Greetings all,

October was a busy month.  I aged yet another year, at 35 years old I had my first surgery.  I had knee surgery on Wednesday.  Currently my knee is slightly larger than a softball/grapefruit and it hurts.  

We took the kids to Busch Gardens Williamsburg for some Halloween fun last weekend.  They have Hallowscream there, and it was certainly an interesting experience.

And finally, this weekend the kids will walk around the neighborhood and get free sugar.  I was considering handing out broccoli…

What a boring Columbus Day. Not that I’m celebrating this day. hey, it’s another paid day off work. While reading about Columbus on Columbus Day, I stumbled upon the following:

8. Columbus was an opium addict, the same drug used in producing modern-day heroin.

9. There is genetic evidence that Columbus and his men brought the sexually transmitted disease Syphilis to Europe.

What an amazing hero! Just today’s thoughts…

Going to high school in the mid 90s, computers wasn’t as modern as they were today. Our school was 97% Macintosh, 2% Apple IIE, 1% PC. These were the old Mac II’s I believe. There was only 1 PC that had a modem and hooked to a phone line, so I stayed in that room. Since then, I didn’t look back and over the years seemed to forget about the Apple OS. Over the past couple of years, I noticed an increase in Mac purchases. Many friends who were tired of spyware and viruses, made the move away from Windows to the Apple world.
Everyone always asks me for help with their computers when things go south; 100% of which are all PC issues. Never had an issue with Apple. Recently posted an ad on Craigslist asking if anyone had an old MAC computer they wanted to get rid of. One person responded, stating that he could install OS X on my PC. I had heard about this some time ago, ago and hadn’t yet gave it a shot. So, last week I installed OS X on an older Dell GX270 (P4). Seems to be working nicely. The whole purpose of this is to learn a new OS in an attempt to broaden my knowledge in the IT world. Although I’m sure in the corporate world, Apple doesn’t quite have the grip that Microsoft has.