Electrical Outlet

Windows Phone 8 might surprise you

If I was in the market for a new phone right now, I’d be leaning strongly toward one that has the Windows Phone 8 operating system.


Touchpad might be right for you

Meet Clarence.


Windows 8 not intuitive; bring your patience

I’ve had Windows 8 for a couple of weeks now. My conclusion: Be ready to spend some time reading. And you’re in much better shape if you have a touchscreen.

For my money, Windows 8 is not nearly intuitive enough. From navigation to launching or closing programs, I found myself repeatedly scurrying to the web for directions on how to do basic tasks.


Windows 8 upgrade (part 1)

Over the weekend, I upgraded an older Fujitsu tablet PC (model: ST5112, Intel Centrino Duo, 320 GB hard drive, 4 GB of RAM), which had been running Windows XP, to Windows 8. The upgrade price was right -- $39.99 for Windows 8 Pro – and upgrading the tablet meant I wasn’t damaging my main computer if I didn’t like the way things went.


Resisting temptation

The first major league home run I ever saw was at Wrigley Field. Ron Santo pulled a ball right down the line. Someone in left field went home with a souvenir that day; whoever it is, I wonder if he still has it.


Carefree highway: Day 5


Carefree highway: Day 4


Carefree highway: Day 3


Carefree highway: Day 2


Remembering a friend

Sat, 06/30/2012 - 2:00pm | Mike Howie

There are some bittersweet moments for me on this trip.


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