Yet another reason for me to hate Windows. Bill, what the hell were you thinking!? I brought my work laptop (a Dell) home yesterday. We have a Samsung multifunction printer (SCX-4016 for those who care). It’s a laser printer (black and white only), a photocopier and a scanner. We only found out after we bought it that the it won’t scan on a Mac. Doesn’t Samsung have any programmers who can write Mac software? Can’t they just hire someone to convert or write the code? Anyway, I installed the scanner software and connected to the scanner. It worked ok. I scanned in Morgan’s school picture, which came out huge on the screen. I forgot that scans always look as big as a poster sized photo after you scan them.
After I got the scan, I tried to hook up to our remote hard drive. No luck. Meanwhile, I’m trying to download pictures off Anne’s PDA onto my laptop. No can do. The only thing that will work is an InfraRed synch, and those are painfully slow if you haven’t tried them. Long story short, I wound up staying awake until midnight trying to get that damned thing to work. It was still synching, so I decided to go to bed and Anne promised to take care of turning off the computer and such when it finally finished.
Today at work, I look at the photo’s we got from the PDA, and they suck. If I didn’t already know they were pictures of a cat, I would not have know what the hell they were. Did I mention I hate Windows? This stuff should just work. It shouldn’t be such a hassle. I wish I could take my iBook in and use it instead. I can be on this thing all day and I never get tired of looking at the screen or whatnot.
Tried to scan and save my son’s school picture. Tried to sync my wife’s Palm to get the pictures off her PDA and onto my (work) computer. God! What a hassle!