On 3 December I wrote about the feeling of wellbeing which floods my being whenever I do battle with the great god of technology, (see In that post I waxed lyrical on the joys of playing that old favourite of a game, guess the password and of how the great god of technology won and prevented me from accessing the proof of my book, “The First Time” due to my inability to guess the password required to view the epub file. Well I have a confession to make, while doing battle with the epub file of “The First Time” my addled brain failed to register the fact that the document was in zip format and therefore required unzipping prior to me being able to view it’s contents. To be fair to myself I half registered this fact, however I vaguely supposed that opening the document with Adobe’s epub software would somehow magically lead to it’s unzipping. I know, I know K should be consigned to the back of the class to stand in the corner with a dunce’s cap on his head!

I’ve now installed 7-zip (a tool for unzipping files), however I’m still unable to unzip the darned thing! I’ve called in the assistance of my old friend Jeff who’s experience in computers far exceeds my own. It is a wise man who knows when the great god of technology has beaten him and so I retire blooded and beaten from the field of battle. I’m off now to lie down in a darkened room with a wet towel over my head.

4 thoughts on “DOING BATTLE

  1. Teeny Bikini

    I have a super long spreadsheet with enough secret passwords for this life and the next. I am lucky to work in technology, but it also makes me painfully aware of some obvious flaws….

    1. drewdog2060drewdog2060 Post author

      Cheers for your comment. I love the way in which the first question which my IT helpdesk asks me when I call up with computer problems is “Have you tried rebooting the computer?!” Actually it quite often works, rebooting that is!

  2. Pingback: is this an epub file that I see before me?! | newauthoronline

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