Has Your Kindle4PC Stopped Working?

Has your ‘Kindle for PC’ software stopped working?  Don’t take it personally – according to Amazon’s forum the older versions of ‘Kindle for PC’ were scheduled to stop running on July 22, 2012!

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Roy W. Huffman Jr. says:  “Do you have the latest version of Kindle for PC? I understand some older versions were scheduled to stop working on July 22, 2012.”  

I never received any notification – ‘Kindle for PC’ just wouldn’t execute.  Probably was written in China.  No self respecting company, IT manager nor programmer would knowingly create such a ‘screw the customer’ situation.

I, and I wonder how many other people, wasted hours trying to figure out what was wrong.

Megan Cooks Mac 'n' Cheese

Megan loves Mac ‘n’ Cheese! Since Mai hates buying processed foods, she purchased a box of pasta elbows, a package of Swiss cheese and some Parmesan cheese and turmeric and paprika (for color).

Due to the altitude, they had to cook it for 21 minutes instead of the 11 minutes in the recipe.

The last time, they cooked it several weeks ago, it tasted too pasta-tasting because it wasn’t cooked long enough and they had put too much flour.  Mai said Megan had to develop better tasting habits.

Megan had to eat the last batch because she wouldn’t throw it away, but this time Megan said it tastes WONDERFUL!

All FOUR QUARTS of today’s Mac ‘n’ Cheese.

Reheating something like Mac ‘n’ Cheese is one of the few times we use the microwave — we never use it for cooking food — only occasionally reheating food.

'Puter Frustrations

Like why doesn’t the image on this post, using ‘Adventure Journal’ theme,  size correctly at 300×210? I scaled it down from 500×130 but the old size keeps being displayed and pushing the accompanying paragraph below it instead of beside it.   Arrrrrrrrh! May have to switch the theme.

Picking out a theme for one’s website is complete chaos.  Why? Because there are thousands of WordPress themes. Of course, I would prefer a FREE theme, but many of them are out-of-date, i.e. they do not have many of the most recent features, like flexible size headings, feature images, etc.

Downloading and trying out each theme is a daunting and time consuming task.  It’s taken me several days and I still don’t have what I want.

I’ve explored WordPress theme frameworks which have features like drag ‘n’ drop, menu selection of feature, color sliders to quickly pick out colors, etc. but everything seems so complex and overwhelming.  HTML, CSS, JavaScript, SQL, artistic design, etc.

And before I know it, the whole day is gone; two days are gone…  What progress have I made? Very little.

And this damn keyboard on the Vaio laptop is horrible because if I touch an incorrect key, the cursor jumps all over the screen.  Adding to the problem is that if I barely touch the Vaio built-in laptop mouse pad, the cursor flies almost anywhere on the screen — usually toward the top of whatever I am working on and frequently I even loose my focus.

Using a search engine finds so much information — much of it not relevant and out-of-date.  I often wish retrieved data could be organized from new to older webpages.

It seems that the whole computer reality has gotten so complex that it is hardly fun anymore!  One has to know so much to get so little accomplished.  Or is it just me and I’m getting old?

All of  this information has given me a headache and it’s almost midnight, so I’m going to bed and forget about it all!

The Greatest Truth Never Told – YouTube Videos

Several days ago I followed a link and came across a 57 segment YouTube series by Chris Duane.  He examines the current financial system and recommends courses of action to take before the inevitable financial collapse.  Why inevitable? Because a DEBT based financial system we have (all US currency originates from the Federal Reserve which loans it back to the US Treasury and charges interest on the DEBT dollars just created OUT OF NOTHING) must continue to issue more DEBT each year to cover the outstanding DEBT and accrued interest.

Don’t let me convince you — view the videos yourself — As Chris Duane says, “When you are aware, you can prepare.”

Here is a list of the videos in order:  The Greatest Truth Never Told     Overview page: TGTNT

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Cloudcroft RV Site

Here’s a photo of the general layout of our RV site.  Not very large, but OK for us.  Lots  of  pine trees around us and the air is very clear due to our altitude of 8,650 ft.

The locals call the rainy season in June and July the ‘monsoon’ season, but it generally rains only a few hours in the afternoon.  However, it occasionally rains during the evening and night — love that sound of rain on the RV roof.

According to the drought map on the internet, we are in the middle of the SEVERE DROUGHT area, but here in   Cloudcroft, you wouldn’t know it. Weather-wise, everything is quite comfortable and very beautiful when the sun shines.

Megan is now 2″ taller than Mai and has much more the body shape of her German great-grandmother who she is named after – Emilie Reich.  Looking at Megan one wouldn’t believe that she is 50% Vietnamese.

4,315 ft Climb in 16 Miles and 20F Degrees Cooler

This is the sign you see leaving Alamogordo before you start the 4,315 ft climb and when you arrive in Cloudcroft after you have driven the 16 mile drive.

Generally, temperature is the 20F to 25F degrees LOWER here in Cloudcroft than in Alamogordo.

We are surrounded by pine trees and in the shade so we have been cool enough not to use the air conditioner during the two months we have been here.

Every time, Mai goes down the hill to Alamogordo to buy food, she can hardly wait to ‘get back up the hill’.

We only have two supermarkets in Alamogordo — Wal-Mart (AKA China-Mart) and Lowe’s Supermarket (not connected to Lowe’s Home Improvement).