Monthly Archives: September 2012

New Arrivals, Current Reading, September 17 – 23, 2012

It’s cooled off, as I write this on Sunday afternoon it’s a beautiful Fall day, with that special, magical light. We’ve had some misting, not really rain, and the temperature has stayed in the mid-70s and below. There may well … Continue reading

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FFB: Fadeaway

This is the 92nd in my series of seldom read or forgotten books Fadeaway by Richard Rosen © 1986, Harper & Row 1986 hardcover, first edition, mystery – 2nd in Harvey Blissberg series This is the second in Rosen’s  Harvey Blissberg  series of … Continue reading

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Network Nightmare

Whew! It has been a tough couple of days – make that a week – since we bought the MacBook Pro. One of the main reasons for getting the MacBook was so we could use it in one part of … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, Current Reading, September 10-16, 2012

It’s remained warm to hot here with a couple of 90+ days and the rest in the mid 80s. Hey, one of the reasons we moved here from southern California was to get out of the summer heat. Laugh on … Continue reading

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– 40

Brrr! That’s cold! At least it would be if I were talking about degrees Fahrenheit (°F) but I’m not. No in this instance I’m talking about weight, as in weight loss. Yep, I’ve lost 40 pounds so far in my attempt … Continue reading

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FFB: Crime Over Casco

Note: this is my 600th blog post since I started this blog  on August 28, 2009, just over three years ago. This is the 91 in my series of seldom read or forgotten books Crime Over Casco by Walter Gibson, New … Continue reading

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New Tech

As mentioned in a previous post, Barbara really liked the MacBook we borrowed while the iMac was being reloaded and updated. We went shopping for one a few days later and selected this MacBook Pro. We decided against the model … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, Current Reading, September 3-9, 2012

Football is going strong, both college and pro, Barbara got her MacBook Pro (post on that coming), I’ve been hip deep in tech problems and trying to learn some gestures on the touchpad (aarrrgh) and the garden is crying out … Continue reading

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no FFB today

Sorry, I have been hip deep in (whatever) and though I’ve been reading it’s been all newer or newish things, not anything fitting for FFB. I just started reading an oldie now for next week. Very hot here again today, … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, Current Reading, late August – early September, 2012

Amazing that August is over already! Where did it go? New Arrivals – Two things this time, one a pre-order, the other one I saw on George Kelly’s blog (HERE). It looked so good, I just had to have it. The … Continue reading

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I’m baaaaack!

Yes, finally. Turns out it wasn’t so much a complicated big deal as it took a big correction because what I did – a super dumb thing that I made worse by trying to undo it, sort of explained below … Continue reading

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update

I’m on a borrowed Macbook Pro laptop and struggling with the finger pad thingie (no mouse!) as well as navigation etc. The good old iMac will be fine in a day or so, after my stupid goof-up is FULLY rectified. … Continue reading

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