June 8th, 2017



There has been some rain, but it happened overnight while I was getting not quite enough sleep. The ground is damp and every time there's a breeze water gets shaken from the oak tree next door and falls on the roof of my back porch. It isn't raining right now, but it might later as the sky is still cloudy.

Another thing happened overnight while I was getting not quite enough sleep. The computer decided to change some setting or something, and everything on my screen is stretched horizontally. Even the application icons are a bit stretched. I can't see about an inch of real estate on the right side of the screen, and it makes the thing rather difficult to use. Also the stuff in the upper right corner, where you maximize of minimize or close, is blurred, and of course the right hand scroll bar is un-seeable.

Something to do with the graphics card, I'm thinking, but it never happened with Windows XP. Windows 7 has been a pain in the arse since the day it was installed, so I can't say I'm surprised. I've looked for solutions online, but so far no luck. I'll wait for the nephew to wake up and see if he knows anything about it. He built this machine, and put Windows 7 on it, so I'm not entirely optimistic, and, again, I can't say I'm surprised.

Stupid computers.
laszlo moholy-nagy_chx


There have been a few sprinkles today which has kept everything damp, and there is still water dripping from the rain gutters, but I don't think we will get any significant rainfall tonight. The forecast is now saying that the next chance of rain will be Sunday, which is a bit of a surprise. It is expected to remain fairly cool through Monday, especially by night, which means I'm going to be using the furnace again after all.

It also looks like I'll be going shopping tomorrow instead of Sunday. The stores are always busier on Friday, but now that school is out for summer at least the afternoon traffic will be thinner. I just hope I can get to sleep early enough tonight to be awake in time to get ready tomorrow, because after getting not quite enough sleep last night I ended up with a pretty long nap this afternoon.

The monitor is still stretched, and I can't see my clock which is in the lower right corner on part of the missing real estate. Maybe I'll figure out what's wrong tomorrow. Right now I just want to go veg out in front of the tube flat LED thing.