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#1 OffGrid9

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Posted 16 May 2016 - 05:11 PM

I see that this is the 1,440th page in this forum, and there were 43,199 posts.  ...Jeez....

 

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I sorta went overboard, told the story of my life, spilled my guts all over this forum...sorry.  I moved all that to the "About Me" page, which is where I should have put it in the first place...and it's really too much even for that location.  If you're having trouble getting to sleep, it might just be the answer to your prayers.

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Anyway, as an introduction:
 
Hi!  Call me Diego.  I am an ignoramus.  I not only don't know anything, heck, I don't even suspect anything.
 
I'm not in any immediate need of help on my PC, but as a SuperDoofus, I know that will change.  I am glad to have found this site, and look forward to being a leach on your collective brain (...oogh -- I don't know if I can un-see that picture).  What I mean is, I look forward to learning from you, and participating to the extent I might be helpful...when I'm not out of reach, over in my canyon.

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Posted 16 May 2016 - 05:13 PM

Hi :welcome: to Bleeping Computer.

As a new member be sure to read


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Posted 16 May 2016 - 06:01 PM

G'day Diego, ....and Welcome to BC

 

I enjoyed reading your blurb......you tell a good yarn

 

Stay around a while...we look forward to hearing more from you

 

Brian


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Posted 17 May 2016 - 12:32 AM

To NickAu - Thanks for the welcome, and the homework assignment.  I fought my way thru all seven "Be sure to read" pages, so now I'm seeing double if not triple.  That is a big dose of mostly-common-sense stuff that applies to all forum-sites, but it's good to be reminded from time to time, and there was some info unique to BC, so thanks again.

 

However, I found one page that was confusing, "Help Topic: Posting & the Post Editor".  It contains the passage, "There are two versions of the post editor: the standard editor and the rich text editor. Which one you use can be configured from your settings. With the rich text editor, you'll see how the post will look when it's finally posted, like a live preview."

 

  - first, I could NOT find any way to select a version of the post editor in my Settings.  Maybe that option was moved to another area?

  - second, although there is a description of the benefits of the rich text editor, there's no explanation of what you get if you use the standard text editor.  Is there any advantage to using the standard editor?

 

...and finally, Hello to Australia!  I traveled all over the world, only places I really regret missing were Australia and New Zealand.



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Posted 17 May 2016 - 12:51 AM

G'day Diego, ....and Welcome to BC

 

I enjoyed reading your blurb......you tell a good yarn

 

Stay around a while...we look forward to hearing more from you

 

Brian

 

Thanks, Brian.  Looks like only Aussies have read my post.  Sorry, I never learned the Strine dialect, ceptin' a few phrases from the TV, like "We'll tawss anotha shrimp on the babby" (Paul Hogan, 70's add for Australian tourism), or "g'die mite" and "naao wurreez" (from the Croc himself).

 

As to my "yarn", I moved it.  It read like a dime novel.  Still does, but at least I got it off the forum, over to the "About Me" area.

 

I cherish your assessment of Windows 10.  LSHISM (pronounced 'ell shizzum' -- laughed so hard I soiled myself).  I actually tried Win 10 for about two weeks.  My wife found me walking in circles hitting myself on the head with my keyboard.  I later described it as drinking grape Kool-Aid thru a cyanide straw, but I think your "...hair-drying in the bathtub" is better.

 

Diego






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