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I have used Windows for eons. I have owned about a dozen computers, starting with a DOS KAYPRO, and currently have four laptops and two desktops in our home; depending on how many people are actually home that month.  We, who have ONE, count them, ONE laptop that has VISTA, and absolutely HATE IT.

 

Now, I have spent enough time on VISTA, trying to get it to work, to have learned my way around.  I am not sure why they felt the need to move the Control Panel, nor made it more steps to Shut it Down.  Oh, WAIT, yes I know that one.   They made it harder to find the shut down because it takes so freekin long for it to shut down that they figure you will just leave it on all the time.  What? They own electric company stock too?

 

You know what, Microsoft.  I am impressed with some of the things that VISTA comes with; like the voice recognition is improved.  But, what does it matter when none of my (repeat this) NONE of my current and recently purchased software will work with it.  Even with that handy, “Make your software work with stupid VISTA” program you include.  Guess what.  It doesn’t work either.

 

AND, WE ARE NOT STUPID! And, I am insulted by your stupid attempt to act like your customers are all just stupid.  We, who have used Windows since you introduced it in 1985, I used MS Dos before that, and figured out every upgrade to date, we are not stupid.  We have figured out how to use it and we still do not like it.

 

We know that obviously you either cannot or refuse to fix VISTA for us and paying gazillions of dollars to make and play an add that says, “Hey, you are so stupid that this whole time you have been fighting with VISTA, we are going to tell you that you just don’t know how to get around in VISTA.  It’s not our idiot VISTA operating system. We call it Mojave, and taught people how to turn it on and they LOVE IT.  So, it’s you. You stupid people.”

 

What a fool I am.  Had I known that unlike every other Windows version where software would extend over several versions, you made sure that VISTA owners would have to purchase all new software. This includes downloading new software for my two printers, only one of which works anyway with VISTA, even after I downloaded the software.  So, now I’m supposed to go out and purchase a new printer too. You may be made of money, Microsoft, I am not.

 

Is this kind of like WalMart.  Sam Walton dies and it goes to China and hell?  The goods and bags are so cheap and self-destruct.  Of course, that is good for the ecology as I now have neat $1 cloth bags.   So, Bill Gates retires and now Microsoft is owned by a bunch of unsupervised idiots, who are so stupid they are publicly insinuating their own users are idiots?

 

Yeah, Microsoft, I’m real impressed with your new name for VISTA.  It’s going to make it a lot better.

 

Windows Mojave, RIGHT!!!

 

You know the commercials where the Mac Man and the Windows Man talk. I have been a Windows person since the beginning, but man that Mac is looking better and better.  I have heard that my software works with it now.

 

There, I got that off my chest!

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Okay, you may ask what Rabbit Karma, Vegetables and the Olympics have in common. Absolutely nothing! It was just my morning and last night, all wrapped up in one. 

 

This morning, poor little irritating Chihuahua received her rabbit karma. Outside, for her morning constitutional, she spotted a rabbit in the car parking gravel area. If the rabbits are on the grass, and they don’t move, she often overlooks them. Obviously, she has poor eyesight and no sense of smell.

 

This morning though, she must have been tired and only gave a deeply throated half bark upon spotting the rabbit. However,

 

The bunny took offense and chased after the Chihuahua. Irritating Chihuahua took off for the house. She turned around to give the rabbit even lower volume little ruffs several times, then came in the house to hide her humiliation.

 

 

 

We did go out later, after the rabbits were done with their breakfast, and checked out the garden. I am proud to say that, I now have an almost red tomato. I have sprayed the plants twice for whatever nasty thing was eating through all of the growing tomatoes and, I think, they will need one more spray as this isn’t the healthiest tomato on earth, but it is looking better.

 

 

 

The green peppers are healthy and my baby watermelons are growing.  This one is now tennis ball size.

 

I’m not sure what has happened to the cantaloupe and pumpkins. Perhaps the rabbits ate the shoots or maybe I am just not recognizing them. I wish the rabbits had eaten the Mustard Spinach as it was bitter. We liked the New Zealand spinach though. I think maybe they did eat the Buttercrunch lettuce.  Things seemed to just disappear. My garden is a wee bit out-of-control.

  

You can almost see the three active Square foot gardens here. I plant marigolds in front. Last year a turtle lived in the fourth square but, seeing as his home wasn’t planted this year, I guess he moved on.

But, I do think the fuzzy shoots of watermelon, mixed with their flowers and those of the Marigolds are awesome.

 

AND, speaking of awesome, isn’t Michael Phelps awesome? Last night was, believe it or not, my first day of Olympic watching. I totally missed the opening ceremony because I was in Wisconsin. I wish they would show it again sometime. I will try not to miss the finish.

I will say this. China has presented the most beautiful venue of any I can remember seeing. From the buildings to the inside walls, it is just gorgeous. They paid attention to the details; carvings, painting, lighting, etc and it shows. 

It doesn’t hurt to have things like Michael Phelps victories to watch either. Dara Torees just proved that 41 is the new 20. And the 26 mile women’s marathon kept me up last night. The last mile I just kept repeating, in my brain, “don’t trip” “don’t trip” “don’t trip.”

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