Tuesday - November 1, 2005
People who use computers know
the importance of backing up their files. People who really
use their computers had better back up their files because sooner or
later they'll have to reload windows and start over from scratch. The geeks
on the defunct ďTechTVĒ network talked about that a lot. The geekier you
are, the more likely you are to screw around with your system and mess things
My time came last week when XP became so instable that it wouldnít allow me
to access my restore points or even turn off the computer when I tried to
shut it down. I made an honest attempt at backing up my files but still
ended up loosing e-mail addresses, docs, receipts and program registration
codes. My downfall came when I relied on Nero 6 to do a working backup. (I
hate that program) It was kind of like burning the house down just so I
could do some spring cleaning.
Last month Catherine's nephew
Matt was nice enough to give me his mountain bike since mine burned up in
the fire. I went biking with some friends and it was the first
time Iíve been on a bike in 10 years (motorcycling doesn't count).
Even though Iím 55 and everyone else was in their 60ís, I had trouble
keeping up. Actually, they left me in the dust and Iíve decided that it was
because I wasnít wearing official biking pants. (wink wink). Dang, those
things can cost $70.
My nephew Tony got married a
few weeks ago and Cathy and I spent a few days in Las Vegas attending the
wedding. The wedding was great but we decided that Las Vegas really isnít
our cup of tea. We donít drink much or gamble and Cath has a real problem
with loud noise and second hand smoke. We did manage to spend a day camping
and hiking at the Red Rock Canyon preserve which is just west of the city.
I'm still running
my stealth cam and trying to get a picture of the cougar. So far I must have
a hundred pictures of turkeys and crows. The wildest visitor is a coyote
who drops by every other day or so and Iím showing some of his pictures on
my website at:
http://creekbed.org/bandh/stealth.html . Iím thinking of dramatically increasing my number of
hits by changing the website name to ďSearching for Big FootĒ.