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Win10 Start Button: What’s an Application Launcher For?

The Windows 10 Start Menu is still buggy and barely functions for its intended purpose: finding, organizing, and launching programs. The bugs I’m dealing with (through a couple of updates since the public release of Win10) are pretty basic:

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Windows 10 – The end of Microsoft?

I promised myself I would not attempt to review Win10 in any manner at all, so here’s a short rant on the surprisingly incomplete, poorly thought-out, much touted “new Start menu.” What I cannot understand is how this iteration of … Continue reading

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Carmine

Red Alert: carmine Blue Red Ecco—cognitive dissonance.

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A Surfeit of Warnings

Lately (well, perhaps not that lately) (OK, maybe it was a couple months ago) (but still, there was a time) there have been more warnings than I ever intended. My apologies to one and all. And my apologies to the rest … Continue reading

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A Modest Proposal #17

If we open up the ear canals on the inside of the brainpan (removing the brain, of course), then the whole head can become a Helmholtz resonator and absorb from the collective cacophony at least the resonant frequency of the … Continue reading

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Prosthetic Gods

To whomever it was (a clandestine agglomeration of you, no doubt) who dropped off that funny yellow volume between my front doors: Yes, I do like prosthetic gods, as a concept, though I haven’t much enjoyed the book, and lately … Continue reading

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Text-ing

I throw a lot of text around, but nobody seems to “get” it. It seems to me that by now, with all this text activity I’m doing, just about all my text (or a goodly chunk of it) should be on … Continue reading

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At the Chigger Festival

There was a tiny trapeze, barely a quarter inch tall, with a swing hanging from cords so fine you couldn’t see them, and the nearly microscopic bar seemed to float in mid-air. A beautiful young female chigger in sequined leotard … Continue reading

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Response to Dr. Y about patient X.

Dear Dr. Y, As you know all too well by now, Mr. X is one dumb bunny. Need I say more? I can’t refuse: He has no friends, or even acquaintances. Even people using adjacent machines at the laudromat have … Continue reading

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Plot vs Story

[Updated Jan. 25, 2016.] Somehow the word ‘plot’ has become elevated above the word ‘story.’ Perhaps E. M. Forster is to blame, for his canonical, “the queen died, the king died” as a model ‘story,’ based on the assertion that … Continue reading

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