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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Global warm'n versus Windows 8

Ok, I'm confused. While read'n blogs this morn'n, I come across one discuss'n Live Writer. Ok. Some of the comments on that blog said they would quit blogging if they didn't have Live Writer. This is where I get confused. What the hell is so wrong with Blogger that you can't make a blog post? I mean....like is it too hard?
"So now what ya gonna do Billy Bob"? Well shoot, I'm gonna go take a look see what all this rukus bout Live Writer is all about. I don't think it's gonna make a blog more interrest'n or nuttin like that....I'm just curious why some people cain't write a blog without some generic program. More on this after I do some research.

Then I read another blog bout how great the new downloadable Windows 8.1 is. Ok. Before I get into download'n Windows 8.1, how bout somebody convincing me how great Windows 8 is.

I ain't got me one them fancy hand held "do anything" cell devices like what all the younger generation uses. I hear ya can take pictures an' all kinds of "fun" stuff with a 2013 cell phone. They got these little doo dads what they call apps. Ok. What the hell is a app? Man boy howdy, I'm confused. This new laptop with Windows 8 is got a whole freak'n screen plumb full of apps. I clicks on one them things, up pops a new screen. Password, what's yer password? Now how the hell am I supposed to know that. Then I try my damnest to turn that blasted app screen off. You cain't. It just goes somewheres in the background eat'n up my bandwidth like a cookie monster.....gobble gobble gobble. Now sonebody tell me what's so freak'n great bout that. Why can't I be a teenager for a day so I can understand all this new fangled stuff?

After I returned back to "el Rancho Abraham's RV Park an' Goat Farm"....remember the "damn goat"?...I decided on a trip to Aransas Pass. The afternoon was spent with OFM Barney. Off we head to a "new" to me Mexican eat'em up place. The old Billy Bob ain't gonna be go'n there no more. I got plumb sick last night. We sit outside in the 91 degs heat up under a nice oak tree. The shade an' breeze was appreciated. It was a good afternoon if'n I do say so myself. We always find a interest'n subject to discuss....or two. Yes, we discussed golf an' golf ball swak'n clubs. And fish'n. And boats. Stuff men talk about. Told some lies an' I went my merry way back to Sinton.  

Then last night.....there was a program on PBS. I was think'n I would be interested, but as far as I'm concerned, them people was mak'n guesses instead of factual information. That's what scientist do ya know....make guesses, keep their jobs, bleed the taxpayer. There ain't no way in hell I'm gonna believe that 1/2 inches rise in the oceans is gonna wipe out half the coast line cities in America. Yeah I know, I'm just a redneck what never finish school, live most his life in the woods, eat roasted raccoons on a stik an' skillet fried squirrels....stuff like that. But damn, common sense tell ya 1/2 inch of water ain't gonna flood no mountain top. I don't like scare tactics, especially when it comes to global warm'n. That's OK, jump on the old Billy Bob 'cause he don't believe in that kind of stuff. Well, I kind a sorta do, just don't believe mankind can change mama nature. I betcha a dollar it weren't mankind that melted the glaciers what used to cover half of north America. "Shut up Billy Bob....sheesh!!!"



    

14 comments:

  1. Interesting. I had no trouble at all last night. Hmmmm.

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    1. That was the reason for the sudden exit I made from your house yesterday....stomach rumbles.

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  2. LOL, boy am I with you on the Mama nature stuff. I really enjoy reading your blog and I'm a "blogger user" too. I can't figure anything else out, and I still have a "dumb phone" so no apps for me, either. Have a great summer. Smiles, Sue C

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    1. Hi Sue C, glad to see ya drop in an' make a comment.

      Boy howdy on "dumb phones". I'm still using the same one I was issued like 8 years ago.
      Got me a little plastic flap duck taped on it to look like a new flip phone. Not really, just a thought what hit me all a sudden.

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  3. If they let you go back to being a teenager for one day, you'd get into so much trouble and have so much fun you'd never want to come back to being a mature, grown-up man! And teen-aged Billy Bob wouldn't be worrying about apps, cell phones, Windows 8 or Live Writer. Or global warming!

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  4. I'm with you Billy Bob; they're all the time putting a scare on us/everybody. Is there ever the least good news report on tv? Ever wonder why it's called the "boobtube"? Now we have the internet giving us the scares.

    It's a no-never-mind anyway. You and I will be long gone when all those flooded coast dwellers herd inland and crowds already inland get more squashed together. The way it looks in my area, I think the main part of the world has arrived at my doorstep! 99.92% of them carry their little App Traps everywhere, especially in the car and trying to drive.

    Glad you got out and about. It sure helps a body stay sane; thinking about myself-I'm beyond sanity!

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    Hahaha, how true! My laptop finally crashed. I ended up buying a small netbook, which is like a small laptop computer. Wanted something small & portable till I get back into the 17" screen again. It has windows8! Yikes! I am slowly learning my way around, mostly by mistakes. I found if you let your cursor sit at the bottom left hand corner where start magically appears (from the desktop window), then do a right mouse click & all apps will appear at the bottom right corner of your screen. I finally found disk defrag & all that stuff there. One thing I miss is solitaire. I play it when I'm waiting on my slow internet to work, but yea, what's up with the sign in stuff? I've not done any of that yet. I just want to play a simple game!

    Now I'm having driver issues & stuff. Will it ever end??

    Oh & from what I gather, folks use live writer to write their posts offline. But I've used Open Office for that. Why Open Office? Because I'm too cheap to pay for the Microsoft office stuff!

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    1. Well shoot, I didn't learn a darned thing from your review of Windows 8. I don't have the start menu on the lower left. Took me a freak'n week to learn how to turn this dad gum thing off.....over there on the right, clickity clickity click....turn the damn computer off button.
      I don't even know how to use a app. Clicked on the Games app an' ya had to join some sight ($$$) before ya play anything. Don't know where they hide the old Microsoft games. I hate Windows 8.

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    2. You should have the start thing in the bottom corner. Problem is, it's a ghost. You can only see it when you let your curser sit in the very bottom corner of the left corner of your screen. It'll pop away if you move your cursor away from it. I've not deleted any apps yet because like you, I don't know if I'll need them or not.
      You know where your desktop screen is, right? At the bottom left of all the first blocks. I work mostly from there as it's more like what we're used to working from. On mine, I actually have a power button to shut down the computer if I want to. But mine is an Acer so it added it there. It also added internet explorer to the taskbar too, along with a couple of other things I've not used yet. If I'm not sure how to use something, then I go to youtube & find it through a tutorial.

      I found the allapps thing by accident, which is where it's easier to find "my computer", "control panel" & all that. You can make shortcuts of those & add them to your desktop part too as an icon to click on so you don't have to constantly have to look for them.

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  6. All I know from reading you and other bloggers who use Windows 8...is that if my computer dies tomorrow you wont be seeing me on the internet no more...I haven't even learned Windows 7 yet :(

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    1. MsB if your computer craps out just by urself a used Dell on Ebay with a Windows XP or XP Pro. That's all I use on all 3 computers and with Mozilla FireFox it even sync all 3 with ever place and link or bookmark. Even my I-Phone runs FireFox. And the XP will run about 95% of the programs out there and you dont need all that much ram and hard-drive space to run the new windows. JM2C...

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    2. That would be a good option Capt. Joey...thank you!

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  7. I got frustrated with windows years ago and finally bought and Apple (Mac Book Pro.) A bit of a learning curve but just works so easy. No live writer for a Mac so I use Blogger and no problems there. I can't wait till you try it out and let us know.

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  8. BB, If you want to get rid of all those apps on the start screen in Windows 8 just right click on the app and then the Unpin icon that will appear along the bottom of your screen. I wiped out almost all of those that came with my Windows 8 set up. Have also thrown away a lot of the programs that came installed on my new Toshiba, like Norton that had a bunch of programs that wanted to be updated everyday. I didn't find that learning Windows 8 was that bad but I do VERY basic things!

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