Updates – Yuck

So I was bopping along, doing my thing when Apple updated the operating system on the Mac to Mojave. Okay. I updated, thinking nothing of it.

The next week I noticed Scrivener was trying to correct misspelled words in my manuscript – such as THE or AND. After some investigation, I discovered that it was a Mojave glitch.

That same week I lost 2000 words in my manuscript because Scrivener did something funky while I was outlining. Luckily, I was able to load the backup and got my work back. We still haven’t figured that issue out, but the powers that be are leaning toward a Mojave glitch.

Yesterday I was trying to use my super scanner, Scansnap, to scan a foot high stack of stuff I should have been scanning for the last six months – but didn’t. Unfortunately, some of that stuff I needed to send to my CPA, so it HAD to be scanned.

Except that after much research I discovered that Fijitsu, who makes Scansnap, will not update the software to work with Mojave. Hello?

Picture this:

Scan a twenty page document.

Get an error message.

Scan a twenty page document again.

Get an error message.

Do it again. (Much swearing going on.)

Finally takes and uploads to Evernote.

This happened with the majority of the pages I had to scan. I LOVED this scanner. It was fast. It uploaded to Evernote. It was convenient. It’s small and unobtrusive and sits in the little nook beside my chair.

Now, thanks to the update, it’s almost unusable.

I think I’ve figured out a workaround, but it’s a doozy. I’m going to upload the software to Parallels, where I’m running Windows 10 as a virtual operating system, and see if I can get it to work.

I’m sure that Apple, in its infinite wisdom, was updating their operating system because of a genuine need, but did it have to break so many other things?

Inquiring minds want to know. 🙂

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