Posted 26 March 2009 - 10:40 PM
As requested a quick word about who I am: frustrated.
I wish I were kidding but that one word pretty much sums up my experience with computers. I know more about computers than most people & less then I need. I got my first computer in 1989 which cost me $1200, was custom-built for me by a colleague and with state of the art having 40 megs of hard drive, 1 5 1/2 inch drive (floppy, of course) and to A drives. It's hard to believe that I could do as much computing then almost as I do now simply because I didn't spend most of my time trying to fix the blasted thing.
I have a number of degrees... 98.7, 97.6, 99.2... and some college degrees to boot. I don't buy the latest & greatest in computers merely because as we all know you know sooner get to the register and it's obsolete. I'm using XP because I've heard nothing good about Vista except the graphics. Thank heavens I don't do filesharing considering that they've been posting hysterical warnings how anybody who does any filesharing whatsoever and who also does any banking, keeps passwords, lists of friends or their shoe size on that same computer now has that information in Nigeria, Poland, Hungary and every other place in the world with a computer. My question is why is it they have such an easy time finding my information when I don't? I'm smart enough to keep my financial information on a separate computer from the one I surf the web with.
I'm capable of doing practically anything: I can set a broken leg, plant a garden, re-Plumb the house, perform basic carpentry, some finish carpentry, basic electrical, sewing, cooking, & I sing to concert level. My biggest weakness is I can't do trigonometry. While not wealthy, I'm financially secure because my spouse and I live totally debt-free and have done so for 34 years. [It's interesting that the same people who mocked us for being cheap (because we wouldn't go out and buy a plasma television & anything that leaves our house is only fit for scrap) and that only boring people had zero balances on their credit cards are the same ones now who are crying over the economy. I empathize but I do not sympathize.]
I love animals but not to the point where I don't think they shouldn't shoot the excess deer and use them for the homeless shelters. Especially the ones that insist on standing in front of cars when they're going 55 miles an hour. I don't drink, gamble, smoke or do drugs. At least not illegal ones.
I believe the biggest oxymoron is 'common sense'... because good sense is not common. My nickname is Cassandra based on the Greek myth of the person who was cursed by the gods to always know what was going to happen and never be believed. [font="Comic Sans MS"]