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)

While we are at it banning things.


Research on bread indicates that:

1. More than 98 percent of convicted felons are bread users.

2. Fully HALF of all children who grow up in bread-consuming households score below average on standardized tests.

3. In the 18th century, when virtually all bread was baked in the home, the average life expectancy was less than 50 years; infant mortality rates were unacceptably high; many women died in childbirth; and diseases such as typhoid, yellow fever, and influenza ravaged whole nations.

4. More than 90 percent of violent crimes are committed within 24 hours of eating bread.

5. Bread is made from a substance called “dough.” It has been proven that as little as one pound of dough can be used to suffocate a mouse. The average American eats more bread than that in one month!

6. Primitive tribal societies that have no bread exhibit a low incidence of cancer, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease, and osteoporosis.

7. Bread has been proven to be addictive. Subjects deprived of bread and given only water to eat begged for bread after as little as two days.

8. Bread is often a “gateway” food item, leading the user to “harder” items such as butter, jelly, peanut butter, and even cold cuts.

9. Bread has been proven to absorb water. Since the human body is more than 90 percent water, it follows that eating bread could lead to your body being taken over by this absorptive food product, turning you into a soggy, gooey bread-pudding person.

10. Newborn babies can choke on bread.

11. Bread is baked at temperatures as high as 400 degrees Fahrenheit! That kind of heat can kill an adult in less than one minute.

12. Most American bread eaters are utterly unable to distinguish between significant scientific fact and meaningless statistical babbling.

In light of these frightening statistics, it has been proposed that the following bread restrictions be made:

1. No sale of bread to minors.

2. A nationwide “Just Say No To Toast” campaign, complete celebrity TV spots and bumper stickers.

3. A 300 percent federal tax on all bread to pay for all the societal ills we might associate with bread.

4. No animal or human images, nor any primary colors (which may appeal to children) may be used to promote bread usage.

5. The establishment of “Bread-free” zones around schools.


I just got this very cool “toy” it’s called a Raspberry Pi. A single board computer. It runs a form of Linux and it runs off a USB power.

I just don’t quite know what to do with it. I mean sure there are the normal things like a retro gaming station, don’t get me wrong its really cool but it could do more. Maybe create a (Roku) like box for upstairs? I would need to use a tiny bluetooth remote/keyboard.

Hmmmm… that sounds cool. I’ll make one.