Tag Archive: destruction

Things that are sent to try us

NOmsofficeNot all plain sailing.

Shortly after my post yesterday I discovered some anomalies. First, there was no sound (fix later); second there was no MS Office (started to pull hair out).

Why? Why me?

Another time I used this same disk it didn’t affect the sound, it loaded MS Office… why now?

I went to work and after I went out for dinner to BBQ restaurant. Ate a lot of dead cow and salads because I had neglected my diet because of PC problems.

audiomuteiconGot home and tried to find driver for sound. Hahahahahahahaha! I wanted a download, I didn’t want a forum, I didn’t want a technical .pdf, I didn’t want all the crap I was offered with false links, I didn’t want Walmart… I just wanted to download the freacken’ driver, damn it!

I went to bed.

I tried again from 7am, then a stroke of genius. Went to PC manufacturers page/drivers found what I was looking for d/loaded, installed… And now I have sound, glorious sound. But I still don’t have OFFICE!

I use Office a lot, I need Office!

I also need more coffee!

I got CorelDraw10 installed this morning, so I was able to illustrate the next story.

Curious thing. MS want their cake and eat it too.


The Big Bad Wolf huffed and puffed

Once upon a time, the three little pigs had a wonderful operating system called XP, then the Big Bad Wolf decided to huff and puff and blew it away. Then they had Vista, the three little pigs hated it; so they painted Vista and call it 7, then they totally crapped out and made 8, the three little pigs weren’t at all happy, there was no ‘start’ button, so along came 8.1. Now the three little pigs still didn’t like it and kept using XP. So the Big Bad Wolf huffed and puffed and blew the support for XP away in April. Hoping that the three little pigs would migrate to 8, etc. But the three little pigs, didn’t migrate, in fact the Chinese little government pigs banned all government usage of 8.

XP still lives, and the Big Bad Wolf still wants to sell it.

If there’s no support from the Big Bad Wolf, then the programme should bloody well become FREEWARE. The Big Bad Wolf can’t have his bacon cake and eat it too!

I posted a story on Tomus yesterday about the oldest goldmine ever discovered. It’s in Georgia, but you can read the post over there.

It reminded me of a similar sad story.

Years ago, when I was a tour guide in Bolivia, our first port of call was Uyuni, then a two day tour of the Salar de Uyuni (salt flats) after staying the night in Alota (should have been called Notalota) we passed coloured lakes with beautiful pink flamengos, the still fuming Ollagüe volcano and then made our way about lunch time to the pueblo of San Cristobal. The feature in this pueblo was the old cathedral, the only adobe cathedral in South America.

San Cristobal with its adobe cathedral

San Cristobal with its adobe cathedral in the background

The pueblo had a silver mine, most of the men worked there; including the caretaker of the cathedral, so it was difficult to get inside for a look. I managed once.

Then along came American miners and decided that the biggest seam of silver ran right beneath the pueblo. So they moved the pueblo into new concrete block housing with running water, electricity and satellite TV, none of which the people had ever had before. Once they had moved the village, they had the problem with the cathedral, being adobe, it couldn’t be moved. So scratch one cathedral and they built a horrible stone replica in the new village.

Totally devoid of character

Totally devoid of character

And the village…

Nothing but a hole in the ground

Nothing but a gaping hole in the ground

A sad, sad end to a magnificent sight.

I haven’t been there for many years. When I learned of the destruction, I cried.



I haven’t decided

Whether I will post or not.

Lunch will look a bit like this

I am waiting now for the water to boil to cook my spaghetti, I have already made the tomatoed mincemeat (ground beef for our American cousins, who insist on naming everything differently), it is flavoured with fresh ginger and garlic.

I made enough for two portions because I had to defrost the fridge and couldn’t refreeze the mince. So by cooking it all, I get to freeze the second portion. It’s not commonly known by housewives that you can’t refreeze anything, prime chance of bacterial contamination, the same reason the second portion is cooling while the last of my kitchen-wide global warming experiment takes place, my mini glaciers melt and the polar bears go back home.

Meanwhile, you have the pleasure (dubious or nay) of my company.

I have become omorose. Everything I read about the world indicates we are headed down the wrong path. To many people, too much growth, diminishing resources, increasing pollution, tyranny beckoning at all points of the compass.

Man has fucked up big time.

There is no hope. The world is about to implode culturally, socially, financially, globally.

I have brought three kids into this world, alongside raising a further eight under my roof (long story, another time) and I can’t help but wonder in dismay at what I raised them for. The end is going to be catestrophic; no, not in the way of natural disasters although, that is another dismal chapter. Man is going to be pitted against man; brother against brother, and I see both brother and man losing. We are set on a course for destruction, the rudder is broken and the oars have gone overboard, nobody wants to mend it nor find them.

The Americans put the final nails in the coffin of humanity last week with the notorious legistlation, National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 (NDAA), and its evil twin sister, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). These two bills signed in, sealed and delivered on a silver platter held by Obama, who promised in his election campaign never to let this happen.

The effect of these bills totally VOID the validity of the American Constitution and guarantee that the world is finished.

I can’t believe that man can be so stupid, so blind, so power hungry, that they are driven on this demoniacally insane course.

Talking is finished, words are useless, words are now the enemy that can be pounced on, there is no freedom of speech anymore. The only way to solve or rescind these bills is civil war, there is no other choice.

This is not a political rant, despite appearances, it is merely to explain why I, a thinking man, am feeling morose.

My spaghetti is cooked, my fridge is once again doing what a fridge is supposed to do, these are the important things for me today.

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