Every have one of those days (or holiday weekends) where technology is not your friend?
I'm kinda stuck at home for the Memorial Day weekend and it's pouring down rain anyway, so I figured - what the heck? I'll attack some of these techie projects I've been putting off. Sounds fun.
So, I tried to install Outlook to replace my beloved Outlook Express. There are some things I want to do with my email that apparently Outlook Express doesn't support. Every time I ask for help "doing it" with my OE, I've been told that "no, Outlook Express won't do it, but Outlook will." Since I have a copy of Outlook 2007 lying around, figured I'd take the plunge.
Loaded it up (easy enough), but for the life of me, can't get my POP settings to work. I've set up email accounts dozens of times, so I know what I'm doing (or apparently not), but it just ain't working. Screw it. REMOVE PROGRAM. Back to Outlook Express.
So, also on my techie to-do list is to give this Twitter dealio a try. I really really really don't understand how it can possibly benefit me, but "everyone" says I must have it.
Signed up, created a profile. Easy enough. Tried to "verify" my phone number. Nope. Apparently my 12-year Verizon Wireless phone number isn't supported by Twitter -- or something like that. They want me to send a text message to some number with a "+" sign in front of it, but, idiot me, I can't find a "+" sign on my cell phone. I sent the message without a "+" sign, but nothing happened, so I assume I didn't do it right.
Shouldn't be this hard, should it?
epilogue, posted Sunday morning
- I got Twitter set up. Probably gonna delete it today. See my comment below. I don't need it and I sure don't need yet another thing to keep up on (or fret that I'm not keeping up on it).
- I also got my Outlook set up. Not sure how I feel about it. It solved two problems I'd hate with Outlook Express, but created a few more that apparently don't have solutions. And it's kinda slow.