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The Lighter Side / Computers Make Us Crazy!
« Last post by Front-Ranger on April 30, 2021, 09:05:03 am »
Do you think computers have made your life easier? Consider these points:

    Every time you do something, the computer asks you if you're SURE you want to do that? Yet it blithely deletes your work on the slightest whim or hiccup.
    You've poured your whole brain into a document and yet, when you're done, your computer asks you if you really want to save that?
    Speaking of saving, the symbol for "save" is a...floppy disc. Who knows what these things are anymore?
    And even further, a floppy disc is not, and never was, floppy.
    An industry can never be successful if it calls its customers "users". Or, can it?
    Little strings of code that help you do something are called "apps" short for "applications". Don't ask me why.
    The more toolbars slung across the top of your screen, the better, it seems. The toolbar that has buttons for things you never do must be at the top.
    Why the heck is the caps lock button in such a prominent place where it can be fat-fingered whenever you hit the shift button a little cockeyed?

What are your pet peeves re: computers? We want to hear!
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It's the end of the first day after the vaccine, and I had no major reactions.  However, I spent all day feeling very tired.

There were times I considered shutting down for the day from work,  but calling out 'tired' seemed to be a wimpy thing to do, so I stayed online at work.

:laugh:

Unless something still comes up and smacks me upside the head, I guess I got off easy. No reaction at all to the first shot and only a sore arm from the second, and the soreness in the arm is gone.

My dad had the same experience--nothing more than a sore arm. He had the Moderna, and I had the Pfizer.
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Mine's sore, too.

Getting this second dose was quite different from getting the first dose. This time it was given higher up in my arm, almost to my shoulder, and farther forward than the firs dose. The needle looked larger, too. I didn't feel the first shot going in, but I sure felt this one!  ;D

Was it the dose itself, the size of the needle, or the technique and experience of the person giving the shot?

I'm glad I didn't have to go to a massvax center and get stuck by an inexperienced member of the National Guard.


It's the end of the first day after the vaccine, and I had no major reactions.  However, I spent all day feeling very tired.

There were times I considered shutting down for the day from work,  but calling out 'tired' seemed to be a wimpy thing to do, so I stayed online at work.

:laugh:
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The Lighter Side / Re: Life Advice in Three Words
« Last post by Sason on April 29, 2021, 02:39:29 pm »
prepare two smellers
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The Lighter Side / Re: Say it all in Six Words!
« Last post by Sason on April 29, 2021, 02:37:54 pm »
glad to hear it. big relief
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The Lighter Side / Re: The "Ask a Stoopid Question - Get a Stoopid Answer" Game
« Last post by Sason on April 29, 2021, 02:36:32 pm »

Q.  Was Alma a good cook?

A. Compared to BetterMost beans she was an exquisite cook.

Q. Was Aguirre married?
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Chez Tremblay / Re: Corona - what does help you? Your fears, thoughts, everything
« Last post by Sason on April 29, 2021, 11:05:12 am »

I got the Moderna, and I believe that after 2 weeks I'm considered "immune", but I don't think that's true.

Nobody is 100% immune.

But all the vaccines are supposed to give a high immunity.
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Sorry, you threw me for a minute there until I realized you meant Prof. Henry Higgins.

Oops! Sorry, I mixed up my 1950s musical Prof. H. H.s.  :laugh:

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I'm with you there, though I do watch the movie for Rex Harrison. But that was outrageous, casting Audrey Hepburn and dubbing her. And not only did they dub her, they dubbed her with a soprano (I think it was Marni Nixon, but I'm not sure about that). The singing voice is so nothing like Audrey Hepburn's speaking voice.

I read somewhere that Hepburn was cast because she was a box office draw, and the powers that be thought of Julie Andrews as a stage actress. But you know what happened that year, don't you? They gave Julie Andrews the Oscar for Mary Poppins.

I'm sure there must be an original Broadway cast album out there somewhere. I have the London recording, and it's wonderful.

It was Marni Nixon, which I only know from double checking my memory of the dubbing. Her name came back to me then. I suspected I also knew her from another context, and sure enough, she dubbed for Natalie Wood in West Side Story.

Julie Andrews is a better fit for Eliza Doolittle, whereas Audrey Hepburn is a better fit for Breakfast at Tiffany's and Two for the Road. Hard to imagine Julie in those roles.

If Julie had played Eliza the same year she played Mary Poppins, she could have canceled herself out at the Oscars! But how fun if they were a year apart and she'd won a trifecta -- Best Actress for those two plus The Sound of Music (for which she was nominated -- the award went to another Julie, Julie Christie).

There's undoubtedly an original Broadway cast MFL out there, because I had the album myself when I was a child, which is one reason I prefer Julie. If only I still had that record and had kept it in pristine condition for the past 50+ years! Somebody probably did.


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Woke this morning with a sore arm, but other than that, I seem to be ok.

Mine's sore, too.

Getting this second dose was quite different from getting the first dose. This time it was given higher up in my arm, almost to my shoulder, and farther forward than the firs dose. The needle looked larger, too. I didn't feel the first shot going in, but I sure felt this one!  ;D

Was it the dose itself, the size of the needle, or the technique and experience of the person giving the shot?

I'm glad I didn't have to go to a massvax center and get stuck by an inexperienced member of the National Guard.
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Hello All!

*waves*

As of 2 hours ago, I am double vaxxed!  ;D



Woke this morning with a sore arm, but other than that, I seem to be ok.
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