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Idaho Helga

Member since 03 September 2011 | Blog


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Attending the OSU-UM game in 2006 after my oldest brother got offered extra tickets to the game from OSU "because we oversold Minnesota, want 2 more tickets to Michigan instead?". I flew back. I have 4 brothers, I had to sit with the traitor but we had a ball at Hineygate and the game. Best tailgating I ever saw; total party.
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: This will date me, but Kelvin Ransey.
  • NFL TEAM: Bengals but if too poopy but will switch to Browns
  • NHL TEAM: Blue Jackets
  • MLB TEAM: Reds fan. Life time. Solid.
  • SOCCER TEAM: ??Let me know when games don't finish 0-1 after th

Recent Activity

Comment 29 Sep 2015

I shall long live the defender of the worthless nut.  You, like squirrels, may call me crazy, yet I do this.  #trees

Comment 29 Sep 2015

If you have a wife or even girlfriend, give them 1 week and blame her.  She can't handle the 80 hours/week.  If you have any kids, they are an even BETTER reason.

Comment 29 Sep 2015

We could have a "blackout" at night games a la PSU.  No wait...there are already too many people blacking out at night games.

Earle, this is a turrible, turrible idea.  Long live the worthless, poisonous nut!


Comment 28 Sep 2015

Ytown, you'll probably appreciate this: the owner and former lead programmer where I work, we say "DOS is BOSS!" because frankly there are many things you can simply do quicker outside of windows.

He nearly had to be subdued when MS said they might drop the DOS ability in 10.  Nope, it's there although harder to get to.

Sign me,

{DOS command} -s -h -a  

  Thank God to be a nerd and know the meanings of extensions on some DOS commands, LOLOLOLOL!  Linux guys are jealous! (Actually I like LInux. I go back to the Xenix/Unix years.  Now get off my lawn!)

Comment 28 Sep 2015

Whoa, was surprised at all the responses to this post.  Sorry I didn't come back until today. It can be complicated to choose if you have need to see if any software you use is not yet 10 compliant (I work with insurance agents and many of the insurance carriers aren't up to win 10, you'd  be surprised that they are major names!) and 8.1 was the MS equilvalent to fingers in the dike for all the shitty problems 8.0 brought.  I like 10 over 8.1 personally as things clearly flow better and looks more "7"ee.

Warning: I've had several clients call me, the question is "Where did your program go?" Not everyone likes a cluttered desktop and they were used to launching our program via "Start" button then "programs"or  "All Programs" to get their access. Well folks, "Programs" are now all "Apps" because Microsoft is so, so hipster, dude just like Apple.  Click on start, then "Apps".  Hey, there's that program list you thought you had lost.

Also, if your printer/external device wasn't win 8 compatible it ain't workin' with Win 10 generally. And there were people who went with 8 and had a less than 1 yr old printer/scanner, etc that had to replace them as manufacturers didn't have drivers ready and they weren't willing to live with no printer/fax.scanner for any extended period of time. 

Overall, I don't fix what ain't broken and there is usually NEVER a good reason to grab MS's latest "triumph".  Let everybody else be their Beta+ shop.


Comment 28 Sep 2015

TTUN also had horrific special teams play under Hoke and to a lesser extent Rich Rod.

Comment 26 Sep 2015

I do technical support for a living, and if you have windows 7, don't get bullied into the "upgrade" to 10. 7 is stable and 10 isn't. If you have win 8, yeah you might as well because 10 is basically the fixes for 8.  We constantly run into security and permissions issues with 10.  It is also buggy.

Just me (and my coworkers) opinion.

Comment 26 Sep 2015

Seattle, thanks, Family is fine.  We need to do a road trip again.  Maybe we could post it ahead and pick up more hitch hikers.  Might need a bigger vehicle than my Mountaineer.

Comment 26 Sep 2015

Here! Here! Harumph, harumph.   BTW howdy there Seattle! 

I'm shocked that our game is on the local ABC station given that it's directional &ichigan.  Its good to be the king!

Comment 26 Sep 2015

Surprised that this game, and ours is on my TV here in north Idaho.  But TTUN is finally looking good, and that is indeed a helluva catch.   We are seeing the Harbaugh effect. Spielman has the game and is really high on Mr. JImmy.  31-0 at the half. 

Comment 26 Sep 2015

I could wake up on a yacht tomorrow

DJ you are ONE funny dude. Old dog had to go out at 2amPDT , thought I'd check the skully.  About woke up the house laughing at that.

Go Bucks, that is all!

Comment 22 Sep 2015

Wow!  I'm surprised anyone would do that.  Wait a minute, no I'm not. Men do it all the time...its called bragging.

Comment 22 Sep 2015

Precisely how I look at it, Jerry Springer of the radio.  I'm not a Finebaum fan and I only listen when these nutcases show up, but I think he handles them pretty well.  He steered ol' Tammy away from the "boys and toys" path pretty quick while still allowing plenty of hilarity.