The community deserves a better answer.
Sometimes it seems as if our computers have a mind of their own and, for whatever reason, are intentionally wreaking havoc in our lives. This week we try to re-establish technological tranquility.
Election Day is fast approaching and we’ve all been implored to cast our votes on Nov. 4 — “because it is our right and our responsibility to do so.” Additionally, we’re told our future depends on it.
Do you know many ballot issues you’ll be facing this November?
There are 12: Three statewide initiatives, one regional vote on light rail and eight proposed amendments to the King County Charter (or Constitution), some of which matter a lot.
How should you vote? Glad you asked.
In our modern day swirl of crime stories, grim and grimmer economic news, nasty political races and miserable local, pro and college sports teams – it would seem difficult to find many signs of solace.
Q: I have a laptop with Windows Vista Home Premium. The computer runs okay, but I just bought Microsoft Office 2007 Standard and I’m having a problem installing it. It starts installing okay but after I enter the serial number a message pops up that says, “Please select a source . . .” and then it shows a list of the hard drives and CD/DVD drive and so I choose the DVD drive. Then I click OK but it won’t finish installing and I have to cancel out. I shut down the computer and restarted it and tried to install it again but the same thing happened.
I am utterly disturbed and disgusted by the concentration-camp-like details that surfaced out of Carnation earlier this week.
I do not believe in capital punishment, but right now I am thinking that the electric chair might be the best place for Rebecca Long, a 44-year-old Carnation woman who allegedly starved and tortured her 14-year-old stepdaughter.
The other day, I noticed that the laptop computer I use for writing this column was behaving differently. The words were repetitive and repetitive; the writing had occasional mizpelings — and many of the paragraphs ended in mid-senten.