So the fix it guy came to my home to get his downloaded connections into my obsolete Windows Machine that is no longer supported. I hate waiting on helpers, hate finding that any technology I have paid serious money for was designed to be obsolete. I have proprietary software that I bought that will not work on a Mac and can't be used on newer Windows systems either. I couldn't get online to get the drivers so hence the house call. He got it working and even got Foxfire so I could get online in a pinch.
I have an older Dell laptop that is useless too so he removed the hard-drive so I could discard it. There goes $1500 in the trash, along with an Epson printer that isn't reliable either. Progress is costly. Now I have machinery that when dumped will pollute the environment and be of no use to anyone. What's wrong with this picture...........everything.