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Old 07-31-2008, 02:57 PM   #16
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stroking my new red laptop, and learning about Vista......not as bad as I feared. Altho I admit, I've barely scratched the surface...First thing I did was download Firefox. IE makes me nuts.
Congrats! Vista is not bad once you get used to it. If I didn't have to use XP for work, I'd go all Vista.
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Old 07-31-2008, 03:22 PM   #17
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Old 07-31-2008, 03:42 PM   #18
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Did Vista for a whie but then upgraded to XP. I do not plan to go back.

I would never in a million years have changed, but there was no option this time. So I will learn it or die trying! (picture a skeletal frame slumped over computer with skeletal fingers typing one last message to MR.........)
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Old 07-31-2008, 03:56 PM   #19
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Old 07-31-2008, 03:57 PM   #20
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Even with the student/office 2007? (word, etc) Where?? And yes, RED is a must!

Oh, did I say Costco extends the warranty to two years in home if necessary for free?
Don't worry ... you got a good deal.
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Old 07-31-2008, 03:59 PM   #21
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Did Vista for a whie but then upgraded to XP. I do not plan to go back.
Me too. I've got three copies of XP, and every time I get something with Vista on it ... I just strip the damn thing out and put XP on it.

For one thing, most of my peripherals don't have drivers for Vista, and I am not gong to go out and purchase all new everything else just to go with a new operating system.

Noooo thenkque.
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Old 07-31-2008, 04:09 PM   #22
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Old 07-31-2008, 04:16 PM   #23
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Thats got to be some mind numbing work.....
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Old 07-31-2008, 07:06 PM   #24
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Old 07-31-2008, 07:09 PM   #25
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well it seems we all have a lot in common, since like so many others i also am browsing mr even as we speak (write) ! amazing coincidence, no ? heh heh...

actually my last tweet was about leaving for the tom waits concert and now i don't want to post anything else because i get a little thrill every time i see that.

so... i just came home from 1. ordering some stylie new sunglasses which will be ready tomorrow (and then i'll be able to wear them around town pretending i'm a movie star) 2. having a drink or three on a terrasse with a friend and 3. stopping over at another friend's house to drop off a book she wanted to borrow and have some tea and conversation for a lot longer than i anticipated.

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hey... do you hear that noise ? that's the sound of webdesigners and coders the world over cheering and applauding you and shouting a heartfelt THANK YOU and BRAVO !!! if only *everyone* would, our jobs would be so much simpler...
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Old 07-31-2008, 09:18 PM   #27
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I am currently washing the bedding and vacuuming the bed (dogs + beach = sand dunes forming in the bed). While that's going on, I'm finishing up on catching up on MR's overnight traffic, and then I will be going upstairs to continue to classify and keyword and categorise photos in Aperture (I'm about to start on the backlog of scanned negatives - scanning is incomplete too - and the DSLR's photos, after having done the P&S digi's and the scanned slides and polaroids. In other words, the real work is about to begin).

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Oh, there it is! Wow, it merged into the file I was working on before. No wonder it took so long. Better hurry and do what I need to before the whole system goes down under the load....
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going to bed, a mere 4 hours late or so. nighty night all.
...and it's about time. Are you "remarkably loquacious" in your sleep?

Hey, look at my latte! In my "latte-art" it looks like a dove and a dolphin doing the whole Yin-Yang thing with each other. Very groovy, baby.

(by which I mean to say "I'm sitting back, after putting on another load of washing, and having another coffee")

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