Still having computer ‘issews’. The new desktop is slowly rounding into shape, but it still needs a few days work to get it fully functional.
Meanwhile, the right-arrow cursor control key on my old laptop has worn right through - yes, there’s a hole right through the key itself - and it has now stopped right-arrowing altogether.
My own personal Geek Squad has never seen anything like it, but when you type as badly as I do, you need to move that cursor around a lot to correct the misteaks...
I bought a replacement, a Hewlett-Packard DM1 - powerful, light, good screen.
But the touchpad and ‘mouse’ buttons are beyond hopeless; it’s going back to the store tomorrow.
So I figured I better get something new up on this blog so you’ll know I am still alive - haven’t been run down by a pack of irate cyclists or something…
Australians are famous for straight talk. Political correctness isn’t high on their national list of attributes.
I guess there are Australian diplomats. More likely, they’ll give you the undiluted goods.
This extends to road signs.
How about this one:
Or, one that's particularly relevant to our recent 'distracted driving' blitz:
Then again, I’ve seen some pretty good ones around here too. This flashing sign told a pretty straightforward three-part message right here in my home region of Halton:
And I saw an excellent sign in northern Toronto recently. Straight talk, even if it was, um, not officially sanctioned.
Bordering on graffiti.
And, it came perhaps a bit too late: