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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
Last month, I changed my Coles Mastercard to e-statements, so more paper statements, saving 50 cents, and a tree, per month. Got me email notice, checked the statement online, and noticed I was charged 50 cents for paper statement. I called Coles MC toll free customer service number, got through... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Listening to the Voices in my Head
The idiotic BernieBro mentality (not to be mistaking with Sen Sanders supporters). Ms Clinton is not a slut, whore, piece of shit, and those are the politest terms I have seen them use. And then you have the rabid Pro Hillary group (not to be mistaken with Clinton supporters), the... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Listening to the Voices in my Head
I got an error at the End of Sale page and it said "Unfortunately there was a problem activating your service. Please Contact Support." so I took screen cap of the error/message and submitted it. Me: Subj: Error message at end of sale. Msg: It said contact support. (image attached)... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Listening to the Voices in my Head
It does get rather toasty during the days in Perth-ish W.A. (I say Perth-ish as I don't live in the capitol city of Perth, but I can see the skyline of it) That's called summer. The evenings though, the refreshing "Fremantle Doctor" aka ocean breeze kicks in and cools things... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Listening to the Voices in my Head
For the next 5 days, we are going to be having 40c/105f degree or over temperatures. So, I have prepped as much as I can. Not just for me, but for the local wildlife/birds. All the birdbaths have been scrubbed and refilled with fresh water. I will check on them... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2016 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
That and Wing not sleeping too well. I ended up getting up at just the right time, to get outside at just the right time, to get a photograph of the 5 Planets and the Moon in Alignment. Kit used: Canon 5D3, 8-15mm fisheye lens. Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2016 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Ziggy liked the armrest I had gotten for my desk. She would sit on it when I wasn't using it, as she fit so perfectly. See? Loki kept trying to do the same, but at twice her weight, I wouldn't let him get on it. Ziggy used it one time... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2016 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Ah, will the fun of tech ever stop? I have been swapping out charge cords for USB devices. I did have a USB2 multiport hub, but it's not very efficient for USB3 devices. You would think the solution would be to get USB3 hub or hubs (depending on the number... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2016 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Yesterday, I selected a corner of the bedroom (my night stand area) went through what was on it, near it, by it, sorting and tossing a lot of things away, and putting things back where they belong. I even vacuumed off camera bags that had cat fur on them. Got... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2016 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
I bought something from an online seller. Used item, CD. I didn't expect it to be pristine as it was a used CD, but it was listed as in "Very Good" condition. It arrived quickly, and then I spotted the yellow Opened by Australia Post for inspection by Quarantine sticker... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2016 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
When men get gray hair, they are called mature, distinguished, handsome. When women get gray hair, we're called old, dated, crone, over the hill, past use-by date etc etc. I have had gray hair since I was 17.. correction, I first noticed grey hair when I was 17. My youngest... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2016 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Yesterday, David Bowie, after a year and a half battle with cancer, died. I knew he had been ill, but didn't realize it had been that grave. To me, David Bowie was as immutable as the sun coming up the next day. Normally, I just post an brief obit of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2016 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
This was the first time there has been a full moon on December 25th since 1977. The next time this will happen is 2034. Composite image, 1st image focused on the bird, 2nd image focused on the rising moon.Canon 7D2, 100-400 L IS II, 1.4x MkIII. Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2015 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Two Red Wattlebird chicks, offspring of the senior resident adult pair. (Canon 7D2, 100-400 L IS mkII, 1.4x MkIII extender) Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2015 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Handheld Canon 7D2, 100-400mkII with Canon 1.4x mkIII extender using 'back button' focusing. Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2015 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
As I typed yesterday, the focus bracketing update works exceedingly well when photographing a subject that is on a low horizontal angle, but doesn't do too well when your subject is vertical to the camera/lens. Gear used: Olympus OMD EM1, Zeiko 12-50mm macro function lens. ISO 400, 1/8 exp, f/8.0.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2015 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
First off, the update opened up a bunch of new things, like focus bracketing, and focus stacking (*a few addendums with focus stacking, but that will be later). Both are designed to allow you to use your macro lens, camera and tripod, taking multiple exposures at different parts of a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2015 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Boo (named by a friend in the U.S., so I am exempt from the 'if you name stray, you have to keep it' rule), after almost 2 months of patience and caring, is now in the house. More specifically, in the large bathroom, with food, water, and as you can... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2015 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
No, I am not 'refusing' to get the possibly abandoned kitty scanned for a microchip. I just don't think the poor mite would like to be caught, hogtied, and stuffed in my bike basket as I have made it abundantly clear I do NOT have a car, and Wing gets... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2015 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
If after another mass shooting (no matter what political/social spin or 'reason' for said shootings) the first thing you do, is hold a '2nd Amendment Party' (ignoring the 'well regulated militia part yet again), you are part of the problem. If the first thing you do is buy more guns,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2015 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
If you don't want to get stuck renting CC from Adobe just to keep current with the latest Camera Raw files, there are some great alternatives. They all can be used as Standalone. Two can be used in Lightroom, and one can be used as a plugin in Photoshop CS6.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2015 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Whatever ditch or orifice you have it. You were asked about how the GOP is cutting off women's access to birth control, and your comments were not only dismissive, but self centered. You went on and on about how YOU and other MEN had condoms to use. Hello? Women.. birth... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2015 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
I would say there is a special place in it for those who abandon pets. *sigh* There is this very pretty, light light grey medium long haired cat, I think female, that used to come around last year, very friendly, chatty. In good condition, wearing a collar. So, she belonged... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2015 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
I came up with the idea of how to stop Ziggy and Trance (the two very territorial Bengals) from getting into knock down, drag out fights. Replace wooden doors with security screen doors, so they can see each other, yowl and hiss to their hearts content, but NO INJURIES! It... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2015 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
I connected my phone with my desktop to transfer some photos from the micro SD card. I was rather shocked to find that I had hardly any memory on the device. Shocked because I have moved all movable applications to the micro SD card. So, I disconnect the phone and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2015 at Listening to the Voices in my Head