Monday, June 07, 2021
Wednesday, June 02, 2021
Last night, about 11:00, our neighbor came over to ask if we had seen any unusual water. His carpet near the common wall we share was soaked. We looked. The water was coming from under our sink. We shut off the water, but the place was very wet. We suspect air hammering in the lines broke something which was iffy in the first place. (The water company was working on a hole in the ground across the street and shut down the water to the block, with the result of air in the lines.) Now, in addition the the soaked carpet next door, we have water slowing lifting the wooden floor slats in our unit. Gah!
Saturday, May 29, 2021
‘Twas a couple days of consternation and confusion. The venerable computer got confused. It would boot up just fine, but the start thingy wouldn’t work. I tried a bunch of stuff to recover, like reverting to previous set points without any joy whatsoever. Also, it wouldn’t complete a security scan with either of the security programs I have.. It said a file was missing. That is all Microsoft stuff. My question to myself was, if they knew this kind of thing could happen which is why they had recovery routines, and their program was set to require certain files to run, and if the file needed was missing a notice was provided to explain that a file was missing, well then, why the hell couldn’t or wouldn’t they just go ahead and reveal the name of the missing file?
But no! Resetting Windows was the solution, after copying all non-application files for later copying back onto the disk. A reset “loses” files, including application files. And now my Windows 10 does not resemble the Windows 10 I used to have as a result of a series of updates from the original Vista system on the machine. A venerable machine, right? And all applications have been erased including my old Office Professional. I am to use a newer Office from Microsoft, which requires me to give my name, birthday, address and a bunch of other info they need for reasons unclear but I am pretty sure are not beneficial to me. I did not answer their questions; I feared where it was trending — are you vaccinated, ever voted for a Republican, speak any languages, engage in kinky sex activities, and I don’t know what all.
Anyhow, we are back in business. I even got my screen image loaded back on, so now there’s a familiar spot picture of my bride of many years with her back to the Pacific Ocean from high above Depoe Bay in Oregon.
I am proud of that picture. It’s the only good picture I ever took in my life, and my wife photos well. I, on the other hand, cannot except just that once, use a camera or look good in a picture. I usually look like I am smothering a sneeze and holding back a fart. Both. At the same time.
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Monday, May 24, 2021
Saturday, July 12, 2014
I might even do it.
If it could be done without being exposed to a bunch of crap applications that I don't want, and don't want to risk installing on my machine. I've got enough pop-ups, pop-unders, and time wasters trying to get my attention, money, or data. So, I say I would just as soon not view your site if you plan to snuggle up to Adobe and its fellow traveling parasites.
It is Adobe's fault?