Good Morning Gentle Readers,
Got back in town a few weeks ago and put the laptop back together** only to find that the sound mysteriously ceased functioning since I packed it up in the Grand Canyon State. After some begging and pleading, fiddling and finagling, swearing and screaming, prodding, poking, and threatening the thing with a sledge hammer, I gave up.
I don't care that much anyway because I use three computers simultaneously. Easy enough to switch the speakers over the the XP machine and I'm good to go.
Yesterday, I'm hearing that nagging, annoying, tinny little chime that means you've got mail. Hmmmm, wait, email doesn't download to the XP machine with the functioning speakers. After ignoring it for a half hour I give in and plug in the Bose speakers to the laptop, fire up the acoustic version of Gallon of Gas, and voila! Music.
I'm innocent. I did absolutely nothing to accomplish this.
Incidentally, my kids think that Gallon of Gas ought to be TWC's theme song (by virtue of the number of times the jukebox spins that tune each night). Just like a rural TV station in the south signing off with Dixie, kids can't go to bed until the Casa signs off with Gallon of Gas.
And remember this? Fixed too (Not by me, mind you). No more Control + V to paste a link into Outlook. A simple right click and paste and your done. Even in Firefox, which is now Minefield (for 64 bit Vista) and for which there is no flash player available. Sigh.
**Hot Tip: Never attempt to make your laptop into the desktop you didn't buy because a laptop seemed like a good idea at the time. Laptops are simply not designed to be a functional workhorse in a modern office where a guy needs his 22" monitor, laser printer, color printer, high speed scanner, photo scanner, two backup hard drives, USB turntable, coupla flash drives, and the cordless mouse and keyboard to hook up to the main computer.
Can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear.....
One thing I do like about 64 bit Vista is that it reads an SD card almost as fast as it reads a hard drive. My XP machine (Media Center, btw) is a doddering old crank in a wheel chair when it comes to opening photos on a camera card (SD). Grass grows faster.