Bloody Vista

Bloody Vista
Image: MS Vista

Thanks for all your birthday wishes posted on the blog yesterday—I passed them all on. Perhaps the most scary comment left was: “A teenage female in the house, good luck mate.” Cheers Stevie—just when I needed a laugh! 😉

I got the feeling all day that yesterday was a public/local holiday of some kind but could never prove it. The schools were open and the buses running as normal, but the bin collection never happened and the streets were much quieter than normal. Either that or there was a collective agreement for the residents of Edinburgh to take a long lie. I kept feeling I was missing out on something all day.

I had a great surprise waiting for me when I got home: my copy of the 30th Anniversary Tour DVD by The Specials. I’ll watch it one night when Gail is out with a couple of beers in hand and the big telly revved up for the best effect.

In the end we never went out for my daughter’s birthday. She wasn’t feeling too great (personally I think that’s nothing else but the result of two nights of sleepovers and a party with all her pals) so she was given a range of options, finally descending on a Domino’s pizza with her jammies on in front of the telly. Those Hot and Spicy ones they do are roasting—I was sweating like I’d eaten a mega-curry!

If any of you are readers of the Ranfurly Review you will maybe have noticed there is a problem with the site—it’s not been updated yet. I can’t get onto my PC. For some reason when booting up it doesn’t quite make it to the logon screen and kicks itself back out to begin the boot cycle again. I’ve tried Safe Mode and using the CD but nothing works.

I have full backups of everything so I’m not bothered if I have to wipe the hard drive and start again (I’ve considered reverting back to XP because Vista is total shite), but my last backup over the weekend was taken before I uploaded the new issue of the magazine. So if I have to wipe and restart I will also have to start the new issue from scratch, which I don’t have time for. So I simply must find a way in, take a quick backup then I can figure out how best to proceed. The PC had been behaving well of late, too, so I’m a bit baffled as to why it has suddenly decided to flake out like this.

I’ve never liked Microsoft Vista. It came with my PC when I bought it and it has been the most unreliable, insecure, and unstable operating system I’ve ever had the misfortune. Even on a 4GB RAM system the damn thing crawls along with simple functions. The case for an Apple Mac grows stronger but as I work with Windows daily it’s often a case of the better the devil you know.

Here’s a joke I came across today while catching up on my email (on my Netbook). I just had to publish it.

Q: What do a short-sighted gynaecologist and a puppy have in common?
A: A wet nose.

Until tomorrow, peace and out!

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About Colin Galbraith

Thriller author, music fan, St Mirren fan, fluff chucker, rabbit tamer, outstanding fake faller. Loves cannoli.
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