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  • Blogging A – Z Challenge 2022: R is for The Robots Really Will Win

    Blogging A – Z Challenge 2022: R is for The Robots Really Will Win

    Herb’s Blog, Herbdate 22718 – 968 Here’s the haps: Many of you know that, growing up, I was a bookworm. This worried a lot of family members so much that I was sent to the grandparents in the country frequently and one whole summer I spent on my uncle’s dairy farm.…

  • Missing Windows 95 & 98 Welcome Screens and Themes

    Missing Windows 95 & 98 Welcome Screens and Themes

    Herb’s Blog, Herbdate 22613 – 927 Here’s the haps: Mrs. Herb was blessed with a brand new computer today. I don’t mind setting it up and making sure everything’s updated and working properly and all her favorite programs are installed and that the printer is ready to go. She does a…

  • Curmudgeonly Monday – WordPress Reader Comments

    Curmudgeonly Monday – WordPress Reader Comments

    Herb’s blog, Herbdate 22095-665: Quite some time ago it was brought to my attention that people said they liked my blog but were having difficulty commenting using the WordPress Reader. I loosened up a bunch of settings and thought I had fixed to problem. Nobody said any more about it.…

  • Trying Microsoft Edge

    Trying Microsoft Edge

    There are three tech sites that I receive newsletters from that I actually look at. You know, sometimes you sign up for just junk mail, well these sites are extremely helpful and if I have computer issues I check them first. They are all very competent with broad databases and…

  • Murphy's Laws of Computers

    Murphy's Laws of Computers

    When using your computer, whatever happens, behave as though you meant it to happen. When you get to the point where you really understand your computer, it’s probably obsolete. The first place to look for information is in the section of the manual where you least expect to find it.…

  • The Y2K Scare

    The Y2K Scare

    Twenty years ago, the scary, fearsome, and dreaded Y2K bug was going to destroy life on the planet as we know it. Chaos and rioting in the streets were going to wreak havoc. What that was all about was when computers started taking over the world, their programmers only used…

  • Defenestration Prevention

    Defenestration Prevention

    Well, practice would make defenestration less likely if I practiced what I preached about backing up your computer and saving often and in more than one place. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, I blew up my computer again. I was trying to do something with Windows 10 and wiped out my…

  • Blogging A – Z Challenge 2015 H

    Blogging A – Z Challenge H is for Heroes I have several writing heroes; maybe even more than several, but the ones I was thinking of as I got up in the wee sma’s this morning were, L’Amour, Heinlein, Poe, Bradbury and O. Henry.  This is a fairly diverse group…

  • Setting Up DSL

    Setting Up DSL Or Things that will make you say, “Aaaaaarrrrggghhh!” Salutations on the Ides of June! First of all, I have to say that my ISP, http://vbs.net/ has got the greatest service I have ever experienced.  Like most call centers, I waited for what seemed like ever, on hold;…

  • I Ain’t Gone Yet

    So, I went ahead and broke the little plug-in deal for the inverter for the laptop.  Well, I didn’t break it, I just took it apart to see if the fuse had gone out and the spring sent this little metal piece flying through the air.  It might still be on the…

  • Toofies and District 2

    A quick update on baby Savannah. She’s got a tooth!!! One little one right in front on the bottom. Woohoo! She’s so big now! “The Human adventure is just beginning.” I have got to get back into the habit of not only carrying 3 X 5 cards in my pocket…

  • New Poll Question and Computer Repair

    There are days when I really hate computers, but then I realize that it’s just mine that I hate. I guess I like them all right as a group, it’s just this one certain individual that I don’t like. Well, I guess it’s more of a love/hate relationship, really. The…

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