As a public service, from USA Today: How to add a Start menu to Windows 8 It is the older, but wiser, Windows for me.
Microsoft’s new operating system, Windows 8, fizzles. The new version is a no starter, from Useless Toady: 6:29PM EST November 13. 2012 – The firing of Microsoft executive Steven Sinofsky, just 15 days after the launch of Windows 8, raises questions about whether there will be a return of the traditional Windows Start Menu. I […]
GoDaddy gets spanked by by the nerds, from Tom Cheredar, Venture Beat: Hosting and domain registrar company Go Daddy has lost more than 37,000 domains in the past two days due to the company’s wishy-washy stance on the Stop Online Piracy Act. The fleeing domains comes as a result of the intense backlash from customers […]
Obami stand mute, from Dana Milbank, RCP: WASHINGTON — There have been worse times to start a new job in Washington. When Abraham Lincoln arrived in the capital 150 years ago this week, for example, the South had already seceded. Jay Carney, the new White House press secretary, didn’t have anything quite so dire on […]
El Rushmo smacks Dumbo. You knew it was coming. Rush Limbaugh knocks the legs out from under Barack Obama. As does Ben Stein, American Spectator: There are words for national leaders who attempt to appease their enemies while at the same time shaming and humiliating their friends. One of the kindest of the words is […]
The LA Times is reporting: Art Clokey, the creator of the whimsical clay figure Gumby, died in his sleep Friday at his home in Los Osos, Calif., after battling repeated bladder infections, his son Joseph said. He was 88. Clokey and his wife, Ruth, invented Gumby in the early 1950s at their Covina home shortly […]
By Karen Jones, JonesToTheGrindstone.com I am building a catalog of tools and equipment to better ease us through our days—as we live amongst those who just don’t “get” us, want to “get” us, or even notice us as needing to be “gotten”. On top of the list of regular disturbances to be eased is sifting […]
As a business owner, tax payer and elected official, I freely admit that I am VERY skeptical when the government warns me about anything. Government typically causes more problems than they solve, and it’s in their own best interests (power, taxes, etc) to have a crisis du jour and keep people alarmed and afraid. Fearful […]
Les Paul, the guitar legend, has reportedly died., over in White Plains, NY.
As a result of having the ability to carry several hundred books in my ‘smart phone”… a Palm Treo, I now find myself catching up with a number of the classics, mostly because they were the easiest to obtain in a format that could be converted to my phone… but more because I’ve begun to […]
From the Palm Treo, in the field: I’m finding blogging from my Treo to be a liberating and yet frustrating experience. One of the problems is a lack of capacity for cutting and pasting URL’s in the Native web app… Blazer. Another problem is speed. While I love that wheb I have an article idea, […]
Back on the 11th of this month, I posted a quick note from my Palm Treo, asking about those DVD’s Obama gave Gordon Brown. Were they even playable, I wondered, given the technology changes between the states and the UK. Wrong region, and wrong encoding scheme. Person giving the gift being clueless. By way […]
Just a passing thought…. Those DVD’s that Obama gave Gordon Brown almost as an afterthought… Were the even PAL encoded? The Brits, you see, have a different and incompatible TV system. Usually, their disks won’t work in our cheaper players, nor theirs in ours. (Admittedly, the better players can shift modes) So, did our gift […]
Well, I finally got my Treo 650 working. There are a few odd issues with it, (And we’ll discuss those later) …but for the most part the thing is wonderful, particularly given the $50 I paid for it. I’ve gotten the unlimited bandwith deal, since I consume bandwidth in staggering amounts even while mobile. One […]
After years of planning and billions of dollars spent on new equipment, including those $50.00 digital TV converter boxes, the government is currently trying to figure out whether not actually wants to follow through on the timetable it originally proposed for the conversion. As Art Smith over at the Conservative Reader asks about the effort […]