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    Computer woes.

    Somehow my Windows 8 started downloading the 8.1 update without me wanting it. I may have accidentally clicked on the annoying splash screen which appears from time to time. Anyway I wasn't able to stop the upgrade so went along with it.

    At first look it seemed OK but soon I found my computer didn't like it at all and had decided to have a 'hissy fit' - so many things acting up that I decided that the only way out was to do a factory default back to Windows 8. I saved everything before reverting back so it was quite straightforward to get 8 up and running as I like it - tweaks and all.

    Then my second monitor got the sulks and wouldn't wake up. After trial and error with various other computers around the house, found out it was the VGA usb adapter. Downloaded a new driver and everything is rosy again.

    In the middle of this our electrical supply dept. decided to upgrade and we were without power for most of one day.

    Now back to painting.
    June.

    Oh God of homeless things, look down
    And try to ease the way
    Of all the little weary paws
    That walk the world
    today.
    -
    Unknown.

    http://enug66.deviantart.com/gallery/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enug View Post
    Somehow my Windows 8 started downloading the 8.1 update without me wanting it. I may have accidentally clicked on the annoying splash screen which appears from time to time. Anyway I wasn't able to stop the upgrade so went along with it.

    At first look it seemed OK but soon I found my computer didn't like it at all and had decided to have a 'hissy fit' - so many things acting up that I decided that the only way out was to do a factory default back to Windows 8. I saved everything before reverting back so it was quite straightforward to get 8 up and running as I like it - tweaks and all.

    Then my second monitor got the sulks and wouldn't wake up. After trial and error with various other computers around the house, found out it was the VGA usb adapter. Downloaded a new driver and everything is rosy again.

    In the middle of this our electrical supply dept. decided to upgrade and we were without power for most of one day.

    Now back to painting.
    Quite an ordeal, Enug! Maddening, no? Well you strike me as the determined type, so good on ya to see it all through to have your computer all present and correct. Was wondering what happened to you. Glad it's handled. The big problem though is that while you were gone. . .<sigh>. . . don't know how to say this exactly. . . well, can you see any sheep? Anywhere? I think you know who's to blame. You caught them in a quick painting, red handed. Best paint yourself a nice proud sheep dog to stand watch.
    "Not a bit is wasted and the best is yet to come. . ." -- remembered from a dream

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    Glad you won the battle......

    Hi June.....
    Sounds like a full day mess..glad you sorted it all out.....Can be a frustrating and time consuming nightmare sometimes!
    Was wondering where you were.....thought maybe you went back to Singapore. Now your up and running...how bout
    picking one from the flock and giving it a bit of paint.....
    Take care friend,
    Steve

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    Talking of sheep dogs - here's a clever feller.

    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/new...c776e5c845ed8f
    June.

    Oh God of homeless things, look down
    And try to ease the way
    Of all the little weary paws
    That walk the world
    today.
    -
    Unknown.

    http://enug66.deviantart.com/gallery/

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    HAHAHAHA!!!!!!!! That's just plain surreal to me. Looks like the live action version of The Dark Crystal. . .

    Utterly charming. That dog is a treasure. I would watch a movie about him.
    "Not a bit is wasted and the best is yet to come. . ." -- remembered from a dream

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    Did you happen to see this film - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Dog_(film) about a red kelpie. While the film was made here in my State I couldn't bring myself to see it. I can't bear sad animal films. It was on TV a few nights ago and I still couldn't watch.

    One of my twin granddaughters met Koko, the dog who played the part of Red Dog, on a promotional visit to our town.

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    You might get a chuckle from this - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Su66nlzKC0
    Last edited by Enug; 11-17-2014 at 12:51 AM.
    June.

    Oh God of homeless things, look down
    And try to ease the way
    Of all the little weary paws
    That walk the world
    today.
    -
    Unknown.

    http://enug66.deviantart.com/gallery/

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    Apparently that Windows 8.1 is a bitch of a thing. I remember koalablue had a terrible time with it, there was a big thread on "elsewhere" as you call it about it last year. I'm glad I don't have it but it will be interesting to see which way I go when Vista and/or my laptop decide to call it quits. Apparently 10 is coming out next year. Or so I heard from a couple in the games shop who were also complaining of Win8 and what it does to there gaming habit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enug View Post
    Did you happen to see this film - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Dog_(film) about a red kelpie. While the film was made here in my State I couldn't bring myself to see it. I can't bear sad animal films. It was on TV a few nights ago and I still couldn't watch.

    One of my twin granddaughters met Koko, the dog who played the part of Red Dog, on a promotional visit to our town.

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    You might get a chuckle from this - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Su66nlzKC0
    Why would anyone want to watch a sad animal movie? I surely wouldn't.

    Anyway, that link is great fun. Looks a right talent.

    So did your granddaughter get an autograph as well? What fun for a kid, eh? Celebrity AND a doggie rolled into one. What a memorable moment.

    Had she seen the movie prior to meeting him?
    "Not a bit is wasted and the best is yet to come. . ." -- remembered from a dream

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    Quote Originally Posted by D Akey View Post
    Had she seen the movie prior to meeting him?
    Yes she had, so it was comforting to know that Koko was still alive - however, he has since gone to doggy heaven - I won't mention that to her.

    She loves all animals and intends to be a veterinary surgeon. It was she who rescued me recently from a lizard!

    Last year I had the most wonderful experience of spending an hour with two tiger cubs on their morning exercise. The cubs were about nine mths old so not so small. We took one of her older sisters so it was just the three of us with the cubs - we have promised her the experience too - she will meet the age and height requirements by then. Apparently the tigers get distracted by children and might want to eat them.!

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    June.

    Oh God of homeless things, look down
    And try to ease the way
    Of all the little weary paws
    That walk the world
    today.
    -
    Unknown.

    http://enug66.deviantart.com/gallery/

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    June, I saw Chips with the emu chicks as well, but didn't watch Red Dog. It gets a bit silly towards the end, I thought.

    I did have a beautiful red Kelpie many years back called Digger. He was an ex-show dog who was frightened of sheep and cows, the animals he was originally bred to muster.

    He did want to chew up the postie though....

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