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April 24, 2010

aggghhh technology warning cranky user rant ahead

technology.  bleah.  went to do a blog post and my blog was gone!  so I think I got in using one of my many google accounts - I have many emails depending on what I'm giving my email out for.  Who knows if I will every find my way back again?  by far my favorite site for e books.but  not since they got bought out by Barnes and Noble tho.  I am not happy with the fact that they are taking away many authors from ereader.  Even though I am supposed to be able to download any book from my bookshelf, and I've got over 600, guess what.  The authors that are gone?  I'm having problem after problem trying to get these books that I've bought and paid for.  And the customer support?  used to get a reply within 24 hours.  Now, I've been waiting a week.

This means that I am not going to be able to use my vintage but much loved Palm T3.  I did inherit a Blackberry Curve from my sister in law who got an Iphone.  So, I've spent time the last several days trying to see about transferring Palm data to the Blackberry.  the BB thing doesn't work at all.  So now I am supposed to somehow transfer to outlook and then to the Blackberry.  But I don't want to use the Blackberry calendar, I want to use Google Calendar so I can actually type stuff in on my laptop or desktop and not using that ridiculous Blackberry keyboard.  Stay tuned.  I'm going to sync my Palm T3 at home one more time, and go from there.

I am trying ereader for blackberry, we'll see how it goes.

So, I can get Docs to Go for BB.  Yes.  That will work well.  I cannot get anything like Passwords Plus, which I depend on heavily for keeping track of the myriads of website sign ons and passwords for work and for me. So  another problems.  At least Data Viz is giving me a discount on buying the version for the B Berry because I own the version for the Palm.

Now I have a lot of books that are in text format, worked great on the Palm.  Can't read them on the Blackberry, they won't paginate, have to now copy them to MS word and save as a word document.  And some of them have mysteriously gotten turned into white text onto a white screen.  Not sure how to fix that yet.  Am appalled at the amount of time it will take me to get my e books in readable format.

So now I am trying Barnes and Noble e book reader.  OK so far, even have some decent free e books.  But one book I wanted on was $25 there and only $9.99 on  Not right!  Owned by the same company, should be the same price.  I'm thinking they are trying to get rid of and make everyone do reader.  But, I don't really have a choice, so I'll use reader.  I will not buy a nook or a kindle.

Next, I email customer services at to see if there is any way I can import my ereader bookshelf into my bn bookshelf.  Three days and counting, no response.  Same owner, same e book format, you'd think they would already have an answer.

Finally, I go to Staples, for a bigger micro SD card for the blackberry. I know, it's an oxymoron.  Clerk says get the generic brand, cheaper than SanDisk which was $24.99, and just as good.  I pay approx $19 and change.  Go to WalMart, Find the SanDisk one for $14.88.  Buy that one.  Go back to Staples and return the one from there.  Tell clerk I need to buy the one at the best price.  Wonder what it was at Best Buy?  Oh well, different shopping plaza and I'm low on gas, so will stick with the WalMart one.

In between all this I made 12 little pincushions for the co op, and three scarves.  New work day is Apr 28.  Tomorrow will hand dye clothing and embellish clothing and finish up some ribbon scarves.  I'll try to have some pictures.  If I can find this blog again