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Laptops...Love Them or Leave Them...Or Be Like Mike & Cuss It Daily!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Mike McCann - Broker, Mach1 Realty Farm & Commercial Land Broker-Auctioneer Serving Nebraska

Good Friday Morning All,

I rarely guarantee 100% on almost anything because almost anything can happen!

However, I am extremely confident in saying that there are others on AR...and Beyond...that hate Laptops like I do. I guarantee it!!

I just spent a half hour looking for a specific item that I absolutely know is on my HP laptop but now I cannot find...AAAARRRRGGGG!!

Part of that time is because the laptop decided to update.  Not sure what it updated but I am confident it was something that microcrap (sp) decided was necessary.

I get it....updates are needed...pirates are everywhere...and it is a constant battle.

My major pain in the rear is that I can have files on both my main tower and my laptop open at the same time and they will look different...and open different...and on and on.

Even my email looks different on the laptop and looks even more different on my phone.  

I am being forced into being a "techie" whether I want to be or not.

I believe in some long ago blog I mentioned that I used to have some sports cars (American) and could tear down the engine and put back together without any instructions. I still can...yet I can't remember a new password to save my life!

It was easier rebuilding an engine than trying to keep up with the computer changes, passwords, and updates. Why I would need to tear down the engines were usually a result of self-inflicted mortal wounds to the engine caused by a heavy right foot. Why I need to remember 90+/- passwords is insane.

So here we are...back at my favorite Mike McCann Kitts Coffee Kearney NEcoffee shop Kitt's in Kearney, NE after a busy week of real estate...and I am actually in a pretty good mood. 

We had a great week with a couple of major closings and 3 new listings...so if it seems like I am complaining...I prefer the word "fretting" or maybe "grumbling". 

Definitely not a happy camper but  I have other larger, yet minor, worries than this annoyance to let it slow me down.

So I will wish each of you a happy less fretful weekend and may your 2024 electronic communication devices treat you well!!

Until Next Time...Smile in the face of Adversity...and then turn away and cuss all you want!!


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Mike McCann Nebraska Land Broker This has been Mike McCann...Nebraska Land Broker...Coming to you from the Farm Land of Nebraska and America!! Visit me at www.mikemccann.com to learn more about the agricultural and farm land for sale market. 

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Mike is your Ag, Farm, and Auction expert throughout Nebraska!

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Comments (10)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Mike - technology and I have an unusual relationship.  It may be considered friendly enough by necessity but we're definitely not bosom buddies.  It's definitely complicated so I can intimately relate to your story.  

Stay focused on those things that continue to go well.  It seems as if your cup runneth over in that way.  Perspective seems to play a role in my opinion. 

Feb 02, 2024 08:20 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I haven’t had a Desk Top for at least 12 years .I have had 4 notebooks since then and an I-Pad 

Feb 02, 2024 08:34 AM
Mike McCann Nebraska Land Broker
Mike McCann - Broker, Mach1 Realty Farm & Commercial Land Broker-Auctioneer Serving Nebraska - Kearney, NE
Farm & Commercial Property For Sale 308-627-3700

Michael Jacobs Thanks for your encouragement and thoughts!  Have a great weekend!

Michael J. Perry  My son is like you. He has never had a tower computer...always laptops...but he does have his laptops connected to 3 large screens.  He is a senior Apple computer code developer for a company called MacPractice. Have a great weekend!

Feb 02, 2024 08:43 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

You're cracking me up this afternoon Mike!  Love it! Amongst all the other good stuff you shared your final words of advice......fit the bill today as it's been a crazy A** day here and I so look forward to chilling out.

Smile in the face of Adversity...and then turn away and cuss all you want!!

Feb 02, 2024 01:54 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good afternoon Mike,

I had to laugh at Michael Jacobs comment. Ever since Gene passed away I've been forced interact mor intimately with my computer. He always use to make "suggestions of fixes" when I ran into trouble and I often hear him saying those remedies to me! LOL! I'm better but definitely not bosom buddies! 

Feb 02, 2024 01:57 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Mike- NEVER stop writing your wonderful, creative and very funny posts. We ditched our desk top years ago and between the two of us have about half a dozen laptops. Larry handles the hardware and I'm pretty good at the software. 

You're far better off than our neighbor. when he as a Zoom call, I have to go across the street to help him. And I always leave with a warning not to touch anything on the laptop. 

BTW- I am not overly fond of "Micro___" at all either. 

Feb 02, 2024 05:46 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Hmm, I am glad that I don't experience what you are experiencing often.  I love my laptop and it seems most of the time that it's the website and not the laptop that causes problems for me.

Feb 03, 2024 05:01 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Both my husband and I are in need of new laptops - I would much rather type/research/etc on my laptop than on my phone. Luckily I don't have the update issues, although he does. I love my Mac which doesn't interrupt me with that kind of stuff.  He doesn't want to try one so he's stuck with the other kind. And there are times he grumbles about the updates!

Feb 03, 2024 06:01 AM
Kathy Streib

Kat Palmiotti I've been tempted to try a MAC but my IT guy (Larry) works on our laptops which are all PCs. 

Feb 03, 2024 02:30 PM
Kat Palmiotti

I switched to a Mac about 6 or 7 years ago and never had an issue!

Feb 03, 2024 03:37 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Feb 03, 2024 06:12 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Mike:

I totally get what you are saying about technology - it really can drive you nuts sometimes and yet we, in many ways, make ourselves dependent on it so we have little choice but to muddle through.


Feb 04, 2024 02:21 PM