Musings, Rants

Picasa Albums are Gone – Malaysia Photos too

You may  (or may not) have noticed that I have not uploaded any pictures from our Malaysia vacation. I have been using Google’s Picasa Albums feature to post those pictures, and adding a link in the sidebar. That way, I wasn’t forcing the photos on you, but if you were interested, you could click on the link and browse through them. A little while ago, I was just checking the site, and when I went…

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Musings, Rants

Win-10 Tablet is a Cruel Practical Joke, My Win10 Review – Pt2

I’ve got an update on my Windows 10 review, this time covering tablet mode. After a month of trying out Win 10 on my touch-enabled Asus Transformer, I am convinced that Windows Tablet is a cruel practical joke perpetrated by Microsoft. I think that MS executives are probably chuckling every time they think of someone trying to use a Windows tablet. Possibly all of the concern about Win 10 phoning home is misplaced. I’ll bet…

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Rants

I Hate Technology!

OK, I have spent most of my adult life working in and around technology.  I worked on my first computer in 1964, an IBM 1410. At that time, it was a pretty advanced general purpose business computer. It had a whopping 40K (that’s 40,000) bytes of memory. It also had an IBM 1405 Ramac disk unit that held an incredible 10 million bytes (10MB). Wow! It needed an air conditioned room about the size of…

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Musings, Rants

Fixed that Win 10 Icon problem

*Update to my Previous Post* It took a little searching, but all I had to do was uninstall a Windows update. The Update # is KB3035583. Windows marks it as an “Important” update, and since I usually just install important updates, I didn’t bother to research it. Now that it is removed, so is that annoying icon!! Found an article on How-to Geek that and explains how, and why you may want to remove it.…

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Musings, Rants

M/S Windows is Getting Annoying!!

he ‘New’ Microsoft is really starting to annoy me! Windows 10 is coming. I know, I know already. I’ve even tried the Developer preview on my laptop. So, even though they have brought back the start menu, that makes it less objectionable to us keyboard users, I found nothing compelling that would make me want to upgrade. If I had a touchscreen PC, particularly a Surface, or Surface Pro, it would probably be a worthwhile…

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Announcements, Rants, Travel

Chiang Mai and Maetamann Elephant Camp

Chiang Mai is a city of just under 200,000 in northern Thailand. It is a cultural and educational outpost, with 3 major Thai Universities there. Like much of Thailand, Chiang Mai has undergone major change in the past 10 years. Once a sleepy town, it now bustles with new buildings, shopping malls, hotels and rising real estate prices. However, despite its new growth and the traffic jams that it has brought, Chiang Mai is still…

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