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October 19, 2013

A BRIEF STATEMENT ABOUT WINDOWS 8

Do not read this if you do not care about computer operating systems, and if you don't, good for you.

I have been a loyal Microsoft user forever. FOREVER. I have stuck with Windows even when it was really, really bad (Hello, Vista!). I WANT Microsoft to make good software that I can use, I really do. But whoever decided that it would be a good idea to, basically, combine two operating systems, which look completely different, and which require two completely different sets of behaviors on the part of the user -- well, I hesitate to use the word "insane," because as a rule insane people are not paid for being insane, but -- this is UNBELIEVABLY annoying to those of us who actually have to use our actual computers to work, OK? I'm talking about people who have been using a keyboard and mouse (or touchpad) for many years, and are fine with that. I'm talking about PEOPLE WHO DO NOT WORK ON A TABLET, WHICH IS A LOT OF US, OK, MICROSOFT?

Right now I would pay a person a fair amount of money to come to my house and return me to Windows 7, which was a fine operating system for me. Except I don't believe anybody can actually do that.

One last thing: I am writing this on a Mac.

Postscript for true nerds: Yes, I "upgraded' to Windows 8.1. That is what inspired this rant.

WE SAW SHEEP REVOLT OPEN FOR THE TROGGS

Sheep Revolt When Police Uproot Marijuana Plants Where Flock Grazed

(Thanks to Ralph)

BUT THIS IS WHAT WE *WANT* IN A BANK!

French bank apologizes after posting picture of squirrel's testicles

(Thanks to Ralph)

The way this blog sees it, if more banks posted pictures of squirrels' testicles, there would be... OK, there would be fewer banks not posting pictures of squirrels' testicles.

THIS MAN IS A GOD

Man Loses Weight With Beer And Sausage Diet

(Thanks to Ralph)

THOSE TERRORIST BASTARDS

Cloud of chile powder causes N.M. hazmat situation

(Thanks to ImnotDave)

THANKS, DUDE

Seattle thrift store finds 2.5 pounds of marijuana in donation bin

(Thanks to Craig Roberts and Jay Brandes)

YOU *WILL* HAVE FUN.

North Korea has a water park.

(Thanks to Dan Gilmartin)

OTHER THAN THAT, IT WAS A LOVELY AFFAIR

Mother-of-the-bride, 55, drunkenly slaps her daughter at wedding just minutes after the ceremony

(Thanks to Jeff Meyerson)

SOUNDS LIKE FOREPLAY TO US

Police in Nyköping, eastern Sweden, are investigating a case of assault after a man was woken from his nap after being fish slapped by a woman using a mackerel.

(Thanks to Joe in Japan)

LIKE, WOOF, DUDE

Dog eats pot, gets high.

(Thanks to DaninTustin)

COLLEGE SPORTS REPORT

Unfortunately our strict policy prohibits us from presenting the College Sports Report.

(Thanks to Joe in Japan)

QUESTION FROM A CONCERNED READER

     Is anyone keeping track of how many times judi has

     been fired?

     -- Sue Eckhardt

 

That is judi's job.

 
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