Duolingo and the new computer
I got up early this morning and kept my streak going, and it was a good thing, because my husband decided I had fought tooth and nail with my old computer long enough and today was the day for a new one. Oh, goody..I hate getting a new computer! The keyboard is different - basically the same, of course, but where everything is is slightly off-kilter from the old one. Websites and pages have to be reloaded onto the "favorites" list. Email has to be straightened out to the new computer gets mail. All of the wireless stuff has to be taken care of. Finally - it's about done, and I'm looking at email, some of which came from here, via followed discussions. I clicked on "unfollow discussion" and the duolingo page came up with this in front of it: "Do you know your internet browser is out of date?"...I just got the computer a few hours ago!! How can something be out of date already?? Sheesh - it wasn't out of date or anything else..finally got everything done correctly and I cannot believe I was actually GLAD to get here to relax and study a little!! I don't like new computers!
I feel your pain! Our computers, smartphones, iPads, and Kindles are as much a part of our lives as our cars (at least here in the U.S.) - so when we have something wrong or have to get a new one, it's such a transition. In fact, I realized today that my Kindle which was acting very weird, has now died and so now I have to make a decision about a new one and transfer everything over when I get it, and . . . well, like you, I hate new stuff like this. New to Spanish, too.
I'm glad I'm not alone..lol...I know a new computer is nice to have, and I'm grateful that I could get one, but it's never been something I get in a hurry. The old one practically has to burst into flames before I replace it because setting up the new one is such a hassle! Are you enjoying Spanish? (I now have to look at the keyboard from time to time to make sure I'm not typing gibberish...)
Yes. It's embarrassing to live here in Los Angeles and know so little Spanish, actually. So many people speak it here (of course, many of them do not speak enough English, but that's another discussion). So yeah, it's been a fun way to learn some. I know duolingo doesn't "do it all" in learning, but I think as I go along and need more work here and there, I'll be able to find the resources I'll need. It's good to know you can learn new stuff at any age! Good luck on your Spanish AND German (I'm impressed you're doing two languages). And new computer. Laura