Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Computers, Travelling Dogs.

Right now I could chuck all computers out of the window. This laptop suffers from jumping cursor. Its driving me bonkers trying to type a blog on it. Toshiba now want to reset the whole thing so that means I have to have good backups which I don’t have because the desktop is out of commission and that’s how and where I back stuff up.  Grrrr. Now it appears I really need a new desktop, after all, mine is 5 yrs or more old. Ancient where computers are concerned. Matt has said my birthday is coming up so I can go ahead, but that isn’t going to be tomorrow. Mind you I emphasised I wanted it yesterday. I cannot type on this laptop

A sad story on GMA today http://tinyurl.com/2ulj3cr about dog Dog_Airplane deaths on airplanes. I didn’t realise there were so many. We flew one of our German Shepherds (Alsatians) to Canada when we emigrated and luckily for us she travelled very well and was licking the customs officers to death when she arrived. She topk the the flight very well and it apparently didn’t phase her. However much compensation the airlines might offer you, it doesn’t really help because a pet becomes a beloved member of your family.

Short blog today, when I get my new desktop it will be different.

OK here’s the second side dish from Saturday night.

Zucchini and Tomatoes

PamZuccini & Tomato
1 tsp olive oil
4 cup sliced zucchini
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 clove garlic crushed
1 (14 1/2 oz) can whole tomatoes, undrained and chopped
1 tsp chopped fresh oregano
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper

1. Coat a large saucepan with Pam, add oil. Place over med high heat until hot. Add zucchini, onion and garlic. Sauté until onion is tender.

2. Add broth and remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 35 mins or until zucchini is tender and liquid absorbed.

Servings: 4

Source: Cooking Light Recipes 1996

Have a great day.



  1. From Annalou: Um, Jo, not a good idea to have *all* your backup on another computer...You can get wallet sized (huge capacity) external hard drives that work off USB all day/night and do incremental backups hourly etc (may come with the software for this, or other software companies can provide it)...or a larger external hard drive...or a big capacity USB flash drive. The first two are not expensive, and the last is much cheaper.

  2. Thanks Lou. Actually I back up my desktop off site and most of what I have on my lapstop gets backed up on there so its double safety. Carbonite is the company I use and it is virtually continuous.

    I have ordered an 8 gig flash drive, I have a 2 and a 1 already which I do use. Will help for partial backups especially when travelling.