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Finally! After…

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 4,000+ postings, I’ve invited her to continue posting entries on this blog.
I’m currently in my 22nd year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails Thunderbird RV Resort along the bank of the Skykomish River in Monroe, Washington. I’ll depart here July 5th.

 

after three very full and mostly frustrating days (some 30+hours) , I’ve put away, my almost six-year-old Sony Windows 7 machine. This blog posting is being totally produced on my new Asus Windows 10 machine.

 

It’s been quite the experience and there is definitely a learning curve involved! While, I’m not at 100%, I’m about 95% there. The rest I will slowly tweek out in forthcoming days. It was a process that I was not especially looking forward to. Who says you cannot teach an old dog new tricks? I’m here to tell you differently!  🙂

 

With Windows 10, Microsoft definitely wants you to do things THEIR WAY!

 

Many thanks to a young local guru I met at the Eagles Club! Without Cody’s help, I’d still be struggling with how to turn my photos from icons into thumbnails and the really big one…loading Picasa 3 into my computer. It took him all of two minutes to show me the way to do these two items. For which I happily handed him a $10 bill (hey, that’s the equivalent of $300 dollars an hour after taxes!).

 

So, the old machine has been put away (until a stop at some recycling bin in the future), and here’s a photo of the new set-up…

 

 

 

 

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…

 

 

 

 

 

The new machine sits atop my new laptop cooler, although it really does not need it. The old machine cpu’s ran in the mid-130 degrees temps…with the cooler. The new machine cpu’s run in the mid-80 degrees..without the cooler. Asus advertises its Ice Cold technology and it really works! I also like the angle of the laptop cooler which makes typing a lot easier. My wireless mouse and external hard drive can be seen to the right.

 

Since I dumped all the bloatware that comes with a new computer and tweeked the performance management and other things that slow a computer, for the moment it’s lighting fast! Press the on button and 10 seconds later…it’s ready to go, even with my currently throttled-back (from 4G) 3G Verizon Internet signal!

 

As a matter of fact, I’m sitting here without any socks on, because they got blown away!  🙂

 

So, as I’m unwillingly dragged into the 21st Century, onward I go into a new computer age (for me!) and with a little luck, I’ll figure out the remaining 5% of stuff within the next six years!  🙂

 

 

 

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTO.

 Yesterday was partly sunny and 75 degrees. Forecast for today is partly sunny and 74 degrees.

Enjoying nice weather is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

The red dot on the below map shows my approximate location in the State of Washington. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein

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My current travel rig is a 2006 Fleetwood 26′ Class A Motorhome and a towed 1986 Ford Bronco II, Eddie Bauer Model. This photo was taken in the desert at Slab City near Niland, California…

DSC040481b

On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!

Click this link to start the video. Make sure you have your speakers turned on and go to full screen asap.
http://youtu.be/FfZUzEB4rM8

If you would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link… http://www.youtube.com/user/JimJ1579/videos

There are more than 700 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://get.google.com/albumarchive/110455945462646142273?source=pwa

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

For more information about my books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

All original works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet -2017

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I Visit A Blank Rock… (GA96)

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 4,000+ postings, I’ve invited her to continue posting entries on this blog.
I’m currently in my 22nd year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails RV Resort in Chehalis, Washington. I’ll depart here later this morning.

 

 

Since my RVing life is changing (see above), I’m starting to re-visit previously visited places. So rather than constantly re-blogging past entries, I’ve decided to do something different.

 

 

In 2011-2013, Mary and I did a 682 day, 12,679 miles in the motorhome and 8,000 miles in the Bronco, circumnavigation of the United States, which I called The Great Adventure. I called it so because other than my oldest granddaughter’s high school graduation in June in Connecticut, I didn’t know where we would be going or when we would be there!

 

 

So, unless I do something really different and unusual warranting a new blog entry, I’ll be posting entries from that trip.

 

 

 

This entry was posted April 30, 2012…

 

 

 

 

I’m currently in Albuquerque, New Mexico awaiting Mary’s arrival on Tuesday, May 1st.

 

 

Prior to my arrival about a week ago, I did my usual Internet search of places I might like to visit while in an area. I’m particularly drawn to unique places and things.

 

 

Having lived in Washington State…the location of Microsoft headquarters…and being somewhat of a computer nerd…this thing sounded like a quick and easy thing to do. On my first day in Albuquerque while driving around scoping out the city…I found myself going right by the location.

 

 

But I already knew it was gone…recently stolen! You can read all about the theft by clicking this link…
http://www.seattlepi.com/default/article/Thief-steals-historic-Microsoft-plaque-3492634.php#photo-2833250

 

 

Here’s what was stolen…

 

 

 

 

 

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

But I still wanted to see the location of this unique place so I stopped by 199 California Street and took this photo…

 

 

You can see where the plaque used to be. Nonetheless…it was interesting to see the place where Microsoft began.

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s a 1978 photo of the Microsoft staff. Would you have invested your money with this group???

 

 

The photo comes from the below link about the history of Microsoft…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Microsoft

 

 

As a full-time RVer I enjoy visiting historic places.

 

 

 

 

TWO FOR THE PRICE OF ONE! MARY WROTE A MANY GREAT BLOGS…SO WHENEVER SHE PUBLISHED A BLOG POSTING THE SAME DAY THAT I DID…YOU WILL BE ABLE TO READ HER BLOG BY CLICKING THE BELOW LINK! DO IT NOW…!!!

Mary did not post a blog this date.

 

 

 

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

 Yesterday was mostly cloudy and 72 degrees. Forecast for today is mostly cloudy and 66 degrees.

Enjoying nice weather is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

The red dot on the below map shows my approximate location in the State of Washington. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein

2

My current travel rig is a 2006 Fleetwood 26′ Class A Motorhome and a towed 1986 Ford Bronco II, Eddie Bauer Model. This photo was taken in the desert at Slab City near Niland, California…

DSC040481b

On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!

Click this link to start the video. Make sure you have your speakers turned on and go to full screen asap.
http://youtu.be/FfZUzEB4rM8

If you would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link… http://www.youtube.com/user/JimJ1579/videos

There are more than 700 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://get.google.com/albumarchive/110455945462646142273?source=pwa

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

For more information about my books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

All original works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet -2017

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Startup – Albuquerque And The Personal Computer Revolution…

I’m currently in Albuquerque, New Mexico where I’m awaiting Mary’s arrival today. Once she arrives we’ll spend the next 10 days or so exploring the area together before moving on.

Yesterday I published a Blog entry that told of a stolen plaque from the first Microsoft location here in Albuquerque. You can read that entry by clicking this link…
http://wp.me/pDCku-4jO

Three days ago I went to the New Mexico Museum Of Natural History & Science. There I spent an enjoyable three hours going through an exhibit called “Startup – Albuquerque And The Personal Computer Revolution”. I met a very knowledgeable volunteer docent there by the name of Jane Dobbs. Back in the 1970’s when she work with Bill Gates and Paul Allen she was Jane Lockett. She provided me with some very interesting stories about their early days. She preferred not to be photographed.

From their brochure…

Startup – Albuquerque And The Personal Computer Revolution takes visitors through important technological developments that have transformed science and society – from the creation of the Altair (the first commercially successful personal computer) in Albuquerque, to the universal role that computers play in modern life.

Take a hands-on look at the world of computing and its origins in the great American Southwest as the exhibit chronicles the people, places, and events that released the power of  computing to a fervent public. Visitors of all ages will be intrigued , amazed and inspired.

Here’s the official Startup Gallery website link…
http://startup.nmnaturalhistory.org/

To read about the history of personal computers, click this link…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_personal_computers

To read about the history of Microsoft, click this link…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Microsoft

Here are some photos I took while there. Once again very difficult photographic conditions…very dimly lit mostly by overhead spotlights. Difficult at best…but nonetheless…I ventured forward…

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view...

The first personal computer…

In this next photo, Bill Gates is on the lower left…

The first mouse…

To see the other 23 photos that I took, click this link…
https://picasaweb.google.com/110455945462646142273/StartupGalleryAlbuquerqueNeMexico

Visiting interesting museums are another joy in the full-time RVing lifestyle!

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2012
For more information about my three books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

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I Visit A Blank Rock…

I’m currently in Albuquerque, New Mexico awaiting Mary’s arrival on Tuesday, May 1st.

Prior to my arrival about a week ago, I did my usual Internet search of places I might like to visit while in an area. I’m particularly drawn to unique places and things.

Having lived in Washington State…the location of Microsoft headquarters…and being somewhat of a computer nerd…this thing sounded like a quick and easy thing to do. On my first day in Albuquerque while driving around scoping out the city…I found myself going right by the location.

But I already knew it was gone…recently stolen! You can read all about the theft by clicking this link…
http://www.seattlepi.com/default/article/Thief-steals-historic-Microsoft-plaque-3492634.php#photo-2833250

Here’s what was stolen…

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view...

But I still wanted to see the location of this unique place so I stopped by 199 California Street and took this photo…

You can see where the plaque used to be. Nonetheless…it was interesting to see the place where Microsoft began.

Here’s a 1978 photo of the Microsoft staff. Would you have invested your money with this group???

The photo comes from the below link about the history of Microsoft…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Microsoft

As a full-time RVer I enjoy visiting historic places.

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2012
For more information about my three books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

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My New Camera Arrives…

Well…kinda-sorta…after being notified on my computer by the package tracking system…I actually drove about five miles to the small post office in Bow, Washington about 3:00 PM yesterday to pick it up…rather than wait for the delivery today.

First impressions are that it’s definitely smaller and lighter than my Olympus Stylus 800 which it is replacing. It has a real nice “feel” to it. Very quiet and the menus are very intuitive…I was able to wander through the menus without needing to refer to the 60 page Instruction Manual or the 160 page Handbook.

After a brief acquaintance with the camera…it was time to go to work. If you are a regular follower of my Blog…you know I HATE Microsoft and avoid it whenever possible…like the plague. 2-3 years ago…whenever Windows XP Service Pack 3 came out I tried to download it and it thoroughly screwed up my computer. I was two days uninstalling it and getting the computer to work again. After that I shut off the Microsoft Automatic Updates and have been quite happy since…thank you very much.

However…this new camera requires Service Pack 3 and so it was with some trepidation that I turned on the Microsoft Automatic Updates and began the downloading of 72 updates before it would let me get to Service Pack 3 to download it. In addition I also had to download the associated Sony software. Four hours later…it appears everything downloaded without any interfacing problems. I even managed to turned on my computer this morning and it actually worked…so far…without any problems…I say…keeping my fingers crossed as I type…which is actually a little difficult to do.  🙂

Other than having to go into Burlington today for a couple of things…one of which is to return the wrong spare battery for the camera that I mistakenly ordered…the better portion of this day will be spent getting acquainted further with the new camera and its associated software. After six years with my Olympus…it appears I’ve got to learn some new ways of doing things. Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks?…especially if he has no choice to learn these new tricks to go in a forward direction. Wooff!

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2011
For more information about my three books, click this link:
http://lulu.com/panamaorbust

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