I spent most of today closeted in my study with a lovely guy who deals with all things tech. Whilst I’m reasonably savvy in that arena, (I do own a digital business, after all), essentially every time I need something new doing I have to teach myself how to do it, and I just don’t have time to learn on my own right now. So it makes sense to get someone in to go through my to-do list with me. That way it gets done super quickly (& forces me to do it), AND I learn – more or less – at the same time.
And goodness, we were productive. We got my brand shiny new Blackberry Torch connected, stripped hard drives, so I could finally dispose of all my old laptops, transferred data, got things to work, worked out why my broadband wasn’t reaching the kitchen, organised proper work email addresses for LLG, (I use gmail, but wanted to set up several XXX@libertylondongirl.com addresses that redirect to my gmail account), and assessed all my computer needs now and in the future as my business grows and made a shopping list to get all that in train.
It was gently suggested that I purchase a labelling machine and, after a quick trip to Maplins, I spent a lovely hour labelling every plug, device, phone and gadget I possess. Horrified at my two deep plastic boxes of snaking cables, he also forced me to tie them all up in rubber bands and sort them into separate boxes for computer, photo, phone, and store-just-in-case.
I cannot tell you just how happy all this makes me. Cheap at the price.