Rasma Says

Musings, deliberations, flashes of unaccounted for brilliance…

Techno Razmo

My ex-husband used to work in the computer industry. His job was to test for bugs, which meant he was paid to do stupid things to a computer to find possible flaws in the software or in the interface of software and hardware.

All the same, he used to get very nervous watching me fiddle with computers. “I wouldn’t dare do that!” he would often exclaim as I tinkered my way to the bottom of a problem with more tenacity than technical know-how. I believed in my powers of intuitive cognition; I could out think the computer if I just kept at it.

I won’t claim that no harm was ever done by my hand, but most damage (as far as my perhaps selective memory tells me) could also be undone by tech support. Here I am not including the computer that suffered an irreparable meltdown because I had it cradled in my lap, in bed, in a big feather quilt.

As we speak, I have no more real knowledge about computers than I ever had. Only now, as a born-again-Mac-devotee, even my foolish daring and anti-mathematical bent coupled with my own private Idaho version of technical savvy can only result in… well, results.

I have just launched not one, but two websites!

http://www.rasma.us is devoted to writing courses and topics related to the writing process

http://www.rasma.org is my home site where my publications and broadcasts can be found

There may be some quirks as I continue to update the sites with my hit-and-miss methodology, but I must admit I am proud of the accomplishment. Please visit them and let me know what you think!

Mac ‘n Me – what a team!

I can even boast of having solved my own technical problem of transferring domain files between computers while the Apple support guy, who could not solve it, consulted with his superiors. He returned to announce it could not be done shortly after I had found the solution. I said shame on you here I am a non-technical middle-aged woman who has never owned a Mac before and I figured it out – get me your supervisor! He went away and never came back. Well, he was Swedish, which may account for a lot.


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