Good morning everyone. This Monday post is coming to you a lot later than planned, and the title of this post is not my declaration of an actual winner, and no, I don't have the answer to the question for you. It is an actual question, and if anyone has any feedback, I would appreciate it. I have always used Internet Explorer as my browser, and a few days back, I got an update which was making my computer run very, VERY slow. For a couple of days I was able to remedy this by going into my computer's 'control panel' and undoing the update (restoring my computer to the previous configuration when it last operated without any problems). The 'monkey in the wrench' that I kept running into was that the computer would automatically download the update again, and when I didn't shut off my computer (which is required for the update to be configured), it did this automatically after about 24 hours. After playing this game for the 3rd time, my computer reached 'Stage 3' of the updating cycle, and it hit an endless loop, never leaving 'Stage 3', but instead rebooted each time, then hopelessly tried to complete 'Stage 3', etc, etc... Being unable to access the internet, or do anything on my computer, I took the drastic (???) step of having the computer download the original settings back to when I first purchased the computer. Having knocked myself back to 2007, at 5:00 a.m. (this ordeal began at about midnight, by the way) I had the computer download the ONE HUNDRED Windows Vista updates that were available - this took 6 hours and 6 minutes for anyone who is curious... :( Yes, I did sleep for 4 hours while the first 60-something updates downloaded... After this was completed, the updates DID successfully configure this time, and I tried to download Windows 9, which is what I my computer was operating on previously (I believe). I am positive that my computer wasn't operating on Windows 7, because about an hour ago, the first website that I tried to access was this one (for my loyal blog readers, because I'm a team player), and blogger.com let me know that it no longer recognized the Windows 7 browser (being at least 4 years old, I understand that)... Long story just a little longer, I was unable to download Windows 9 because it said that I didn't have the necessary prerequisite downloads, EVEN AFTER I had downloaded the ONE HUNDRED updates. Soooo, I am now using Google Chrome (at least to access my blog)... ;) So, if anyone has any feedback, I would appreciate it. If you've been a Chrome user, let me know what you think of it.
As I continue to welcome new users to Bikini Hill, I would like to let everyone know that the normal posting days for my blog are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. During the football season, the Friday post will always be dedicated to football topics and my predictions for that weekend's games. I am thinking that on Mondays I will start doing a weekly 'rambling' post, similar to the one that I did once last week (that was the original plan for today). The rambling post will include any random thoughts, rants, recap of weekend events, etc... that are running through my head after not having posted an entry from early Friday morning until Monday (I have PLENTY running through my mind after a full Friday, Saturday, and Sunday that has included work, sports, and my personal life over each 3-day weekend). For this week, I intend to do that rambling post tomorrow now. Normal Tuesdays and Thursdays will include entries with more dedicated topics on a variety of subjects, sports and non-sports related (sometimes both). If you like what you read in the blog, please feel free to share the link with friends. The blog has now been viewed almost 440 times for the 23 entries that I have posted, and I appreciate you stopping by. I should be able to share something with you that you did not already know or make you smile at least once every time you click here (full money-back guarantee it not)... ;) I apologize for not having my planned entry here for you today, but it means that I will just have that much more for you tomorrow. As always, if you have any topics that you want me to write about, I'm always open to suggestions, and again, if you have been a Google Chrome user for a while, PLEASE feel free to give me some feedback. Have a great day and I'll see you tomorrow!