RV John

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Inside Aztec Ruins

Pictures: A couple of shots inside the Aztec Ruins. Lots of ISO and Photoshop used here to get some light on the subject.

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Moving today: Time for a change :)

Night folks

Windows 10 working fine

Pictures: Here is a sunflower that is not far from my rig just now.

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There is a airport some miles south of me and I see places coming in now and again. The airport much be smaller because I only see mid size airplanes going in, some jets but not the big ones. Oh, there is two planes in this photo, I didn’t even see the second one till I was working on the photo in Photoshop, it is the smallest white dot in the picture and straight in front of the bigger airplane.
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Windows 10: As best I can tell I got most of the kinks out of the Windows 10 install and things are back to normal. It sure makes things much easier using a upgrade vs a clean install, Had I did a clean install I would have weeks getting all my software back in place. The one other thing I need to do today is to make a backup image of the install that I got now. Oh, and a recovery disc too.

Update; Backup and recovery done.

Night folks

Windows 10 ….. 3

I think I have most of the kinks worked out now …… hopefully! The first thing I did today was start looking for a way to stop the crashing when I shut down the computer each time. I got that done but ….. however being in a hurry I used a online scan to do that and it worked fine and got all my drivers up to date but … it give me a computer full of Malware which I think I have cleaned up now. I should have taken a little more time and watch what I was doing. I took out all the obvious stuff and run a quick malware scan(now doing a deep one, which will take a few hours) and found nothing so far. I had to uninstall Firefox and it’s data folders then reinstall to get it cleaned up but I got that done and think I am running safe now :)

Wheeee, this has been fun :) LOL.

Okay I am still liking Windows 10 better then 8.1 … so far :/ I don’t have a touch device so I’m not sure how that side of things works but it is looking good on the laptop after much fixing of things. If you are not a fixer of things when it comes to computers you might want to wait till you buy a new one to do this. On the other hand some folks are not having any trouble what so ever. In Windows defense my computer is a bit old (came with Vista if that tells you anything) and I did download a complete ISO file and install from it, instead of letting Windows do it’s own thing, may have been better if I just let Windows update do it and then again maybe not, who knows?

To the folks that I follow and folks that follow me, I am sorry if I have not gotten back to you yet, I’ll try to catch up a little soon. Oh, and I’ll be getting back to photos soon.

Weather; There was a big rain yesterday about 4pm that stay around for a few hours and it looks and feels like that is going to happen again today. I have had to run the generator a bit seeing as there has not been a lot of sunshine yesterday or today either.

Night folks

Windows 10, continue

Windows 10 was a tough go on this computer with a lot of starts and stops! I finally have it on here and running after much fussing with it. If you don’t like sharing there is a lot of settings that need to be turned off, right down to sharing Windows updates with people everywhere, Wow. It took me 7 gigs of data to get my computer running and the way I wanted but I did downloaded an ISO file so I could use it on my other computer or friends computers if needed. The ISO file was 5.5 gigs and I had to do another gig and half of updates, nuts!

One of the first things was the ISO was too big to burn to a DVD even if Microsoft said you could, my computer said no this file is to big to burn to the DVD :( So ….. I say OK I’ll burn it to a USB drive, I could not get my computer to boot from that at all ( turns out I didn’t need to anyways). So I rip the ISO file to my C drive and after about 5 tries I got it started to install and I’m thinking OK it will do the first part and not be able to find it source after it reboots but ….. it did and continue to install. I had at least 3 good crashes but it recovered each time :)

One of the things that still bug me a bit is that Windows 10 does have a better start menu but does poorly on the context part of the menu. So I like to add a work around to the context menu by using this hack to add one to the task bar and one that I can organize too by going to C:\ProgramData\Start Menu and hacking away. I use a program that adds “take ownships” to the right click of the context menus in order to have all the needed permissions to do this. I do think the right side(titles) of the menu is done beautifully.

This is a little more to my liking not prefect but better for the text menu.
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Privacy, I turn off most everything, I don’t need this stuff on a laptop. I go down the whole list on the left clicking the off buttons off on the right for each one.

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Getting a crash everyone I shut down the computer, I guess if you’re going to crash that the time to do it :(

Night folks

Windows 10

Just a fast hello, I’ve been busy installing Windows 10  into my laptop today. Back tomorrow hopefully :)

Night folks

Aztec Ruins

Pictures: A couple of shots of the Aztec ruins that my friend Mickey took me to see while at Navajo Lake a few weeks back.

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Isolated: The area I am in now is very….. slow? I am on a good road but it dead ends and I have seen no car since I have been here (noon yesterday), no other RVers or campers either.

Exercise: I took a short walk of maybe 2 miles so that will do for today.

Night folks

New location today

Pictures: Last two from San Juan National Forest.

The forest had a lot of Gambel Oak( that reach about 25 feet) and Ponderosa Pine Trees, this picture has both in it with the Gambel in the front and the Ponderosa Pine behind. A nice mountain in the distance too.
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There are also lots of Aspen.
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Location: I have moved to the east side of Durango. Little bit warmer here, I give up a 1000 feet in elevation. I like the mountain much better.

Night folks

More San Juan Pictures

Pictures: Couple more from around San Juan National Forest.

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Lots of ponds around the area and this one looks heart shaped to me.
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Exercise: Only a short walk today.

Night folks

In the area

Pictures: Couple of shots from around the area I’m camping in, San Juan National Forest.

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Exercise: Today I did a short walk of about two miles, still not over the long one I took a few days ago :-P

Night folks

Third trip to the city today

Pictures: Couple of shots of my Rufous Hummer friends.

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Cortez: I took a little trip into Cortez today and did my laundry and a little shopping.

Night folks


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