Author: Kris McDonald

The legacy is over/Windows Vista

I recently gave up on my several year run as a technician/computer builder at home when my desktop took a nosedive and I didn’t have the time or energy to resuscitate it. I built it I think 4 years ago, ore rebuild I should say. It had a good run. I wanted a reliable new machine that when it broke, someone else would fix it this time if I did not feel like it. So…. Dude, I got a Dell! This is the first name brand computer (desktop) that I have purchased personally since 1998. WOW! Before that, I had built my first machine which was an Intel Pentium 133Mhz, with I think 64mB of RAM, and a 1.2GB hard drive. Something like that. I had also built a less powerful 486 for my mom. I hung onto that for quite a while and then passed it on to my nephew. Well, once I decided that i wanted something more powerful, I made the huge mistake of buying a Powerspec from Microcenter. All I can say is ICK! What on earth did I do that for. The hard drive died after I think one month. I had home repair service, but that did not help the stuff on my drive. Luckily, since I had not had it long, I had not added much and the old content was still...

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Better late then never…

My boys turned 1 on May 12!!! Happy Birthday boys. 🙂 Mommy loves you. We had a pretty good day filled with friend and family and presents. Luckily they did not get as much stuff and they could have, I would not know what to do with it all! They are doing very well and they are so cute if I do say so myself. 🙂 Jayden is walking all over 99% of the time now. Kristopher will be soon, I can feel it. What he is doing, is trying to talk! Yep, he has legibly repeated a couple of words and he tries to say his brother’s name. He can also “answer” when called upon. 🙂 I will try hard to get my photo gallery fixed and get pics up...

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Article corrections…

So it is a great article if I do say so myself. :o) First the minor quote mistakes did not bother me, but I have decided to at least correct them here to make myself feel better. They do change the context of the story and I have gotten several questions from people that know us regarding this 2nd one. Quote: “Eddie administered the steroid shots, he said, often distracting his wife before injecting her. They waited pensively while their children, which they now knew were two girls, grew in Kristile’s womb.” Actually, it was the terbutaline pump site that Eddie had to change once a week. The steroid shots were administered when I was in the hospital by the docs. ———- Quote: “But women who take some fertility drugs even once have a higher probability of conceiving multiples in any future pregnancy, Kristile said. She was one of these women.” Actually, I said that women who have one set of twins have a higher chance of having another set in future pregnancies. NOT that women who take fertility drugs have that chance. Fertility drugs wear off and would need to be taken again to be effective. I took only 2 cycles of clomid, a very mild fertility pill, which has only a 5% chance of twinning. I really do think it was a very good article. It was...

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Mother’s Day Article About… ME!!!

A local Suburban Chicago paper interviewed me for their Mother’s Day centerpiece story. It’s very strange to look at a paper and see yourself on the cover. Check out my story here (The link is long dead, see the PDF version below) 🙂 Kristopher got up at 5:24, so I went to the computer to look up the article. Eddie said “no, don’t read it there, it’s not the same”, so at 5:30 he got dressed and went to the store and bought 10 papers. There are a couple of minor mistakes on details in the article, but no...

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