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  • Birthday 07/18/1945

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  1. Hi, Jess. There's lots of interesting stuff going on here and some interesting people and I understand there's a buffet around here somewhere but no one seems ready to say where. Oh, well ... no cookie today then maybe cookie tomorrow. Have fun and enjoy!
  2. Why, thank you, Jess. I'm gathering my thought (singular - I don't multiprocess well. ) as to how to approach this without duplicating effort from previous topics which is always an amusing undertaking. On the other hand, I'm learning a lot about how things are done as well as about the people here so I guess that's good. I hope.
  3. Hi, Marcy, and welcome to the asylum. I'm a newbie myself but have found the folks here to be knowledgable, informative and tolerant ... and bearing a cool sense of humor. So, what brings you here and didn't they make a movie titled "The Wedding Planner"?
  4. Well, we had a hurricane headed this way (Felicia) that wound up a tropical depression by the time it got here which was rather disappointing. I was hoping it would at least make a decent monsoon like we get over Winter. I was born in Buffalo but only lived there five years. But even in Pittsburgh, we got used Canadian air that had picked up some wettage crossing Lake Erie then hung onto a lot of it until it hit the Ohio River Valley and ran into air coming up from the Gulf. Such fun we had!
  5. This statement makes me feel uneasy. I hope you're joking. [/OT] Please send me a PM to let me know why you feel uneasy.
  6. So, anyway, after reading all the back and forth that has little to do with the original topic, let me offer the following ... Win98 does what I need. How much do I need to read eBooks waiting for a doctor's appointment or take notes during a session? How much do I need to send & receive RTTY or copy weatherfax transmissions? Not a heck of a lot. In a couple of cases, stepping up to Win2K is necessary but there aren't a lot of them. One of them is the only machine that will have an internet connection. This machine is what it is and runs XP for one reason only - it's identical to one I made for my daughter so I could help her with any problems by "remote control" (but not remote attachment) and trying to make them happen on mine. (Okay, yeah, she's spoiled but isn't that what daughters are for? ) Anyway, that's my story and I'm sticking with it ... unless I get a better offer.
  7. Hello, my name is Kludge, and I’m new to this part of the woods. Like Earth, I’m considered mostly harmless but some might add that this is true only after I’ve done my meds. They are, of course, just jealous because my meds are better than theirs. :-) Anyway, I do have some amusing problems with a small forest of older laptops & tablets I seem to have accumulated over time – five Panasonic CF-25s, four CF-27s, and one each Fujitsu C-340, Stylistic 3400 and LT C500. I think there are one or two others but I can’t remember. The Panasonics will be kitbashed to give me two each operational CF-25s and CF-27s and what’s left over will be made operational if possible, though they’re not really needed for anything beyond getting the good ones to work. Without getting into the progression of how I got where I am (which is long, convoluted and pretty much irrational, also a good description of my life), it all comes down to this: I want to be able to build minimalistic versions of Win95 OSR2 (if I can’t get the Win95 drivers to work under Win98), Win98SE and Win2k with everything excess stripped out, including unnecessary drivers, and the manufacturers’ drivers added – after which I’ll do the WPI thing to load the apps I want which are also minimal. The specifics related to all this will go into the appropriate topics. I just wanted to give fair warning in case anyone feels the need to be elsewhere … you know, an alternate reality (which, come to think of it, this might be) … a different solar system ... a different galaxy … another universe. The usual. Now wasn’t that about as much fun as a tooth extraction?
  8. "Love" may be a bit strong but what OS I prefer depends a lot on what I'm doing. I've got laptops & tablets here running DOS 6.22, Win95, Win98SE, or Win2K dependent on the machine and what I'm doing with it. This box running XP SP3 (which may become SP2 again) but it does a lot of stuff I don't want or need to do on the others. There's no overkill, no underkill but rather it's all pretty much just right kill ... :-)
  9. I'm .c ... and I am a source of problems & frustration. If I weren't my shrinks wouldn't have so much "fun". :-)
  10. Kind of reminds me of my ex-wife's housekeeping ... but that's a good part of why she's an ex.