Mrs_Sweetpeach (mrs_sweetpeach) wrote,

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What life with me is like

For the past several weeks, I've been migrating genealogy information from Family Tree Maker for Windows (FTW) to GRAMPS. Last night I began comparing photo galleries for the two programs, looking for images loaded into FTW but not GRAMPS. I began with the eldest male in my line and immediately discovered that my only photograph of him is missing. After hours of fruitless search, I concluded that the next best thing would be to export the image from FTW or, failing that, take a screen shot of the page and crop it to size.

Today I brought up FTW and tried to export the image. The only way to "export" an image is to send it to the printer. Feh. That being the case, I brought up whatever program came with my scanner to see if can take screen shots. It can, and it did, but when I exited the software, the tab for the program remained present on the menu bar. *sigh*

I set aside Windows, cropped the image on my Linux box, and went to the kitchen to pour myself another glass of tea. While there, I idly remarked to the husband that computer problems like these make me want to sing Pat Benatar songs. He asked which ones, and I said I didn't know, but the one I was thinking of has "One thing or another" in it. He didn't recognize the tune, so I added the "getcha, getcha, getcha" part. He thought about it for a moment and told me that's "not 'one thing or another,' it's 'one way or another.'" And it's not Pat Benatar, it's Blondie.

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