It has been something of a crazy week for me. As y'all know, I am no longer employed with said company, no matter, and have been getting things taken care of while I still have some cash flow (in).
Went to Cincy to see the kids and sis, had a good time and grabbed some good pics of Granbehbie and a short video of her being her cutest. Had a few beers with Sis and had some good conversation.
Another good highlight of my week was cutting another shackle to the system.
When I bought this PC I was planning on making it a linux machine and just never got around to it. Lazy, I know. Won't make any excuses about it, just lazy.
I had a little issue that arose that I have had before on other units and it is strictly a Windows issue that annoyed the hell out of me. I am sure it is one that you all bite your lip over too. UPDATES. How many times have you been trying to do something and the whole system seems slower than glacier drift?? Reason being that update engine is running in the background and hogging processor power and RAM. Well, I tried to suspend it and ended up causing a glitch in the system. PLUS I managed to completely FUBAR Office at some point and had both 2003 and 2010 loaded up, and neither would work at all, nor could I get rid of them through control panel.
Now before anyone goes posting cures or suggestions on fixes, I murdered that OS, MURDERED IT I say! FUCK MS!
I loaded up Mint 11 on this machine and OMG! it IS a different machine. FAST! Responsive, and forgiving. I am having to bone up my commandline skills but I have needed to do that for sometime. Command line in MS is highly discouraged by MS and finding info on the newer OS's CL is daunting. TO hell with that infection prone system. OS from here on out. There is the one point I have to address of installing Itunes so that I can manage my phone but there is plenty of documentation on that.
I do have some good computer habits that I have carried with me for some time. All music and vids that I have are stored on external harddrives, Same for all of my files that I don't trust to fickle machines. One thing I love about Firefox is its portability. Being able to quickly transfer ALL bookmarks and settings from one machine to another is pretty damned sweet (and for those that say its a tedious process, bah! cut and paste baby, cut and paste!)
Now, since I made one major change, Maybe its time to get serious about switching to Wordpress.