Upgraded to Quicken Essentials and Apple Lion yesterday

After reading about how my Quicken 2005 would not work with Apple’s new Lion OS, I finally decided it was time to upgrade to Quicken Essentials. Upgrading to Quicken Essentials went without a hitch once I figured out how to follow their less than straightforward UI. Then onto Lion.

Downloading Lion took a few hours. The upgrade went without any problems (save for quitting open applications that I didn’t even know were open!) and is now running my iMac. 🙂

On reboot, Firefox was acting up and I saw some very strange renditions of familiar pages like Yahoo! Mail and one of my websites. After quitting and restarting Firefox a few times, it seems to be working again ok.

I’d hoped that Safari would now allow me to delete my saved passwords. No such luck. That’s a bug that just won’t go away! I’m tempted to bring the thing into the Apple Store and witness what the fix is. Too bad it’s an iMac and not a laptop, probably ain’t gonna happen.

In Lion, the scroll wheel on my mouse is reversed. Going to take some getting used to, but it does seem to make sense in operating in that direction as well. All in all, pretty easy upgrades.

WPaudio not working with WordPress 3.2.1

WPaudio MP3 player not working with WordPress 3.2.1. Anybody have a fix? Thanks!

UPDATE 7/15/11
Found the fix! (thanks Ursula)

Just so the answer is here as well, I followed these steps:

open the javascript file here:

Search for href$=.mp3 and replace by href$=”.mp3″

(ie. add the quotation marks before/after .mp3)

Everybody is an authority in music

Apparently, everybody is an authority in music. Whether they studied it or majored in it or have degrees in it or make their living from it, everybody else’s opinion is just as valid. For some reason, the bar for being knowledgeable in music is very low, because everybody already knows everything. Why is that?

I don’t hear everyman/woman telling a lawyer about lawyering, or math teachers about calculus, or doctors about medicine, but it seems everyman knows everything about music and worse, they want you to hear about their profound musical insights day after day, year after year. Why is that?

Feeling better today

Wednesday and Thursday were rough. Haven’t felt that ill in a very long time. I had almost no strength yesterday to move around and spent most of the day and night in bed. Today I’m feeling a return to normal, though my throat is sore from all the coughing. Cold carrots and hummus have been my main food the last couple of days. Not much of an appetite. Could swear I’ve lost some weight, at least I think my belly looks smaller.

Sick with a cold

Felt it coming on yesterday at around 1:00PM. By 3:00PM, the cold was in full swing, my throat was scratchy and my nose running. Got home and went to bed. Been there mostly ever since. Nose continues to run, run, run and I feel pretty lousy. Water and aspirin seem to help a little.