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Goodbye Dell
I have had it. Yesterday morning I wanted to put a few files on CD, sounds simple enough. Well for some reason the CD/RW drive was being recognized as a regular CD drive. I rebooted the machine and the drive was now recognized as a CD/RW drive. Last night I was again putting files on a CD. All was going well until the end of the process. When again the drive was no longer being recognized as a CD/RW drive! That I didn't get as it was in the middle of burning a CD. Again I had to reboot, problem solved. ......

Posted On Thursday, August 26, 2004 9:29 AM

Photography
I have been bitten by the photography bug. Yesterday the weather was just perfect here so I said to my wife "how about we take it easy today and goto the park" so that is what we did. I took a lot of photos, here is a link I also posted new photos of the baby's room. Enjoy! ......

Posted On Monday, August 23, 2004 9:45 AM

Digital Camera
In my previous post I mentioned that we purchased the Canon Digital Rebel. I have wanted a Digital SLR for quite sometime now and have been waiting to see if Minolta was going to come out with something that is compatible with the Minolta Film SLR's (we have one). According to the Minolta web site they are releasing a new camera "in the fall". I sent Minolta an email last week, no reply as of yet, asking a couple questions..etc. Here is my new rule. If I send an email to a company, via the form THEY ......

Posted On Tuesday, August 17, 2004 1:40 PM

New Toy

Saturday I convinced the wife that we needed a  new digital camera.  We bought one a month or so ago and I just don't like it.  Sooooo she gave in and let me get the Canon Digital Rebel...one word AWESOME!

Check out my photo gallery by using the link on the left.  I didn't take all the photos with the Canon, but most of them. 

Posted On Tuesday, August 17, 2004 1:14 PM

Annoyed
What is the point of having a customer service / sales / whatever email account for your company if you (the company) don't even respond! On Tuesday I sent an email to Comp-USA. They had two products listed on their site at different prices. I am talking about the exact model number and everything. So I fired off an email asking them what is the difference between the two and why a price difference..etc....No reply as of yet! I am getting rather annoyed with my Dell laptop. It's only a couple years ......

Posted On Friday, August 13, 2004 2:31 PM

Outlook 2003 Problem
I posted this on Channel 9 as well.... This is a strange problem and is becoming frustrating.Upgraded to Outlook 2003. After the upgrade when you open a message up and do the following:ViewOptionsImport... say the Importance is NORMAL, using the dropdown box change to HIGH...Outlook crashes.Same process Importance is NORMAL, using the dropdown box hover over each option (LOW, NORMAL, HIGH) select NORMAL ...Outlook crashes.I am running XP Pro. This was happening prior to SP2. Installed SP2 still ......

Posted On Friday, August 13, 2004 9:28 AM

Lightning jolts teen working on computer
SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER Friday, August 6, 2004 · Last updated 7:30 a.m. PT Lightning jolts teen working on computer THE ASSOCIATED PRESS COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa -- A teenager working on his computer was jolted by a lightning strike that hit his family's home. Mike Bergeron, 15, of Council Bluffs was in the basement of the home about 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday when lightning struck the roof of the house, traveled through the electrical lines to the computer and shocked him. Linda Bergeron said the ......

Posted On Friday, August 6, 2004 2:59 PM

Time
This weekend was pretty busy! My wife wants to spell out the name of our soon to be son (34 days to go!) on the wall in his room. The only challenge was that the letters she wants to use are at Pottery Barn Kids, the closest one is an hour and half away. Soooo Saturday morning we drove to Princeton, NJ and picked them up. She had a gift certificate that the store said could only be used in the store and not on the Internet or over the phone. We got back home and had some lunch and then we started ......

Posted On Monday, August 2, 2004 2:55 PM

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