Tuesday, March 4, 2014
While "Race Among The Ruins" could be my 50+ theme song, this one has always haunted me because it so perfectly captures a moment in my life where I felt exactly as lonely and left behind as Lightfoot depicts here. I wasn't "down and out", but I was at an airport on a Saturday morning and a person I'd been nuts about for years was leaving on a morning plane to go live with the man she'd finally decided to marry. (And yes, I was the one who drove her to the airport to make the flight. She even crashed on the couch of my apartment the night before.)(That's the kind of guy I was back then..."Big Bang Theory's" Leonard to her Penny.)
I stood outside and watched that plane depart, and I felt exactly like this (without being broke and drunk).
35+ years (and a happy marriage) later, life is good and I've moved on...but some things you don't forget.
Friday, February 28, 2014
How To Fix High CPU Usage In Windows
If your computer fans frequently hit top speeds, it's a sign that your CPU is fully loaded. Simultaneously, your computer may slow down. That's annoying, especially if you're not actually doing anything.The CPU (central processing unit), also known as processor, is the brain of your computer. Like your own noggin, it can become overwhelmed if bombarded with too many processes, or if a single...
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Make Perfect, Crispy Bacon Every TimeIt's easy. Here's how:Line a pan with the bacon. You can use a glass baking pan, a steel or aluminum baking sheet, or even a cast iron pan. Check out the list of tools we like.Put the pan into a cold, unheated oven. I use the middle rack.Set the oven to bake at 400°F (204°C).Set the timer for 20 minutes. It may take a bit more or less time, depending on your...
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