Tuesday, June 24, 2008


Mark Twain quote

I heard this one the last time I was at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World. We finally rode the RiverBoat and ol' Mark is rapping over the speakers. This quote resignated with me, "It is better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt." I had to look it up to get it exact. I'm often accused of being quiet and calm. I guess my analytic mind takes over more than my emotion.
Noticed another one I believe bloggers Duffbert and Greg Eldred would appreciate, "The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them." Keep reading and sharing boys!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008


Next OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" will have Exchange built in

For all you following and ranting about iPhone support for Exchange. Check out this tidbit I found on LifeHacker, "Will Exchange support bring Macs to your office"
At least we'll get an iMac.

Monday, June 02, 2008


Another home PC Help Desk incident/adventure

My dad calls me last week to say "hi" and the usual chit-chat. And..."Oh, your mother wants to talk to you about her computer." Warning signs in my head go off...
She tells me she was on the phone with Dell support for 3-4 hours and they've not resolved her issue. Seems her monitor is going black intermittently. It was beginning to rain so I cancelled my evening baseball practice. I unplugged my daughters montitor(I have an iMac, YEA!!!) and headed on down to their house. I tried with my monitor and still had the issue. I noticed that she only had 500mg of ram. I tried restoring with the back in time feature of XP and cleared all temp files. No Luck, so I decided to order 2gb of ram and come back. Geared with some advice from some co-workers, the next day, I tried flashing the bios and re-installing the video driver. No luck. In safe mode, there was no issue. On Saturday, I installed the ram and it only made the problem faster. I could hardly even read the screen because it was blacking out faster and more often. Time to resort to format drive and restore Windows. Took a while(another 3-4 hours)after restoring files and programs. She's happy now and I ended up loading Lotus Symphony and asked her to try for her word processing.

Frustrating but now she's back and running. 10 hours, 3 different days and $70 of Ram. We love Windoz.(snicker)

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