Sunday, 29 April 2018

Time for a mini gripe - athon

I haven't complained for a while so now I think it's time. This is only to get it off my chest since if I so much as say anything other than "yes madam" to "She", she'll swat me.

    For six years I've been salivating over the completion of GIMP 2.10, and today it arrived.

    I loaded it up, sweating in anticipation.

    Lovely splash screen, nice speed - until the error messages began. I've never seen so many in my life. If I'm to believe the amount of missing DLL's then I must have none at all, yet if that were the case then nothing would have worked before.

    I uninstalled and tried again, this time getting it from a different source. Same thing - nothing. It just don't work. Then I spent an hour finding the previous version, since GIMP had kindly deleted 2.8 from my comp on installation.

    All is well now. I'll just have to wait a little while longer until they sort it out. Stable version my starboard buttock!!


    As you can see I got bored at the end of my latest painting and will probably get back to it sometime.

    Whine number two

    In the last month I've been through four brand new phones. We all know how long it takes to set up a new phone, now multiply that by four.

    The problem is that other than the magnificent eight core processors and batteries that last forever, they just don't work. In fact I must be the person the phone shops are all waiting for; someone who actually demands an older phone running Android Lollipop.

    Since it's clear that Nougat (ver 7) is absolutely rubbish, or just hates me, I'll just have to wait until I can afford something running Orio, and hope they've fixed the GPS which just doesn't work for more than ten minutes at a time. My boss has been very understanding about me rebooting the phone every fifteen minutes but his patience can only last so long.

    Tomorrow I go back to work with my brand new/old phone. I pray the satnav works like it used to on my antediluvian HTC which finally bit the dust a few weeks ago.


  1. Roger...I hope you got things sorted out. I don't use gimp. As for phones, I use an outdated LG phone from a discounter. My main use is simply phone calls and text messages, usually with my wife and two sons.

  2. I'll find out tomorrow when I use it.
    What do you use instead of GIMP? I've tried most things but PS is just way too expensive.