Wednesday, August 4, 2010

It's a Puzzle...

It's a puzzle working out why buying a new computer means my printer won't work anymore. But the printer's a wireless HP and the computer has Windows 7. Apparently HP drivers don't work properly beyond Windows XP - at least, not if you want to go wireless, and not if you want to use double-sided printing. Suddenly my printer becomes inaccessible whenever I switch it on (because the IP address might change). My scanner won't work (because the software "fails to install"). And my nicely formatted books now have be hand-fed page by page into the printer because the new (not XP) drivers scale the image and add extra margins at inconsistent sides of a landscape page (making the middle shift in opposite directions so you can't fold the page). Aghghghg!

Anyway, here's a much more interesting puzzle. Just click on it, and a nice little jigsaw puzzle site will let you waste precious minutes trying to solve it. Drink coffee. Eat chocolate... And if you want to find out about the book behind the puzzle, go to http://gypsyshadow.com/SheilaDeeth.html

Click to Mix and Solve

3 comments:

Bearman said...

Cool puzzle. But you showed the answer in the beginning..heheh

Carol Kilgore said...

Good luck with those hardware problems. Or maybe it's software problems. Sometimes computer systems make me crazy. Crazier :)

Sheila Deeth said...

It's fixed! The printer (scanner) and computer are happy together; all's right with the world. The printing's even properly aligned again so I can print my little hand-made books and fold them and staple them. Thank you HP!