anything special installed to do this, but I could be wrong.)

Brenda said...

Email isn't part of my service plan. I thought about calling to have it added just to get the picture...

- lola jae said...

if you have texting you can send it to your email in a text. i do it all the time. (i also have a blackberry) pull the picture up and click on the menu button. it should give you the option of send as an mms message. click on that, then select your recipient (you already have to have your email address added into your address book)and send. not sure if those steps are in the correct order or not :) but something close. it will take it several minutes to show up in your inbox, but it works. then you can save it and post it! ta da! let me know if that actually works for you :)

Brenda said...

It worked! Aunt Jeana you're a genius! I just said that outloud--"Aunt Jeana's a genius." Mom said "I know, I've often thought that. She was a genius when she was a kid."

- lola jae said...

you guys crack me up! i love you! (keep saying that "genious" thing, maybe it will actually happen :)