My computer is now a paperweight It's been acting funky for a long while, and I've tried all manner of fixes plus William and Cameron (my son in law, and one of my sons respectively....both computer geeks/programmers) have both worked on it, and the most recent consensus was to just do a clean install and basically start over...and then if that didn't fix the problems it was time for a new machine. The clean install went smoothly, textbook perfect up to a point, then stalled out basically. I tried numerous times repeating the last several steps before the stall (sometimes it just doesn't recognize the commands immediately y'know?) but then it froze, then the screen flashed, then went black, then snow then gray....and then the dreaded symbol (for macs anyway) started flashing on the screen a darker gray folder with a lighter gray question mark in the middle....which essentially means the computer is dead....the hard drive's gone, OS erased, like that. Got my own personal geek squad (Cam and Will) to work on it for several hours. No joy..its toast. I have a friend who's a tech in my local Mac store, and I might take it to him to see if it's worth fixing to where I can make a bit of money on it, after the cost of the fix, if I sell it. In talking to him, he didn't seem to think so, but he's willing to take a look at it as a favor just to see. So.....Finger typing on my iPad or phone is laborious.....and frustrating when I can type so fast! I have a keyboard for the iPad which I'm also using, but I haven't gotten familiar enough with it yet so it's almost as cumbersome as typing straight on the screen. Just wanted to let you all know because I've been pretty absent from the board recently....I'm reading but not doing much responding. I love technology, but I also hate having become so dependent on it too, which is never more evident than at times like this!! Anyway that's the latest. Please forgive any typing errors...even editing what I write is harder!