A very long time ago I was going out with a girl at college and she always used to say to me about her best friend "Do you like K? Would you like to go out with her? She's very attractive - lovely figure" etc. Of course, I replied, "No, no! She isn't my type. I'd never have anything to do with her! She is really annoying!" etc. Of course a couple of months later I went out to dinner with K (and possibly a bit more) much to original girl's fury.
Anyway, I felt like that today because (and I can blame my daughter) I now have a Facebook page. Oh, the shame! Actually, I didn't feel shame about the girls; not for very long anyway, but I do about Facebook. Regular readers know my issues with technology and my hatred for social media of any type (other than blogs, naturally). Just this weekend I was struggling to set up my new Windows 8 laptop. Argh! It is as horrible as I suspected it would be, as the system completely lacks any logic whatsoever. I nearly gave up on it and put it back in its box but fortunately my friend Bill came around and sorted it for me so it all works, it's just I can't work it.
These two things are linked. I need the new laptop to have stuff installed on it by a firm I am working for at present. They also use Facebook and Twitter and expect their staff to be on both. So, having no idea about either, I was talking to Charlotte in Edinburgh today and she took me through setting it up, which was immensely useful. Now I have to set up a work one. I'm still not quite sure what Facebook is for or whether I will use mine but I may play with it for a few weeks so that I can set up the work one properly. I absolutely will not be getting Twitter, however! So if you receive a friend request from me (I am cringing as I type this) feel free to ignore it as I am not aware of Facebook etiquette but am just practising!
Stop Press: Just back from having some Spaghetti Puttanesca and watching Eggheads having sent a few experimental friend requests and I have been bombarded with friend requests back! "You'll only have me as a friend," said my daughter. Anyway, thanks to Big Red Bat my first friend other than Charlotte and Craig Cartmell of IHMN fame for calming words and advice!
One discovery through all this is that I have found all the fascinating news and updates from various figure manufacturers which I didn't know existed. This is probably not a good thing! I suppose it is easier to post stuff on Facebook than update your website. This news aspect is something I had not thought of!
I can now see, however, why my daughter never gets anything done and why my son stops his A level revision because of his iPad pinging constantly!
On the wargaming front I had another visit to the Shed last night but forgot my camera so I will have to wait until Eric's account, if he does one. Like me he is very busy at work at present. My search for the Crooked Dice Seventh Voyage rules has so far been futile but there are a couple of places I can still search. I did dig out my Golden Fleece, tree and Hydra, though, so need to do some work on them soon.