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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Open Letter to Amtrak

I really wanted to love taking the train from Seattle to L.A. and I would have enjoyed it except for one major problem. There is not enough room for two people to sleep on the lower berth, and the upper berth is a metal pan with a 2" pad on it. It is less comfy than sleeping on the ground.

If Amtrak seriously wants my business, they need to up the comfort factor by a lot!

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Hacking Into My Own Computer

Since I got Windows 8, I have had to go through a lot of hoohah to stop it from forcing me into a Temporary User profile. I figured it out with the help of other users of Microsoft. Microsoft itself seems to be making ease of use their last priority. The screenshots are of getting the command prompt and adding an administrator profile. 

In the past, administrative privileges were automatically part of the default user profile, but now they are hidden. It is crazy, because for a home computer, very few of us need to hide the administrative profile, and when we need to download and install new software, we are told we do not have the right to do that, which is insane.