Password Mambo

Re-blog from three years ago.  The problem is not better, if anything, it’s gotten worse.  There are even more passwords.  Then, there’s the issue of password security.

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Too many passwords

Cluttered my mind

For banking?

Bill paying?

I’ve fallen behind

Meaningless combos

Of letters, digits

Never remembered

Cutesy-poo

Names, like

fuZZybuNNy

Sugarbabe213

WHIP&&stitch

SammichX233

Forgotten passwords

Did the mambo

Mocked me

From somewhere

Out there

In cyberspace

 

 

 

Curses: Foiled Again!

Warning: For those with sensitive ears–a rant could break out at any time.  My main computer stopped recognizing Wi-Fi early this morning.  That’s the second computer in this household with the same Windows 10 issue.

The laptop went on the fritz over the Holidays; repaired by my granddaughter’s boyfriend.  He built a repair program into the software. It’s been used successfully, repeated times.  Too bad Arjan’s not available. My level of expertise doesn’t go much beyond turning these devices off and on.

In my opinion, Windows 10 and its inherent instability, have done more to sell Apple products, than any multi-million dollar advertising campaign could have ever done.  Why do my Windows 10 equipped computers continue to have dysfunctionalities with Wi-Fi?

Not so fast, villainous, dastardly Windows 10–I’ve still got some tricks up my sleeve.  I plugged a high-speed internet cable directly to the Ethernet port.  A temporary repair, but good enough for me.  So take that, and that, Slimy, Weasly, Windows 10!

 

image, http://www.othersiderainbow.blogspot.com/–

Pardon us: Your Age Is Showing

The attention grabbing headline implied–anyone still using certain  words was hopelessly out of date.  Of course, in the digital age, the world turns with ever-increasing speed.

Expressions, words, used by parents, grandparents, people from childhood, live on in my mind.  Some have proven useful–especially in counteracting teen-speak.

  • Window light–pane of glass
  • Looking glass–mirror
  • Pocketbook–purse or wallet
  • Spud–potato
  • Fetch–fetch me those potatoes (spuds)
  • Mimeograph–antique copying machine
  • Carbon paper–archaic method of making copies
  • Dungarees–same as blue jeans
  • Smokehouse–used for smoking meats
  • Ice box–same as refrigerator
  • Much obliged–thank you for your help, I am grateful
  • Drawers–underwear; also union suit, BVD’s
  • Filling station–full service gas station
  • Fiddlesticks–exclamation of disappointment or disgust: “Oh fiddlesticks, the drain’s clogged again.”
  • Front room–parlor, or living room
  • Chum or Pal–a close friend
  • Lick, Licking–a good thrashing, or beat down.  Lick and a prayer: temporary action instead of permanent repair.  Can pertain to light housecleaning.
  • Coquette–flirtatious woman; a tease
  • Trifle, Trifling:  to waste time, to flirt with wrong intentions
  • Roughhouse–boisterous play
  • Goldbricking–goofing off on boss’s time
  • Dilly-dallying–lagging behind, or inattention
  • Reap hook/Sling blade–small, cutting scythe with curved blade

Throwdown At the Baggage Carousel

In case you haven’t heard.  Carry on luggage, you can ride, is the latest hit on social media outlets.  Not since the Segway, has any self-propelled device, put the same gleam in the eyes of technophiles.  The official name is “Monobag.”

Per the manufacturer/developer, “Monobag” is the world’s firs motorized, smart and connected, carry-on that gets savvy travelers, tech enthusiasts, and urban day trippers to their destination up to three times faster than walking.”

If you ask me, it will be the same old hurry-up to get to the boarding gate, only to wait once again.  By that time most of those hoofing it, will have caught their breath.

Watching motorized luggage races at the airport would be quite a spectacle.  “And they’re off.  Samsonite’s  on the outside. American Tourister’s coming up on the inside.  Now they’re neck and neck.  What a photo finish.  Samsonite’s the winner by a luggage strap.”

But wait, it’s not happened yet.  The fledgling company has a crowd-funding appeal for start-up money.  Early birds, ordering now at $995 a copy are promised January 2017 delivery.  That seems like a lot of money for a single piece of carry on luggage–that starts out weighing nineteen pounds with self-contained motor and battery packs.

 

http://www.monobag.com/

Monday Litany

My dogs were far more enthusiastic about getting started this Monday morning than I was.

It’s freakishly warm–in the mid-seventies, with numerous tornado warnings.  God is telling us that something is not right with the weather.  I just left the Midwest–where they are experiencing flooding rains.

Like a kid with a new Christmas toy, I decided to try and upload new gift software.  One thing led to another, it wouldn’t download without first having this or that upgrade.  I didn’t need complications on my first day back after the Holidays.

Therefore, I will do something useful today–something, I know something about.  I will vacuum out the dryer, and dryer vent.

 

 

 

OPEN THE WINDOWS

Windows 8.1 was familiar–not mastered by any means.  Windows 7 worked just fine for me.  That’s why my old PC still has the old operating system.  My wife thinks I keep it as a crutch.  Maybe it’s true.  She’s got her smart phone and I-Pad to keep her company.

Then, along came Windows 10.  My oldest computer is a laptop.  Basic functions barely worked with Windows 10.  It goes beyond internet speed.  E-mails scroll, won’t open.  It sits there, like a brick–scrolling, scrolling; mocking me.

Many would suggest, “Get an Apple.”  Apple computers were more expensive–as I recently discovered.  If they are less prone to change and less frustrating–they would be well worth it.  At this point, I’m open to suggestions.

When horseless carriages came along, belching, sputtering, backfiring–skeptics shouted, “Get a horse.”  Technological change is inevitable.  This old, sway-back horse is having trouble this morning.

My printer’s disappeared somewhere in cyberspace.  I can plainly see it–same place it’s always been.  Excuse me, while I organize a search party.