Tag Archives: Microsoft

Computer Woes… Oh NO!

Computer Woes… Oh NO!

It’s not hard to see that I’ve been nearly out-of-commission on here. I’ve been fighting with my ‘puter. I had been getting very buggy behavior (buggier than normal Microsoft buggy) so I decided it was that time… that magical time in every PC user’s life… time to take the plunge and completely reformat my hard [...]

Favorite Videos – Microsoft Tech Support

Favorite Videos – Microsoft Tech Support

This goes out to everyone that’s ever had to deal with offshore technical support. Microsoft, Dell, HP, and about every electronics, software, or computer maker you can think of has tech support people in India, China, or wherever… and these poor underpaid linguists are trying to speak English, but sometimes they really can’t. And they’re [...]

I hate Internet Explorer and its little dog, too.

I hate Internet Explorer and its little dog, too.

NOTE: The following post was written after a couple very frustrating hours fighting with Internet Explorer using XHTML, CSS, and my bare hands. The ever-vigilant web stylist, Ms. Gepner, sent me a screenshot of the bad news that I knew was coming but was living in denial of. Yes, the newly released beta versions of [...]

Eye Heart City

Eye Heart City

The conspiracy theorists… they’re everywhere. I can remember when one of the earlier versions of Microsoft Office came out, and it included a new font entitled Wingdings… there was much attention given to the fact that the letters NYC, when converted to the font Wingdings, appeared as a skull & crossbones (symbol for death), a [...]

Duckets from Seattle

Duckets from Seattle

If you live in New York (the state, of course) you can get back some of your silver from Billy Gates because of a class action settlement by Microsoft with the Sate of New York. You’ll get $12 for each Windows OS license and $5 for each MS-DOS or MS Office license that you acquired [...]

Forward All… Forward All… Forward All…

Forward All… Forward All… Forward All…

Get behind me, Satan! I have been inundated lately with email chain letters and hoaxes. Many of these people should have known better. Really, I think the Forward All button on all email clients, foreign and domestic, should have some type of breathalyser attached to them (like on some newer vehicles) so that you cannot [...]

Call of Duty

Call of Duty

My new hard drive is finally being used, but not how I’d like. Despite my best efforts, and the use of some otherwise reliable hard drive companies’ software, I was not able to convert my new drive over to the boot drive (C:) with a valid image of the original hard drive. The closest I [...]