Thursday, January 16, 2014

My Computer on a MAC

Linda just arrived from up north for the next 4-5 months and she is a MAC user but not a MAC guru.    The issue is she still has the USB Modem program on the computer from last year, or at least part of it.   Enough of it that inserting the modem does not wake the computer up for a new install.   She came over yesterday and I suggested we look at the USB Modem under "My Computer" and run the install program manually.   Problem is we found no way to look at the whole system.   Searching the Internet and asking on a Message board tells me there is a "utility" called Finder that we need.   It might be located behind that Dock button you see above.   Strange that Apple likes to hide the inner workings of a computer and Microsoft assumes you need easy access.   Time to visit Linda and see what we find.

My new Samsung Laptop has slowed me down a bit with Windows 7 and programs and drivers from XP not compatible.   I finally got my XP machine back and am able to print with my older Lexmark's.   Need to print taxes, kids homework and stuff from scanner on occasion. Being all English makes it easier as some programs will only install in Spanish on a Spanish system.  The keyboard switch utility works well as I prefer an external keyboard and mouse.

Was thinking of getting a group together this weekend for the Pro Animal Melaque Bike-a-thon since it passes through Pinal but Jimmy and Sandy just took off for Mexico City, Danny and Linda have a bike problem, Mexican friends don't have the 200 peso entrance fee and if I could borrow my bike back for a day I don't think my bum would be all that happy.

Foto is from late last Sunday afternoon to let you know we still use the beach and the water is not freezing yet.  About 10 of us plus a bunch of kids sitting in Sirenitas restaurant as usual.   Ron and Dora are here till the end of the month and got a bite on one of their lots.   We've been going over the logistics of selling, transfer, building, etc .... but really have to relax and let it happen.


The construction of the house finished in April 2011 and I'm pretty much settled in. As of March 2014 I'm in preparation for rain mode for this coming summer. That includes sealing and painting things and dealing with drainage issues from last year.

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