A Quick Word

Just a quick word about the things I “sort of promised” in a recent post on October 22, 2020. In that post, I mentioned potential writings in the works as well as some book reviews.

Quoting Robert Burns’s words in his poem, To a Mouse:

The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men gang aft agley.

Clarifying Mr. Burns’s language to modern day understanding, we come up with the most carefully prepared plans may go wrong.

And so they did last week. Right where I’m sitting typing this post using the same laptop. Something went very wrong. But after what I’ve been through getting the computer to work again, I can’t for the life of me remember exactly what went wrong.

Let’s just leave it to say Microsoft 365 boggled my computer and then my mind as I repaired, reset, and reinstalled things. You can now look forward to those posts and book reviews I mentioned earlier. Unless…

Featured Image Attribution: Hebi B. from Pixabay

7 thoughts on “A Quick Word

  1. Oh Sherrey, I can relate to your technical woes—all part of our digital world. I’m happy to read you’ll be back soon. I love your featured photo. Those little mice can certainly cause big problems!

    1. Oh, Kathy, it seems the smallest of things can create struggles a-plenty! I told Bob this morning some days I’d like to go back living in a world without technology (a post for another). Then he reminded me how much we rely on it. Love and health to you, dear friend.

  2. So relatable, Sherrey!

    To review an ARC copy of an author I wanted to support with am early review, I downloaded her link to my Kindle which “blew up”! Consequently, I have scrubbed my computer with “Clean Your Mac,” which finds malware and other threats. I uninstalled and now reinstalled he Kindle app. Now I have to find a different way to review her book whose file begins with an “https…” link. I expected to read on Kindle. Now I wonder if I should ask her for a .pdf file instead because I don’t want to reinfect my computer.

    Any suggestions, oh wise one?

    1. Oh, Marian! I’d prefer you had no way to relate to my scrubbings last week. However, I do have a couple of suggestions, but first a question: Was the initial link secure, i.e. start with https://? And was it a .mobi file?

      If it used neither of those elements, then I suggest you contact the author and request a secure link, one beginning as you mentioned with “https…”. That will definitely avoid infecting your computer. If she can’t, then request the .pdf file. Now another question, are you familiar with Calibri (https://calibri.com)? This is a software that will convert a .pdf file to a .mobi file for easier loading on your Kindle. Hope this helps, my friend.

  3. I was sent a mobi file, but my Kindle for Mac didn’t “like” it, so I’m waiting until the author publishes an ebook via KDP Amazon. I believe I can trust this source, due out on Nov. 28. Thanks for your suggestions, Sherrey.

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