Friday, April 29, 2011

Arriving slowly

The leaves are coming out......

And the flowers are blooming.....

But the snow isn't melting very fast in the hills nearby.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Where's Spring?

More snow up there overnight. They must be wondering if there's any end to this. I'm wondering too. 

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

More snow overnight

There was another snowfall overnight in the high country.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

More flowers now....

The sun is shining.....

But it's over 20 miles away, on Vancouver Island. Here it's still overcast.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Monday, April 18, 2011

In bloom.....

Work in progress

They are still working on the Marine Drive overpass at the north end of Lions Gate Bridge.

Nearby, work continues on replacing the westbound lanes bridge over the Capilano River on Marine Drive, between the north end of Lions Gate Bridge and the Park Royal area of West Vancouver.

And I found some yellow Camellias on my way to look at the construction job.

Friday, April 15, 2011

The middle of April looks like this -

And yes, that's frost on the rooftops, and yes, it's unusual for this late in the spring around here. 

Thursday, April 14, 2011

The Speed Test gadget in the left margin

If you've recently tried to use the Speed Test, and it hasn't worked, that's because the company merged with another one, and the old links no longer worked. It is now re-installed and working again. Click on it to go to the site and select a city from which to check on your internet speed. It does a short download and upload test, and tells you how your computer performs.

Half-past April and still snowing......

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Looking good....

One of two Camellias on the front lawn, looking better as more blooms open.

And today is Patch Tuesday, and it's a big one - so check your updates, Folks.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Blooming, at last....

The neighbor's tree is finally out in bloom, about a month late this year.

Other things are starting to bloom too.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Thursday, April 7, 2011

A clear view of the hills

There's more snow up there now than we usually get in an average winter and by now it has usually begun melting.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Spring is coming slowly

The snow line is still very low on the mountains here.

But the Camellias are coming out and looking lovely.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Snow on the rooftops

Once again overnight, more snow on the upper parts of the hills. Can't help wondering if the weather will ever warm up.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

About Windows Sidebar Gadgets

In case you have third-party gadgets (those not supplied by Microsoft in Windows) and you'd like to know where they are in your files, here's the story.

There are two places where these gadgets are filed in your system. For the gadgets that come with Windows as "standard equipment", those are filed in Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\(name of it).

For third-party gadgets, (those not provided with Windows) these are all filed in your normally-hidden AppData folder, which you can find by unhiding that, and then looking for Users\(your username)\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\(gadget name).

If you get an "access denied" because it's in use in another program or some excuse like that, and you can't be bothered tracking that down, or don't know how, but still want to be rid of it, then get Emco's MoveOnBoot from Emco Software which you can find here. This will remove during a reboot anything you don't want in there, and there's a new revision of it just out. And trust me, it works!

Saturday, April 2, 2011