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Tue, Jul 13 2004

And Did He Stay At The Y-M-C-A?

I missed a bit of Sunday humor from A Fly On The Wall. It seems George Bush gave a speech and almost had a Village People kind of rally going on.

posted at: 16:48 | category: /Politics | link to this entry

It Slices, It Dices, It Keeps Me From Doing The Simplest Of Tasks

It's becoming increasingly clear to me that Microsoft's Windows operating systems were not really designed for people like me. I have been through upgrade after upgrade, and patch after patch, and update after update, and I still find myself unable to do the simplest of tasks--tasks I need to do quite often. I did a search for a file this morning, while the cute little animated dog graphic scratched and made big eyes at me). I needed to be able to print that list of found files. I couldn't find any way to do that. Earlier I had clicked on a directory in Windows Explorer to see its contents. I needed to print that list of contents. There is no print function in Windows XP for Windows Explorer--at least not one that I can find. The little dog is cute, and I'm sure whoever did the code for it had a great time making it work. But if I want to watch a cute little dog, I can go get one of those desktop pet critters. I do care about finding a file quickly, printing a directory list, and doing several other things on a daily basis that Microsoft folks don't seem to think are important enough to spend time on for simple-minded hard-working people like me.

I must not be the only one still hoping to easily print a file directory listing someday in some version of Windows, without having to switch to a DOS prompt or run through 3 other functions or jump through hoops and stand on my head first.

I can hear all of you with Apple computers snickering at me. You've all been telling me I should make the switch. Judging from the amount of time and trouble some folks go to, I guess more and more of us are experiencing Apple Envy.

posted at: 11:25 | category: /Writing Life | link to this entry

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