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Five Tips For Using A Computer

A lot of people are scared of using things they don’t understand. Their fear comes from not understanding what they are using. And since they don’t want to take the time to understand something complex; they live in fear of what they don’t know.

I’ve been giving a lot of consideration to how to help people, and one of the things I can contribute to others is my skills and knowledge in how to use a computer without pulling your hair out every few days.

That said, some of the basics are to be covered. This is by no means a complete guide, it is only a starting point to build skills to other skills that will guide you through the process.


When using a computer, the simpleist advice is what my dad told me twenty years ago. “Read The Screen” If you read what the screen says and then do the next step, this solves knowing how to use the computer over 70% of the situations you will encounter.

Want to know where to save that file? Read the screen. Most of the situations most people have to deal with can be solved by reading the screen. Not sure what something does? Read Up!

Search For Answers

Its true, most all the answers you could ever want, likely have a YouTube video made to show you how to do it. Not sure what something does, or how to make it work? Search for it. The answers are out there. Even a computer user like myself, I find most of the answers to problems I have because someone else had the same issue.

Keep Trying To Learn

Always keep trying to learn something new. It takes a certain amount of curiosity to learn how something completely complex works and understanding it. However, I can tell you this; once you master it and really understand it, you will know it inside and out.

Only through sheer bloody mindlessness can one keep trying to learn how it all works. It takes time. Maybe six weeks, to really learn the details of how this stuff works. You have to teach yourself how it works, because most people aren’t going to take the time to teach you how to do it.

Have hope. You can teach yourself how to make it work. Then when you learn it, you will really know it and understand it. That has its own special reward built into it. So give it a shot. Teach yourself. It takes time; and if you work at it a little bit everyday; in no time you will have it down.

Don’t Repeat The Same Mistake 10000 Times

If doing something doesn’t give you the result you want, find out why! It goes to say that if you do the same thing over and over again and it doesn’t give you the result you want; you are doing it wrong.

Search for what you want to do and learn how to do it right.

You have to use common sense. Most things are designed to be easy; under most situations most things are very simple to do. So unless you are doing something stupid, it shouldn’t be difficult to do.

If you are trying to do something stupid, ask yourself if there is a better way to do it? You have to always be thinking about what you are doing. Please don’t be drinking booze while trying to learn how to use a computer. It doesn’t work well in that situation.

Know What You Want To Do

If you know what you want to do with something, then finding the answer is very simple. If you don’t know what something is called, then you have to search for basic answers that answer the question. Then return to the original problem with the understanding of what you want to do once you know what its all called.

If you know what you want to do, everything else is simple. It takes time to learn new stuff. But its all easy when you build skills upon skills and have the experience of having done the work yourself.


Therefore in conclusion, you can learn how to do this stuff on your own. If you have the time to learn it yourself. It might take six weeks, it could take six months. Knowing when to call a professional is a matter of how much time you have to learn it and what your budget is. If you have zero budget, go back through; READ THE SCREEN, Search for answers. Keep Trying To Learn, and Don’t Make the same mistakes 10000 times in a row.

If you know what you want to do, it helps a lot. Trying new stuff out is a good idea. The real thing you want to avoid is deleting files, and messing around with files you don’t know what they do in the core of the operating system. Everything in your Documents folder is yours to play with though. Have fun!

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Two Sides To Choose From

The Cats Side Of The Story

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We want left alone. There will be no talking about anything. We have enough food for tonight, and we just want to watch the TV. I’m not going to worry about anything like the future, what would that accomplish; nothing!

We are perfectly happy wasting out lives, and besides we are just too tired to chase mice. Haven’t been outside in months if not years. Thinking about it now; I’m not sure how long it has been since we went outside. We are queens of our lives, and no one is going to tell us what to do, or not do.

We want life easy. No living, we want a living death. We really like zombie cat shit. It is so rewarding and pleasent. We don’t care about anyone or anything that isn’t in our face screaming at us. And if they were, we would just ignore them until they leave. We like watching TV and a boring living death, because work is just so difficult, with all this fur, who could ever think or use their mind. It’s just so darn difficult. Purr. . .

The Dogs Side Of The Story

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Life has to get better, and right quick. We want to have company visit, and to talk about the great walks we could be having. There are rabbits to chase, and life to be lived. We want to live our lives. No sense laying around all day looking like a queen, we want to play and work; we want to have a life worth living.

No sense to watch the TV, it is all the same. We want to have something of purpose to do, something that has meaning and value; we want to feel good about what we do, because we did it.

We’re tired of the the cats that live like zombies. They don’t do anything with their lives, and they are boring. Dogs have better things to do than laying around playing with their poo poo all day.

If the world doesn’t get a lot better, we are going to start biting people. That will teach them a lesson. Maybe we will start with barking at them and giving them orders to follow, as if they could follow orders, they are so damn lazy they wouldn’t know their own poo.

We want to make life better for everyone. At least all the doggies lives better, at this point we don’t give a damn about the cats. They have ignored us and pretended we don’t exist so long that we know without a doubt they don’t give a damn about us.

Life has to change, for the better. We have to start being more active, having some meaning and purpose in our lives, because without that; life isn’t worth living.

There has to be more to life than chasing lizards. We want to catch them too. But if we brought the dead lizards to the feet of the cats they wouldn’t give a damn. Nothing pleases them. Damn zombies.

Life has to change. The world has to be made a better place for everyone. And right quick. Before we know it; the cats are going to take over and everyone will be drugged and so damn stupid they will just play with their poo poo.

Stop the cats from being evil.

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Sanity IQ Quiz

Take your results with a grain of salt. However, there might be some fun to be had by playing. Give it try, unless you try; you never really know. You want to know, right?

This was a project in my spare time that was something to do for fun. I guess I have strange idea of what fun is. To each their own, you know?

This is a relative safe game to play. You might like your results, which would be a good thing. It will give you something to do. Give it a shot. Go play now.

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Human Mechanics

Human Mechanics, the study of what makes humans

The careful study of the human race can reveal some very interesting facts. I like to call this study, human mechanics. After forty-five years of learning about humans, some of the mystery has vanished. That isn’t to say it wasn’t interesting, because in all honesty; it’s been fascinating.

My findings will mostly be kept to myself. It does seem there is some shared and common things that humans seem to understand. There is a lot to like about humans, sometimes.

Because, humans seem to enjoy easy living and comforts. They may be related to hobbits in some form or another. There are really some similarities. They also may be more closely related to house cats than previously expected.

Therefore, television plays a major role in their development and lifestyle. They like to talk about what they watch, or want to watch. This is a major part of their lives and they devote much of their free time to watching TV.

They enjoy simple lives without any big ideas. They are not really star gazers, and they don’t really have any interest in being much more than they already have.

It seems they have easy lives for the most part. Most have it pretty good. A lot of people are unhappy, but it mostly has to do with the movement of small green pieces of paper. Seems they lack substance of being.

The Easy Way; ONLY!

When you don’t have all the facts, its easy to be lead about by the rings in their noses. They seem to have very basic grasp of understanding. They know what they are told on TV, and Facebook.

Seems someone has to do the heavy lifting for them. They will often do things that seem confusing and don’t make sense. It seems they are perfectly okay with this.

They seem to have some problems listening. They won’t listen to much of anyone else. In all honesty they won’t listen to me at all. Seems everything I say goes in one ear and out the other. They don’t read, they don’t like thinking. There is reason to believe they hate ideas.

They want the easy way for whatever they are doing. If it requires effort or much work they will shy away from doing it. Because they really only want the easy low hanging fruit. I’ve seen them make their lives more difficult because they refuse to do what is difficult.

Be Aware – Show someone you care!

Therefore, be aware; have a care. Try to avoid interacting with the humans. They have issues beyond what we can write about. Because they don’t want anyone to know the real truth. That would bum them out, and they don’t want no bummer here.

Ergo, be wise. Don’t keep friends that don’t know the truth. The world is a twisted place. It will have to run its course. As John Lennon said in his song “Isolation” humans are not to blame, they are just victims of the insane.

This concludes the introduction to human mechanics for the time being, there is a lot of information to cover and the data isn’t for everyone.

If you haven’t read this article yet, see my details on how to calibrate yourself for success. It may help you grow and learn.

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Chaos In Motion: My Site!

Just a quick update. my digital chaos is now random at All the photos and text from the Did you know are loaded in random orders. If you refresh the page, it will look totally different. This has been a project that has been going on for a while now, and now it’s done.

While you are there, flip a coin, or check out how many seconds remain in today from any time zone. Who knows, you might learn something. Just be sure to come back to my blog so you can finish reading the whole thing. There is twelve pages of posts here. Surely there is something you will like, or find funny.

If nothing else, we could shock you for a few seconds. You know, if you don’t want to read the blog, then maybe we should give you a good jolt. Okay, maybe not. Maybe we will make you sit in the bathroom without a tv or mobile phone to keep you company and make you think quietly to yourself for ten minutes. That’s torture.

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Come back for more.

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The old link will still work for a while longer, so click away!

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Did You Know…

There is a whole page on my site devoted to did you know quips. But that isn’t what i want to talk about. This did you know is brought to you by the sky. Did you know that clouds can melt? Have the conditions ever been just right that you watch the very clouds melt right before your eyes?

It’s possible. I’ve seen it first hand. I guess if the conditions are just right, anything could be possible. While not everything is probable. There is a lot more that could be possible. Just keep that in mind. So my suggestion is you spend some time this summer watching the sky and see if you can spot any clouds melting away.

It’s quite a thing to see. Now if we could just make some of the problems we have melt like those clouds. Then life could be better for everyone. It’s possible. There would be new clouds to form, but even they are not permeant. Make the best of your life. Do the best you can with what you have. Don’t give up. Fight it up.


The Generation

The greatest minds of my generations have been nearly destroyed and wiped out. It seems that the effects of today’s society has broken the spirits of those that dare to dream. Few have survived the fall of grace from the table set so high that even robots couldn’t achieve status.

I’ve seen most people try. I’ve seen most of them fail too. As if somehow my generation was doomed before birth. It’s to the point that good people are scared to continue to try, they have been knocked down, beaten back, and kicked to the ground so many times that they don’t want any more failure.

Seems the only escape route there was is “Hair Styles of The Damned.” It’s unfortunate. Even so, some are brave enough to carry on. Don’t let the buggers get you down. Our future is a long road ahead. Waiting for something?

Some advice about Coffee Press. If you are anything like me, you likely brew some of your own coffee. One of the things that is important is using a good coffee press. It’s also important to do some maintenance with your coffee press to keep it brewing good coffee.

One of the important things to do is make sure the top of the press is kept clean. You would be surprised how much gunk gets deposited in the bottom of the top. More than you would think possible. Keep that press in good working order, and keep it up to snuff. That is to say, “Keep them clean.”

Enjoy that cup of coffee. Better yet, make mine like iced.



Poets are the light in a dark place, even when they dive into dark themes. -ctopher

In thinking about the power of poetry. It is not only the ability to define logic and reason, but it’s also conductive to making those who have lost hope, or feel worn out feel alive again. It can kindle fire’s of hope, and desire; however more importantly, it’s the light in dark times.

Sometimes we all lose our way. Sometimes we feel more lost than everyone else. Sometimes we can feel a mutual shared experience from seeing the same poetry and sympathize with not only the author, but also those who share the authors sentiments.


In our haste, we were too greedy to realize our loss. The day the books burned, the day the poetry was outlawed, was the day humanity was no longer human. That mystery of prose, that fancy of letters carefully crafted, was all that held the human race from regressing back to chimpanzees and emotional ameba.

The very things that make life worthy of having lived, should not be defined by your bank account balance, they are not the things you can find in a sports car. Those things are nice, but not as important as finding personal satisfaction for having taken the responsibility of a citizen and fighting for what’s best for everyone.

Today, we are faced with dilemmas that need the human mind to awaken. Rise from your slumber, and slumber no more. Without action, our future is as bleak as the day the books burned. Good Gods Urge, what kind of world do you want to live within? They couldn’t really be serious that they want mindless zombies with nothing of depth to rule chimpanzees that only dust the rocks and turn the sticks?

There has to be more meaning to life. Otherwise, of what good is living? Put value on meaning, on understanding. Have more value than being able to sweet talk the cashier into giving you a twenty percent discount. Do what you can to make life cool for someone. Find out what people need. I know what my needs are, but what does humanity really need? Well besides a swift kick in the pants?

Start Writing

If you don’t have a connection with your soul; my advice is start writing. Keep writing. Until you find the poem with the meaning of life, for it is locked away. Should you write poetry, perhaps you will learn logic and reason. Maybe you will find meaning in ideas? Perhaps, should you really use your noggin, that you can be a light in a dark time.

They say it takes a heap of sense to write good non-sense. Poets jest not with poison, use your hammer, and hot iron; that the wordsmiths may craft a world of love and compassion. Only respect the printed page, the digital bits on your screen; they weren’t something random floating in the sewer. They are here to encourage you, should you find no peace in that; then hide your poetry, lock it away in the shallow mind of yours and some dark day when you find no peace in the latest shows on tv, mark the words, you’ll wish that you knew a poet.

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Digital Chaos Redux

In the beginning, there was a computer. The computer geeks programmed the computer to do their will. Somewhere in the flux of the ether, and the fits to be had; not everyone was happy about it.

That is to say that it made a great number of people very unhappy. Now days it seems that the swing of things isn’t as good as it could be. Which is unfortunate, because everyone could have a better life.

Without trying to be revolutionary, we are bringing kindness back into the world. It’s not too late, and worthy of everyone’s time. If we all work together, then much can be accomplished to make life better for everyone.

Many people have forgotten the basic reasons we started in the first place. They have let the distractions distract them, and now most humans have the attention span of a gold fish. Which is unfortunate, because sometimes one must simply focus on the situation long enough to arrive at an answer.

The computer Geeks are going to restore balance. Bring light back into life, and reprogram the Matrix. Perhaps we will find the poem with the meaning of life. I doubt it’s written in PERL, but it might be worthy of your time.