Easter be here..

Holy crap, March went fast! April already in a matter of hours!

So news items from last week? Maybe this time I’ll make into bullet points.

  • Far Cry 5 released and it rocks! Peppers and all!
  • Spring came and went… (snowed last night again and more to come)
  • Spent a few days in pain due to gut-rot…   NO DETAILS NEEDED
  • Officially sick and tired of constant bickering politicians and fake news. (Seek the truth yourself don’t trust the news.)
  • Seems like limiting my FB presence years ago was a good move 🙂
  • I have developed a sore foot…  burning feeling on right hand side of foot.
  • Youtube is going off on the loonie liberal cliff…
  • I’m think I’m having a bout of missing my roots… miss the old country and folks from there. – It’ll pass.
  • Easter is here and I have yet to eat a chocolate bunny!!!!!! DISASTER! 😁

Neighbors moving out…. in May.

Just got it confirmed last night. Neighbors sold their house and are closing May 1. I think they are as excited as we are.

This time we have a chance to welcome the new neighbors to the area.

And that leads up to May 2’nd. It’s our 20th anniversary. We ought to do something fun… maybe lunch at Fogo de Chao, then a comedy club? Or Mystery dinner? Or…. we don’t know.

Both of us are kinda home bodies. Barb is not big on travel and neither am I but I like destinations.

Also thought about some museums and stuff as we both like history and things like that. But there might not be anything local we want to see. I donno its hard to come up with stuff. And honestly it don’t feel like no 20 years! I am just so lucky Barb has stood up with my mess and occasional stupid ideas for apparently 20 years.


Dare we even hope spring is around the corner? Today it got up to almost 50 and a bunch of the snow melted and revealed a bunch of dog poop! I bought a metal rake and for the lack of better word a poop-pan. Works great! And even tasks like picking up dog crap seems somewhat pleasant as the sun is shining and the birds are making noises. Oh yeah!!! And i saw our neighbor having new carpers done or at least old ones pulled out. Perhaps a prelude to them putting their house on the market!?!?! Woohoo!

That was mean… but honest. What else? I got to finally try my “new” revolver! It’s pretty sweet! Shoots great! Trigger is smooth and loading / unloading is like butter. Perhaps videos to come… now. Also tried the new Dunn Bros in New Richmond… Well… I hope they work the kinks out cuz it took a long time to get a coffee…. and not as good as here in Hudson.

Microsoft screwup!!!

So MS released a patch recently that auto installs on Windows 10 Home Ed and you cant even stop it (pro Ed can). What it seems to do is to replace the USB root hub drivers with newer ones that don’t work right in some instances. End result is your usb key board and mouse don’t work. After a reboot you cannot log in! Lucky me had TeamViewer installed so I could remote in. And i started initially troubleshooting it.

We all know the steps – device manager remove root hub and let it auto detect new…. after a reboot there was no change.

Then I figured more perhaps my USB ports were fried but no… as the kbd and mouse worked fine in bios. So I once again TeamViewered in and figured it must be a driver issue and started in safe mode via msconfig. BIG MISTAKE!!!!! Safe mode does not load TeamViewer!!! And my USB’s are still dead = I’m hosed!

Thankfully my brother in law had a old ps/2 keyboard collecting dust (i threw mine away in the move). With the help of that keyboard that I got the next day. I managed to log on and remove the patch that I by now knew about after reading a lot since my lockout. Now here’s the bad thing – I cant stop MS from pushing them same patch again on Home Ed.!!! Only in Pro – SERIOUSLY MS!!!??? WTF?!

It installed the patch on its own last night and this time it worked for some reason. I don’t like this one bit!

The patch is KB4074588 (OS Build 16299.248)