You may laugh at the heading but for the last several months I have had this argument with my wife.
One day, my wife is watching DirecTv on her TV and the screen screws up and then there is no picture. I am in the back of the house in my study, when she bursts in and starts yelling at me
about how my computer is screwing up her TV show. With my mouth agape, I try to calm her first, then explain that the two are not connected together. She is not tech savvy at all. So I go out and reset
her DTV receiver and the picture and sound work fine. Then she says this, "stay off the internet when I am watching my program!" (Dr. Phil) I hold my tongue and go back to my study.
The next day she is still crazy about this. So I sit her down and show her how the two are not even connected with each other. (Except for my DTV Receiver is hooked to wifi, which I don't use.)
About a week goes by and again her STB screws up and I have to reset it again. (It died a few days later) She starts her tirade again about MY internet messing up her TV. So about 3 days later a
new STB DVR arrives and I set it up and everything is back to normal. She only watches 8 channels, so, her favorites is easy to do. While I am doing this I take her to the garage and show her how the
cables are run around the house to the different STB's. Then I show her how the CAT5 for the internet is run around the house. I think she finally gets it. But.....then the rain starts.
Last night we had a terrible storm go over us and it really rained and so the DiTV went out of course. I thought I was in the middle of a cat fight and getting the worst of it. But I explained, again, how the
rain affects the signal dish outside. After 30 minutes or so, the rain quit, TV came back on, and it was peace in the house again. Until this morning.
I am in the study reading email and texts and running the internet for news, when she comes storming into the room yelling about her TV again. She says, "I am going to cancel that damn internet, if you
don't stay off while I am watching my shows !". So, I took her outside to the internet box and I unplugged it. Then we went back in to the house and to her TV and it is going fine. Before I could explain that
the internet didn't mess up her TV, she says, "SEE that is what I am talking about!" "Stay off the internet when I am watching my shows!" I slowly crept back to the study, went outside and hooked up the
internet cable again and went back to reading the news on the net. She has been happy since then. But I needed about 15 Diazapam® to just get my heart back under 200 BPM.
About an hour later, Frontier FIOS calls me and says that I lost connection with them this morning and they are sending someone out to check our lines. Why NOT.
Ah the life of old people....it ain't all sitting on the porch drinking Maitai's.
I like to play the single player games of MOHAA, but recently I turned the "Windows Update" feature back on and it downloaded about 151 updates** to Windows 7 that I run. After that, MOHAA would not start up. It supposedly comes from a security update that is also used in Windows 10. It is DRM or something like that, that causes the old games not to work. Well, I was furious. Then I found out, on the web, that I am not alone. Hundreds of thousands of people had this happen to all kinds of old games. Some said it was put in there to make us buy new games, but I don't know. Others said it opened up Windows to attacks by hackers. All of this made no difference to me. I just wanted to play the game again. So I kept reading and trying all the work arounds that people had come up with but it never worked. Then I saw where several people mentioned this website called GOG (Good Old Games). They had taken these old games and revamped the code in the start-up and setup files to not do anything about the DRM system in Windows. That way Windows would not stop the playing of the games.
So I bought MOHAA War Chest from GOG for $10. I downloaded it and it is playing just fine. There are some problems with the config files that won't allow certain buttons on the Numlock keypad to work which is aggravating because I have to use other buttons for reloading and selecting a weapon. After 20 years of playing in a certain location on the keyboard it is difficult to change. But I manage. I am just glad it is playing again.
I noticed on their website that there are other games from 10 to 20 years ago that are available for download. The company is based out of Warsaw, Poland, but I found no problem with them at all. The VISA card was adjusted for EURO and there was no international costs for buying in Poland. If you like Wolfenstein, but it won't play, they have them all.
Just thought I would post this here so others may find it useful.
**I don't need Windows security updates because I use Malwarebytes® as my antivirus and it plugs all those problems by itself.