January 7th, 2009

wildthings

Gadget Girl Grumbles


2009_01_07
Originally uploaded by nice_cup_of_tea
I love my laptop and my work laptop and my handheld pc, but sometimes this gadet girl needs to have a good grumble!

I sync my handheld with my laptop at work, so that my electronic life is up to date - work calendar, contacts, to do list etc - with my handheld. I then come home and sync my handheld with my home laptop, so that it has exactly the same data as at work. The handheld is therefore always the up to date gadget.

Usually, this system works fine. But every now and again, ie every 3 months or so, one or both laptops stop syncing for no good reason. I try everything to get them talking again, like this week, but with no joy.

So then I have to do the following
- backup data
- uninstall sync software at work and reboot
- reinstall sync software at work and reboot
- resync the handheld and laptop
Go home
- backup data
- uninstall sync software at home and reboot
- reinstall sync software at home and reboot
- resync the handheld and laptop

As we speak, handheld and laptop are still resyncing. It drives my crazy, but I am stubborn and I (mostly) continue to love my gadgets and my synced life.

The sync process doesn't include the fact that my mobile phone also syncs contacts and calendar with my home laptop!
I have way too much time on my hands :-)