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Playing with Windows 8

Have been playing with Windows 8 Developer Preview and loved it and have now downloaded and installed the Windows 8 Consumer Preview and love it even more.  I have been reading all the haters out there posting about how much they dislike the Metro UI but it’s only because they haven’t even tried it.  It took me all of 10 minutes to figure everything out and get Windows 8 set up the way I want it.  And I use my keyboard and mouse exactly the same way I did in any previous version of Windows.  I don’t understand what they are all on about, but I think it’s stupid to just troll the forums bashing the new Windows 8.  They are probably all iFools that if it were something from Crapple, they would jump all over it proclaiming it the next best thing since sliced bread.   They need to get a life and stop posting their garbage.  Anyway, I like it and can’t wait for the final.

Also have been thinking of getting a different Windows Phone when either the Titan II or the Nokia Lumia 900 become available.  Everyone is raving about the Lumia 900 so will take a serious look at it.  Of course I really like the 4.7” screen on the Titan so not sure what I’m going to do.  I really need to do a hard look because I’m going to be paying full retail.  Now, if I could only win one or the other, that would be fantastic.  LOL

 
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Posted by on March 8, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

What a busy two weeks I’ve had.

Jerónimo has been in California since Oct. 1st and I have been busy working around the house trying to update/clean/modify stuff.  I started by painting my kitchen cabinets, which started out on a bad note because of the advice by the Home Depot paint department associate.  I tool a door from one of the cabinets with me so I could show them what I wanted to paint and asked for his advice.  He said that I would have to prime them first.  So, he gave me a gallon of Killz 2 primer.  Then I picked out the color of paint and he mixed it up.  I then asked him what I should use to apply the primer, a brush or a roller and he said that because of the texture, a brush would be better.  So, that’s what I did.  What a mistake that was.  After removing all the hardware and priming everything, when I started the regular paint, all the brush marks showed right through and I was beside myself.  So, I closed up the can of paint and headed to Home Depot to solve the problem.

Got to Home Depot and the same guy was not there so I talked to the girl and she said that she didn’t know why he told me to use a brush when everyone knows that brush marks on primer will show through, especially on a light paint.  So she said that I would have to sand all of the cabinets and I told her there was no way I was going to do that and asked for another alternative.  She said that I could try a primer/paint combo and see if that worked, but she said she would not guarantee it would.  So I got another gallon, but a little darker than the first one.  I was fortunate that they had pity on me and they agreed to take back the original gallon.  So when I got home and I started to paint and fortunately, it worked and I got all the cabinets painted.  But boy was it a lot of work.  Took me all week, but they look beautiful.  Here’s a couple pictures.

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Then I decided to refinish the sink in the basement kitchen.  I bought one of those kits to refinish sinks and bathtubs and have had it for a long time, just never got around to doing it.  So, I taped everything off and worked it according to the directions and gave it two coats as per directions and boy does it look nice.  Already washed dishes in it and it’s just like brand new.

After that was done I started cleaning out closets and drawers and the garage of stuff that has been here for most of the 25 years we’ve been here and we still haven’t used it, so it went in the garbage.  Now all the closets/drawers/garage really look nice and neat.

Jerónimo will be home this Friday and I hope he likes all the work I’ve done.  If not, well, too bad.

 
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Posted by on October 12, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

New Post

Testing Microsoft Word 2010.

 Just saw a survey about using Microsoft Word 2007 or 2010 to blog to WordPress.com and decided to try it out. I normally use Windows Live Writer to do my blogging because I have a standard template I use, but we’ll see what this does when I finally post it. So far it looks pretty simple, but I’ll see what else it can do. Maybe with different backgrounds or stuff like that.

Other than that, I’ve been testing the Maxthon 3 browser both on the Desktop and my Laptop, plus they now have a Maxthon for the Android phones, which I have, the Droid X. It’s nice and boy is it fast.

Well, for today, that’s about it. Will post more later on as I try to learn a little more about blogging with Word 2010.

 
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Posted by on January 20, 2011 in New stuff, Uncategorized

 

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Testing

I hope this works.  Was having a problem with Windows Live Writer on my netbook, but it looks like I got it solved.

Beautiful day today here in Chicago.  Great day to work in the yard cutting the grass.  Took Jeronimo and his niece out for breakfast to celebrate his Saints Day.  Had a great meal and great conversation.  Other than that, nice and quiet.

 
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Posted by on October 1, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

Hello world!

Welcome to WordPress.com. This is my first post after migrating to WordPress.  The migration was very simple, just a couple of clicks and it was all done.  Will have to do a little reading to find out all about WordPress and will have to see what everyone else is doing also.

 
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Posted by on September 30, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

Just testing with the new Windows Live Writer Beta

So far so good.  I’ll have to amend this post later when I get some time and write something interesting.  Hope all my friends are doing well.

 
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Posted by on June 26, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

Just me again with no earthshaking news.

Well, here I am again.  Surprise, surprise.  LOL  Well, Twitter was down most of the day with problems and not many were posting on either Facebook or Multiply, so I decided to come here and post some more stuff.

Taking Jeronimo to the doctor this coming Tuesday to get the catheter removed and hopefully that will be it.  He is so disgusted with what has happened since the biopsy he doesn’t know what to do.  He’s had the catheter in for two weeks now.  The day after his biopsy, Friday the 2nd, I had to take him to the emergency room because he was blocked and couldn’t urinate and they put the catheter in then.  Then I took him to the doctor again the following Tuesday and they removed the catheter, but he still had the same problem so they had to replace the catheter.  I hope after Tuesday he will be ok.  I can just imagine how he is suffering.  He’s such an active person and with this stupid thing in, he doesn’t want to do anything.

Other than that, there’s nothing really special going on, just that it’s way below the normal temperatures for this time of the year.  Fortunately tomorrow and Tuesday it’s supposed to be in the 60’s so we’ll get a little relief, but it’s supposed to be raining.  Just can’t win around here.  LOL

Ok, hope everyone is well and you all have a spectacular week.

Larry

 
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Posted by on October 19, 2009 in Uncategorized