Wednesday, January 23, 2013

My problem with Windows 8

Welcome Back Readers~      

My apologies for not posting on this blog as regularly as I have in the past. Currently, I am in a state of transition from my two-bedroom apartment to a one-bedroom apartment in the same community; not only that, I've had to deal with a new (yet unreliable) computer back at my parent's place... Which brings  me to  the title of today's  post:  ""My Problem  with Windows 8".  

    In my opinion,  Windows 8 is not as  easy  as it  claims  to be. For starters, users of the system are asked to create n Microsoft password and then forced to merge their information on certain apps on the computer such as Skype. This may be fine for those of you who use one primary computer, but otherwise it seems like a more complicated process-keeping track of passwords. Upon further reflection, merging accounts does not change your access of Skype on other computers.

It also poses difficulty for those using Dragon Naturally Speaking 10 or 11. The software is not yet compatible to control the Metro interface and some of the Global commands no longer work. Worse yet, the newest version isn't compatible either-take heart, the company is aware of the problem and looking for solutions.

Aside from the basic Windows options, users should be aware that Internet Explorer has a propensity to crash when entering dictation into search fields. This was a major source of contention for me since I am unable to restart the voice recognition by hand myself upon system reboot; this is because things like the "start" button have been removed and the ability to create startup routines have been made EXTREMELY difficult. The only way to stop th computer from crashing was for me to start using Microsoft Firefox instead.

Although my dad was able to deal with most of these problems on his own or with the help of technical experts, Windows 8 has been an extreme disappointment. What was supposed to be a unique Christmas surprise turned into a frustrating experience for both me and my father.
I will keep you, my readers, up-to-date with any changes being made to the Windows 8 system. Luckily, I am still able to use Windows 7 on my desktop computer at the apartment and only have to cope with Windows 8 on my laptop at home!

Friday, January 4, 2013

What Do You Say after Tragedy Strikes??

Happy New Year to my readers... May God continue to bless you through reading this blog as much as I have been blessed by writing it. Through life's ups and downs, he has revealed his faithfulness to me if only I trust Him! This can be a difficult task especially  considering  the  recent  events  that   happened   in Newtown Connecticut;   I find myself  asking,  "Why would someone want to do something like this?"
I don't know the answer to that question; nor do I claim to understand what the parents of those innocent children are feeling.. But God does! He feels their pain just as anyone would and wants nothing more than to wipe away the tears.   I sincerely believe  that Jesus  was holding those children  in  His hands  as he  carried  them  up  to  heaven  that fateful  day. This begs us to question once again, "Why would He allow such a tragedy in the first place?”
God is merciful; but that doesn’t mean sin and free will don’t have free reign in this world. They do. Every day we have a choice to make- whether we use our God-given talents to help others or serve ourselves. It’s strange though, considering the gift which was originally meant to bring us closer to our Creator has only divided us!

Food for thought..
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