Seashells in British Columbia

I have a large seashell collection which I keep scattered along the beaches around the world. Maybe you’ve seen it. Steven Wright British Columbia is Canada’s western most province. The Pacific Ocean gives the coastal regions of the province a reasonably moderate climate. For landlocked provinces like the one I live in, a trip to the BC…

Fairmont Hot Springs – Old Barn

An old friend once told me that if you were given a barn full of manure to shovel out, it was a tremendous idea to keep in mind that a pony had to be in there somewhere. Peter Jensen Fairmont Hot Springs in British Columbia, is located at the headwaters of the Columbia River. A…

Motorcycles on Going-to-the-Sun Road

Our family gets together several times a year for epic motorcycle adventures. Maybe epic is a bit too strong a description. More like three or four days of riding and then not riding. Eating, some shopping. Lots of photos. One of our favourite destinations is Glacier Park. It is located in the U.S. State of…

Managaing Fonts in Windows 7

Windows 7 has a Font Viewer and Management program that will likely be adequate for many users. To View the fonts installed on your computer, open the “Control Panel”. Turn on “View by: Small icons” and then click on “Fonts”. This opens the Fonts Viewer. There are three main tool bar areas available to view and…

Internet Security – Microsoft, Norton, Webroot

My new computer in 2009 (Sony) came with a one month subscription to Norton Internet Security. When the subscription was almost over, I pondered the decision as to whether I would renew the subscription, or look for another type of security. I was rather hoping I would find a security suite that was, well, free.…

My Sony VAIO VGN-AW420D Laptop Computer

When I started looking for a new computer, I contemplated buying a Mac rather than a PC. I eventually chose the PC for several reasons, not the least of which was the cost difference. The  Sony VAIO notebook I was considering was about $1500 (Can) cheaper than a MacBook Pro with similar configuration.  I knew that…

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Programs Compatible with Windows 7

Windows 7 has an excellent Compatibility site that lets you know which programs and hardware will work with this OS. I installed Office 2003 with no problem at all. My version is an upgrade. All I had to do was insert the installation disc for Office 2003. Eventually I had to put in the installation…