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  1. I think my first thought is usually something along the lines of, "OH GAWD, why am I awake already?", usually followed by looking at the clock and re-asking. It seems the older I get, the less I sleep. I've been staying up for 24+ hours quite often lately and still only sleeping for 4 or 5 hours right after it...Sometimes I wish I could just sleep for a couple days straight.
  2. Heh, they might be onto something... Hell, right now I think I'd hand over my own mom for $250K....hell, I'd turn her in for $250 without the worm-writing abilties
  3. Is you? I was just wondering if it's like this for most of you guys (and gals). Since most of the regulars and some of the irregulars that come here, have at least some basic level of tech savvy-ness, do you find that you know no one IRL that can do what you can on PCs? I pretty much have to dumb down every tech related conversation I have with anyone for fear of their eyes glazing over, tilting their head like a dog, followed by the inevitable "huh". Or worst yet, when they humor you and have no idea what you're talking about. Self-admittedly, I don't have a huge circle of friends but the one
  4. I had the exact same thought when I first saw it....scrolled down and lmao that you said it.
  5. Since I didn't even really know about linux until maybe '04, most of those on the list were quite a few versions later. But if IRC, my first distro was RH (not sure what version), then Mandrake, then just played around with every other (deb, gentoo, slackware, blah blah blah) that I could manage to install until finally sticking with (X)ubuntu.
  6. Happy Birthday, Kid!!!!!
  7. Heh, Oh, no "round-about" about it, I'm a self-admitted nut. And to be honest, I came to the conclusion that women are nuts a long time ago....but it can still baffle me at times. The "particular example" in this case isn't really the fact that she initiated contact again (that part is only a little spooky to me now)...it's how aggressively she did so and started blowing up my phone with texts, like she wants to get to know me all over again via that method....eg. sending me an email and then texting to see if I read it while I was busy replying to it, and then expects me to keep texting whi
  8. OK, sorry for doing the super retro-bump but I thought I'd share this.... As you may have read my first post....She didn't end up calling me back until spring of '07...It was a very brief phone call and somewhat anti-climactic....Just the usual catch up stuff and told me she was pregnant with twins and she'd write me a letter and send pics, my curiosity was quenched and I moved on...but no letter ever came. I don't know why I googled her later in '07 but found the birth announcement...didn't send a congrats or anything. She left me a happy birthday message that year and then nothing in '08 Wel
  9. Happy Birthday!!!!! Hope it's a great one. and wow, blast from the past with the sig, Liz edit: I can't believe I still had the PSD for that...lol I'm guessing the light blue around the pic is from when the boards were default IPB blue and I tried to match it to the page. (click here for an updated version without unsightly blue border)
  10. 30 degrees and freezing rain after getting what looks like about 6-8".....yuck!!! Looking out the window right now and not liking the view one bit...considering I have to leave for work in a few hours and it appears they haven't plowed my parking lot for hours.
  11. Happy Birthday ...er...Belated that is Hope ya' had a great one
  12. lol...funny My kid is lucky he never did anything like that....'cause, make no mistake about, the picture would be plastered on a bunch of pages for all to see
  13. Well, a quick googling brought up a couple different ways...and these are just copy & pastes 'cause I'm lazy Step 1: Open the PPT or PPS file inside Microsoft Powerpoint and choose File -> Save As. Step 2: From the "Save As type" drop down, choose the Web Page format (*.htm, *.html). Type a file name and click save. Step 3. Open the file folder where you saved the Presentation as HTML and there you'll see another subfolder with the same name that should contain all files embedded in the .pps. If it's a .wav (as it should be), you could use something like this (cnet | download.com) or
  14. Iwas gonna reply yesterday but thought I was probably off the mark as I have no experience with this but...what I get from the post is you're looking for something like this...or maybe even this since it's somewhere in your part of the world. http://www.ubuntugeek.com/bpalogin-login-c...le-network.html once again, probably wrong but hope it helps
  15. Gotta leave to pick up my kid in a bit...now -12....the car wouldn't start with the remote... just kept clicking. I had to go out and use the key...was just clicking for that too but kept trying and finally got it goin'
  16. Thought I'd beat iSteve to the punch on this one since we live about 5-10 apart in western MA....-10!!!!.....I ain't goin' nowhere 'til it gets to at least +10...lol
  17. OK, I could have sworn that someone here (possibly Honda_Boy) started a thread regarding this topic...damned if I could find it though. So, I thought I'd relay my newfound experience....And if you're wondering, Yes, I did break the first rule in computing....no backing up!!!! The scenario: Antec Sonata II case, 2 ATA HDDs (1 system,1 storage) in the bottom 2 bays, 2 SATAs (both storage, obviously) in the top 2 bays - probably less than a cm in space for airflow... (all drives coming up on about 4 years old, and run almost 24/7 for that long)....Everest and Speedfan have both always reported th
  18. heh, trick question? double negatives confuse old people like me...lol I do think I got a certain satisfaction out of beating an install into submission and then breaking it....These fancy new "features" to make it more friendly are just annoyances...or maybe I was just cranky and too damn lazy to manually set up my partitions. Incidentally, I did end up wiping the install, reconfigured the partitions manually and installed Xubuntu so I could apt-get what I want without the bloating of gnome or KDE.
  19. Been a while since I put one of these up....Just messin' around, I'm not a mac-wannabe fanboy
  20. Hey Chief, In your first post you referred to tabs in your browser and out of habit I immediately thought firefox but you saying "favorites" is an IE/Windows reference...I browsed the whole thread and might have missed it. If I used IE, I would most likely try to reinstall it given that it can't seem to find the favorites folder. It could be and most likely is a missing registry entry that would something like that...the reinstall might fix it. Or I could know nothing...lol edit: you might want to confirm the "favorites" is where it should be (C:\Documents and Settings\user name\Favorites)
  21. Hey hitest, After a bit of a hiatus from linux I decided to throw ubuntu on my notebook and was more than irritated with its insistence on setting its install on the windows partition when I had a partition allocated for its use...I didn't want to manually create all partitions it needs but at least thought I could tell it to use any partition on the drive...besides that annoyance and the prism driver for my wireless not working like it did in previous releases I'd still probably recommend it as user-friendly
  22. <hijack> Hi Barb...Yeah, at 3 1/2 he's quite a handful now. Since I don't really like his mother most of the time, I'll have to take credit for his good looks...lol Oh, and I find that they don't grow up so fast, it's that they make you so old... faster! </hijack>
  23. Hey TK, I've just recently started dropping by more often too...I took over a year off from most things tech related to try and get in touch with the real world and spend more time with my little one. The time spent with the kid is never wasted time but I found out the real world is highly overrated...lol And since I haven't shown off Jacob in quite some time... (Not quite recent but he hasn't changed much from when it was taken...lol) Oh....and welcome back
  24. Happy Holidays, folks!!!