Re: Weekly Off-Topic Thread #232
04-17-2012 08:06:36 AM
Oh boy! Near disaster here tonight. I accidentally tipped over a glass about 2/3 full of orange juice. It went all over the top of the end table and then ran off onto my Dell laptop's keyboard. I immediately grabbed towels and then my computer and rushed to the kitchen....turned it upside down over the sink and dumped all the juice I could...then used paper towels dampened with water. It's hard getting between the keys. Fortunately Dell has a cover under the keys so I don't think any juice got into the guts of the PC. It's all dried out now and everything seems to be working smoothly. Maybe I got lucky this time. My wife cleaned off the end table while I was taking care of the laptop.
My son persuaded me to give Google Chrome another try. So I installed it. I'm getting along with it better this time than on previous attempts. I admit it is a bit faster than FF but I still think I prefer FF. A couple of little things sway me that direction. One has to do with my long list of Bookmarks. With FF when I return to the Bookmark list it goes back to the previous spot. But chrome always takes me way back to the top of the list and I have to scroll down to return to my previous spot. Not a big thing....but significant to me. I had some problem figuring out how to import my bookmark list from FF over to Chrome. But I was successful so no problem there. I'm still alternating back and forth between them. Don't know which way I'll go in the end. Maybe I'll just leave them both on here permanently. I'm using Chrome right now. There is a beta version of Ad-Blocker Plus available for Chrome and I've got it installed.
One of our U-verse remote units is giving me trouble. The most used buttons like, for example the volume, are acting up. Very difficult to make it work. I've tried to figure out a way into the guts to spray some contact cleaner in there but I haven't been successful. Anyone know who we are supposed to call to get a new remote? (NO I didn't spill orange juice on it.)
OK.....time to hit the sack. Had a very busy day Saturday but hopefully today will be more relaxed. Just hope we don't get any severe storms here.
Chrome: i like it - it's my browser of choice. I have IE 7, FF and Chrome on our (main) desktop. That way, my wife can use IE and keep her Faccebook logged in while I use Chrome to keep my account logged in. Phil, have you played Angry Birds on Chrome? Seriously, it is a free add-on and is really a cool game.
Remote: Remarkably one of our original remotes gave up and guess what? It was the Volume control. It took 10 minutes on the phone just to request a new one.
Otherness: My granddaughter played one of her Junior Roller Derby bouts this past weekend. For the second straight season, my son-in-law and I are the announcers. Nashville brought their own (guest) announcer and he announces, well, a bit differently. We could not get a word in edgewise, lol. We had a scare when one oif the Nashville skaters hit her head. Believe that she will be okay but they actually called EMS to take her to the hospital to see if she had a concussion. Cincinnati also played a bout against our second tier skaters.