Friday, December 31, 2010

Piss Off 2010!

Howdy Comrades!

I hope it will be possible to post this message to close out 2010.  I can't be sure until I try because my new Dell computer suffered a hard drive failure several months ago and Dell refused to replace the defective drive with a new imaged hard drive.  As a result, every program and all my data had to be reloaded, a time consuming pain in the ass to say the least.  Moreover, in improving Office 2007, Microsoft eliminated a selection in the send menu whereby I could email posts to the blog within a message.  I am told that I can migrate to Outlook and create a macro to solve the problem but haven't had the wherewithal to do so thus far.  The past year has not been the best for blind people here in Austin.  We suffered a major setback with cutbacks to both the fixed route and paratransit service provided by Cap Metro.  I ultimately resigned from the Cap metro Access Advisory committee because I tired of going to meeting after meeting only to be patronized by Metro staff and ignored by the new Cap Metro Board.  I've also confronted some annoying and painful health problems during 2010, further wearing down my ability to cope with routine frustrations of daily life.  My broad, well muscled shoulders have been bowed down by the weight of these concerns.  Nevertheless, I look forward to 2011 with renewed hope for the future.  Hell, it can't get any worse!


Chairman Mal

Power to the Peeps!