“There is no real ending. It’s just the place where you stop the story.”

― Frank Herbert

Monday, December 30, 2013

too much to do.

My desk is stacking up with things that need doing. By this time tomorrow, I will have most of it done. Either I get my old computer back, or I buy another one, or both but I can't go without one any longer.

It's supposed to snow here before dawn. I went outside on the porch a little bit ago, and there are low clouds but I don't think it's cold enough.  I've picked up some kind of loathsome bug and don't feel so hot, so I didn't stay out there long. Too chilly.

Spent some time on the Kindle laboriously going over different blogs and catching up.  I have missed a lot, but I'm glad that everybody seems to have survived Christmas and now life is returning to normal.

Hopefully, if I can learn to use Windows 8, I can start doing more interesting posts tomorrow. That is, if I can get the thing to work. I have been reading about it on line on this tablet, and the more I read the less confidence I have in my ability to use  Windows 8.

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  1. Buddy, unless its too late and youve already installed a bunch of software, go find a computer shop to wipe 8 off that machine and put 7 on it. Windows 8, in my opinion, sucks AND blows. Seriously, man....do it before you get too far into installing all your software on it. I bought a new laptop earlier this year with 8 on it and I was amazed at how annoying it was to use in a non-tablet environment.

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    1. Zero, that turned out to be pretty involved. You have to find someone selling a new, unopened Windows 7 operating system. Then the tech has to clean off 8, which invalidate the warranty on your new computer, then he has to install 7. I just went ahead and went with 8 since I had a lot of other irons in the fire. So far, it's like you said, more like a tablet than a computer.

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  2. Good luck with the computer. Hope Windows 8 isn't hard to learn.

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    1. I haven't messed with it much, Lisa. Just starting.

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  3. heck I don't even know what version I have on mine. it has tablet buttons on it. but OH added the old desktop style to it for me. I don't know how. but he added desk top to the tiles (is that the word?) and then it goes to a normal looking desk top and start button. I am not keen that it wants to be logged into your emails all the time. I think that is weird.

    Hope you feel better soon. We are being battered by the wind. I was going to go into the city today, but the weather is awful.

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    1. I'm just starting to feel alive again. This has been a rough few days.

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  4. Have fun with the new computer. I have a new one to. So far everything is fine. I've had some programs crash on me though. I have a Mac, so it's a different machine. Usually they don't crash. I hope it's going to work out.

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    1. I don't know much about Mac. My brother is big into that though.

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  5. G'day Harry,

    My wife gave me the basic Kindle Fire and I take it with me everywhere, the internet & email functions are really handy although you need to find somewhere with free wifi to use them. It was embarrassing to find that on a recent trip to Vietnam it was easier to find free wifi than it is in Sydney!

    I am only just getting used to windows 7, I hate how everything is "upgraded" constantly, a lot of us are quite happy keeping the same operating system for more than 1 year.
    Cheers

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    1. I could work with Windows 7 ok, but Windows 8 is so different you have to learn to do everything again. I like my Kindle but I can't really do any work on it.

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  6. I have been using windows 8 now for about two months. I was told that W-8 and Internet Explorer, don't get along well, so went to Chrome instead. All works fine now, but it does take some getting used to.
    Hope you escape "The Crud," plenty of it going around.

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    1. I didn't escape, alas. I got it pretty badly but I'm coming out of it. I notice Explorer has a lot of glitches, I think I will try Chrome as well.

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    2. Glad you are over the rough part of the flu. Take care until you are much better or it will return to bite you again!
      Chrome does make W-8 a little easier to live with.

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    1. Hey, Tania

      I'll be happy if I can get rid of this flu.

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