Microsoft Survey

I was looking for a ultra portable computer that runs Winders 10.  Now, I am no fan of Winders 10, but it is the platform that Flex Smart SDR software runs on.  Smart SDR is the application that allows me to access and operate my Amateur Radio Station from remote locations over the internet.

I had been using an I7 notebook computer with a 15 inch screen that was heavy has very short battery life.  I wanted something smaller, lighter and I found that an I5 process provided perfectly usable performance for Smart SDR.  So, looking around I found a pretty good deal on a Microsoft Surface Pro 7.  Very light, has touch screen that works very well with the Smart SDR software.  For instance, when I want to transmit with the remote radio I can just touch the MOX button on the screen and I am transmitting.  Touch it again and I am receiving.  Want to change frequency, touch the screen and drag right or left to change the frequency.  Very easy to use.  I have used the Pro 7 to access the radio remotely several times and it works great.

About a week after I purchased the Surface Pro 7 I get an email from Microsoft with a survey about my opinion of the Pro 7.  I liked it just fine so I thought I would go through the survey.  Just as I would have expected the survey covered how I used the computer, what features I liked, and features could be added and so on.  The last page however was most interesting.  It asked me how I feel when I was using my new computer.   Really, how do I feel when I use it?  Here is the last page of the survey:

Imagine you’ve accomplished the things below with Surface Pro 7, how do you feel?
Please select all that apply.

  • Makes me feel admired by others
  • Helps me feel safe
  • Makes me feel smarter
  • Makes me feel like I can accomplish anything
  • Makes me feel unique
  • Makes me feel like I’m in control
  • Makes me feel more creative
  • Helps me be a responsible person
  • Helps me feel relaxed
  • Makes me feel more confident
  • Makes me feel successful
  • Helps me reward myself
  • Makes me feel proud
  • Helps me improve myself
  • It helps me find inspiration
  • Makes me feel more attractive

I’m reading down this list of feelings thinking, “WTF!”  MAKES ME FEEL MORE ATTRACTIVE?  Double WTF? Give me a freaking break!  This stuff is for millennials!  How do I feel? I feel fine as long as Winders 7 doesn’t fold the tent and lose my document.  How do I feel then, not really good, really pissed off most of the time when that happens!  But feeling more creative, more relaxed, proud, more attractive?  Nope, no way, NFW!

Where do they come up with this stuff?

One other thing, this is not an April Fools joke.  The questions on the survey were for real!!!



This hits the nail right on its head…  about Kneeling.

From John McNulty

 “I watched the Democratic leaders of Congress kneel in the halls of Congress for about 9 minutes, for the death of a black man named George Floyd.

I have never seen them kneel for a fallen Police Officer.

I have never seen them kneel for a fallen Soldier.


I have never seen them kneel for the thousands of (black and white) babies aborted EVERY DAY.

I have never seen them kneel for a murdered white man or woman.

I have not seen them kneel for the thousands of black-on-black murder victims.

I have not seen them kneel for the thousands of elderly people that died in nursing homes due to the Corona Virus.  (Especially N.Y.)

I have to ask: WHY are Democrats putting the life of George Floyd as more valuable than the lives of everyone else?

In fact, Democrats have put so much value on the life of George Floyd, they have allowed rioting, 🙅 looting, 🔥 arson, 🧟    murder, and   💣mayhem in communities Nationwide.


The family (brothers and sister) of George Floyd opened a Go Fund Me account to “help the family”? It has already raised   $14,455,100.00  and still counting from donations as of June 22, 2020. Yes, almost $14 1/2 MILLION. This is for  a guy who was arrested NINE times; was a convicted drug dealer (and at a drug deal the day he died); held a gun to the stomach of a pregnant lady  While his five buddies robbed her home; did prison time three different times totaling about eight years, and obviously didn’t learn from our penal system.  And America is memorializing him by painting murals of the guy on the sides of buildings like he’s a hero? Unbelievable!!

Since this was written the family has received another big cash donation from ? Govt, $27 Million, wonder how much will go to Charities?

 You got to be kidding me.

Crime does pay! …..and to pour salt in the wound, Rep. Pelosi (democrat) presented his brother a folded American flag flown over the Capitol in his honor in a beautiful tri-cornered presentation case.


John McNulty

Biden gets it wrong again, this time about Georgia’s voting law

Joe Biden answering a question about his opinion on Georgia’s new voting law got it wrong again.  Biden claimed that the law prohibitited distributing water or food to voters standing in line at a voting location.  Local news, here in Georgia has been misleading the public in the same way, following the talking points that Stacy Abrams and other groups are putting out through the media.  The link below from the National Review explains the details of the law.



Tropical Storm Zeta Visit, October 2020

I had a visitor this morning, Tropical Storm Zeta.  Zeta did a tree trimming job on my trees in the front yard.  I bet you can guess what I will be doing for the next couple of days!  No damage to the house or the antenna farm, so from that aspect I am lucky.

NASCAR Experience 2020

My terrific daughter Jennifer got me NASCAR Experience drive in a NASCAR Cup Car at Atlanta Motor Speedway.  What a great birthday gift for a gear head like me!  The Drive was scheduled for September 12th but when we arrived it was threatening rain most of the morning and sure enough when it was my turn to go at 1:00 PM it was raining.  So we rescheduled for today, Sunday, September 13.  Good weather was with us and I got to do 7 laps around the race track.

Here is a video from inside the car.  In the lower right corner is the view of the driver and on the rest of the screen is the view out the windshield of the car.

During the drive my best lap speed was 146.09 MPH.  Not to shabby for an old guy.

Thanks Jennifer for a great birthday present that I will remember forever!


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