A way around the Skype font size problem
Good Morning, !
Today is Monday, November 11.
Today is Memorial Day / Veterans Day.
In Canada, that is a statutory holiday and Govt offices
and most companies except stores and restaurants are closed.
A Pittance of Time
On Wednesday, Nov 13, I have to go for eye injections.
Thanks to all of you, who sent a donation!
I spent again most of the day sending Thank-You letters,
and don't think I missed anybody. I really do appreciate
Thank you very much!
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Just in time for Memorial Day / Veterans Day, Alberta has
unveiled the new license plates:
These are just for Alberta. The rest of Canada will,
as usual, have to scramble to catch up. These plates
are not restricted to veterans, but intended to raise
funds for veteran support programs and
to show respect for veterans.
The 2005 Poppy plates are still available too. There are
over 21,000 of those in use so far. Like these, and UNlike
similar plates in other provinces, the Alberta poppy plates
are NOT limited to veterans, but available to anybody
who wants to show respect for veterans,
just like wearing a poppy year round.
Those plates too are fund raisers for veteran support progrms.
At breakfast one day, I eagerly waited for my husband to com-
ment on my first attempt at homemade cinnamon rolls.
After several minutes with no reaction, I asked, "If I baked
these commercially, how much do you think I could get for one
Without looking up from his newspaper he replied,
"About 10 years."
He got hit with the remaining ones.
Cinnamon rolls are easy! I wish I was still allowed to
eat them, but with diabetes, they are a No-No!
Completely thaw out a loaf of frozen bread dough and let
Roll it out about 1/4" thick on a tea towel or canvas.
Smear room temperature warm butter on it.
Sprinkle soaked raisins on it
Sprinkle lightly toasted sugar and cinnamon mix on it.
Make a cut in the dough at about 12" intervals.
Use the tea towel to roll up the dough parallel to those
Butter baking pans, cut the rolls into 3/4" thick slices
and place them into the pans about 3/4" apart.
Place the pansin a warm area and let the rolls rise again.
After they have risen and the buns touch each other,
put the pans into a 200 Degree C (400 degree F) oven for
five minutes or until the rolls have a "skin" and won't
fall when you take the pans out. Pour a bit of milk or
milk/water mix into the pans, less than 1/4" high.
Put them back in and bake until nice and brown.
Take the pans out of the oven and let the cinnamon buns
cool in the pans. Be careful not to touch them while
still warm. They are extremely addictive at that stage!
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Wife : What's your excuse for coming home at this time
of the night?
Husband : Golfing with friends, my dear.
Wife : What? At 2 a.m.?
Husband : Yes. We used nightclubs.
Thanks to Cookie for a picture of her car.
She calls it Frankencar
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to
Mary Jaggers, Ford Lauderdale, Floriduh
Jailed for Repeatedly Calling 911
To Report "Drunk People Inside Bar"
Reported by The Weekly Vice
Mary Jaggers of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida has been jailed
after she allegedly called 911 to report that there were
drunk people inside the bar she was visiting.
According to police, Jaggers called 911 six different times
to complain that there were drunk people inside Artie's
Arriving officers spoke with Jaggers, who demanded the arrest
of everyone inside the bar. A pat down search, however,
revealed that she was in possession of hydrocodone without
Jaggers was taken into custody and no other arrests were made.
At her arraignment hearing on Tuesday, Jagger told the judge
that she repeatedly called police to prevent anyone from
driving home drunk.
"I have a feeling that the mixture between Artie's Bar and
the hydrocodone probably led to count two, the calling of 911,"
said Judge Hurley during the hearing.
Jaggers was booked into jail and charged with misuse of 911
and possession of hyrocodone without a prescription.
Tech Support Pits
Re: Skype is OK on old CRT
Skype is OK on my old CRT monitor, clssic 4:3 config,
and running 1600 x 1200. Yeah, eat your heart out,
all you sheeple, who got talked into wide monitors,
with the bottom third sawed off!
Skype was originally written for 4:3 monitors, and
when Microsoft bought it and tried to adapt it to
sawed off monitors, they klutzed up.
The problem is in the font scaling. Yeah, I know you
poor sheeple have to go into Advanced and crank the font
zoom to more than 100% to be able to have half decent pix
and still read anything.
Well, go back in there, crank down the resolution, then
crank the font zoom down to 100 or less,
set your settings in Skype, then change everything back.
If you have more than two dozen icons on your desktop, expect
some of them missing and all of them re-arranged.
It doesn't help with reading the contact list. Just catch a
little girl and chain her to your slick wide monitor, and
get to read the contact list for you.
That's probably how they do it at Microsoft.
You are a hoot,
but absolutely correct.
By the way, the Marxist-Stalinist version of Skype
is still trying to sneak in with it's
"Microsoft will update your Skype whenever it suits us,
whether you like it or not."
Be careful about that!
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My next-door neighbor and I frequently borrow things from
each other. Not long ago, when I requested his ladder, he
told me he had lent it to his son. Recalling a saying my
grandmother used to repeat, I recited,
"You should never lend anything to your kids, because you
will never get it back."
With that, he responded, "Well, it's not even my ladder.
It's my dad's."
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Mrs. Jones called the doctor's office and was met with this
response by the secretary. "This is Dr. Whitman's office.
What would you like to talk about?"
Mrs. Jones was disturbed by this response and replied
sarcastically, "I want to order a hamburger with fries. For
Christ's sake, why would I call a doctor if I didn't feel
sick? I'm very sick. I need to see the doctor."
"Fine," replied the secretary, "I can make an appointment
for you. Let me see, ahhhh yes, I have an appointment one
week from next Friday."
"Great," said Mrs. Jones, "I'll have my mortician drop me
Today, Nov 11, in
1620 The Mayflower Compact was signed by the 41 men on the
Mayflower when they landed in what is now Provincetown Harbor
near Cape Cod. The compact called for "just and equal laws."
1831 Nat Turner, a slave and educated minister, was hanged in
Jerusalem, VA, after inciting a violent slave uprising.
1880 Australian outlaw and bank robber Ned Kelly was hanged
at the Melbourne jail at age 25.
1887 Labor Activists were hanged in Illinois after being
convicted of being connected to a bombing that killed eight
1889 Washington became the 42nd state of the United States.
1918 World War I came to an end when the Allies and Germany
signed an armistice. This day became recognized as
Veteran's Day in the United States.
1918 Poland was reestablished shortly after the surrender
1920 The body of an unknown British soldier was buried in
Westminster Abbey. The service was recorded with the first
electronic recording process developed by Lionel Guest and
1921 The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was dedicated at
Arlington Cemetery in Virginia by U.S. President Harding.
1938 Kate Smith first sang Irving Berlin's "God Bless America"
on network radio.
1940 The Jeep made its debut.
1942 During World War II, Germany completed its occupation
1952 The first video recorder was demonstrated by John Mullin
and Wayne Johnson in Beverly Hills, CA.
1965 The government of Rhodesia declared its independence
from Britain. The country later became known as Zimbabwe.
1966 The U.S. launched Gemini 12 from Cape Kennedy, FL.
The craft circled the Earth 59 times before returning.
1972 The U.S. Army turned over its base at Long Bihn to
the South Vietnamese army. The event symbolized the end
of direct involvement in the Vietnam War by the U.S. military.
1975 Civil war broke out when Angola gained independence
1981 Stuntman Dan Goodwin scaled the outside of the 100-story
John Hancock Center in Chicago in about six hours.
1981 The U.S.S. Ohio was commissioned at the Electric Boat
Division in Groton, CT. It was the first Trident class
1984 U.S. President Ronald Reagan accepted the Vietnam Veterans
Memorial as a gift to the nation from the Vietnam Veterans
1986 Sperry Rand and Burroughs merged to form "Unisys," becoming
the second largest computer company.(After IBM)
1987 Vincent Van Gogh's "Irises" was sold for a then record
53.9 million dollars in New York.
1988 Police in Sacramento, CA, found the first of seven
bodies buried on the grounds of a boardinghouse. Dorothea
Puente was later charged in the deaths of nine people,
convicted of three murders and sentenced to life in prison.
1991 The U.S. stationed its first diplomat in Cambodia in
16 years to help the nation arrange democratic elections.
1992 Russian President Boris Yeltsin told U.S. senators in
a letter that Americans had been held in prison camps after
World War II. Some were "summarily executed," but others
were still living in his country voluntarily.
1992 The Church of England voted to ordain women as priests.
1993 Walt Disney Co. announced plans to build a U.S. history
theme park in a Virginia suburb of Washington. The plan was
halted later due to local opposition.
1993 In Washington, DC, the Vietnam Women's Memorial was
dedicated to honor the more than 11,000 women who had served
in the Vietnam War.
1994 In Gaza, a suicide bomber detonated his explosives at
an Israeli military checkpoint killing three soldiers.
1996 The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund unveiled
"The Wall That Heals." The work was a half-scale replica
of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial that would tour communities
throughout the United States.
1997 The Eastman Kodak Company announced that they were laying
off 10,000 employees.
1998 Jay Cochrane set a record for the longest blindfolded
skywalk. He walked on a tightrope between the towers of the
Flamingo Hilton in Las Vegas, NV. The towers are 600 feet
1998 Israel's Cabinet ratified a land-for-peace agreement
with the Palestinians.
2002 Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates pledged $100 million to
fight AIDS in India.
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