Do not, I repeat, DO NOT ever uninstall Internet Explorer 7.
Just don't do it.
Trust me on this.
Let's go back to last week….
My computer broke; it needed and got a new video card (which is not working right, but that's another story)
I picked it up Friday morning, got back to my office and heard a funny noise coming from mon mari's computer.
We have an agreement: He kills spiders and centipedes; I fix computers.
I couldn't fix it. The hard drive was fried. All I got was the 'blue screen of death'.
I went back to the computer shop, different box, explained the problem, and stood around for an hour while they fixed it.
Got back home, put in the Windows disc… And I didn't even get the 'blue screen'.
Back to the computer store.
Did some more fixes (I won't bore you with the details). It appeared to work.
Back home, it appeared not to work. Took it back and left it!
Finally, got to look at my, newly repaired, computer.
It was slow, very very sloooooowwwww.
Without boring you with more details, I came to the conclusion that it was an IE7 problem.
Without giving it the least bit further thought or consideration I uninstalled it.
I tend to do that… Jump first; look second…
I couldn't reinstall it.
That was Monday morning.
Since then I have cleaned and defragged; scanned for viruses and malware; downloaded updates on top of updates; did everything, including the 'don't try this unless you were born with a pocket protector' stuff.
I looked at 3.5 million forums devoted to this very problem and followed every single suggestion.
It still wouldn't install.
Before you start in on me…Yes, I have both Firefox and Netscape, yes, I use them both, but I need Internet Explorer, too. Websites appear differently on different browsers. Plus, some app.s actually need IE to run or to download.
Then, this morning, whilst meandering through my C-drive, mentally composing an email to Bill Gates, I happened upon the 'restore' function.
Again, before you start in on me…My operating system is in French!
Anyway, found the restore function… And it worked! Just like it's supposed to.
I restored my system to the point just prior to my ill-fated IE7 uninstall, and, when the lights quit blinking… There it was.
IE7 – sitting in the corner of my screen, nestled up against Firefox, just like before.
Isn't technology grand?
Now, does anyone know how to get my system to retain it's monitor settings? Every time I reboot (which I have done 5,419 times in the last 3 days) all the setting are gone: no color, 600 X 400 resolution, etc.
I'm tempted to just live with it… But my right hand keeps inching to the uninstall….
Oh, and mon mari's computer?
He brought it back about 3 hours ago. No internet explore at all and it's needed for one of his programs.
So…. Yep, I did it again. Blue Screen of Death. We're going back tomorrow.
Must. Stop. Clicking. So. Damn. Fast.
Did I say no more courgette?
Apparently, I lied.
Oriental Courgette (Zucchini)
1 small red onion
2 cloves garlic
1 tsp sesame or walnut oil
1 tbs olive oil
1 tbs soy sauce
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1 tbs sesame seeds
Slice onion. Mince garlic. Thinly slice zucchini using a box slicer, mandolin, or food processor. Heat oils in medium, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, and sauté until tender, about 5 minutes. Add garlic, ginger and soy sauce and sauté briefly. Turn heat to medium, add courgette and continue to sauté for about 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until zucchini is tender. Remove, top with toasted sesame seeds and serve.
Note: To toast sesame seeds put into a bare, nonstick skillet over medium heat and brown, tossing/stirring frequently. It takes 8 – 15 minutes depending on heat and size of pan.
In addition to the above, for the week of September 12 we have Smoked Salmon Kedgeree, Wild Mushroom Omelets, Grilled Filet Mignon with Roasted Garlic, Pizza Margherita, more Butternut Squash…
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