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" It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend. " --- William Blake Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist ought to have his head examined. --- Samuel Goldwyn Don't worry about avoiding temptation. As you grow older, it will avoid you. --- Socratex
At a fancy reception a young man was asked by a widow to guess her age. "You must have some idea," she urged when he hesitated. "I have several ideas," he admitted with a smile, "the trouble is that I don't know whether to make it ten years younger because of your looks or ten years older because of your wisdom."
As we drove along a Los Angeles thoroughfare lined with spectacular advertising signs, nine- year-old Billy exclaimed: "Look at all the bullboards!"

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From the Tech Support Pits: From: Brigitta re: Excel on Windows 7 Dear Webby Sheelagh sure was spot on by calling Windows 7 "Blonde Windows". It's an advertisement for Linux, and even Macs are starting to look like a usable alternative! I almost got fired because of it, well actually because of unplugging a brand new computer and throwing it at the guy who had plugged it in. I use M$ Office and on the old XP computer Excel spreadsheets pop up almost as fast as they do on Quattro on my even older computer at home. Normal spreadsheets full of numbers and graphs. The new computer came with a trial of the newest M$ Office good for 25 uses. To transfer the files, the new machine was put beside the old one and connected to the same network. The same spreadsheets are pathetically slow on the W7 machine, way too slow for getting the work done, that I am expected to do every day. The new machine has four times the CPU speed, twice the RAM, and a near empty, uncluttered hard drive without any fixit utilities slowing it down. I didn't quite apologize for throwing the computer, but I promised to ask you, if there was a way to make it usable for big spreadsheets. So I did. Brigitta Dear Brigitta You can download and install Open Office. It is free. That is one reason most businesses are switching to it. It's spreadsheets are a little bit faster than Excel. Quatto would be faster yet, and with more features, but don't use an XP 32 bit Quattro on a W7-64 bit machine. Windows 7 does not deal with it very well. You will have to use Quattro for W7 from Corel Office X5, but X5 costs about $100, unless you can find an OEM issue on eBay. In the long run, though, the best solution would be to put XP or Linux onto that machine. Those are made for work, not for looking cutesy. Have FUN! DearWebby
A married couple was celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. At the party everybody wanted to know how they managed to stay married so long in this day and age. The husband responded "When we were first married we came to an agreement. I would make all the major decisions and my wife would make all the minor decisions. And in 60 years of marriage we have never needed to make a major decision."
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74 year old Harold tripped on the stairs and broke his leg. The doctor put a cast on it and warned that he wasn't to use the stairs until the cast came off. A month later he removed the cast and pronounced him well on the way to recovery. "Oh good," he responded. "Is it all right for me to walk the stairs now?" "Yes," said the doctor, "if you will promise to be careful." "I can't tell you what a relief it will be," Harold sighed. "It was such a nuisance crawling outside and shinnying up and down that drainpipe all the time!"
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The little boy was caught swearing by his teacher. "Billy," she said, "you shouldn't use that kind of language. Where did you hear it?" "My daddy said it," he responded. "Well, that doesn't matter," she explained, "I don't want to hear that language in here again." After a moment, she whispered aloud, "At least he doesn't know what it means." "I do, too," Billy corrected. "It means the car won't start."

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