Thursday, June 11, 2009

Like Trying to Push Molasses Uphill

I'm patiently waiting for my 'real' computer to come home from it's visit to the computer spa. In the meantime, I'm suffering with my very outdated laptop. Today, actually this time starting up, is the first time that I didn't have to reset the date and time as the battery was finally charged enough! It's frustrating when a piece of equipment is used so rarely that you forget how to use it. Since I've finally gotten the hang of this little thing, I guess my computer guru should be calling to have me pick up the 'real' thing!

Tonight I am once again taking myself out on the town. This time I'll be attending a presentation by Capt. Bill Lee of the Ocean Reporter who will be showing videos of underwater around Sandy Bay. You'll have to wait until I get my computer back to see a picture of Bill's boat, the Ocean Reporter. This laptop hasn't a program to download from my camera.

Aha, go HERE to find out more about the Ocean Reporter.

Anyway, until then it's slow as molasses and onward...

12 comments:

Kippers Dickie said...

Hi Deb,
When I was on Google Earth last night I tried typing in "Sandy Bay" where that webcam is ....and lo and behold
there were all the little boats...and I could click to get pictures of the place. Looks fabulous. I didn't know you lived by the sea. I am staggered by how small the world now seems.. even with 'slow laptops'
Cheers......Bernard

deb said...

Bernard, a few nights ago I decided to check out your neck of the woods (so to speak). While I am well aware of our New England becoming second home to many communities, by name, from 'old' England, I was shocked to see how many local names showed up in your immediate vicinity. I should have figured what the square mileage was that was on the particular map. I didn't. But I wrote down at least a dozen and a half major towns of identical name.

Kippers Dickie said...

I hope you found Bourne End?
It's on the River Thames just downstream from Marlow.
Further up is Henley-on-Thames and a little way down is Windsor (Castle) and Eton (College).
I don't know if you have heard of Google 'Street-view' but you can now view peoples homes on the street where they live. A wee bit intrusive don't you think?
Cheers.....Bernard

deb said...

Yep, found it. Haven't had a chance to take a look around yet. We went to Windsor Castle many, many years ago while spending a month in the UK.

Street view is quite amazing and I guess as long as it is not in real time I haven't a problem with it. (Would be fun to wave at the camera though, lol) Ahhh, George Orwell.

deb said...

Ummmm should clarify....they wouldn't let us in. Wonder why? lol

Kippers Dickie said...

Do you mean....you came all the way from US of A and they wouldn't let you into Windsor Castle?
Outrageous!
Actually, they have certain 'open' days and 'closed' ones...if the Queen is 'at home' I don't suppose she likes being disturbed.
I go to Windsor shopping but have never been in the Castle.....there are much better and 'genuine' places to visit...off the tourist route.

deb said...

Quite inhospitable, lol.

dickiebo said...

Not really! HM just does not like the competition, Deb!!!!

Kippers Dickie said...

What do you make of this Deb??
Found it on one of the sites I follow under comments.
"Oh don't be such a Debbie Downer" (new American phrase I have just started using!).
Cheers.....Bernard

deb said...

Hmmm, haven't heard that one. Being an optimist (yes, truly) I find it a bit disturbing!

Kippers Dickie said...

Hi Deb,
You certainly don't sound like a "downer" to me....it was just something I had not come across before.
Now, I don't want to be a nuisance, but....I have just been reading a posting by your 'twin' Dickiebo.
On his latest post he says:-
"I don’t have many ‘commenters’ so amn’t in a position to nominate 10! – or anything like that number, so……"
Now....I read his blog....but if I want to leave a comment, he wants to know my e-mail address!!
A lot of people don't like doing this, me included. I'm worried about all this junk & spam etc.
Perhaps you could let him know,
this maybe why he has so few comments.
Just a thought.....Bernard

deb said...

Hi K-D. Some blogging sites are set up that way so that 'spam' comments are avoided. I've found it helpful to have a throwaway email address. Create a free email account, say with Yahoo or Google (or one of many others). Use that account for your blogging stuff, or anywhere that you don't wish to give out your primary address. Check the inbox periodically in case you get some 'real' email. I have five different email accounts for various purposes. One is my 'throwaway', in case of online hassles of any sort.

ps. On dickiebo's blog your email address will not be made public.