I feel a bit dizzy.
It’s nothing serious: it’s just the consequence of phoning my mobile’s help service.
The girl was nice and very cheerful but of course she was foreign, and to make matters worse she was a fast talker. However I did finally get the answer I wanted after some considerable difficulty. Luckily the call was free.
While trying to photograph my odd bits of furniture I discovered that my camera is going gradually downhill. Some time ago the little panel on the back that flips out to provide a viewer started working erratically. I persevered and generally was able to live with it. While doing my furniture session I realised that the flash is now fucked as well. I have had the camera for many years so maybe it’s time for a decent funeral?
My mobile phone has been pissing me off for years. It’s fine for calls and the occasional text but that’s it. Lately I was persuaded to use WhatsApp which allows me to chat, text and even video my calls, and seeing as I generally make calls from home, I can do it all through my Wireless [God be with the days when a Wireless was a radio?]. However said WhatsApp is clunky on my phone and generally just gives me a white screen. There are several other applications I use and they too are equally problematic.
So I was faced with a choice of upgrading my phone and replacing my camera. But seeing as the quality of photography on mobile phones these days is far far greater than my old camera, I decided to splash out on just a mobile phone. I don’t use the camera much these days anyway.
In the course of investigating new phones I discovered that once more technology is screwing me. I can no longer just switch my SIM card to the new phone because the fuckers have changed the size of the card. So I had to find out if I can switch my number to the new card, which apparently I can, but it means going into Skobieville. Or I might just use the new number, as that will stop people bugging me with phonecalls.
I have now ordered my new phone. I would mention the model type but I know I would be inundated to comments telling me I had bought a piece of crap, and that I should have ordered a X, Y or Z. Let’s just say that I can’t even pronounce the name of the manufacturer, let alone remember what model I finally ordered.
Now I can only wait to see if I made a good choice.