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Posted by on Apr 18, 2011 in Science & Technology | 0 comments


I have been missing in action the last couple of weeks.  I have been occupied – I am the care giver for my 88 year old mother and she had some medical issues.  About the time she was improving my computer died (hard drive), fortunately I had not done much of anything since I backed up last time so I didn’t lose much but I did have to find the $ for a new one.  I did but the new machine is Windows 7 and god knows I hate change.  I still miss DOS.  There was a Windows 7 driver for my printer but not for my scanner.  Problem 2 – no PS2 connection for my beloved trackball.  There are PS2 to USB adapters available  so that can be resolved but to use my scanner I had to drag out an old Windows 98 machine.  I will scan on it and save the results on a thumb drive and transfer them to my computer for processing.  The one thing I really don’t understand is the new wide monitor.  Why would I want this?   I have a 20″ widescreen but most things are actually smaller than they were on my old 17″ monitor.

OK, I’m old.  Get off my lawn!!!!