Thursday, May 12, 2022

A Where Laptops Go to Die Weekly Link Round-Up

I mentioned several weeks ago that my laptop died. Well, its replacement has died, too. Should I be getting worried?

While I wait for yet another replacement, I'm thinking that, if this one rapidly gives up the ghost, I'm going to stop throwing good money after bad and stick to my desktop. What do you think? At least I haven't been buying top-of-the-line models, but still...

I have learned how to streamline my setup process, so this third... actually fourth (I had one die in Scotland, didn't I, Mike?)... one should go a lot faster and smoother. I just don't appreciate Microsoft's "S Mode." They try to tell you that S Mode in Windows is merely for our own protection, but it's really a way in which they try to ram their own programs and apps down your throat whether you want them or not. No, thanks! I'd rather jump through some of those hoops of theirs and set up my laptop the way that I want it.

This has also given me a chance to think about how my reading has changed lately. It's been almost entirely books on my Kindle. I haven't listened to an audiobook for weeks. I don't want any sort of headphones on when Denis may cry out in pain or for help. If he needs me, I need to be there. On the other hand, I'm not sure why I've almost completely ignored physical books. I guess my Kindle is easier to tote around in the basket of my scooter.

But while I mull over these "weighty matters," I hope everything is going well for you and yours.

Enjoy the links!

►Books & Other Interesting Tidbits◄
►Book Banning & Censorship◄
►Channeling My Inner Indiana Jones◄
►Channeling My Inner Elly May Clampett◄
►The Wanderer◄
►Fascinating Folk◄
►I ♥ Lists◄

That's all for this week! Don't forget to stop by next Friday when I'll be sharing a freshly selected batch of links for your surfing pleasure.

Stay safe. Stay healthy. And don't forget to curl up with a good book!


  1. Oh, I am so sorry to hear about your laptop, Cathy! That is so very frustrating, and I agree with you that Microsoft likes to do what it wants to do with the computers they manufacture. Like you, I much prefer to set up a computer the way I want it to be. I hope this new laptop will work for you! You can fill me in when I get back from that Egyptian temple...

    1. I'm using the new one now. So far, so good!

  2. I'm sorry to hear that your replacement laptop died! I hope this next one works the way you want it too. I find all computers frustrating lately, probably because I'm so bad at figuring anything out on them. ;D

    1. I'm about fifty-fifty when it comes to figuring out what's wrong. What's really bad is when my resident computer guru (Denis) can't figure out how to fix it!

  3. Oh, gosh. Hope you manage some fun reading in between true horror stories.

  4. I'm smiling. Just came home from the library with The Echoes, Overboard by Sara Paretsky, Give Unto Others, by Donna Leon, The Marlowe Murder Club and a Philip Margolin mystery. I still have five to go from my last trip. So 10 library books. I better get cracking.

  5. Oh, yes, And I've still got Homeland Elegies, Velvet is the Night, a memoir, and One Two Three, an excellent novel (nearly done) and S.J. Rozan's Paper Son. And about six books in Overdrive, which I overdid in piling those up.

  6. Also, I watched 8 of 10 of the new Legacy Bosch series on Freevee on Amazon Prime. And I hear Netflix's series about Mickey Heller is excellent. Oh, do I have to do anything else?

    1. I've watched the same number of Bosch: Legacy episodes, and Netflix's The Lincoln Lawyer is very good.


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