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Two Hours Sleep

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

  
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TDWANDD2MYK9 10/14/2012 5:18PM

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S3XYDIVASMOM 10/11/2012 6:01PM

    Some times that's the way it works, but it's not my first choice.

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ALICERIEGER 10/11/2012 12:05PM

    I agree with that!

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VIMVIGOR 10/11/2012 3:24AM

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KACEYSW 10/10/2012 10:36PM

    I resemble that cartoon.

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I think I'm Done!

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

The BW decided that she would like her own desktop computer - doesn't like the notebook, and while I'm at it, she would like a new TV for her room too. She had rejected a 22 inch Samsung last year because it wasn't really small enough to suit her, and the speakers just didn't put out much sound (which was true). Over the last two days I managed to get a second amplified sound system for the new computer, a new 25 inch television/monitor, a wireless adapter, cables, a big new surge protector, etc., unpack, set up, and interface everything.

At this point I am essentially done - getting the monitor to work was the biggest problem because it is limited to 800x600 and 1024x768. I had cut it down to 1152x864 as the lowest acceptable resolution to speed up the web search speed, with 1920x1080 only for Netflix so the picture would be the right shape. When the television wouldn't display anything beyond the original starting scenes, I tried it back here on the new monitor, and everything was fine. I finally went back to CompUSA, and the young man told me that the TV was probably bad, I should bring it back. I argued with two of them for awhile, and they finally suggested that I bring both the computer and TV in. When I got to the third guy, he told me it would only work on 800x600 resolution. I showed him the TV's manual that listed everything up to1920x1080. Then he explained that the manuals are not always clearly written. In fact, he tried it out and it would not display the computer's video, then reset it and found that it would only work as a display on the two lowest resolution settings. After that I was able to pout things back together again, install the wireless adapter, and test out the printing ability of all three computers against the wireless printer.

My last step was to move the VCR/CD player to her desk, which now supports the TV. Since there isn't any room to put a printer in her room, I wound up with a lot of new stuff and an excess printer for which I have no use.

The last thing would be to link everything on a single local network, but if I do that a live virus on any computer could infect them all. So far I haven't made up my mind. Carrying a thumb drive is an easy way to transfer files, and walking either 10 or 11 steps from the other two computers isn't too hard, especially if there's no space to park a printer. I'm going to take tomorrow off. I was totally shot this evening.

PS - I got a chance to count them, and this new computer has installed 111 updates in the last four days. Windows 8 is almost ready to be released, and Windows 7 is old enough that it's almost like putting a new hard drive in a Windows XP computer.

  
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RAWHIDE64 10/12/2012 8:52PM

    Good job. Patience and persistence are called for at times like that.

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    You have so much patience. Good for you emoticon

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DJ4HEALTH 10/10/2012 12:46AM

    Isn't computers wonderful and so helpful too. Just kidding they can be a real pain.

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High Class Joint

Sunday, October 07, 2012

A rather elderly gentleman (mid-eighties) walks into an upscale cocktail lounge.
He is very well-dressed, smelling slightly of an expensive after-shave, hair well-groomed,
great-looking suit, flower in his lapel. He presents a suave, well-looked-after image.

Seated at the bar is an elderly fine-looking lady (mid-seventies).

The gentleman walks over, sits along-side of her, orders a drink, takes a sip, turns to her and says,
"So tell me, good looking, do I come here often?"


Note: This is just a joke. Most of us know where we are and where we're going.

  
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JOYCECAIN 10/8/2012 1:40PM

    hahahahahahaaha I loved this, it is priceless. Thanks for the laugh.

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ALICERIEGER 10/8/2012 10:14AM

    I ask that question a lot. lol

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IDLETYME 10/7/2012 6:39PM

    Glad to hear that!! LOL

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ERICADAWN1986 10/7/2012 6:32PM

    Lol thanks for the smile!

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OK so far.

Sunday, October 07, 2012

The computer and printer are both up and running - wirelessly and fast. I have transferred all my files and pictures and bookmarked most of the web sites I use often. I can print from the laptop wirelessly, and once I fix up the old computer with a wireless board the BW will be able to print here too, or in her room. Right now my sincere test was a 20 to 25 second wait that happens in less than a second, so it really was time to get more power for some of the stuff I do.

  
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FLEURGARDEN 10/7/2012 9:17PM

    Woo Hoo! I hate dealing with computers - it seems to always take longer to fix something than I think it should.

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Computer Shift

Saturday, October 06, 2012

I have a new computer which should solve some problems that I have been living with for a long time. I may be missing for awhile.

  
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VIMVIGOR 10/8/2012 6:21AM

  How I envy you. I don't even know if a new computer would help. The Strangest things keep happening.
Good Luck!!

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MS.ELENI 10/6/2012 5:14PM

    Hope new computer works out for you

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S3XYDIVASMOM 10/6/2012 3:11PM

    I hope this is a case of love at first sight. New computers more often than not require some getting used to. Good luck. See "ya later.

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PARKERB2 10/6/2012 3:01PM

    Enjoy the computer and come back soon.

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BREWMASTERBILL 10/6/2012 2:50PM

    Good luck.

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