Thursday, August 21, 2014

Windows 8: incomprehensible

I have my new laptop and I am regretting the need to reinstall every application, and learn the Windows 8 way of doing things.  Whoever is responsible for the Windows 8 ui deserves underwater stock options for their eff.  rts.  Anytime you devlop a product that is a successor to a wildly successful ptoduct, a change this dramatic is essentially saying, "We don't care about our existing customer base."  (Imagine if Chevrolets stopped having gas gaugues, and replaced steering wheels with tillers instead.  T IS 5HAT RADICAL.  wORSE ANY FEATURES DOM'T WORK. TIRNING ON SPPECH RECOGNITION FAILS ON GETTING THE MCRPHONe WORKING WITH MICROSOFT SOUnf 


Who Do You Think You Are?

I am very impressed wi>th TLC;s Who Do you Think You Are? This series starts with various celebrities (Reba McEntire, Vanessa Williams, Kelly Clarkson) and traces back to various interesting ancestors. It often brings out important parts of American history. Kelly Clarkson;s g-g-g-grandfather survived Andersonville POW camp. After the war, he was elected sheriff. in Ohio, then to the Ohio state senate. where he pushed prohibition, and was defeated at the next election because of it. Vannessa Williams has one of the other inspiring stories, a grandfather who joined the U.S. Army in 1874, and another who was one of the black Tennessee legislators. McEntire's stoey is one that could easily be turned into a liberal morality tale. Her g-g-g-grandfather was a North Carolina slaveowner, and Reba clear;y freaked at the records showing his sale of children. I can see But then she found that her g-g-g-g-g-grandfather had been an indentured servant sent to America because mother died young inEngland, and his father sent the son to America to give him a better shot than he would have had in England. is a sponsor of the series, and is prominently featured in the programs. Not only emotionaally powerful, but a painless way to lern U.S. history. I can see using this in the first week of a UlS. histoey class.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

God/s Not Dead (2014)

The film with a cameo by The Newsboys not the song by that nameby&nbspThe NewsboysHere;s the traulrt
There are some ferocious reviews of it, buy I enjoyed it.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Gov. Perry;d Indictmemt

Gov.Perry's indictment for vetoing funding of the Travis County Public Integrity unit wasbecause the D.A. in charge of it was arrested for DUI. You can see and hear the police car'dashcam of her arrest here.  She pleaded guilty to the DUI charge would not resign. Texans for Public Justice is a lef-wing group that apparently defends the Travis County's' d.a.'S actions because the Public Integrity Unit is the only tool by which the University of Texas dominated county can pursue its leftist agenda.