Oh, OK. After I start Steam, I usually left-click on taskbar icon and select game from my default Library tab. While I sometimes leave it running for days, I notice there's a tendency for the connection to drop, so I have to re-start it anyway. Costs me a couple of extra clicks, but the arthritis is not bad yet. [grin]
PayPal recently posted a new Policy Update which includes changes to the PayPal User Agreement. The update to the User Agreement is effective November 1, 2012 and contains several changes, including changes that affect how claims you and PayPal have against each other are resolved. You will, with limited exception, be required to submit claims you have against PayPal to binding and final arbitration, unless you opt out of the Agreement to Arbitrate (Section 14.3) by December 1, 2012. Unless you opt out: (1) you will only be permitted to pursue claims against PayPal on an individual basis, not as a plaintiff or class member in any class or representative action or proceeding and (2) you will only be permitted to seek relief (including monetary, injunctive, and declaratory relief) on an individual basis.
With so many privacy policies changing to include such wording, does it really hold any weight if some obscure and buried opt-out option isn't checked?
"Steam's always running...."
Huh? How does it hide from top?
When I start it via Desktop shortcut, it shows up in taskbar and system monitor process tab. When I right-click and exit it from taskbar, it's gone. Do you mean to say it's hidden or masked as another process?
"/home/myusername/.cxoffice/Steam/desktopdata/cxmenu/Desktop.C^5E3A^5Fusers^5FPublic^5FDesktop/Steam.lnk" is the command for the shortcut. Is there something in there that I should be leery of? [sorry 'bout the control codes, didn't edit or look them up]
I'm getting killed by user agent (1 in 46k), plugins (unique), and system fonts (1 in 82k). Were I to switch to, for example, Win7, the big three browsers, and a small common set of plugins I'm guessing it'd be a lot better. Instead, like a thorough-going idiot, I run 64-bit Linux, Opera, and what I had thought to be a standard set of media plugins. I hadn't intended this to be useful for some un-bidden data miner. I've been totally naive about fonts; so far as I knew I just had the standard package that came with Ubuntu.
Sheesh, this is kinda weirding me out. Ah, well, life on the modern Web, eh?
Thank you for a candid reply; I can see where you're coming from. My intentions were honorable also, if clumsy. I wish you well in your quest.
Had I a simple answer, particularly something as simple as a book list, I'd give it. I read through the entire thread before writing this to see what others thought. Oddly enough, I've read all but maybe a dozen of the non-tech books (and only a few of them) given and found something of worth (even if it was just simple enjoyment at the story-telling) in many of them. Finding something that would jog your creativity without risking upset of your 'center' is beyond me. (I've a personal stake also - if I could find a book that gave me a recipe I could execute to lift me above the poverty level in my 'golden retirement years' I'd use it.)
I'll not single out the handful of posts that struck me as relevant to your situation - I believe you can do that.
I'd be curious to know, in six months, what you found, how it worked, for your situation and for you.
The recipe for chocolate-chip cookies isn't so bad either. While I agree with you, my biggest takeaway was that I liked the way his mind worked.