Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
8:00 AM weather map (the crosshair shows where we live)
1:00 PM Central Standard Time
The local schools and government offices are all closed -- in case of snow.
I'll post more weather maps during the day if there's anything interesting. Word is the snow will begin early in the afternoon. And we should get about three inches of it.
At 1:00 in the afternoon the sleet is getting closer, but no snow yet. At 2:00 PM we had a five-minute snow flurry in the backyard and that was all we got. Near us there were snowfalls of one to three inches. My favorite report on road conditions around here was that "all the highways in [some rural] county were closed until further notice." From three inches of snow?
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Tuesday, February 09, 2010
After weeks of fretting and days of backing up files (to say nothing of months of hating Vista every day), last Saturday I made the change to Windows 7. So far I love it. I find it works well and it's fun to use.
The transition was made easier with the help of the book pictured to the left. It's filled with excellent suggestions and warnings.
For the first time ever I installed a new operating system and used it immediately. Usually I have to uninstall and reinstall the new OS at least a couple times before I can get it to work right. This time it worked right out of the box.