Wednesday, 5 May 2010
Tech destroys creativity?
My posts published from the DHW were atrocious due to my suicidal flirtation with technology. I had two options with the iPhone: Blogger Dashboard and an application called BlogPress. With BD there was no facility for “return” i.e. paragraph, and when I selected caps, lower case appeared, and vice versa. I persisted too long before using BlogPress which had none of these problems.
I found photos a problem - they have to be taken on the iPhone for the blog instead of my trusty Cannon, and you find you haven’t duplicated for the pics you wanted to post - it’s all a bit of a faff.
Coupled with frustration and the learning curve, you should picture me squashed into a tiny tent, lying on my back with failing light and ever present battery anxiety. I am not complaining - after much experience it is only what I would expect - I seem to have some innate requirement to find challenges to overcome. Hopefully the advantage of familiarity will be more apparent from France after 25th May, and posts may be more about content than mastering recalcitrant mini computers.
I did not back pack last year, being busy finishing the Munros, and suffering from an afflicted leg. I needed to reacquaint myself and test out new equipment, and The DHW, albeit a splendid route, was the appropriate vehicle prior to France, and the following proposed walk from Lowestoft to St Bees Head. I testified to the Golite rucksack and the Neoair mattress in an earlier post. There are other items I will omit, including one walking pole - I find that I manage well with one.
Having just converted to an iMac I await Photoshop Elements for Mac to enable resizing photos for the blog. Perhaps I will be able to relish yet another challenge unraveling this new version?