Few words are said;
Nor even a look of the eyes
Nor a bend of the head,
But only a hush of the heart
That has too much to keep,
Only memories waking
That sleep so light a sleep.
-- Sara Teasdale
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I did manage to log in. The mobile site does not work very well. I hope that your birthday was a good day.
It's pretty bad, with all the "improvements" that they've made. I still get by here every once in a while - more, lately, in fact - but there's not much to see.
I hope things are well with you.
Glad to hear that she's doing well.
Sounds like she had a good share of luck. Glad to hear that she came through the surgeries ok. Hope that she makes a full recovery.
That's all. My best to you, and her, and her family.
Or in Irish: Lá breithe sona duit!
I hope that this day finds you well and happy. Best wishes for the coming year.
I do not get to Slashdot much these days, but some things are important.
You're right about 2000. But it was never positioned as a consumer OS, and that's the line of reasoning. 98 -> ME -> XP -> Vista -> 7 -> 8. It breaks down if you include 95 or 98 SE, because neither of those truly sucked.
And yes, 7 is only decent compared to Vista. Not that I've used it much; I no longer own a Windows box (and my intention is never to have another one), and at work we use Server 2008. It is possible to turn off a lot of the nasty UI stuff, at least in the server OS.
That Windows 7 was pretty good, so Windows 8 will suck, in the tradition of Vista and ME.
I still read. I hardly ever post. There's some poetry I've been meaning to put up here, but I never seem to get around to it.
I do like seeing your JEs. And the occasional funny back-and-forth of people who take this all so seriously.
I read Multiply from time to time, but I have trouble remembering who is who, outside of the core people. Most of my interaction is on Plurk.com these days. Think of it as threaded Twitter - the minimalism appeals to me. Also much busier in real life, but I have started writing a blog. No one reads it, though.
Tabhair aire daoibh féin!
I am sorry to hear about the earthquake, and about your father. Please accept my condolences. My father is undergoing cancer treatment, and the outcome is uncertain. I am struggling a bit myself these days, but things will get better. Thank you, and best wishes and hopes for the coming year.
I hope that the past year was a good one. Best wishes for the next one.
I have a bluetooth keyboard that is pretty much identical to my laptop keyboard. With a stand for the tablet, it is quite usable as a netbook-class machine, at less than half the weight of my 15" laptop. I've done quite a bit of writing on it, as well as watching movies. It works for reading, too, though not so well in full daylight.
It's all about expectations, though. I never expected the tablet to replace my laptop completely, and it hasn't. But it has done for about 80% of what I want to do, and is significantly more portable.
But I think that the trolling possibilities for a "tablet enthusiast" could be quite funny.
It's hard to think of you as the end result of millions of years of evolution.