Sorry to hear you are having such a hard time with the cold weather but
I have tip for you when you write about it. To make the "°" degree
symbol, hold down the alt key then press 0 1 7 6 and you will see °
magically appear on your screen. About the time you posted, the temp
around here hit 7°F which is very unusual for Alabamastan. ^_^
I wouldn't try to post to Usenet from one of my laptops without plugging
in one of my many USB full sized keyboards or one of my external USB
numerical keypads because of the hassle. I do have a numerical pad on my
17" Toshiba but I have yet to try to post to Usenet from one of my
laptops. I think I tried back when I was hospitalized but the older
laptop my roommate brought to me wouldn't cooperate.
Ed, the point you make is a good one since Snag could be at a remote
site and not have a desktop or laptop with a numerical keypad. ^_^
For a while back in the day, I was using the upside down Question Mark
like the Spanish use at the beginning of a sentence to show that a
question follows. We using English have to wait until the end of the
sentence to see the question mark.
¿See what I mean?
I can't find the alt key on my iPad. ;-)
However, I can tap the number mode key and slide my finger up the zero key
to magically get the ° to appear. There are lots of characters that don't
appear on the iPad's keyboard(s) but can be used by sliding up on certain
letters and numbers.
Dang, I forgot that there are actually people posting to Usenet using
those snobby expensive Apple products. I don't own any kind of smart-ass
phone yet and I'm not sure I want to get one. Folks think it strange
that I have a dumbass phone and a pager. I've had a pager since the mid
1970's and my current pager/voice mail number has been the same for 25
years so everyone who counts has that number. It's rare for me to get
telemarketing calls to my pager but I once had a problem with people
calling my pager because the number was close to that of the request
line for a Black gospel radio station. So I added to the end of my voice
mail greeting, "If you're trying to reach the radio station, you have
dialed the wrong number." and I still got requests for gospel
music. I changed the message again by adding to the end, "To reach the
radio station, press the pound (#) key now." When you press the
octothorp key on a phone's dial pad, the paging system immediately hangs
up on you. Gerrrrrrr, One day I had a message from an upset lady, "I
been pressing the pound key an the dang phone keeps hangin up on me!" I
felt sorry for her and called her back to personally explain that she
had been dialing the wrong number. It's been at least 5 years since I've
had a message from someone trying to reach that radio station. ^_^
Pastor is out, with the cordless mic. Walks up to a
little boy and asked if the boy knows where God is.
Figuring for answer of "up in Heaven", the pastor is
surprised when the boy says in their home's bathroom.
Pastor asks how you figure that.
Well, this morning, Dad was banging on the door and
yelling "My God! My God! Are you still in there?"
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