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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Flicker Flicker Splat

That pretty much sums up my blogging morning. 

What you are witnessing here is the launch of a new computer (HP somethingorother) (it has a multi-core processor; that's all I care about).  The old one, which served me well for so long, went kaput, right in the middle of an email I was trying to send out.

Actually, I noticed the machine getting unstable last night, but I was hoping, when I woke up this morning, that it had only been a bad dream.

But no.

I started getting all kinds of warning messages around 6am with "critical this" and "critical that" windows popping up.  So I started backing up files to CD like crazy.  And I tried defragmenting the system.  To no avail.  Finally, when I went to my last resort - full recovery - the hard drive disappeared, never to be seen again.

So off to Staples I went.

My old reliable Compaq is in the trash and my shiny new HP is now in operation - and it's smokin'!

Glad to be back.  I don't ever want to go through that again.

NRA Endorses Habeeb

The Roanoke Times yesterday:
National Rifle Association endorses Habeeb
Blue Ridge Caucus

The National Rifle Association has endorsed Republican Greg Habeeb in the special election for the House of Delegates seat that Morgan Griffith held before moving on to Congress.

He faces Democrat Ginger Mumpower; the district covers Salem, parts of western Roanoke County and most of Southwest Roanoke County.

Here’s the release from the Habeeb campaign:

Virginia House of Delegates candidate Republican Greg Habeeb has earned the endorsement of the National Rifle Association, the campaign announced Monday.

“I am proud to have the endorsement of the NRA. I appreciate the work they do in protecting our Second Amendment freedoms and I look forward to working with them in the future,” said Habeeb.

The NRA announced the endorsement in a letter to supporters this week, calling Habeeb a “pro-Second Amendment, pro-hunting candidate who supports the rights of gun owners and sportsmen in Virginia.”

“The NRA knows that I am a strong believer in an individual’s right to bear arms. I will work to protect that right as a member of the Virginia House of Delegates,” Habeeb said.

Habeeb was given the ‘AQ’ rating, the highest rating possible for a first time candidate. [link]
It's comforting to know that he's on the right side of the gun issue.  We'll be needing his vote in the legislature.