| By Fred Langa |
After more than 30 years of battling tech-writing deadlines, I found last May that it was time for something completely different.
A hair-raising encounter with a tornado is just one of the adventures I’ve experienced since then.
In and out of the world of Windows
Test, test … is this thing still on? Can you hear me in the back? It’s been a while since I appeared in these pages, but it’s nice to drop in. I thought I’d give you a brief update on what I’ve been doing for the past months since I retired from full-time writing.
With regard to Windows: Like many of you, I’ve experienced some frustrations with Vista. My primary, XP-based PC has several subsystems for which there are no Vista drivers. I can’t upgrade it to Vista without trashing some perfectly good hardware, and I’m not going to do that.
My laptop can run Vista, but it’s just a bit too underpowered to run Vista at a speed I’m comfortable with. After using Vista on it for many months, I finally reverted to XP Pro.
It’s too bad, because I like Vista (it’s visually gorgeous, with a number of useful improvements). But for now, the benefits of upgrading simply aren’t worth the costs to me.
Chasing tornados and video-blogging about it
Most of what I’ve been doing has nothing to do with Windows. F