In recent developments, your humble scribe determined his computer was sorely lacking. The computer was running Microsoft Windows XP, no longer smiled upon or supported by Microsoft. So I had Microsoft Windows 7 installed to run my somewhat aging Compaq computer.
I will go into greater detail later – if I can force myself to relive the horrors of the alteration – but suffice to say now, Microsoft has set a new low standard in what in the rest of the world is considered ‘customer service’. I have a suspicion the customer service staff at Microsoft – all three of them – get bonuses for thinking up new ways to ignore purchasers of Microsoft products. I see visions of a Scottish sounding fruit in my future…
Also, at the Hastings Gun Show of late – I’m a member of the club that puts on the show, so I was there – I found and purchased two – count ’em, two – new (to me but of course old) pistols in .32 ACP or 7.65 mm Browning if one follows the European bent. One is a fairly modern made FEG (Hungarian manufacture) AP (Attila Pistol) 7.65. It is a more or less copy of a Walther PP (the ‘big’ one) with just enough changes to pretend it is a separate design. The second pistol, far more historical, is a Beistegiu Hermanos (Brothers) version of the ‘Ruby’ class.
Full report on both following an actual shooting excursion with the artifacts in question. Stay tuned, gentle readers.