We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
This might be of interest to those of you with 64-bit Windows systems.
AutoSizer is a terrific little tool. It's basic function is to open programs in full-screen mode, getting around annoyances like the way Internet Explorer opens in half-screen mode when clicking on an email link or Desktop shortcut. It also opens small programs, like Calculator — which seem to have a will of their own when it comes to where on the screen they'll open — in the center of the screen. Home site is here.
The problem is that it doesn't work with Internet Explorer on 64-bit systems.
But wait! This is a two-way street, y'know. What if IE refuses to use you? Betcha didn't consider THAT! Hah!
Me, I use Firefox almost exclusively, but it was having trouble with a form the other day, so I hauled out IE and that's when I discovered that AutoSizer doesn't work on the 64-bit system I'd recently installed. Not to be bested by the likes of IE, I promptly dug up the Maximizer program, and the rest is history.
Actually, I'm quite shocked at your actions. Unlike those crass, resource-hogging Americans, as a Canadian you have a responsibility to help save the planet. Yet here you are using up the world's vital hamster population for your own selfish reasons? That's why they invented wind power, my friend, so people like you could use a computer for your own greedy ends and not destroy the world in the process.
Also, bear in mind that a 386 uses a LOT less energy than your massive, electron-slurping 486. Place the small windmill on top of the 386 box and you're good to go. If the wind dies down, just blow on the blades and you'll be back in action.
Well, you make a good point. If you're getting both energy for the computer and energy for your body from your proud and valiant hamsters, then I'll be forced to take back all of those horrific "Canadians are the worstest people in the world" articles I've written over the years. Sure, it'll be easy to dash over to those 301 blog sites I've posted the articles on over the years and just delete them, although removing the chapter from the 245 childrens' books might be a little more difficult. But I'll just write the publishers and explain the changing circumstances and I'm sure they'll issue a recall.
Any word on that legislation to annex the U.S. into an eleventh province? We take care of that little detail and the Keystone pipeline is as good as built!
The British Columbia Envoy arrives @ noon today. Cousin Peter lives on the "Sunshine Coast" where he keeps his sailboat and has been touring the southern limits of your great Province. He's rallying the troops to blockade any pipeline headed for the Pacific coast. Our rally cry: "Keystone or Bust".
Good to hear. If it doesn't happen, I'm sure many Canadians think like I do in that building a pipeline all the way across Canada just to ship it to China seems like a backwards approach. It would make much more sense just to build a pipeline to the nearby Atlantic and then simply buy the country of Panama so you could use the canal for free.
By the way, I commend you on doing your part to fight global warming. The way you condensed the word "at" down to one character helps save pixels, which in turn helps reduce server use, thereby producing less heat. Just think -- if everyone did that, the polar bears might actually have a chance. When you look out the window of your igloo and watch them walk by, I'm sure you think the same thing.
While I won't say "November is in the bag!", I would note that about every other day I read some article that says something like "Has Obama lost Arkansas?", "Has Obama lost Wisconsin?", as the poll numbers roll in. So, despite the valiant effort by sites like Hot Air and PJ Media to poison our minds against Romney, I'd say we have a pretty good chance at this point.