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Windows 10???

Thursday, July 24, 2014

What should I do? I have Windows 9, but according to Ancesry.com :

'Weíre making updates that may impact your Ancestry experience. Certain features on Ancestry will have reduced functionality or may not be supported when using Internet Explorer 8 or 9. Check out the recommended browsers for more information.'

Someone told me never to download Windows 10, but the girl at Ancestry.com said that is what I will need to do. I have trouble trying to break through my brick walls, I may not be able to do anything by Oct. When not a paid member I can get into the transcript of a census record, but not the actual record, makes a big difference sometimes.

Is there a Windows 11? What problems do you know of with Windows 10?

Any help appreciated.

PS. My bad, I'm not computer savvy. I should have asked about updating to Internet Explorer 10 and not windows. I'll have to call Ancestry back and see about Chrome.

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CMFARRELL36 7/28/2014 7:39PM

    I hope HAWKTHREE got that sorted for you?
I was thinking the same way as you! But alarm bells did go off when you changed the name from Windows to Internet Explorer - my hubby and sons are fed up trying to tell me the difference between a system and a browser!

Comment edited on: 7/28/2014 7:39:57 PM

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HAWKTHREE 7/24/2014 11:07PM

    I think you have confused a browser named Internet Explorer with an operating system called Windows.

Internet Explorer is at 9 and 10.
Windows is still in the 8's.

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MONETRUBY 7/24/2014 9:22PM

    I agree with Janedoe below, there is no Windows 10, so the person may have been confused. Perhaps it is that you need a new browser? In which case, I highly recommend Chrome, as I have yet to have any problems with it. Hope this helps!

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JANEDOE12345 7/24/2014 7:04PM

    I dont think there is a Win 10. I think it is now at Windows 8.1 or 8.2, but of course, I could be wrong. Maybe you misheard the person? I think Windows 10 is a joke,.

See this story/ Cut and paste the link:


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Ancestry.com changes.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Ancestry.com will be making a change in it's site.

"WeĀfre making updates that may impact your Ancestry experience. Certain features on Ancestry will have reduced functionality or may not be supported when using Internet Explorer 8 or 9. Check out the recommended browsers for more information. " It also menitoned other browsers to use. Recommended Windows Browsers
Ā°Google Chrome
Ā°Mozilla Firefox
Ā°Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 (although the girl said to use 10)

I called and know i won't lose my tree, but I may not be able to get into some sites especially once I'm not a paid member, then there will be more I can't get into.

I was told to download Windows 10, but I remember someone telling me to never do that, why I forget.

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POPSY190 7/18/2014 3:08PM

    Thanks for this, Court, and for the condolences. I'm going to put a portrait of Emma on my family tree with a short account of her life. She taught aborigine tribes in remote parts of Northern Australia. In the holidays she and her friends would take off for all parts of the world. Last year it was NZ and she stayed with us. Sadly, this time it was Europe....

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DOOBRIE 7/12/2014 4:22PM

    I'm on Windows 7 and use Google Chrome. Works for me.

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PEGGYO 7/12/2014 11:50AM

    thanks for the info

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-COURT- 7/11/2014 9:38PM

    I Liked 7 but for some reason I downloaded 9 and wasn't too pleased but got used to it.

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PATTYKLAVER 7/11/2014 7:52PM

    I haven't heard much of Windows 10. I just asked a computer geek who says that the last one he liked was Windows 7. No specific reason - just his opinion.

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World Cup Soccer

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Go USA!! emoticon

I never cared about sports, but something sparked an interest when I watched the end of the World Cup between Portugal and USA. We had it made but in the last seconds Portugal kicked a point.

I don't understand the game so still learning. I noticed that they wear the same color shoes on each team, yellow, orange. Not just one team wear one color. I guess shoes don't count in color.

I watched off and on the game with France and switched to see some of the one with Switzerland. I missed when Switzerland got a point so is it one point for getting the ball in the net? Also, they don't do a play off if it's a tie. USA might still go on if we lose or tie. So much to learn.

It is raining so I wonder if they will play. I'll miss most of the tame since we have to run out and go to a dental appt for DH.

Any tips on how the game is played would be helpful.

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JOJO_2013 6/30/2014 4:31PM

    Soccer rocks! I don't really know the rules regarding fouls, corner kicks, and other stuff like that. But I do like the suspense of the game...I find myself screaming GOAL like a madman when we score though! I have to admit, I didn't expect the US to even get as far as they have because of the teams that they have played. I am a big Argentina fan!!! Will be watching the game on Tuesday! Go USA!

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CMFARRELL36 6/26/2014 5:54PM

    I used to know the rules for football (which is what you are calling soccer), but things changed a bit, when I wasn't looking. And, because I have no interest, even if any of our teams get through to the World Cup, I haven't bothered catching up at all.

All I can say is that I agree with a number of other folk over here in our annoyance at the TV schedules being so mucked around - and it's not just 1 channel.
However, I keep trying to remember that the World Cup is only every 4years.

I have the Commonwealth Games to look forward to in a few more weeks.

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MARYALICE411 6/26/2014 11:46AM

    I watch soccer when the grand children play. It is a lot like football, US style, but you can't use you hands so you kick the ball instead of throwing it. I'm sure someone that know professional soccer will have more to say, but that is the bottom line.

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Acting Class - Monologue

Monday, May 19, 2014

Monologue on Margaret Tobin:

(The curtain rises. The room consist of a lamp on a stand next to an overstuffed chair. There sits an older woman dressed in a stylish 1800s cream colored dress with a small ruffle around the color. She looks up and in surprise)

Why hello there (she stands and walks center stage) Itís nice yíall could come visit me today. My name is Margaret Tobin and I was born on July 18, 1867 in Hannibal, Missouri, which was later called Denklerís Alley, but thatís neither here nor there.

I grew up in an Irish Catholic family; my parents were immigrants from Ireland. My, it was a house full, what with five siblings. Catherine Bridget from my fatherís first marriage and Mary Ann from my motherís first marriage then they went on to have four more kids, me included. (pacing across stage left, still looking out at the audience) my parents were both widowed young. Times were hard back then. (stops and shakes her head remembering) .

Yes, times were hard. I went to school run by my aunt and when I was thirteen I went to work in a factory. (walking back to center stage)

My older sister Mary married Jack Landrigan and moved to Leadville, Colorado, a rough and tumbling mining town and when I was eighteen my brother Daniel and I followed. Daniel worked in the mine while I took a job in a Daniels and Fisher Mercantile, working in the carpet and drapery department. I was a fairly good seamstress I guess. It wasnít exactly what I wanted for the rest of my life though.

(standing with hands on hips and head held high)

And thatís why I made up my mind that I was going to marry a rich man, no more working by sewing and mucking about in these mining towns for me.

(slowly walks to stage right & smiling lovingly)

Then one day in the summer of 1886 I fell in love. I met James Joseph Brown; of course, everyone called him ĎJJí. His parents came from Ireland too. He was a learned man and wanted to better himself then to just be a mere miner. We struggled and had our kids but eventually JJ rose up in the ranks of the mining community.

We had the stylish life I always dreamed of. I was a very busy lady; I raised money for childrenís causes and worked for the Women's Suffrage Association.

(excitedly she adds)

Oh and then on April 6, 1894, we bought a home on Pennsylvania Street in Denver and built a summer home, Avoca Lodge, in the foothills. ImagineÖ.two homes!!!

(marches to center stage again, hands on hips)

Why, I was one of the first WOMEN in the United States to run for political office, and ran for the Senate eight years BEFORE women even had the right to vote. (nods head)
Over the years JJ became one of the most successful mining men in the country. But it was all to much for JJ. He didnít like the limelight, so we separated in 1909. (pauses in sad memory)

But hey, I was still a prominent figure. I even organized an international women's rights conference. Howís that for coming from a young nothing in a mining town?

I took trips around the world. My daughter Helen, and I traveled throughout Europe. (pauses and looks serious). On one such occasion we were staying with the John Jacob Astor party in Cairo, Egypt, when I got word that my grandson was ill. I took the first ship back to the United States; a ship named (pause) RMS Titanic.
(leans toward audience) It was suppose to be indestructible. (rolls eyes)

I guess you know how that trip went. After hitting the iceberg, I couldnít just stand there, I had to do something, so I helped load others into lifeboats and eventually they forced me to board lifeboat six. Oh, the sounds of people in the water crying, (shakes head) I urged the quartermaster to go back to help those in the water, but he refused. He even refused to row so the other women and I worked together to row. I just wanted to throw him overboard if truth be known.

There were some pretty scared women who had to leave their husbands behind on that ship. I knew I wanted to keep up their spirits until we were rescued.

Afterwards, I had well wishers and I wrote a note back to my lawyer: "Thanks for the kind thoughts. Water was fine and swimming good. Neptune was exceedingly kind to me and I am now high and dry."

Yes, I had adventure and fame, why they even made a movie of my life. Maybe you saw it. It was called, ĎThe Unsinkable Molly Browní.

(sitting back down in her chair, hands folded in her lap, she pauses for a few seconds),

I died in my sleep in New York, on October 26, 1932, at the age of 65 ÖÖÖthe doctors later discovered I had a brain tumor. But, I had a full life. (smiles and curtain goes down)

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NBARNES 5/19/2014 6:59PM

    Why mam, love it!

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HERMIEME 5/19/2014 5:48PM

    Courti, this is GRIPPING!!! What an AWESOME monologue!!! The stage directions and actions are perfect but the story and little details - I can hear that accent! - just make it all so SEAMLESS!!! This so reminds me of the Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters, which is studied in so many acting schools and is prominent on my shelf, in the way the character is talking from beyond the grave. And you sure did pull it off in style!!


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Acting Blog 3

Friday, May 16, 2014

Do I feel actors are still looked down upon for their personal lives or overexposure, and if so, do I think this is fair? (Remember, historically actors were considered lowlife - even in Shakespeare's day!).

I think sometimes we put our favorite celebs on a pedestal, then when they do something wrong we think "How could they do that?", "How could they let me down?" They are human and make mistakes like us 'commoners'. It isn't fair that we think so highly of them.

I may be guilty of looking down on some stars, like Justin Bieber. He was up there but I think he let it go to his head that he can do no wrong. ( I know I probably shouldn't mention names, but it was an example of what I mean).

I don't hold them as high as I used to when I was younger, in my youthful teenage years.

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MONETRUBY 5/17/2014 8:53PM

    Well, they are *real* people, after all, aren't they? Just because they have done something that earns them some fame doesn't make them superheroes or perfect. I think you've shown a lot of wisdom in this blog. Like you, I idolized my favorite stars when I was younger, until I learned better. You realize that, even if they are talented, beautiful, rich, whatever, they are still human and capable of making some pretty big mistakes.

Great blog!

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HERMIEME 5/17/2014 10:49AM

    Courti, what a great blog! These words show the wisdom you have accumulated through paying attention not only to what is going on around you, but your own thoughts and feelings, and I love the opinion you have cultivated (and have to agree - no longer a Belieber, lol emoticon ). Great job thoroughly examining the question! emoticon for sharing your point of view!

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