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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
Ever since I got the new motherboard and CPU installed, got the computer back up and running, I have been hammering away at little things. Soundblaster Wireless headset not working - Alan and I kept working on it, no joy. So I bought a new wired headset, but before tossing... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Listening to the Voices in my Head
And reading a bit more, I figured I would play around some more to get the old bluetooth dongle to work. I followed on help site, but Windows kept trying to install many "Bluetooth Peripheral Devices".. over and over. So, instead of trying to find hardware specific driver, I found... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Listening to the Voices in my Head
If you make laws regarding guns, only law abiding gun owners would adhere to them. Criminal won't. You can use this (non)logic in regards to any and all laws. Drunk driving is illegal, the majority of people follow the law. A few don't. Does that mean you strike the law... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2016 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
I spotted this bit of artwork on the face of a single brick in a local carpark/parking structure, and I am glad I took photo of it as the wall it was decorating was hit by a car, and all the bricks were taken out and replaced. I have no... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2016 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
I have been testing the beta version of the Pulse camera remote. And with the exception of a few things, I haven't found anything not to like. Started off rocky, as mine arrived a bit earlier than expected, and the web page for it with instructions and links to the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2016 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Every security program is really bitching about scans/checks/virus definitions being outdated and long overdue. So, between updating those programs, and uninstalling/reinstalling drivers, I have been kept busy (thereby out of trouble.. mostly.) Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2016 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
And some more reading, I was able to get the Replacement Replacement Seagate External drive to be visible and accessible. The biggest problem with all versions of Windows from 95 on up to 10, is the error codes or lack thereof can have multiple causes, or none. The fun part... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2016 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
How I have missed you! Let's try not to have another meltdown, ok? Had a bit of a panic when I got NTLDR is missing when I first booted up. Then I remembered, just go into the BIOS and change the boot order. Yay! No more NTLDR... but then I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2016 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
What's the point of having a kick ass computer, faster than anything you've had, only to have people to make BIOS and hardware controllers throttle things? I kept wondering why my USB 3 drives kept dropping off or not being seen on the powered 7 port USB 3 hub. Turns... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2016 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Synopsis: I had a under warranty external HD fail. Seagate sent me a replacement. Unfortunately, less than a year later, that one failed too, suddenly. PAYAM data recovery service was able to retrieve the data (turns out the heads failed, but the platters were undamaged). Turns out they had sent... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2016 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
After the Melville council arborist checked the gum tree, it's been decided that it has to go. The whole thing. Damned shame, as that tree was a home, haven, nesting site, photography stage and food supply for hundreds of birds. The council will replant a native nectar bearing trees/shrubs, but... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2016 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Yesterday and the day before, we were hit by a severe storm front. Our gorgeous Gum Tree was badly damaged. This tree is (or should I say was) the stage for many of my large bird photographs (Cockatoos, Kookaburras, Galahs) This makes me want to cry: I am hoping that... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2016 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Is it a prerequisite of the job there to have had a lobotomy? I sent you an email with a photo of the receipt from AusPost, showing tracking information, and CLEARLY showing the date. I even told you that my email was to inform you the parcel with faulty drive... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2016 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
In the process of shifting close to 500 photos taken over the past few days to HD storage. Have wiped down the camera, and will be doing same to the lenses, as there was rain, and salt spray from the ocean/waves/breakers. Also found out the hard way that my hiking... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2016 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Out of the blue, one of my WD external drives started kicking back "Local Drive", disk management said it was RAW data, and the data was inaccessible. After a few days of looking/researching/reading I was about to give up. Many places just said format the drive and hope for the... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2016 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Just filled out the RMA request for the faulty Seagate external drive that was a replacement for a faulty Seagate drive. A quick reminder, heads failed on Seagate #1, but I was able to get all data transferred before total failure because I noticed problems. Seagate #2 was the replacement,... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2016 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Not quite two years ago, after Microsoft bought Skype, they put the kybosh on Trillian (and other 3rd party) multi instant messaging programs access to Skype. I'm not saying that Trillian dropped the ball, but they did, as Miranda and other multi messaging programs have fixed this issue, but Trillian... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2016 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
I saw the crystal clear skies, looked at my EQ5 mounted telescope. I put my shoulder under it and test lifted it. Too heavy So, I looked at the old lightweight EQ3 mount. I had to do a bit of rigging (the bolts to hold the plate to the mount... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2016 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Could you please stop your children/grandchildren/children under you care from chasing the birds in the park. Not just because your child ruined my photos by running at them, but also how dangerous it can be. Had your child done that to the two adult magpies, not corellas, there is a... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2016 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
One of the pre-installed Sony utilities on my computer, a Sony VAIO, isn't working quite right. I have asked Sony Support about it and after nothing in the way of support, their brilliant idea is for me to take a perfectly functioning, except for Sony VAIO CARE, computer, reformat it... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2016 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
But I, a registered Sony Vaio owner, never got an email or memo about it. Seems that Sony has unloaded their PC/Laptop division and will be concentrating on Smartphones and other smaller devices. No wonder they haven't been very helpful in regards to assisting with problems with my Vaio. I... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2016 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
So, another word that ends in the letter Y is early and laundry. Woke up early, saw what was the start of a great sunrise. But it fizzled to 'meh'. Decided to record the bird song instead. The melodious sounds are the reason we really don't need an alarm clock.... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2016 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Wing has been away on a business conference for the past few days, and I have taken the opportunity to get some serious cleaning done. I don't mean vacuuming and dusting, I mean emptying closets, pulling things out of corners, sorting through it and throwing the majority of it away.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2016 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Two paws on my shoulder, and a YOWL means "I need to use outdoor sandbox!" Head snog/head boop on my shoulder means "Treats, please?" Head snog/head boop on arm and should, combined with meow means "Hungry!" Meow from the cushion on the sofa means "Cuddle/petting time, please." Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2016 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
It's a good thing that other photo editing makers are picking up their slack. Yeah, I know, I could cave in and rent Photoshop, but I didn't rent it before it because Creative Cloud, not starting now. Anyhooo... On1, which I have used since they were OnOne, makes great photo... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2016 at Listening to the Voices in my Head