Category Archives: Personal
Sorry about the website being down. It was beyond my control. My host suffered some trouble while upgrading their hosting services and a lot of stuff went crazy for a bit there. Chez David is back online.
The right of first sale. You bought a software package a few years back. You came home & installed it on your computer. Now you want to buy a different software package because it is more up to date. You decided to go with a completely different software package simply because it has more bells & whistles than your original software package or maybe it’s just easier to use. Chances are, you will be able to uninstall the original software package and remove it from your computer system completely. BIG HOWEVER: you are not going to be able to re-sell … Continue reading
Public libraries serve many purposes. In times of old, they served as the repositories of knowledge and wisdom. Today, they serve as portals to the world’s knowledge through books, magazines, video, and the internet. More than ever, libraries are under financial attack. Interestingly, when the people need them the most is when their budgets are placed on the cutting blocks and chopped down. When people are out of work or face financial hardships, that is when they turn to their libraries. Libraries supply everyone with a way to search for work through the internet. Libraries give internet access to those … Continue reading
Years ago, there were several concepts when it came to software available to the computer user: commercial, shareware, and freeware. Commercial software was the kind you bought before you could use it. Shareware was the kind you could use and if you liked it, you were expected to pay for it (it used to be cheap in cost) on your honor if you continued to use it. Freeware was that kind of a software that someone wrote and simply wanted to pass it around and let others enjoy its use. At first shareware worked quite well. I myself have paid … Continue reading
Since July 1st 2009 and the discovery that I was a few ounces short of 270 pounds, I have been dealing with my weight through portion control, oatmeal, and mild exercise. I’m proud to say that I hit 220 pounds last month and that the weight is still slowly coming off. some people like to crash diet, but years ago my family physician told me that the best way to lose weight was to do it slowly. Not more than a pound a week is what he suggested. I guess it allows the body to slowly adjust to the change … Continue reading