Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Wednesday Word—(T.E.K.) Technology

Getting down to important business on my new ipawd.

This little ghetto kitteh is the new tech wizard in the family. TW recently purchased an iPawd Mini 3 to replace our old hand-me-down 1st-generation ipawd. (Thanks Theresa for thinking of TW and passing it on to her me.) It wasn’t really in the budget but we needed one if I ever expected to join the #catsofinstagram. We were finding most of our old apps were no longer supported on the old ipawd. The final crushing blow came when TW lost over a hunnert levels of Candy Crush cos the game no longer loaded on the old ipawd.

TW always says that if Gramps was still alive he’d love the computer and interwebs. Gramps was always big on Technology, which is this week’s #52Snapshots theme.

When Gramps was in the Army Air Force during WWII, he built and repaired radio transmitters for airplanes in Scott Field and then over in England and Belgium. While TW was growing up, Gramps was the first on the block to have all the latest advances in Technology including a cordless phone and a police/fire scanner. He kept Radio Shack in business. If they had a new gadget, he bought it.

Gramps (in blue) getting a tour of the new computerized fire command center.

Gramps would have loved the computer! He would've loved having everything he needed to know at his fingertips and being able to look back over our little town’s past and watching and listening to his favorite tv/radio shows once again. I’ll bet he would have taken to social media too and used it to locate all those service buddies and family members he lost contact with. Sadly, by the time home computers became available, he’d lost his vision to macular degeneration.

TW carried on the Technology tradition being one of the first three in her office to be trained on the new Wang computer. When her company switched to desktop publishing, she was one of two people to be trained on it. She bought a Walkman, Discman and iPod when they first came out. Unfortunately, she can no longer afford to purchase the latest Technologies.

We’re not sure how reincarnation works but bet Gramps will come back as some computer nerd who will invent the next big thing!

I leave you with some pics of yours truly hand at work on the new ipawd.

Time to get down to the nitty gritty.

This job is harder than I thought. I’ll need this paw too.

Thanks to Christina and The Lazy Pit Bull for hosting the 52 Snapshots of Life photo challenge this week and every week throughout 2015. We apologize for the quality of this week’s snapshots. For those who would like to participate, next week’s theme is Labor. HAH! As if …

33 comments:

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

I was sooooo happy to find you down there behind my little kitty tree! We are glad you gotted the iPawed ;-)

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

Paws up for the upgrade! I'm @Summerstravels on IG - you have to follow me!

Lone Star Cats said...

Enjoy da new iPawd!

Bev Green said...

Oh how exciting C.K i am a super tech nuffy..struggle always..lose peeps and stuff all over the biz boz..back when dinosaurs roamed the earth i was one of the first peeps to be trained with a hand held scanner for ordering products from the supermarket shelf..a slight hiccup and ten thousand mouse traps ordered i was given the heave ho from that tech job..oh dear ..hahahaha :) loves Fozziemum xx

PL Keenor said...

Love that iPawd. Did you win the game with the mouse in, Tech Kitteh?

Flynn said...

You take great interest in your work CK.

Tamago said...

Your Gramps sounds such a remarkable person. I agree, he would have loved computer and social media, etc. Have fun with your new iPawd :-)

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

YOu go CK. That was so great you got the iPawMini!

Rosa Silva said...

You are a really tech kitty! Did you catch that mousie?

Rosa @ Cat Lady Confidential

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

yay for your iPawd :-) Golden Woofs, SUGAR

Brian said...

That was a cool post techy CK!

Pawcific Purrsea said...

My human mom is the tech champ in our family. She hooked me up with one of those apps too but on her iphone which is a little small so I just treated it like any toy mousie and grabbed it with my teeth and tossed it up in the air a few times. Needless to say, that ended that game! =^,,^=

Patty Woodland said...

You look a little fierce working that technology CK. I'm sure you can conquer it though

da tabbies o trout towne said...

CK...enjoy de new pad & thanx for sharin yur gram pawz storee...we bet him wood be like de kid in de candee stor at placez like best buy....happee wednesday two ewe ♥♥♥

Mariodacat said...

Mario here....is impressed that you are sitting there interested in that paint program.I refused to touch it. M tried three times to get me interested in it, but I refused.

Austin Towers said...

Hey CK! That's great you've got the ipawd mini! the Staff does too and uses it all the time. She even let's me, but I pretend not to be interested! Her pop was in the Air Force too and he built and repaired radios! Perhaps he met gramps, except her pop was a bit too young for the war. He went in to do military service afterwards!! He died 11 years ago and he would have LOVED smartphones and ipawds and all that!

Robin Mudge said...

You are doing a pawsome job with that new iPad, CK! Get that virtual mousie! I understand what you mean about not being able to afford the latest technology. I'm right there with you. Everything changes so fast, it is impossible to keep up with.
-Purrs from your friends at www.PlayfulKitty.net

Maxwell Faraday Richman said...

Way ta go on the tech, CK, you have TOTALLY mastered it, we can tell!

Anonymous said...

Yous had a weally taleted gwamps CK. ConCats on da new iPaw. We was weally blest when we won ours cuz we kulda never affurded anyfin' apple. Altho' weez do fink it's cwazy dat TW be hooked on candy cwush. OMC Mommy played it, beat and deleted it. MOL TW shulda been able to get it on facebook. But weez glad yous joinin'' us on instagwam. Ifin weez not followin' alweady, weez be @Deziz_World. Have a pawsum day. And fun wiff yous new tek toy.

Luv ya'

Dezi and Lexi

meowmeowmans said...

That was a great story about your Gramps, CK. And we love that new iPawd of yours ... looks like you're a natural!

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Congrats on your new IPAD - you are a lucky kitty :) Great technology photo too.

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

Congrats on the new iPad! Instagram is lots of fun :)

Penelope TheCatFromHell said...

Hey CK! my Gramps was a Computer Programmer! He started in 1956 when Mommy was just a tyke and Mommy growed up with Technology. Hes 81 and still has a couple of clients that he helps out.
She kind of misses not having the latest and greatest tech now that shes making Jam for a living. Mes does not miss Mission Control in the office, mes much prefers cuddling up to her on the sofa than laying on the bed in the office!
Concatulations on the new iPad! mes only a little bit jealous!
Kisses
Nellie

Dash Kitten said...

Mum thinks your Gramps was amazing and such a tech nerd!! Wow, he must've been so much fun to know!

That looks like a real cat game? We need to get one!!! Glad TW is now doing well in the technical stakes but I'm sorry she lost 100 levels of her game.

The Island Cats said...

You gotta get the Cat Selfie app, CK, and start taking your own selfies. :)

Purrfect Family Blog said...

I also LOVE that game!! The mouse's squeak is just to to cute! hehe <3 I am also on IG if you want to follow me @ragtimeisbella

Sasha said...

you are a clever kitty

Lola The Rescued Cat said...

Look at you! You're a tech diva.

Jean Neilson said...

Whoa dudette, that is one col game. We had some fish or something very uninteresting....we ate the fish and left. MOL

Shoko

Kitties Blue said...

Mom loved hearing about Gramps. Mom has never played Candy Crush, but that does sound pretty pawful for TW to lose all that. Looks as if you are going to be a real tech genius soon, C.K. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

Kathleen Mueller said...

My late hubs used to keep Radio Shack in biz, too!! He always bought all the Radio Shack gadgets! Love "iPawd" ha ha !

Janet Keefe said...

I think the snapshots are great, and love the story about Gramps. I think that is the one thing that can be frustrating about technology, the fact that it is ever evolving. That is a good thing, but not so much when it takes so much money to keep up with the latest.
Jan & the crew at Wag n Woof Pets

Amy Boyer said...

Haha so cute! Technology is a wonderful thing.