Thursday, October 17, 2013

The Panda Bear on Denise Austin, the US Government Shutdown, Windows 8, and the Panda Bear Blog

Before, the Panda Bear gets into her main post, she would share with her reads two books that she thinks are worthwhile.    The first book is Denise Austin’s Get Energy!: Empower Your Body, Love Your Life.    Denise Austin has some good ideas on how to increase energy which is an issue for the Panda Bear as she struggles to reduce her caffeine level.   However, the favorite part of the book for the Panda Bear is that Denise Austin admits that her house is not a priority and is that it can be messy.    The Panda Bear hates household chores and does not have time to keep her apartment as orderly as the Panda Bear would like.

The second book the Panda Bear found interesting is Last Train to Istanbul by Ayşe Kulin.   It takes place during the Second World War.   It is about two upper class Muslim Turkish sisters one who marries a Turkish Diplomat and the other marries a Turkish Jew.     The sister who marries the Turkish Jew has to move to France with her husband.   A big part of the novel is based on the true efforts Turkish diplomats to get Jews out of occupied France which is a piece of history which the Panda Bear knew nothing about.

When we last left the Panda Bear Blog, the Panda Bear was trying to restart her blog but having problems with Windows 8 and her new computer.    The Panda Bear has gotten better at Windows 8 but she still thinks it is a travesty.    It does not work well if you don’t have a touch screen.   Why does not the computer industry not understand that some people don’t like tablets but would like a good old fashioned lightweight laptop with a full keyboard for typing?

Also the Panda Bear not like the fact more information has to go over computer networks especially in light that the NSA is monitoring all our transactions.    For example to play as simple game of Free Cell(a form of solitaire) the Panda Bear has to now connect to a network where it retrieves information on her prior games on another computer.   Why can’t it simply be a program one computer rather than on a network?  The Panda Bear is hoping that the NSA is enjoying tracking her computer card games.   Seriously, the Panda Bear thinks doing things on paper is going to make a comeback because people won’t feel that their computers are secure because they need to be connected to networks for most functions.

The Panda Bear Blog has also been impacted by the US government shutdown.   How has the US government shutdown effected the Panda Bear Blog?    Mr. Panda is a Federal Worker.    It caused the Panda Bear and Mr. Panda Bear much stress that they did not what was happening at Mr. Panda’s work.   They were planning to go on vacation this week (another ripple effect of shutdown-a hotel lost money because of the shutdown).   Most of all Mr. Panda not working was depriving the Panda Bear of the quite solitude needed for her for the Panda Bear to write her blog.  

Thus, with her new computer and the Federal Government back to normal the Panda Bear hopes to return to regular blogging.



1 comment:

  1. I am glad to hear the Mr. Panda Bear is back to work and I hope you are able to get back to blogging on a regular basis. I really enjoy your posts!