Greetings, Dear Reader. It is early afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Sunday, May 16, 2021. Currently, the temperature is 83˚F (28˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 30% and the wind blowing from the east-northeast at 10 MPH (15 KM/H), the heat index is 82˚F (28˚C). The current Air Quality Index is 45 (Good). Today we can expect partly sunny skies and a high of 87˚F (30˚C). Tonight, the skies will be partly cloudy and the low will be 62˚F (17˚C).
I was going to write a review of one of my Star Wars The Black Series figures today, but I am going to save that for tomorrow. I don’t know why, but I don’t feel like sitting at my desk for the rest of the afternoon. Not today, anyway; I sit at my desk all day every day as it is, and sometimes I feel like I’m a prisoner of routine and ennui.
I’ll probably take my Lenovo IdeaPad S340 out to the kitchenette and fiddle with the settings a bit; I hate the way it came with Microsoft Windows on S-Mode (S standing for “Security); it keeps me (or rather, my laptop) chained to using Microsoft Edge – a nice browser, but not my preferred one – and the Microsoft Store, and I do not like that one bit.
Yes, yes, I know. It is supposed to be for my laptop’s safety, but I find that limiting, and considering that I tend to rebel – mostly inwardly – to limitations imposed on me by others, I resent that S-Mode blocks apps and browsers that did not originate with Microsoft – Chrome is a Google product, after all – or through its store. I put up with it when I took my new laptop out to the kitchenette to charge the battery and take it for a test spin (so to speak.)
But I really don’t want that to be the status quo forever, so I am going to see if I can switch the Lenovo IdeaPad S340’s default to another, less-limiting mode. After all, I need to purchase/download some professional writing software, and I don’t want to see any “we blocked this download because it’s not from the Microsoft Store.”
Aside from that, life goes on in its utterly predictable fashion. I will probably read a book or watch something on my TV later, or I might even get motivated and try to “police my area” a little bit. As the old commercials for Polaroid cameras used to say, we’ll see what develops.
That’s it for now, I guess. Until next time, stay safe, stay healthy, and I’ll catch you on the sunny side of things.