Saturday, April 07, 2012


I hate my new laptop. I keep getting a no signal from my router which I never got on the old laptop. the old laptop would load a video while I clicked through another page. this one seem slower. what up? ughhh.. this is progress? ha
well anyway, I replaced my old toshiba with a newer more memory supposedly faster TOSHIBA Satellite L735 w/ windows 7 and CORE i5.blah blah.
I wanted something like my old one, small enough to carry in my Porter shoulder bag, and although this one is also 13.3", it's more rectangle and bit longer. ugh.(it does still fit in the bag though.). it has a slot for my mem card from my canon camera, and a dvd player that I wanted. however, there is no volume control, never realized how much I liked that feature instead of having to do volume with a mouse. there were also keys above the function keys that you could mute immediately.
another thing I don't like is there is no on/off switch to the wireless. I sort of like the idea of being able to shut off the internet manually.
I'm getting used to windows 7. for example write now this blog post box is at 75% instead of 100 and I have no idea how I changed it or get it back. ( but I'll figure it out I'm not as helpless as some people, won't mention any names LB)
I am moving my itunes files today from the old one as soon as I can get it to turn on again. and then there are some files I need to move over to my new laptop. I had saved all my pic files but as I post photos, they get moved to a used pics file. and now I have my blog files full of old pics. UGH.
Here's a question, IS IT FREAKING POSSIBLE to sort a file by last modified or last time you put it in the file. PIcasa files do this, but new windows, I can't even see a sort button to arrange them like my old laptop. I'll adjust whatever.
but man, do ya ever feel like you were the one person always using a function that was changed or deleted for whatever reason??
my plan now is to shop between now and summer for the perfect replacement and get rid of this new one for $300 to a niece or nephew. ha I paid $540. so we both get a good deal, and I'll be out a few hundred for the use of it for about 6 months, let's say.
let's end on a positive note, I love the flat keyed keyboard. my old laptop had rounded keys which I also really liked but this one I can type jsut as fast. ha
I'm off for pizza lunch. I FINALLY did some picking up around the house this morning, was busy all week with work and blah everything.
my new inspiration is the Restoraion Hardware catalog I got in the mail a few weeks ago. Thing is freaking HUGE and I don't know where it came from addressed to me. I haven't shopped there in many years. but probably they get some online info about my purchases or surfing or magazines subscribed to etc.. who knows.
that catalog feels like betwen 5-10 lbs. ha but man is it pretty pretty.
so anyway, that is my new inspiration, i can't even dream about buying anything from that place, and if I even did, I should have a cleaned up taken care of house first! good weekend to all. more posts coming. :)
ED: I have figured out a lot things, and found the sort by day etc... on my files. :P however ,no luck getting the old laptop to turn on again, so I might have to take out the hard drive and figure out what to do next.....hmmm I want my old files!!!!

PS. no I don't want an apple! :P but thanks yes I know they are the bomb etc etc


Anonymous said...

as for restoring your view from 75 to 100%...go to the upper right corner of ur screen. there's usually a little house, a star(to display favorites) and to the right of the star is a thing that looks like a widget. click on it. select zoom and change the display to the size you want. if you want to do the same thing in word, click on view, zoom and select the size display you want. the widget is the little jagged wheel directly under the upper red "x" button that closes a screen. hope that helps from the techno stupido.

Anonymous said...

Totally unrelated to your post, but thought of you...Here's something you might like to read / view.

Regards, Tyler

Anonymous said...

thank you tyler for the link. i did not listen to the video but i did read the entire article. this is undoubtedly the best and most articulate scriptural examination about homosexuality i've ever read. there is another book that examines the scriptural context and real meaning of the admonitions against homosexuality but it requires a working knowledge of hebrew, greek and latin. the matthew vines article is no less scholarly in its attempt to examine the meaning of scripture but far easier to digest. IF you are a devout Christian struggling w/ the conventional prohibitions against homosexuality this is a MUST READ article. thank you again tyler for the link.