Thursday, February 26, 2009
I have spent the better part of yesterday afternoon and long into the night replacing the hard drive on my MacBook. I had been using the small hard drive that came with my MacBook and simply removing things as the itsy bitsy drive filled up (60gb). I replaced it with a 320gb drive and I've been installing everything I want back on it - yes I could have copied from the old drive as I have an enclosure but I wanted a fresh install.
Not only is this new hard drive larger it's also much faster and I'm thrilled.
I use my MacBook when we travel to stay in touch with family and friends and download photos from our camera.
This was one of the easiest things I've done to update my computer but it sure is time intensive.
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009
I'm a Mac fan (we have 3) and I've noticed that my Firefox 3 browser was unstable (or at least that's what I thought was the problem) but because of the entrecard toolbar, I continued to use Firefox instead of safari and just put up with Firefox crashing and other weird unpredictable issues cropping up daily.
Yesterday while playing with Firefox, I decided to try a different theme and guess what, not a single issue since switching to the Walnut theme, it's flawless. The theme took some time to get used to the looks but that's easy when everything else works so smoothly - oh I love this theme and thankful that the crashing and hang-ups have ceased.
What browser do you use and what's your theme?
Monday, February 9, 2009
Sunday, February 8, 2009
My husband and I were fortunate enough to get to spend some of the weekend with Rudy our Grandson. He will be a year old come mid March and is growing like a weed. He is the spitting image of his Daddy when his Daddy was the same age and it melts my heart to just look at his face.
I hope he doesn't grow up too fast as I want him a little boy for as long as possible.
Thanks for letting me share the love of my life.
Monday, February 2, 2009
This is a list of what makes up the Economic Stimulus Plan according to Associated Press. I don't understand where most of this package will help stimulate the economy. Wouldn't it be more prudent to stimulate the economy and then we'll look at some of the other fluff that is included in this plan? I don't believe this plan as it currently stands will help. I have to laugh when I read it as it's just more of the same that got us to where we currently stand (and that's not in anything but hot water).
Highlights of Economic Recovery Plan
$32 billion Funding for "smart electricity grid" to reduce waste
$20 billion + Renewable
energy tax cuts and a tax credit for research and development on
energy-related work, and a multiyear extension of renewable energy
production tax credit
$6 billion Funding to weatherize modest-income homes
Science and Technology
$10 billion Science facilities
$6 billion High-speed Internet access for rural and underserved areas
$32 billion Transportation projects
$31 billion Construction and repair of federal buildings and other public infrastructure
$19 billion Water projects
$10 billion Rail and mass transit projects
$41 billion Grants to local school districts
$79 billion State fiscal relief to prevent cuts in state aid
$21 billion School modernization
$39 billion Subsidies to health insurance for unemployed; providing coverage through Medicaid
$90 billion Help to states with Medicaid
$20 billion Modernization of health-information technology systems
$4 billion Preventative care
* $500 per worker, $1,000 per couple tax cut for two years, costing about $140 billion
* Greater access to the $1,000-per-child tax credit for the working poor
* Expansion of the earned-income tax credit to include families with three children
* A $2,500 college tuition tax credit
* Repeal of a requirement that a $7,500 first-time homebuyer tax credit be paid back over time
* An infusion of cash into money-losing companies by allowing
them to claim tax credits on past profits dating back five years
instead of two
* Bonus depreciation for businesses investing in new plants and equipment
* Doubling of the amount small businesses can write off for capital investments and new equipment purchases
* Allowing businesses to claim a tax credit for hiring disconnected youth and veterans
Source: Associated Press
Sunday, February 1, 2009
Michael Phelps, I hope you loose all your endorsements! You were stupid and certainly not above the law. You are not a role model for the youth of the world.
You certainly didn't refuse the money your endorsements were bringing you because you were 23 years old, don't feed the world your sorry arsed excuse now. You knew better, you know that drug use is illegal.
I'm sick and tired of seeing the world put athletes on a pedestal and throwing huge sums of money at them, making them feel like they are above it all. These are people, fallible people, they are going to make mistakes BUT let this be a testament to the fact that because they are fallible they are not worth the money being thrown at them in pay and endorsements.
Michael Phelps isn't the only or the last athlete to screw up, there are notable ones every football, basketball, baseball, wrestling, soccer, boxing season.
We need to stop being their adoring public!