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5 SHORT STORIES ABOUT MYSELF

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I was 11 months old when I was adopted by my parents. I never once wanted to know who my biological parents where. I never once wanted to see them. I am told I was able to talk not long after that. The only thing I really remember from those days when we lived in this little house was the kitchen and a book shelf. The clearest memory was of when we where selling the house and I was afraid I would never see my friends again. Turned out we did not move far and a couple of the friends form those days I still communicate with today. (I'm 2 in the photo.)
Sometimes we fall in love with the idea of being in love. I know I have many times. Yet actually being in love for me never lasted long and now I can't imagine sharing my life with someone that closely. Honest to God right now I think I would chose having a dog over a spouse.
As a child I had a great deal of energy. When I was 9 I fractured my spine and ended up in a body cast for months. I gained a bit of weight after that - actual…

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 Leather Stand Case Cover

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The case has no brand name with it and I got it on eBay for $13.99 (plus taxes) and free shipping. It fits perfect and will rotate so you can have the tablet in landscape or portrait mode. It's actual leather so I'm impressed with that. Don't know how the band will stand up over time that holds it shut but the price was right. The seller was "Skypillar" and had a 100% positive rating. I'm happy with it. 




WINDOWS 1809 FINALLY HAS FULL DARK MODE

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Finally in version 1809 Windows 10 has the Dark Theme in the file explorer. It took long enough and like a great deal of other people, I wondered why the hell it was not carried over to every aspect of the interface instead of just menus.

That being said, it is a hell of a lot nicer to look at now and rather more easy on my eyes as well. I always use the dark or night theme on things I can use it on for the reason of the white being to much on my eyes after a while.


If only Facebook would get on the bandwagon and put out a dark theme or night mode. People have been flooding them with requests for it for years now. Sigh.


If I could make my Kindle books black with white text, I'd do it in a heart beat. I have a lot of problems reading with a white background some days, and it always ends up with a headache if I read for more than 2 hours. I have actually read a great deal of text in the night mode kind of style and it was easy on my eyes.


Now I've not seen proof of this and I…

DUEDUE Shockproof Heavy Duty Hybrid Case

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First off is the obvious. Most apps have layouts that make you tap near the edge of the screen. The very thick edge on this is not tapered, so it's hard to tap that close to the edge or to move icons to a different screen on your launcher.
Second was the hole for the mic and speaker is not fitted all the way and this might snag on something.
Third, when charging the flap to cover the charging port is VERY distorted. I suspect this will be the point where the rubber fails in not too many months, or at least the flap will no longer stay closed.
Forth, there is a smell to it that is very much like petroleum. I don't like it and people may be very sensitive to the smell of it.
On the bright side, the buttons work fine and it seems to have the standard hard shell inside for protection.
The stand is nice but I always keep thinking they will fail on me when I see stands on a case.
The fact that it does not have a screen protector with it for the price is kind of not impressive to me.
But co…

DINK SMALLWOOD AND COTW

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So sat here from 10 am to 8 pm playing an old RPG called Dink Smallwood. I played this years ago and loved it. I found the "HD" version and installed it and played all day. I did all the main quests normally (eventually), then I used the saved game editor to make myself a God and did all the side quests as well (quickly I might add).
There are thousands of D-Mods to play on this web page HERE. So you can be busy at it for years LOL. Some place in the pile of files on that site, you will find the map editor and the saved game editor as well as a map of the original game (no D-Mod maps - sorry). There is also a tutorial on how to make your own D-Mods to play and share.
Man now I only wish that there was a Windows 10 HD version of Castle of the Winds. I know you can actually play COTW 1 and 2 online, but it's not the same some how. I want to see an updated graphics version for W10. But this will never happen even though there was a lot of talk of it happening for years.
Now if…

JUST FOR THE LOLS

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NEW SLOW COOKER AND A BLACKOUT BUDDY

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The new slow cooker. I love this thing. It's twice the size of the old one and has a lot of surface aria so it cooks twice as much in the same time as the last one did. This way I can cook 2 days of food at the same time.
Being that I generally eat the same thing every day all day, it's easy to do. The last one lasted me about 6 or 7 years then dropped dead on me. It cooked a great deal of meals so it's all good. I am hoping this one will last as long as the old one did. They are expensive after all.
You can also see one of my blackout buddies on the plug. It is like a night light that turns on when it gets dark in here and helps me go get a glass of water in the middle of the night. As well it will stay lit for 5 hours after the power goes out and can be used as a flashlight if needed.