Tech Support

When I got my baby camera nearly a month ago, I was thrilled beyond belief.  I had finally started to master vaguely comprehend the Beast, yet I had been longing for something tiny and simple that I could just carry in my pocket and not worry about.

The Baby was the perfect answer.  That was until I had it for a day or two.  (kinda like real babies!) The cute and tiny part was a given.  The simple part…well… not so simple.  Failing to just figure it out using the menus wasn’t working for me.  So, I did what I always do, I went to my own personal Tech Support, I asked Shaun to help me.  Amazingly, even his highly logical and technical mind couldn’t figure it out.  In exasperation, I took to carrying the poorly written manual around with me and studying it during any spare moments.  Getting a nice photo was pure luck.  Managing to reformat the flash card was a huge victory, despite the fact that I knew I would never be able to duplicate that feat again.  Seriously, I would just keep taking pictures and only download the pictures I hadn’t already downloaded and left the rest there.  I don’t think I’ve ever filled a card before.

This afternoon I was muttering about the little fake click sound the camera makes when I take a picture.  (The Beast can click because it has a shutter, the Baby does not, therefore  it shouldn’t click.)  I knew there was a way to turn that awful noise off, only I just couldn’t find it.

KT happened to be standing near me, watching me start to tear my hair out.  She finally decided to take pity on her mother.  (I think she was concerned with how she was going to get to the library) She asked if I wanted her to try to figure it out.   In frustration I gladly handed the Baby over and told her to go ahead and give it a shot.

Five minutes later, not only had my little girl figured out how to make the noise go away, she had also found two other sounds that could replace the click. (not that I wanted one) She had also figured out the entire menu system that I had struggled over for so long.

I always knew that child was a genius…I guess I know who to go to for Tech Support from now on…

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17 Responses to Tech Support

  1. snpnmnmi says:

    Yes, my son helps me out of sticky technical questions. My daughter yearns to, and actually begs for her turn to help, but since her brother usually attacks those challenges first, she just doesn’t have as much experience. I try to let them mess with just about anything so I can have my support staff! 🙂 But I asked my son to crack open the not working vcr and he refused because the label said not to! huh

    Of course you have a muse… I see him right over there! And might I add…. he’s quite the looker/charmer! Don;t get too wrapped up in your inspiration! LOL

  2. Lynne says:

    I’m glad to hear that someone else is manual-challenged. I need someone to show me; I don’t do well with reading a manual.

    Continued good luck with Baby, and wish me luck on MY new baby, arriving today. [not the same as yours] I’ll be undergoing intensive lessons with hubby very soon! 😉

  3. MoJoKat says:

    Leave it to the younguns to figure it out, eh! At least the “Click” is gone. I understand your frustration, trust me!

    At least now you can enjoy your baby a little bit more!

    Oh, and from your earlier post…I’m glad Jeffrey is back! I really enjoy your blog!

  4. Cheryl says:

    What would we do without our kids? My daughter has helped me out with many a tech thing. It maks her feel proud. I like it when I can occasionally teach her something technical.

  5. Jayman says:

    Everybody knows that if you can figure out some kind of electronics just get a teenager to do it. I think the older we get the more difficult we try to make things.

  6. photowannabe says:

    Aren’t our kids the best? I was afraid to touch our computer. It sat for more than 6 months, finally my son came over and said sit down and lets turn this baby on. And thus the saga of blogging, email and a whole different life began.

  7. marianne says:

    Soooo, I should give my camera to my grandson to figure out for me??? What is it with us and our old(er) brains? LOL

  8. Those kids are smarty pants aren’t they? Kyrin is the same way. She makes fun of me and my fear of the back of the computer. I haven’t figured out my whole camera yet either..but I’m working on it. One of these days I want to figure out how to control the shutter speed etc. but for now….I point and click :o)

  9. Barb says:

    I used to be the one to help figure things out. Now I am turning to others for help!

  10. tommiea says:

    isn’t it amazing how genius kids can be…..my three year old figured out how to make this little table thing click up on the foofoo grill I bought the Husband! We’ve had it for how long and didn’t know it could do that??? Genius I tell you!

  11. Michelle says:

    Aren’t young minds great? I’m glad it turned out the way it did. I had fears I’d get to the end of the post only to read you’re taken the baby back to the store!

  12. Dorky Dad says:

    If it weren’t for the young, nobody would be able to figure out technology at all.

  13. Gracey says:

    Isn’t amazing how kids are so savy with all the electronics??? I’m getting better with it all but my little cousins are little whizzes at it all!

  14. mrs darling says:

    I have to ask my 5 year old how to switch the TvVfrom video to dvd and back to TV. Kids are geniuses with todays modern stuff.

  15. Tink says:

    When I was little, my Mom was my Go-To person for everything.

    Now I’m hers when it comes to new technology and equipment. She even directs other people to me. My little brother asked how to load pictures from his new (cheapy) digital camera. “Go ask your sister.”

    At first I was proud. I had become a Go-To person. Then I realized… This sucks. If IM the expert who do I go to with MY problems?

  16. Ellie says:

    I love being able to be the go to person for my parents and aunts on technical stuff, they have always been my go to people, so it’s nice that I can return the favor. I’m just glad that the questions aren’t too tough, because I’m pretty technically challenged too.
    I have been trying to figure out my new camera too, the nice thing that my camera came with is a small manual for just being able to learn the basics. Then once I get that conquered I will jump into the tougher stuff. Heck! I just found out what the ISO control does. 🙂

  17. Susan says:

    Well, I guess it’s official, we need the young ‘uns to help teach us all this new fangled stuff!

    Tink and Ellie, I guess you are still considered young’uns!