July 16, 2003

Seventies Sub-Urbs

Check out the classic image of the backyards of the 'burbs over at Wikipedia.

I'm itching to post some images, but afraid to reload my former FTP software (SmartFTP). I'm spooked now, since apparently something I loaded yesterday or Monday gave the new computer a terrible case of nausea.

Tip for future Dell-raisers: When you FIRST boot up to your OS, go to Accessories/System Tools/System Restore to put a marker there at your fresh start. Although it says that this utility regularly marks your configuration, when I needed it, there were no 'landmarks' saved to go back to. Tough lesson, and one that ought to come with the system. The USER information has continued to shrink with every successive computer, and caveat emptor, bubba.

Posted by fred1st at July 16, 2003 11:39 AM | TrackBack

When I looked at the picture, my first thought was, Gawd, look how close the houses are to each other. Having recently spent 4 years living that close to my neighbors I've decided the urban planners have it all wrong. People are not meant to be that close. We need space.

Posted by: Chris at July 17, 2003 08:59 AM

When you first boot up a new system the "landmark" is factory default. The Dell restore disc will reset the system defaults.

I agree that they could make the system documentation a great deal more "user friendly". However, the converse is that many novices would thrash...which is why system files and utilities are "hidden".

Posted by: feste at July 20, 2003 06:15 PM

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