How to switch your Windows 8.1 log-in to a local account - CNET. Tom Stirewalt's article got me thinking. I don't use OneDrive to store stuff, I don't need to syn my Win 8.1 settings across more than one computer, and I don't use the Modern (formerly Metro) interface. I am going back to a local account. That way, Microsoft won't have my files to mess around with. Now, how to do that? Here is a simple method. Go to Settings/PC Settings/Accounts/Your Account. Click Disconnect under your Email address, enter your password to verify, create a local username, and enter a new password, with hint. Sign out and click Finish. Bingo, you have disconnected from the mother ship. I feel free, free, and ready to roll.
Amazon.com: Lenovo IdeaTab Miix2 8-Inch 32 GB Tablet: Computers & Accessories. I have had this little tablet for a while now. I don't use it because it only has 32 GB of memory, and only 8 GB of that is usable for programs and data. But, it runs full Windows 8.1, and has a fast Atom processor. It has a micro SD slot for an additional card (I added a 64 GB card), and is the perfect size for mobile applications. Give it to the kids in the backseat to watch videos, or use it yourself when out an about. I even installed my basic law practice software, and since we all spend most of our lives in a browser these days, everything there works just like our other computers. I am updating it now, as I haven't in almost a year. Almost a Gig of Windows updates to run and it will take a while. Perfect Saturday project when I don't want to work. I may do a Windows 10 install to see how it works. I should add that this is one application where the Windows 8 tiles come in handy. The desktop icons and such are just too small.
Report: Google is distributing a business version of Glass that attaches to different glasses. The death of Google Glass may have been exaggerated. A clip on version, with a mini computer inside, is coming to business, industrial, and health care companies soon. Many businesses require workers with two hands available, and a heads up computer display would be ideal for many specific applications. Glass may never find its true purpose in the consumer world; but, in business, it will probably be a runaway success.
Miller Williams, American poet and my professor in College at Loyola University of the South in the late Sixties, passed away recently. I was thinking recently about my writing, both poetry and otherwise, and remembered what he used to say: "Every word you add dilutes the meaning". He believed in simple, conversational tone, and realized that most meaning derived by a reader comes from their own heart; not from a bunch of words. He also was a gentle soul, and hated war and violence. We once spent two weeks analyzing a single poem, Randall Jarrell's "Death of the Ball Turret Gunner", the last line of which stays with me today: "When he died, they washed him out of the turret with a hose". Miller Williams didn't teach me how to write. He taught me how to live.
Windows 10 day one update download: How to install it | BGR. I know. You really, really want to get away from Windows 8. Windows 10 became available yesterday, and there is already a massive update. While it is automatic; some have experienced problems with the automatic updates. Some drivers keep getting overwritten. Be patient. After all, you have been living with Windows 8 for a while now, haven't you? If you just can't wait, this article will tell you how to force load Windows 10. My favorite program, Start 8, even has a version (Start 10) after you upgrade.However, I am perfectly happy, for now, with my Windows 8 that works like Windows 7. I am now going to take a chill pill, and wait some more.
Meet ROSS, 'the world's first artificially intelligent attorney'. Duplicating the success of Watson, an IBM cognitive computing experiment, a startup is attempting to create an AI Attorney that can learn, research, understand questions and get smarter as it is used. I still don't think I am wrong in believing that lawyering will always require more than rote knowledge and analysis. Give me a "genuinely human" intelligent attorney any day. Of course, an AI legal assistant would be nice.
Forget Windows 10: Remember when Windows 95 was new? - CNET. I think it was sometime in late 1994 that I stood in line at midnight outside the big box office supply store to buy a box containing a bunch of floppy disks, promising the next evolution in Windows, Windows 95. It was a revelation, and I stayed up all night installing it. How innocent we were back then. Apple Mac had 10 per cent of the computer market, and, after Win95 that fell to 4 per cent. It could be said that Microsoft was copying the successful Apple graphical interface; but, Microsoft had a big advantage in the business market, and most of us used Windows in our work. Was it a superior operating system? Probably not. But, it worked fine, and we got accustomed to it.