Monday, September 8, 2014

Silence


Hebrews 6:11 New International Version 
We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, so that what you hope for may be fully realized.
Silence can be golden. It can also be frustrating.

Computers are tools and social media sites can also be tools. Both of this can also be very addicting. It has been over a month since I deactivated Facebook and Pinterest. It was a difficult decision. The only contact I generally had from my adult grandchildren had been via Facebook or an occasional text response to something I had sent one or the other of them.

Approximately a week and a half ago, my computer hard drive crashed. Indeed, crashed and burned! Husband did all he could do to resurrect the beast, but to no avail. He was able to save most of my data files, pictures and music. What was not saved were all the fonts I had diligently downloaded and used for various design elements.

Husband ordered and replaced the "dead" hard drive. The laptop is functioning once again.

And so it goes. I will now be very, very careful in downloading fonts. Music, unless I purchase it, is another no-no. There are just too many bugs and viruses that can attach to files we are downloading. Those sites that "magically" pop-up and say something to the effect of "your XYZ file is out of date, you need to immediately download and update HERE" will diligently be ignored and I will immediately exit the screen and log off. The malware that can attach to our computers can be likened to digital ebola.

I am minimalizing my blog. I will be keeping it simple. No fancy backgrounds, no pictures, unless I have actually taken them and downloaded them from my camera or phone. I am making a mindful decision to not use the "Cloud" for storing personal pictures. I will store them on a flash drive. All the media hype from the actresses who had their pix stolen from Cloud is a reminder that perhaps we should be careful. Careful about what sites we trust and even more mindful about the pictures we allow to be taken of us that have the potential to be hijacked.

I hope you continue to "stay tuned" and don't get too bored with my simple design. I minimized in my home and now I am carrying it over to my digital footprint.

Wishing you everyday grace,

Tamara