That would be me, addressing The Weather Gods. A short while ago:
This is NEW MEXICO, thank you very much, not freaking Loosy-anna or Mrs. Hippy. We don't DO humidity in these parts, just in case you forgot. Which you obviously have, given the weather you've sent our way in the last couple o' few days or so. I don't mind the t-storms as long as you keep the wind coming from and going to places in a straight line. None of that swirly Okie wind, thanks yet again. And we do need all the rain we can get, unlike some other parts of these United States. Just back off on the humid stuff, mmm-kay?
Confused, Part Deux. Look at this picture, Gentle Reader. Does this not look like the front of this laptop?
Well, it's NOT. Proof:
Note, if you will, that the screen hinge cover on the right side of the top picture is sprung. That's because it took me NO LESS than ten frickin' minutes to figure out those silver things were NOT latches, in the course of such time I managed to spring the "latch" on the right side by trying to force it open. I could not open the laptop to save my life... even after minutes upon minutes of trying, which included searching the owners manual (in vain) for instructions on how one would open these latches. I finally stumbled on to the fact that there were no latches, the screen is simply spring-loaded and pops open as easy as pie. Once you know how. It's a nice piece of engineering even if it does tend to confuse the Hell out of an old man.
And it works pretty good, too. My initial impressions of Windows 7 are pretty good, so far. We shall see if that holds.