Autumn really arrived on the day it’s supposed to here. We were even under a frost advisory overnight, and it was 2ºC (35,6ºF) when I got up this morning. All of a sudden, the air is fresh and clean … easier to breathe. It’s a wonderful time.
As I was writing in my little notebook this morning, I felt inclined to make a smiley face after something I wrote. This, again, led me to question how I used to write before the Web came along. There weren’t any smilies back then, and I used to be an avid letter writer. The spell-check has made me lax when it comes to looking up words. I pride myself of being pretty good at spelling, but I have problems when it comes to knowing whether it’s one word or two. For example, meatballs or meat balls … weeknight or week night?! Now, these two, I do know but there are so many others. In my native tongue, they’re always put together, and this causes me to hesitate in English.
That’s just one effect of the Web. After the upgrade to iOS 10 on my iPhone, I felt as if it had become a little … slow, or tired. This could all be in my head, but still I wanted to clean it up … see if there weren’t any apps I could get rid of. I looked through the list, carefully … one by one, asking myself if I could delete it. “No way!”, was the answer … “I can’t be without that one!” Suddenly it struck me, three plus years ago, I didn’t have an iPhone at all and lived a perfectly good life. It’s the same thing as life before the camera. Before all that started, back in 2009, I didn’t have to worry about photos and storage.
If anyone here has a Mac computer: Don’t we get notified when it’s time to upgrade to the new macOS? I notice that the new Sierra is out, but I don’t have any notification about software update. I never upgrade before they tell me to, and now I’m feeling a little … uncertain!? I’m pretty sure I’ve seen the little red 1 on the system icon before. Or, at least when I hit the button “Software update” it would show.