Wrestling With Catalina

The weather this morning was dull but warmer than yesterday –

even enough to keep the bees, like this one weighing down the little salvia, at work. Jackie continued with her autumnal preparations. Nugget and his rival continued their armistice. Our little robin even tolerates

other small birds like blue tits

and coal tits raiding his larder.

Is this a dunnock patiently waiting its turn?

Having girded my loins enough to face wrestling with Catalina, I initiated a help chat on the Epson website. I’m sure I have enough readers who will be able to identify with the terror that that invokes. Apart from the fact that there were two changes of adviser during the process, and that one of them sent me the same download link as the previous person, this was all very helpful, and within half an hour or so, feeling rather pleased with myself, I scanned a document.

I still don’t like how they have rearranged my photographs, and it doesn’t seem possible to load them into WP without typing out again all the titles I have attached to them. These were transferred automatically before. Probably not worth losing any sleep over.

This afternoon Jackie drove me to a routine dental hygienist appointment.

This evening we dined on Jackie’s spicy pasta arrabbiata and tender runner beans with which she drank Hoegaarden and I drank more of the Shiraz.

Published by derrickjknight

I am an octogenarian enjoying rambling physically and photographing what I see, and rambling in my head as memories are triggered. I also ramble through a lifetime's photographs. In these later years much rambling is done in a car.

74 thoughts on “Wrestling With Catalina

  1. Your title had me wondering what you were doing wrestling with someone called Catalina whilst Jackie was busy in the garden. πŸ™‚ I just looked up the name and see that this young lady is an upgrade for a Mac. I’m not too keen on changing anything in case I regret it afterwards. Is it compulsory? Nugget seems like a very generous fellow, sharing his food with all and sundry.

    1. Well done for spotting the significance of the title, Sylvia. It isn’t compulsory to keep on updating, but our machines become obsolete in six years if we don’t. Thanks a lot.

  2. Nugget must be feeling very secure in his chief food provider to allow all and sundry free range in his various feeders – it’s lovely isn’t it πŸ™‚ My daughter feeds the birds around her place generously too and more and more are coming – though she feels she may need to get a second job to keep up with the demand for bird seed……. There’s seriously a need for a trendy #wehateupdates to the geek producers of our various technologies. There’s always a glitch!!

    1. Ugh – ALWAYS a glitch! All of my bookkeeping clients need updates on their Quickbooks systems and I just can’t bear the resulting frustration of clicking that UPDATE NOW button.

  3. Say Catalina to me, and I think immediately of the island off the California coast. Lo and behold, that’s precisely what the new Mac Catalina was named after. I did some poking around, and found this site showing various problems associated with Catalina and how to fix them. By the time I finished reading it, I was glad I’m still using a PC.

  4. No, definitely not worth losing sleep over, Derrick. Your photos always look spectacular! I love to keep our feeders full year around to watch all of the different species come and go.

      1. We had stopped because they were attracting rats – but the source of those has been cleared now that the abandoned house next door has been refurbished.

  5. I recently bought a new printer/scanner. There was no way that I could get it to work with my devices so I gave it to my son who informs me that it works perfectly for him.
    Warm garden weather here in Grimsby and the lawn needs mowing once again!

      1. I was struggling with something or other on my tablet so my eleven year old granddaughter one told me to hand it over and she would see to it because she is better at modern technology than me.

      2. There’s a television commercial here (for what, I have no idea,) where grandkids show up for a family dinner and the grandparents greet them at the door with all of their frustrating technology. Completely accurate in my family.

      3. Derrick, there is no restraint around here. My mom and Michael’s parents text them (usually my son, Patrick) with their problems and ask him to come over and set them straight. There’s always a meal and a nice visit involved, so everyone is happy.

    1. ANDREW, when I changed my router, my wireless printer refused to recognise it and still continues to search for the old one, and this is despite following instructions to the letter. So, when needing to print from my PC I send the documents to myself, open them on my laptop and take the laptop to the printer and connect the cable. Fortunately, I don’t print very often!

  6. I love the closeups of Nugget. Such a beautiful bird! Sorry about your tech troubles. Makes me very Leary about anything called an β€œupgrade.”

  7. I’m glad you’re getting there, Derrick. The worst thing I’ve found so far about the photos is that when I scroll quickly through them, looking for something, some of them flicker with a garish checkerboard pattern that is distracting. I hope they’ll alter that. It could be that my machine lacks enough power, but it was OK before.

  8. If Nugget were a magical creature, which he most likely is, his rival shoulder be called Muggle.

    Since my dampened spirit drunk on proverbial belladonna isn’t inclined to flirt with the woebegone editor of WP these days, it is only from you that I learn about their sins. Mercifully, iPads-OS is yet to be hit by the gale called Catalina. My Dell remains as faithful as ever in spite of the cranky Windows it sails with. One of these days, I am a going to wake up the mummified Linux PC stowed away in the larder β€” I wonder though if my lungs have the requisite winds to begin doing that.

  9. Glad you can scan again! Hope it all will work out for you. I know that kind of “wrestling” is tiring.

    Glad Nugget is sharing his food! What a variety of handsome visitors! πŸ™‚

    A birds and bees post is always nice! πŸ™‚
    HUGS!!! πŸ™‚

  10. Derrick, I’m glad Nugget has become less territorial.
    As I understand it, Apple has made a huge mess of recent updates. And certainly for iPads and iPhones. For me this has affected working with WordPress. I am told they are about to issue another update to rectify the previous update.
    A Computer engineer friend once told me never to install updates until they had been tried and tested by others. I wish I could remember his advice before I automatically click install!

  11. Beautiful bird shots today Derrick, even if my personal favourite is absent. πŸ˜‰

    Have no experience of Apple nor Catalina, but i expect there is a little box somewhere in your photo software (Epson perhaps?) that has a default name/number for the naming/numbering of ‘new’ photos being transferred?
    (Although they should normally keep the ‘current’ filename?? or are you referring to captions or other ‘added’ titles to a photo?)

    Good luck with your ‘wrestling’ but don’t try any tricky moves – we don’t want you damaging that knee! πŸ™‚

  12. At first I thought the “Catalina” in the title was in reference to a salad dressing. (We have a dressing of that name in the U.S.) I was wondering how one would wrestle with it. A stubborn bottle? πŸ˜‰ Anyway…hope your computer woes are soon fixed.

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