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Bad September!

First off, if you don’t want to read bad news, then run away. This post is nothing but bad news. September has been nothing but a long string of terrible events that is just plain wrong. I am sure I can find people to point fingers at, but it won’t change the facts at hand. With that being said, I know that this post will be of no value, and will not change facts. At best, it might bring a couple of tears to the one or two people that might read my blog, but if nothing else, I feel I should at least vent, because isn’t that what a personal blog is for?

Obviously, this post is about events that has affected me personally. And while I am not perfect, I am going to do my best to not be judgmental, and just state facts. Also, this post is not an attempt to ask for any hand outs, or even hand-ups. I almost never have help beyond the normal standard stuff that  someone in my position and state would otherwise receive, and for that I am appreciative.

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Week 46 – 2014

This week could have been better. Spent the week waiting for the dog food from Amazon to come in. Keep in mind that I ordered it a week ago. It would seem as if I had to wait for Saturday to request a replacement – even though UPS never received it. I will be writing an entry about this as soon as the problem is resolved. However, I expected better. Needless to say, I still had to get dog food. I expect to run out either Sunday or Monday. I don’t want to have to go on the day I needed it, so I went on Thursday to get the dog food. The closest place was Edgewood Town Center where I could buy a 20lb bag of food for $30. This meant I had to take a 4: Troy Hill followed by a 61A: North Braddock, and then walk 3 blocks. With my ankles and the fact the 61A only runs about every 30 minutes – I would probably have to take 3 buses the next time, especially since this round trip cost me 3 hours of my time.

On Friday night, I informed Amazon which I should get a new shipment. Otherwise, my week has been spent working on the massive document that has consumed a bit of my time. No real plans for the coming week other than a couple of errands.


Today, the dogs got their walks, and I had to go to the main street for something. I also had to take the garbage out – which much of it was the neighbors, since they moved out. My iPod Touch is going bad. The player has made a couple of errors today which is a sign that it will be dying soon. Once it goes, I will have to get a new media player, or rely on my PC. It will be unrealistic to push that responsibility on my phone.

Otherwise, not much else happened today. As for plans for tomorrow, not much other than the normal walking of the dogs, and similar activity. As with most weekends lately – I will be home.

Who will benefit from Chrome OS?

I am writing this blog posting as I have a regular person I deal with that always seems to have problems with their computer. This seems to be the case where even though they have Anti-Virus Software, they are still getting viruses. Obviously, if one doesn’t follow the advise of the Anti-Virus software, one could easily get infected. They are considering getting a Mac PC which this person contacts me when he doesn’t know how to do something on his computer. Since I don’t have a couple of thousand dollars on a Mac PC that will meet my needs, I don’t have this line of systems/OS combinations which means that I will spend three times as long walking him through things.

So, this person must be making a lot of content? None at all. No video editing, no major need of an office suite. This person while he has a domain doesn’t even have a blog site. He does have an iPhone which he seem to do very little with it other than having an iPhone. So, what does he do with the computer? Well, he is into sports, so he will check sports scores, and he will browse websites. In addition, he will watch videos over the web. All in all, he may spend an hour or two per day consuming content.

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A bit happened today. First, I had to go to the bank to make a deposit that needed to be immediately addressed. I also went to a court hearing I was scheduled to attend, but it seemed as if it was cancelled. Next, I went to the post office which I needed to get postage stamps which is on the behalf of someone else which was addressed already. Last, I had to go grocery shopping which I bought what I hope to be almost a month’s worth of groceries.Simply put, I don’t have cash to spend on food this month, so I have to rely exclusively on my benefits.

I did managed to get a hold of my brother who told me that he will address part of an issue he caused this weekend. I also managed to receive a call from Andrea which told me next week. I am assuming that from now on, I have to give everyone a zero tolerance policy. It’s a shame I have to treat family as such.

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Not much happened today. I took the dogs for a couple of walks. I also did a little work on my web sites, and wrote an email. I had a couple of false charges on my account from Amazon. Amazon addressed the issues, and will be refunded in my account within a few months.

As for plans for tomorrow, I will be expecting a phone call from Social Security. I will also have to address a couple of other issues. I will not have much to do until Wednesday which will be an extremely busy day.

Why I Can’t Stand Windows 8

On Wednesday, 2013-07-25, I have received an HP 2000 series PC. The PC is good for what I expected. It is in no means my ideal PC, and not even my first choice of sub $1000 PCs. It is a good choice as a sub $500 PC. However, one serious flaw of the HP is it comes with Windows 8. Now, is Windows 8 the same kind of fiasco as Windows Vista, no. But is is a completely different mess of its own.

If you don’t know the idea of Windows 8, the idea is that you have a fully functional OS that runs an x86 CPU. Windows 8 and Windows RT are very much alike with the exception of Windows 8 is able to run “legacy” programs or programs that are designed to run in the native environment of Windows 7 or earlier Windows OSes. This segregation is only a part of the problem.

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Not much happened today. I had to deal with technical support for the Brother Printer I use for the behalf of someone else, but needless to say it is the same problem I had a few months ago. It will seem as if I will have to go through hoops again with them, and it wouldn’t happen if they will just send me something that worked.

I also walked the dogs, and tried to get a hold of my brother which I was unsuccessful for the most part. Otherwise, I didn’t do much really. As for plans for tomorrow, I will likely have to go to Downtown to address the incompetency of Brother. I will try to fix this problem on my own by repeating the procedure I had to do 5 or 6 times before, but otherwise, not much else to do.


Not much happened today. I walked the dogs, and watched a few videos online. I had some problems with iTunes again, and feel a portion of the problem is my PC. I will eventually be moving my library to my desktop which will eventually allow me to move my large collection from my computer’s hard drive.

I also did a little work on a couple of sites, and believe that two are completed. I will be working on one that has been elusive in layout for a very long time. Chris said he was going to stop down, but never did.

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Today was a mixed day. I went to the post office to collect my mail, and to the bank to make a deposit. After that, I went to the grocery store. The regular dog food that I normally was not available, so I got the second choice. Even with that, I wasn’t able to get as much as I wanted.

When I got home, I did some composing on a blog posting that I am trying to finish up. I am hopefully going to finish that later this week. It also seems as if I will be using Second Life much less often as my PC has been over heating more and more with it. With this in mind, I had sent a notice to all of the friends explaining that, and giving alternatives in keeping in touch at least until I can get a new system.

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