Ramblings, opinions, and general meanderings from the Deep South

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Disappearing Numeric Keypad

Need some help folks. Using a Dell keyboard (KB212B) with Vostros 230s and 260s. Intermittently, the numeric keypad fails. Then, just as mysteriously it starts working. This is on multiple machines. All these PCs are under a year old. I have literally spent hours scouring Google and Dell. All I get is positive reviews about this keyboard. No one even mentions this problem. Well, I haven't found it referenced, yet. Any insight will be most welcome. May end up having to contact Dell directly. C'mon, help my hair stylist or barber if you prefer. At this rate she won't see me show up because I am busy pulling all my hair out.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Music Monday - Love it

Bear with it. The music is awesome. You'll be glad you tuned in...

Thursday, May 10, 2012

If it's Not Too Dear

Made it. Actually got up at 7:30AM and mowed about 2/3 an acre with push mower. LOL, chest pains were anxiety stuff. Thanks for concern. Phone is working, but battery life short. Gmail (aka email), Google Talk, TS, etc.

It is GREAT to be alive and in Mississippi!!! Thanks to everyone for the birthday wishes n stuff.

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Phone Stuff

K, phone is working. Sorta', kinda'. It's a V5 (maybe even V3) Razr that had the dust blown off it. Have jiggled the iPad charge cord enough to get about half a charge. So some things are better. I think.

Just to mention in passing, chest pains are bothering me. Hope it's anxiety from all the recent frustration. Really want to make it alive until at least 4:40AM tomorrow. That way Music Monday has meaning, lol.

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Phone and iPad

Latest cell phone has been a Samsung. I really like it. It was a gift and had some really nice features, accessories, etc. Well, yesterday as equipment was being carried in from the truck I dropped it. Didn't realize this had happened until a few hours later. It was in a case, but moisture does strange things to electronics. Wiped off, shaken and put back together it worked until late last night. It quit suddenly. Makes me sick. Blackberry style phone that was pristine. No scratches, all buttons worked and the range was great. Now I am desperately trying to find an old phone to replace it.

Anyway, please contact me by email and I will update here when phone connectivity is back in working order. Sheesh! When does it stop? Just found out the charging cord for my iPad is kinked and it won't charge. Guess saying 'when it rains it pours' is redundant at this time. Hope the Walmart sells replacements...

EDIT: Folks, I have around 4% charge on my iPad and am having a hard time finding that Apple charge cable at a decent price. If it's a TRUE emergency I can use the iPad to talk briefly. Every time I receive a call that app is a pig. Please email, am trying to check it every hour.

EDIT2: Teamspeak is online.

Friday, May 04, 2012

Concerning Antivirus and PDF

Are you aware that McAfee was arrested? No, not for writing the most overated antivirus program. Seems the local political machine in Belize, where he now resides and works, was mad because he wouldn't give up the cash to their henchmen. It's all vague at this time. One nice thing about this article is that it not only explains the McAfee antivirus history; it also will relieve you to know that Intel bought the company several years ago. Maybe it will go back to being a worthwhile investment. John McAfee opted out it several years ago after selling the company to Network General in 1997.

IMHO, McAfee and Reader (Acrobat), written by Adobe, are the most overated software offerings in history. Drop Reader and go Nitro PDF. Yes it's a freebie and no I am not responsible if you download it and trash your machine. Adobe Reader seems to be gradually pulling back their funtionality which indicates it may end up off the freeware lists. We shall see...

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Random Thursday - Utility Tablet

She: Papa, I meant to ask you .. how are you getting along with the new iPad we gave you for your birthday?
He: Good!
She: And you're clear about all the apps?
He: Excuse me ...
He: ... What's wrong?


Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Hope to start back with a Random Thursday post. We shall see...