I’m Back

Whether that’s a good or bad thing is not for me to say. It seems as though everything I wanted to install, including Lotus 1-2-3 (!), has installed on my first Windows 10 computer. I think I turned off all or most of the intrusive channels for Microsoft to collect and to sell my data, but I am not sure.

I copied more than 500 files to a flash drive to move to my new computer. The old computer had just enough life left to allow me that. I had also saved my most important Lotus spreadsheets in Excel format–actually, I did that months ago–in the event Lotus 1-2-3 would not install on a new machine.

I had to cannibalize the HDMI cable from the Blu-Ray player as the new computer (an Acer) does not have an old-fashioned input for a video monitor. My wonderful wife also purchased the same computer and I think she will have to buy a new monitor because I don’t think her old one even has HDMI output. I was sure I had a spare cable lying around the house, but could not find it in my 5-minute search. Patience is not a word that leaps to mind in describing my personality, one of my (many) flaws.

Of course, I have lost all of my Internet bookmarks even though I am still using Mozilla Firefox. My WordPress media stash seems to be intact, like this:



My sweet sister and (i)ncomparable niece are visiting us from the East Coast so it’s not likely I will resume “regular” posting until they leave. Of course, the definition of “regular” is fungible.





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6 thoughts on “I’m Back

  1. Good to see back. I don’t have much luck with my laptops living a long and fruitful life. I suspect that is mostly because of the life they live; getting bounced around in airplanes, the back seat/trunk of rental cars, sitting in industrial environments, etc. But, if I were to buy a new vehicle (hey, it COULD happen) and it were only to last as long as my laptops, I would be going after the manufacturer for “lemon law” violations.


    1. Thanks, DDM. I still use a desktop computer. However, I thought my last PC would be my last PC. Since WordPress has committed to supporting the Classic Editor at least through the end of next year, I had to replace my computer. I can’t write a blog on a phone or even a tablet.


  2. When I migrated to my new Dell desktop the only way I could save all of my extensive bookmarks file for Mozilla was to copy and paste the files from one to the other. Sadly, I do not remember the steps I took to do that action.


  3. Always a massive job when a computer dies. Thankfully(?) I’ve never had any of the computers die, I end up moving to something newer because the software goes beyond the machine.
    Good to see you’re back posting.


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