Thursday, November 20, 2014

"Ridin' High" (Frankie Carle, 1937)


little jack frost get lost - marjorie hughes , frankie carle and his or...


Get Out and Get Under The Moon - Helen Kane


And another Theme, WW2 Fighters...


The Owls Theme in Windows Technical Preview...


And Win-7 just got some updates...


Did I mention I like making my own Windows Themes? 

 
Here's an example of making my own Themes. This one of three images is about ten minutes old as I write this. It's now in my AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Themes folder with all the others, and it runs just like the Microsoft versions do.

From USA Today.... winter came early!


Every time I see something like this, I thank God I had sense enough to leave the east 46 years ago, and come out here to the west coast, where the weather is much more civilized, and I'm three hours younger than those guys.

From The Moscow Times today...


If you have a webcam, and you haven't changed the default password that it came with, you could be inviting trouble.... so change your password. I don't have that worry, because I don't have a webcam, and now I know why!
Here's a link to the Moscow Times. 

And here's how PC-BSD upgrades its O/S... (just to compare)


You get a little notice like this, when you check for updates, and when you tell it to proceed, it automatically installs a whole fresh operating system for you, and this happens quarterly these days. I just happened to turn it on at the right time for this, so I thought I'd show you....


And about fifty minutes later, your new system has been installed, and everything in your personal files is right where you left it. I think this is just beautiful, and I'm pointing this out because I think Microsoft could benefit from this same idea. If Microsoft can't see themselves doing this for free, then the answer to that is a subscription. If people subscribe to Netflix or porn sites, then why not to Microsoft? This is the 21st century, after all....and the folks at Pacific Lutheran University with their KPLU.org and world-wide Internet radio have been doing alright being listener-supported for years. So we know it works for them, and that means it can work for others too. Just a thought, folks. Because there's always more than one way to skin a cat. Think about it....


Windows Tech Preview: Windows Powershell: A quick look...


Suppose you don't like the colors of the window's background or text? Just click on that little icon at the left end of the title bar. Then in the window that opens, choose 'Properties' and click it. You get the little window shown above, where you can change the colors, etc. to whatever you see on the color bar - just pick a color and click on it.


You can have it like this, if you like, and if you're wondering what DISM can do for you, please read on in the following windows.... I needed two for all of it.



Like I said yesterday, there's a lot of information about it. I may have missed some between these last two windows, but you can read the whole thing for yourself by opening Windows Powershell in Administrator mode, and then at the cursor, type DISM.exe /? and press Enter. You'll have to scroll down for the whole thing. This is but one example of the kinds of information you can find in this feature. For most topics, typing in its name followed by a single space and then a forward slash and question mark (as in /?) brings up the information about it. For example, let's type in SFC /? and see what we get.....


And that's how it works! So if you don't find what you wanted to know in the Help and Support feature, you should try this one before you cry for assistance. The answer might have been here all along. And I'm just like everybody else - I almost never think of this in my haste to get something happening. But there's a wealth of information in here, if we know how to access it.

P.S.....

Running DISM as above this morning fixed a few problems that SFC didn't seem to cure for me, such as empty placeholders where yesterday's screenshot thumbnails are in the folder. Those are now showing the usual thumbnails, and I know for sure this works! Thank You, Mr. Microsoft. And you too, Sally....