Those of you who assumed that I had completely abandoned my blog will be happy to know that I’m finally back online. I am sorry for having such a prolonged absence but unfortunately it could not be helped. Without going into too much detail, an injury resulted in three weeks of blindness. Even though I continued to write some articles during that time the process was painfully slow and required the assistance of others. I am happy to report though, that I have most of my eyesight back and can use a computer without assistance.
On a more technical note, I have been using Windows 7 on my primary workstation since it was released last month. So far, the operating system seems to be rocksolid. I have run into a few unexpected glitches that there hasn’t been anything major. For example, my soundcard driver refused to work even though it was designed for Windows Vista. Thankfully, Creative Labs offers a Windows 7 version of the driver. I also discovered that after I switched to Windows 7, Dragon Naturally Speaking version 10 had to be reactivated. Aside from those particular issues, Windows 7 appears to be working well for me.