Al and Cal Homes and Community: Fixing Technology Glitches A New Years Resolution

Fixing Technology Glitches A New Years Resolution

Fixing Technology Glitches A New Years Resolution

Can technology be the cause of gray hair?   I would say yes, when it doesn't perform like you expect it to!  

Everything is relative.   To my Mom, who is very tech savvy for one of her generation, ( I will not divulge her age),  the learning curve of a new cell phone can wreak havoc.   It can be simply frustrating when "the damn computer" isn't behaving like expected!    I get it.

I get the frustration.  This stuff is a part of our lives and it is supposed to make life easier!

Living With Technology

But when things don't work....  ugg.   Maybe if I  understood the inner working of these things, I wouldn't get so frustrated .   All I really want is to turn the gadget on and get myself from point A to point B, Cell phone, I Pad, GPS or computer. 

Like a car,  I don't really know how it works, but I do expect that when I turn the key, it will start and take me from one place to another. 

 If something goes wrong, it's really no biggy.    Off to the trusted mechanic or a call to AAA (or Al) will fix it!  

Not quite the same for tech toys and tools!    Evidence this by running into a simple little glitch.   

Not easy to find someone that can wrap their  hands or head around the thing and fix it asap.    Talk about specialization!    Anyone dealing with tech support can vouch for this.    One quickly finds  that the source of some help might just very well be short on patience for the not so informed!   

Getting to the point.  

Instead of dealing with the glitch(s), It can be easier to just.. well, live with it.   

One of my resolutions this new year is to get a couple of things that "I have been living with" ironed out.      Example number 1.   (There are others I will work on later!)

Google hasn't been cooperating with me for several months now.   It seems I must have ticked Google off and messed up by having some sort of redundancy.  That was apparently making Google unhappy and not cooperative.   An easy fix for some I am sure, but not for me!  

Try I did, but to no avail.   Taking the time to figure out what  (she, him or it (what is Google anyway?)), wanted was not really in my wheel house!   So, I gave up after several more gray hairs.

In response to yet another not so gentle push by a friend and co worker,  I was energized to make this one resolution happen.   And.   Happen I hope it did.

Fresh eyes and mind, I made way through the labyrinth of frustration.     I think this time I have it!    Check me out and join me on Google plus.  


Fingers crossed.....I do believe I can cross this one off the list!


On to the next.....




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Comment balloon 22 commentsCarol-Ann Palmieri • January 04 2013 06:00AM


Google is an ever-changing mystery.  I do my best to keep up.  Read some of the SEO people here on AR and it should help a little.  I'll never understand it all.  I'm off to find you on G+.

Posted by Christine Smith, Exclusive Buyer Agent & Attorney, Canton, MA (Buyers Brokers Only LLC - over 6 years ago

Good morning, Carol Ann....I thought I was being gentle!!!  I just added you to my circle of real estate you need to post, share, +1 and comment.... you'll be a Google favorite I'm sure.... when you post to Google, don't use this share button.... copy the link and use the link on Google plus.... I'll show you...drop in.

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) over 6 years ago

Hi Christine.    Now that I have my CEO's done, I will be spending my "reading" time on some of this.   Thanks for checking me out.   I hope you can find me.  If not, it's back to the drawing board!  

Posted by Carol-Ann Palmieri, "Cal" the Real Estate Gal (RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group) over 6 years ago

Hi Barbara.   Gentle.... you?  LOL.  It wouldn't work that way!   I will be in to pick your brain some more.     Thanks for the help!!!  

Posted by Carol-Ann Palmieri, "Cal" the Real Estate Gal (RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group) over 6 years ago

Carol Ann...I will look you up on G+ tonight when I get on there (I block off my online time for various functions).

Posted by Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA (ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055) over 6 years ago

Technology can be a hastle, but I love it. To me, it is about the challenge, not about it "just working" but I now Im the odd ball. 

Posted by Brian Rayl, Active Agent and Co-founder Of Home Value Leads (Home Value Leads) over 6 years ago

You are in the same office with Barbara? No fair!


Posted by Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent (Bayou Properties) over 6 years ago

Carol Ann, did you do something Google didn't like?!  See you in th better connect with me personally & business wise too..look forward to it.

Posted by Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond (RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate) over 6 years ago

Cal, Another on of your excellent and well written blogs. All of us in some way or fashion understand exactly what you are saying. I will join you on Google +1 as I doi have an account. Now I cannot state I understand exactly how to use all of Google +1 but I do have an account and post stuff to it. I will suggest.. I have not had on of my suggestions for feature hit in months.. I saw one post yetserday that featured and it had one single comment!! Really!! Oh well..

Posted by Robert Bob Gilbert, Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties) over 6 years ago

Ah the world of work-arounds.  Been there and done that.  I drive my husband crazy (he's a tech guy) with my work-arounds to problems HE knows how to solve.  

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) over 6 years ago

Carol Ann, I too, need to get the Google thing straightened out, I was up there and now I am not for my Eagle Creek stuff, so frustrating!  And the Google plus stuff makes me many fingers can we have in all this stuff?

Posted by Christine OShea (Christine E O'Shea Real Estate Broker) over 6 years ago

Good to see you got through one of the tough situations Cal.  I hope it all works out for you.

Posted by Al Raymondi, Ormond By The Sea Florida - Home and Condo Sales (Ocean View Realty Group in Ormond By The Sea Florida) over 6 years ago

Hi Anita.  Thanks.  


Hi Brian.  I does make life more interesting for me.  haha.


Hi Doug.  I know it, right?   :)


Hi Ginny.   I sure will!


Hi Bob.   Thank you!  


Hi Chris Ann.  Nice to have one of those tech guys to bother non stop!


Hi Christine.  I know.   All I really want to do is sell property!


Hi Al.   Thank you!

Posted by Carol-Ann Palmieri, "Cal" the Real Estate Gal (RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group) over 6 years ago

Cal, I have to tell you when I sync my I-Phone with my lap top I lose many phone numbers for clients, gfriends, etc. I have no idae why or what to do andf neither does anyone else know waht to do!..

Posted by Robert Bob Gilbert, Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties) over 6 years ago

The tech support people work from scripts that are very limited. If you ask just the right question they can find  you an answer, but very often they are not much more knowledgeable than you are in any area except the specific one they are assigned. So I have found that it always takes longer to solve a problem than I think it should.

Its a never ending challenge to keep up with things.

Posted by Thomas McCombs (Century 21 HomeStar) over 6 years ago

Technology is a blessing and a curse.  I cannot imagine what we ever did without it. Staying up to date multiplies our brain cells and keeps us young and alert!

Posted by Sharon Parisi, Dallas Homes (United Real Estate Dallas ) over 6 years ago
I have a method. Dip in toe, then the foot on another day, etc. and after awhile I feel comfortable enough. It works for me.
Posted by Hella Mitschke Rothwell, Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker ((831) 626-4000) over 6 years ago

I think I already have you on Google +, but I need to look...I really need to spend more time there, but haven't yet.  I have a ton of friends/aquaintences etc...I need to make my cirlces and then organize...ahhh :)!  

Hope you fixed your glitch and i will go make sure that I have you on Google +

Posted by Brenda Mullen, Your San Antonio TX Real Estate Agent!! (RE/MAX Access) over 6 years ago

I'm with you Carol Ann... Google + is something I REALLY need to spend some time with.  Happy New Year!!

Posted by Peggy Hughes/pha logistix, inc., SF NYC LA (pha logistix inc) over 6 years ago

My New Years resolution for the past 15 years has been the same: I resolve not to make any resolutions and so far I am 15 for 15 LOL Happy New Year

Posted by Paddy Deighan JD PhD, Paddy Deighan J.D. Ph.D ( over 6 years ago

We depend so much on technology now that any little glitch can throw off our day so much and set us back to a stand still. 

Posted by Rob Renk, AE | Fast Fix/Flip Loans for Residential Investors (Center Street Lending) over 6 years ago

Hi All.  Thanks for reading this post and taking the time to comment.   It makes me feel good to know that I am in good company!   Thank you!

Posted by Carol-Ann Palmieri, "Cal" the Real Estate Gal (RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group) over 6 years ago