April 7th, 2009


More Than One Way to Skin a Polecat

Vista has this annoying "Program Countdown Status" window that will keep popping up every few minutes unless you agree to run the implied program. Gives you helpful info like, "This program will run in 8:00 HOURS. 7 hours, 59 minutes, 59 seconds" and so on...

Because it is a network program you are powerless to dismiss it.

Because in less than five minutes there it will be. In your face counting down like some Micro$oft Doomsday Clock.

Unless... Unless you leave the window OPEN and running on your desktop. Only then do the damned annoying popup balloons stop popping up.

This helpful hint brought to you by the League of Anti-windoze VISTA Users.

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Got to thinking after reading a post of popfiend. I really hate the area we moved to in our floor. The dynamic just isn't the same. Plus they really did bust the group of is up. Half of the folks from the corner we were in moved across town. I talked to a bunch of them the other day. It was apparent (since every one was trying to talk at once) they miss me too. The folks I sit with now are nice (except for BBFH) but the whole dynamic is off. I don't like it.

On a different note, I have discovered that you really should put accurate tags on stuff. Whether it is to be used online or not.

Spent an hour or so trying to chase down some pictures last night. So frustrating. CFS equals Can't Find Shit.

They ate there somewhere. So I will start a campaign of accurate tagging.

right after THIS post.

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Earth in my camera

So...My Room

There is certainly something to be said about the proper tagging of photographs...Where ever it is that you put them...Can't seem to find any of the pictures I've taken in the past of this Blue Room.

But for example...

Well any ways... My room...Even when it was OUR room. Has been done in shades of blue, like for ever. A lot of navy shades of blue.

One of the complaints of HERSELF was indeed about the blue. Leopard print sheets just didn't cut the blue enough either...*grins*

And I have been getting a little tired of it as well.

I was rambling through WallyWorld today, looking for something else. Which incidentally I did not happen to find. I KNOW! Amazing, right!?

At anyrate I found myself in the home section looking at sheets and comforters...

And I may have found something I actually like. If fact I did like it. So I bought it! And guess what! It ain't blue! Not one little bit! Not even a teense. While blue is one of my favorite colors, it is NOT the favorite color.

I bought a spare set of sheets as well. Organic cotton, so the packaging says, 300 thread count. I've never slept on anything organic, except maybe the ground *grins* so I reckon I'll give those a try first...

Then I was on a quest to find curtains to match. Figured IKEA was a good place. And it was I found just what I was looking for I think. One small issue. These curtains needed to be hemmed *gasp*

But they had thoughtfully included the hemming tape. And instructions! Soooooo. (Jeebus this sounds frickin' domestic) I put them up, marked where they needed to be. Took them downstairs and did the hemming thing, taking into consideration the shrinkage factor of 4%.

And now I give you the new look. Jeebus! Almost looks over the top to me...But I am a beach kinda guy. Tropical beach. Kind. Of. Guy.

Behind a cut, because I am a thoughtful kind of guy. Sometimes..
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