Things too small on your screen

I feel death sneaking up on me and I fairly sure that he is up to no good!

Those who are finding things a little difficult to read on your Windows computer screen might want to explore the following shortcuts;

[Windows] + [+] OR [Windows] + [-]
Activates Windows Magnifier to zoom in or out of screen.
[Ctrl] + [Alt] + [D]
Switch to docked mode.
[Ctrl] + [Alt] + [L]
Switch to lense mode.
[Ctrl] + [Alt] + [F]
Switch from docked or lens mode back to full screen mode.
[Ctrl] + [Alt] + [I]
Invert colors.
[Windows] + [Esc]
Exist magnifier views.

From an article entitled: 5 windows 7 features you didnt know existed/ is well worth reading!

A New Kindle

Around June of 2006, I had my first e-book read. It was a wonderful e-bookwise unit. It had a backlit LCD display and worked nicely.


Since the e-bookwise unit would not handle foreign characters and was getting long in the tooth, I purchased my first Kindle on November 26th of 2010.


Two days ago, I dropped my Kindle. It stopped working. I have dropped the poor thing a million times, so I am not blaming the unit for failing. I just received my new Kindle today.


The new Kindle is a paper white unit with touch screen. I am used to buttons and a small keyboard. It is a change and I will see how it goes.

During the time that I was without my Kindle, I used my old e-bookwise unit. It still works! Once I charged it up, it worked like a champ!

I love e-books! You can have a library larger than your local public library in one hand. No bookshelf required! You can search much more easily than the old-fashioned method of reading through indexes.

Militarization – It’s Not Just for the Police…

Okay, people complained about the militarization of police. They complained that the police have too many weapons. They felt that the approach in Ferguson suffered from an overly aggressive deployment.

The governor is now deploying national guard troops in Ferguson. Draw your own conclusions.

The police chief of Detroit in encouraging the citizens of Detroit to go out and buy themselves firearms so that they con protect themselves.

Let freedom ring baby!

Michael Brown – Strong Arm Thug Video

I just posted on the Michael Brown shooting a few hours ago. Now, we have video of a store robbery, apparently being carried out by the “victim” along with the sole witness to the shooting.

Gee, the wonderful fellow who was such a pillar of the community is a strong arm thief. Who would have thought that? Gee, the “witness” was with him during the robbery? Say it isn’t so!

How fast will Al Sharpton run from the scene? How much bluster will come from all of the “activists” who got caught shoveling crap? Should the people of the United States now call the UN on the discriminatory practices of the NAACP? I think they should.

If the video is legitimate, and I believe that it is, the shop owners now get the chance to break into homes in the area and steal their stuff. The shop owners also get to break stuff and raise hell.

Wouldn’t want to discriminate, would we?

Let the shop owners run wild!

Police with too many toys or a borderless, lawless nation?

In Ferguson, a suburb of St. Louis, Mo., Michael Brown is shot by a police officer. Riots ensue. Okay, I can understand that. I don’t agree with it, but I understand the actions.

Police react with an aggressive posture, armed to the teeth and looking like escapees from a Bruce Willis action flick involving terrorists.

Suddenly, there are cries by Rand Paul and others for demilitarizing the police. With the distrust that most Americans now have for all governmental organizations, that seems to be a reasonable stance… or is it?

While I am the first to say the government is getting more and more oppressive, I notice one very important fact in Ferguson. Despite five nights of riots, no one else is shot. Maybe the cops aren’t all that stupid? While the PR flacks and talking heads will say that the images on the internet are haunting and divisive, I note the lack of a body count.

Is this nation getting more and more oppressive? Yes. Are the police the problem? Not so much.

The next time you hear someone talk about the inability of African-Americans to improve their lot in life, ask them one question. Ask them if legalizing over eleven million illegals is helping the situation. What is more useful to equality, 11 million jobs or another riot that destroys local businesses?

I am concerned about the militarization of the police, but with the horde of illegals being invited into the country by a rogue federal government, what other options are there? When the law means less and less by the day, chaos and tyranny will follow.

Was Michael Brown a good guy or a bad guy? I don’t know. What I do know is that this shooting and riot are a symptom.

A little disclaimer follows. If the police ever actually use the military equipment and start stacking up bodies, I will reserve my right to change my position.


Yesterday night, I was thinking about the fact that I had never seen any of the episodes of Stormworld after the ninth. What is Stormworld? It is an Canadian/Australian sci-fi series. A couple of teens accidentally go through a portal and end up on another world with other people from other worlds in the same situation. Twenty-six episodes later, the series ends.

After a simple search, I found the series on youtube. For anyone interested, try

The link:

Stormworld is not a brilliant series, but it is worth a viewing.