"Neurons receive signals that either excite or inhibit. If a neuron gets enough excitatory signals from other neurons, it fires off its own signal. If it receives many inhibitory signals – it is less likely to fire." - Dr. Ellen Weber
Rosemary had worked on our computers over the weekend, wiping hard drives, updating and re-installing programs of use.
Would you mind if we took a minute and traveled down this brick road? I promise we'll come right back. I've read Leo's book and it offers its own delightful mix of new neural pathways (for me, maybe you). I am going to postulate here that wiping your computer's hard drive is a pleasurable, minimalist thing to do!
Rosemary left the task of re-installing Picasa on my computer up to me. Sort of reminds me when I let go of the bikes and our girls rode on their own without training wheels. Well, to the surprise of the entire Rothacker household, I succeeded. In the process, I thought about the hundreds of pictures that I had had in Picasa and on my hard drive before it was cleaned...
So I fired up Picasa and it asks me if I would like it to search my computer for pictures. I guess it was going to import them. This is an example of most excellent user interface design!! Because I am such a simpleton, I never would have thought this possible. And without the prompt I never would have given it a second thought.
Of course with a clean hard drive there was nothing to import right? But the prompt was something like, "all of your computers."
Flashback to first grade: "David, fold your hands together and sit up straight! Now little man, can you please tell me what is on that external hard drive sitting on your desk?"
The little man had backed up his computer on the little external hard drive.
So I answered yes to Picasa and BAM!, all of my pictures are back on the newly installed program.
My neurons go crazy! It was magical. Although the depth of my elation reveals the extent of my computer illiteracy, I feel great!
If you'd like to go in search of your own new neural pathways, consider stopping off at Ellen and Robyn's depot today.