It’s hard to believe that my Inbox is full of unread email going back as far as September.
As you’ve heard ad nauseam, my computer crashed the end of August. I’ve been chipping away at the email for weeks, in between restoring over 12,000 photographs, mostly reading the most recent and generally treading water. Continue reading
Here are a couple of new portable apps that might interest you. If you already have the PortableApps Platform installed, you already know how that works. One click on the paf.exe file and an app is added to your menu. All completely free. Continue reading
I mentioned in Essential Software I was looking for a replacement for the Windows 7 version of WordPad. Well, I found one. It’s called Jarte. Fortunately it has a portable version because I love portable software. Funny for someone who hates traveling and would happily stay home forever if I had a personal shopper, but there you go. Another of life’s fun little contradictions. Continue reading
While I’m waiting for my new (other) monitor to arrive, because I can’t function with just one – I’m reviewing my essential software. Continue reading
Today was nice, about 25 degrees Fahrenheit, snowing and practically balmy. Lovely day, really.
Speaking of balmy, I might be heading in that direction. But, first the story … Continue reading
I’ve had my new computer and Windows 7 for about a month now. I’ve run into some software problems that other more-experienced users might be able to enlighten me about. Continue reading
I just can’t stop thinking about it.
Here’s an itty-bitty partial alternative for the loss of the Move To/Copy To icons in Windows 7. Continue reading
Here are some odds & ends about Windows 7 as I begin to get used to it.
I have it on good faith from my real-life computer tech in town that Windows 7 is good. It makes good use of the 64-bit architecture and uses system resources well although, with a quad-core and 6GB RAM, system resources are not exactly a problem. OK, so I like it now. Continue reading
First impressions are not always correct. In the case of Windows 7 I was somewhat mistaken. Not hugely, but a little bit. Continue reading
On the 55th day the replacement computer arrived. A DELL (quad-core with 6GB RAM) running Windows 7. I was so used to not having my desktop I stared dumbfounded at the delivery man. You want to leave that box here? Continue reading