Saturday, February 20, 2016

New Windows Theme: Forbidden Planet


dad penner said...

Lol. One of may favorite movies!

Ray said...

I'm not sure how familiar you may be with this blog, but
away back in it, I've explained how users of Microsoft's
Windows can make their own Windows Themes for it.

I've been one of the testers for both Windows 7 and Windows 10,
and I'm still using the latest test version of Windows, so
I'm quite familiar with it, if you have any questions.
Alternatively, you might scroll back though it for a year or so,
and see various instructional blogs about it.

That seems quite popular among my Russian readers, who are
using that Google Translate gadget in the right-hand margin.
Sometimes, I have up to a thousand a day checking in.

And I love that. If enough of us used Google Translate, and
it did a good job of translations, we could probably
settle most of our differences by chatting with one another.
I have a pen pal in Beirut, and it works for us. We have a
grand time comparing notes and exchanging smart remarks.
He's fluent in English, French, and Arabic, but prefers French.
So our exchanges are sometimes in English, and sometimes French.

dad penner said...

I think the blog is fascinating. The tech stuff is a little beyond my level of interest/ability but it has some cool stuff nevertheless. I cheek in from time to time.
I find our common interests amazing. For example, we have had digital FTA antenna for a few years now - same model as yours.
I think it is great that you are engaging with a global audience.

Ray said...

And I'm glad you're adding a few comments. I don't get as many of those as I'd like.

That antenna didn't really help me. About 20 years ago, while I was trying to bring
in an air signal from an FM station in Seattle, about 150 miles away, I put together
my own antenna from a few pieces of TV Twinlead, and to keep its shape, I sandwiched
that between two sheets of corrugated plastic board. It worked fine on the stereo,
and last week I discovered it also brings in seven channels of digital TV. That new
antenna I bought only brought in one more, and that was the Omni channel with all the
foreign languages, which isn't a whole bunch of help to this old fart. So I gave that
new antenna to my friend on the floor above, and I'm getting the digital TV from my
own antenna instead.

And about that "global audience" - one of my treasured pen pals is in the U.K., and
recently retired from owning and operating one of the very best "girlie sites" in the
world today. He is also an expert on cameras, and gives me very good advice.