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Sandra
Perth-ish
Passenger on a blue marble, circling yellow star. Dancer, astronomer, technogeek, coffee lover, pagan, archer.. not necessarily in this order
Interests: archery,scifi,coffee,movies,martial arts,dance,chocolate,babylon 5,astronomy,stargate atlantis,classic movies,good books,stargate sg1,astrophotography,oxygen
Recent Activity
Good news: my BGL, Iron, Cholesterol, Liver, Kidney, blood pressure, heart rate is freaking fantastic! Better than average. (muppet cheer) Thyroid levels lowest end of normal which is why I am back on thyroxine. Wish my outsides looked as healthy as all my insides tests show I am. *sigh* Bad... Continue reading
We were able to bring Keito home last night, after we were given a demonstration as to how to give him his insulin injection, his new feeding schedule, and what to keep an eye out for regarding anything adverse. When we got him home, Trance was “Ooooo you’re back!” and... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Went to the vet for an in house pet visit. We weren't even all the way into the room before Keito started meowing.. LOUDLY. Demanded to be pet and patted NOW. Considering the limp dishrag that we brought in Sunday, this is one helluva improvement. PET ME NOW, HUMANS! It... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Listening to the Voices in my Head
When we entered the kennel area, Keito whipped his head around, looked at us, half blinked his eyes (cat version of a smile), and started purring his bones apart. No longer a limp bit of fur! We brought in some tins of his favorite food. Popped one open. He immediately... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Sunday morning, Wing found Keito laying on the floor, not moving or reacting to being spoken to. This is very unusual for Keito, as he is a very chatty moggie. He had been fine the night before. Called South Street Vet, and managed to get him seen too immediately. He... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Good news: the problem isn't fatal. Bad news: I might have been walking around on a torn meniscus for the past two months. Have to schedule an MRI to confirm, but Dr H is fairly certain of his prognosis. Will get MRI results and see what to do from there.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2017 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
My little point and shoot IXUS 115 HS stopped working. The lens wouldn't come out, it would stick, and the mechanism would make a grind-y noise. I got the Stylus 1 to be the at hand point and shoot. Well, a few weeks ago, dug out the IXUS to get... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2017 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
After a battle with pancreatic cancer, Richard Hatch has died, aged 71 I was fortunate enough to have met and had a long conversation with Richard during one of the SupaNova events in Perth. It was quiet, not a lot of people, still afew die hards hanging around for autographs.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2017 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Wattlebirds, and New Holland, Singing, and Brown Honeyeaters all lurking and chirping because the feeders were empty! Human heeded, took out bucket for warm soapy water, a pitcher of fresh 'nectar' and the garden hose. Scrubbed, rinsed then refilled the feeders. Put water in the ant moats. I was watched... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2017 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
I ordered our groceries yesterday, and they arrived early. That wasn't 'the first'.. Alan put the groceries away, and checked the list. 5 large items missing. This was the first. Also, have a grocery bag with two bags of grated cheese and a loaf of garlic bread we didn't order.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2017 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Un-son, Robin is heading to Germany to audition to continue his music studies. This has been his dream for years, and as happy as I am for him, I "haz a sad" that he is going away. I will miss hearing his singing while I am puddling around in the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2017 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Without having to convert everything to DNGs. DXO Optics. It has the most precise lens correction catalog of any program I have tried so far. Not only lens correction, but in relation to specific camera bodies. (caveat: I have a seriously outmoded Canon 17-35mm f/2.8 that was superseded 10+ years... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2017 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
You mess with us all! A @CanonCollective member had one of her photographs taken by someone by the name of Kenna Ploof, who then posted it as her own, attempting to sell it. Kenna had several different photography sales pages, all sporting a mix of some of her own images... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2017 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
R.I.P. Carrie Fisher Carrie Fisher, the actress and writer best known for her iconic role as Star Wars’ Princess Leia, died days after suffering a heart attack while onboard a flight from London to Los Angeles. She was 60. Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2016 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Happy Birthday to TheRealStanLee ! Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2016 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
I know many people who do not want to 'rent' Adobe, and didn't get CS6. On1 PhotoRaw 2017 doesn't install to CS5, but I did manage to get it working with it. I have a legit copy of CS5 E on my computer. There is a function in On1 Photo... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2016 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Registax, Helicon or other focus stacking software isn't a needed 'extra'. I just did a 10 JPG image focus stack of the moon, and unlike many different versions of Photoshop that kept complaining not enough overlap, Affinity lined up each image, stacked them perfectly. And the good news is that... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2016 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Because Wing misunderstood, I feel I should clear this up, regarding On1 Photo Raw. (I'm using the Pre-Release, as I pre ordered. The 'real' version will be out soon) Even though you can do many edits/adjustments/processing with On1 Raw, you will want to use (still need to use) a photo... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2016 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
I finally got a straight answer from MicroSoft in regards to getting my poor Vaio back to abby-normal Windows 8.1 after the disaster that was Win10 update. All I needed was a new Windows 8 license key, because the Windows 10 disaster invalidated my current one, even with the roll... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2016 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
It's a small expense, but beats what it could have been. Turns out the desktops' power supply is the issue. Alan checked it out, tested it, and the power supply on my desktop is kaput! The good news is, is that that is the simplest easiest fix in regards to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2016 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Get up this morning, get the the purrkids fed, get the coffee started, take care of feline toileting receptacles. Boot up computer.... or should I say press power button. *Click* nothing. Check to see if Ziggy managed to unplug something. Shut off master switch, depress power button for 30 seconds,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2016 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
I think Zoner Photo Studio is regretting their decision to emulate Adobe's 'rent our software' business model. Just got a newsletter email that they're offering 8 months free. No sale, ZPS! Told you, if you decide to have a standalone version, fine, but I do NOT rent software. Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2016 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Over the past few days, I have been putting the new Canon 5DmkIV to the test. And for the most part, I will have to say it's passed with flying colors. It isn't made for sports or fast action photography, or wildlife photography, but you know something? I was able... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2016 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
No longer will you be saddled with Adobe Camera Raw popup telling your version of Photoshop that the file format is unknown. To use it as a plugin for photoshop you do need version C6 and above. That being typed, make sure you already have your earlier version of photoshop... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2016 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
First off, even with the new features and buttons, the Canon 5DmkIV is familiar enough to use straight out of the box. Got things set up, and then read some (not all) of the manual. 4 images, BIRDS ON A STICK! lens correction done, cropped down to main subject for... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2016 at Listening to the Voices in my Head