April 12, 2017
Been busy with Facebook talking with my niece and one of my brothers. I also signed up on a family website, the family being Cleghorne, the maiden name of my Grandmother, my Mother’s Mother. It seems I have some ancestral information that is not on the website so I am going to have to upload what I have and they don’t. The big problem is reading the handwriting of the individuals who compiled the data into the book I have a copy of. An argument against cursive writing, which I don’t use except to sign my name.
I do wish I could connect with my dead brother Dan’s first wife and kids. It was a bitter divorce and when one of the kids reached out to him years later, Dan acted like crap. Now that he is dead, my promise to not speak with the kids is gone but I have no idea how to find them. Maybe they are on Facebook and I can find them there. I don’t think Facebook all the time so it slips my mind.
A lot of the websites I visit have these video advertisements and often there are so many that it slows down everything else. I hate that. I hate it especially when I am trying to read an article and I cannot move past the first screen, or the screen keeps resetting, due to these videos. Video advertisements are a nice idea and for certain types of products or services they might be more useful than a traditional static one. But so many, and so often unneeded, gets to me.
The computer I am using now is getting old. The hard drive makes noises when I start up the computer, the computer disc drive is shot and the keyboard has certain keys that stick or otherwise need special care in order to use. I have a second laptop but I need to get Microsoft Office so I can continue to write. I have tried to translate an Office document into an Open Office document and most of the time the document gets corrupted. So, for the foreseeable future, it is Office I use. I am not putting Open Office down, when used from the start on a document it is great, in some ways better than Office.
Speaking of word processing programs, all the programs I know about are so complex and over done with features that they are a burden. Even those for “Home and Student” use have too many features for me. I wish there was something as simple as Electric Pencil was available today. But, I can’t find one as simple as I want.