Some things I’d like from Windows 8

I’m personally hoping the pictures app will have photo tagging ability.
I’d like to be able to eject usb drives from the Metro interface
I’d also like the Metro file explorers to have expanded details.  Add the “availability” column that coordinates with OneDrive
Hopefully something like that is coming in the Spring update.
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OSX easy to use?

Every time I read a post that exclaims how easy and elegant OSX is to use, I wonder what OSX they are using? The one I used with my mac mini several years ago was anything but easy or elegant to use. 

To me nothing made sense at all. To the multiple ways you could install programs, the extra log keyboard shortcut just to open a new tab in safari, to the right click operation. 

We visited a family in California a couple of years ago. Most of them are mac users. I wanted to get some pictures off of our DSLR.  Took me something like ten minutes to accomplish this.  With a Windows PC, would have been done in at least half that time.

Again, not sure what OSX these people use, but it’s not always easy and it’s not elegant to use.

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Surface RT or Surface Pro

So, I went out and bought RT when it was released, well, I didn’t actually go out and buy it, but ordered it online. I like the weight and battery life. Unfortunately, it does not support my Canon MF 4270 printer. I was really hoping for print functionality.


So, after using it for three months and weighing the pro’s and con’s of the Surface Pro, I went to the local Microsoft Store to buy one.  I have 14 days to take it back without paying a restock fee. I’m 7 days in so far.  I have mixed opinions.


I really like the screen clarity much more on the Pro than the RT.  One day it made my eyes hurt, or I think it did. After that, I figured I’d take it back. I can’t use a device that is going to make my eyes hurt.  I had been using the desktop and had scaling at 125%.  Anyway, I reset the device and packaged it up.

About a day later I unpackaged it and set it up again. I couldn’t let it go.  Certain things are seeming to be more important than I thought. Printing, the screen is still a plus. My eyes haven’t started hurting yet.  Knowing I can run any desktop app I want.  It was always frustrating the know that I needed to change devices to get something else done.  I’m giving up battery life and weight. 

The guy I spoke with at the Microsoft Store said they do have some kind of program for buying RT devices.  Sounded like I could get something somewhat decent money wise.  We shall see. I certainly don’t need this, plus the RT, plus a full laptop. I do need the laptop for all of my music and photos to sync to my devices.

I also bought the warranty package. I was told I could take this back, pay a $50 deductible and get a new battery.  I’m torn, but leaning towards keeping the Pro.

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Blogging from my iPad 2

Just testing out how easy it will be to blog from my ipad2. Its been awhile since I have blogged about anything. I’d be surprised if anybody will even notice that this is written :).

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Hello world!

Welcome to This is your first post. Edit or delete it and start blogging!

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I finally understand

The miracle of life

The healing power in your child’s smile and laughter

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Fall time

I have always enjoyed the crisp, cool, bright mornings of the fall season.  However, there is another reason to enjoy the fall time. 

I meet my wife during the fall season back in 2001. 

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