How's the new computer working for you Jim?
THERE YOU ARE!!!
It is a REALLY spiffy unit! BUT... It has the Windows 7 Professional Operating System which is just so user friendly that one cannot get it to do what one WANTS it to do. Rather it does what IT wants to do and like the guy who delivered it said: "Embrace the technology.".
Let me explain what I mean by it being "user friendly":
I happen to have CorelDRAW5, which is a GREAT Graphics Program. It doesn't do ANYTHING until it is told to do it. THAT means that it doesn't make ANY decisions for you. It's like having a complete set of tools and EACH and EVERY function has to be delineated or it won't go any further. That means that there's no automatic ANYTHING.
CorelDRAW6 is "user friendly" and does stuff that IT wants to do, not what YOU want to do. And there's no way to over-ride its decisions. That means that IT decides letter spacing, among other things. And THAT means that one cannot do really original work on CorelDRAW6. It gives the Professional Artist the same look as it gives the Amateur Artist, which is supposed to make the Amateur look like a Pro, but only ends up making the Pro look like an Amateur, if you get my drift.
It's the same with Windows 7. It ends up treating a professional computer user like an amateur. Case in point. On Windows 2000, one has the choice of having Large Icons, Small Icons, and just Lists of Folders and Files, which are alphabetically arranged. That's how I have Win2K set up...
With Windows 7, you have your choice of Large Icons or Small Icons, but NO Alphabetical Lists. And the Icons are arranged by the date they were made. So you have to click through them to find the one one wants.
It MAY be GREAT for the newbie, but it's a PITA for me.
Another thing... Windows 7 doesn't have and doesn't support Outlook Express, and so I can't import all the E-Mails and NewsGroup Posts that have been made over the years to the NEW Computer which BTW has been named "The Scalder", which goes along with the names of the other two computers, "The Screamer" and "The Scorcher".
But what the heck, it's a VERY nice Computer, does everything faster and more precisely, and how can one look a gift horse in the mouth?
Lorrie is still having problems starting in the morning. It takes four, one second spritzes of Starting Fluid to make her awaken. No amount of accelerator will get her to start. Have tried none, one, two, three, before cranking, during cranking, and everything inbetween, and she just won't start without Starting Fluid, and she won't even start then if she has been given ANY accelerator.
So the way that I get her started is to open the Choke Plate, open the Throttle Plate, squirt four, one second spritzes of Starting Fluid into the Bendix Stromberg Carburetor, turn on the Run Switch, and hit the Start Switch, and she starts right up first time, every time.
Also, the rebuilt Alternator is PERFECT, and if it continues to be thus, we'll be able to consider her Battery Charging function problem as solved.
Now if she would just start starting without Starting Fluid, everything would be just GREAT!
Went out yesterday to start Lorrie using a technique recommended by one of the guys over at the Ford Muscle Forum of giving her one pump on the accelerator, then starting to crank her, and while cranking give a second jab of the throttle. It flooded her, and then even Starting Fluid didn't help.
Am going to go out this morning (it's 35 degrees out there) and see if she will start with NO throttle and just four spritzes of Starting Fluid. Am hoping that she has dried out after being flooded yesterday.
So how have YOU been. Is everything back to normal after Sandy?
Haven't heard anything from Larry for a while. Hope that he's alright.
As soon as Lorrie has started again, and gets warmed up (if THAT happens), will be reinstalling the Engine Cabinetry today.
Supposed to get down to freezing tonight. Am going to have to bring in the potted plants and cover the Philodendrons which are in planters too large to move. It's always something.
Hope this finds YOU doing well.
Hang in there.