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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
Would be great if Loki would stop deciding to make himself a 'nest'. Still feeling "Con Hangover", mostly because Wing unwisely planned for activities the day after. My plans were get laundry washed, hung on the line, folded, put away, do some reading, some photo processing and general vegging out.... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Listening to the Voices in my Head
I invite them to the 3 hour workout I just had. And I'm still not done. Problem is, I'm wincing when I take a deep breath, or try to sit up or pull my posture up straight. Bonus: I still have more to do; and it needs to be done.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2014 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
"Canon Photo 5" is no more. It's been superseded by "Canon Shine". It's turned into an internet popularity contest. If you have a large Twitter, FB, or other blog/media site friends list, no one who doesn't have one stands a snow balls chance in hell. Those with huge friends lists... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2014 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
After I go through all the trouble of making system image (which for odd reasons failed twice before succeeding. Once because although it says it can work in background, you really need to leave the machine alone, and twice because one of our furry godlings managed to unplug the external... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2014 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
I set up an old external monitor to my laptop, giving me a semblance of normal operating procedures here. I ordered the part, and found a local computer repair person who will then come out to the house to pop open the computer and replace the faulty inverter board. I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2014 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
The past few weeks, Sam (the gardener) has been doing a great job taming the wild growth. The past two weeks he's been working in the back yard, on the right side of the house. He did a great job (see below) Problem is this: because the last person we... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2014 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Why is it when you say you're keeping Windows XP on specific computers, you get inundated with unhelpful suggestions about Linux or Macs? 1: I don't want LINUX. It's great you love LINUX, but I have certain programs and hardware that will not, and cannot run in LINUX, even using... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
When I was a kid, I loved "delicious" apples. Red Delicious, Golden Delicious. But when I was an adult, because of long cold storage, and other reasons (farming, growing of certain varieties only) "Delicious Apples" just weren't. No fragrance, no flavor, with the taste and texture of wax. Today, Wing... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2014 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Yet another reason why my lemongrass doesn't survive long. Not only does Loki eat it, he sleeps on it. Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2014 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Let me say right off the bat, I have used tele-converter lenses before, on my Lumix DMCFZ50. So I do know they have some quirks and limitations. Onto the review. The Tele-Converter attaches to the Stylus 1 with the CLA13 adapter. The Tele Converter lens has a handy rubber grip... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2014 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
First off, as a photographer, I can flat out say judging a camera by 'pixel peeping' a waste of time, unless you're planning to put your photos on a billboard or the side of a bus. Most images are printed out as 5x7 or 8x10. Also, I've had A3+ sized... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2014 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Creationists just can't get it through their heads. Their "book' is a compilation of stories and fables. You wouldn't give equal time (inferring equal credence) to Flat Earthers during a NASA program, so giving the loonie group from “Answers in Genesis” equal time on a science show is not going... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2014 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Last night, Wing and I went to Cottesloe Beach, to photograph the "Sculptures by the Sea". The first year, we went, it was hellish for me. Bad back, weak leg, walking on shifting sand. I had to sit down every 10 minutes or so walking because it just hurt so... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2014 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
And I have to admit, I will not shed one single tear for him. I won't, as he and his cult would do, crow about the death of someone, but neither shall I mourn. He is a vile example of humanity, as is his bred to be his congregation family.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2014 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
I emailed both Amazon Kindle and Amazon, asking why was a certain e-book 4 times the cost, and why was I being forced to use Amazon Australia? I would much rather pay US dollars for my e-books, even with the conversion prices than being forced to the Amazon Australia. These... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2014 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
I went to go purchase this 18 page short story, and thought, ok 99 cents...sure. I login to my Amazon account, and get hit with this: The price almost quadrupled. A short story, 18 pages, on Amazon dot Com US is 99 cents. But once I login, it suddenly goes... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2014 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Iron Man, Thor, Avengers, Captain America, Hulk Captain America Hulk Iron Man Iron Man 2 Thor Avengers Iron Man 3 Thor - Dark World That looks about right, yes? Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2014 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
It's astounding.. time is fleeting. Madness .. takes its toll. (Please have exact change ready) I had wondered how they were going to do the opening of the stage production, seeing how the movie starts. They had an old style movie "usherette" with an icecream/cigarette tray sing the opening number.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2014 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Case in point: Olympus Australia, the micro 4/3s accessories. The Accessory Port and Hot Shoe covers are easily lost. You can't find them on the Olympus Au site at all. You can, however, find them on the Olympus USA site. BUT you can't buy them if you're in Australia, even... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2014 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
I applied Windows 8 security updates and rebooted. Turns out the security update wiped my Microsoft Live login password. On top of that, I couldn't remember it, so couldn't login to Windows. Just under the "wrong password/email" message was their solution: Login in to Accounts.live.com and reset password. And just... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2014 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
But my dreams has something else in mind. Woke up before 5am due to a nightmare. And here I thought I was too old for such things. *sigh* I did try to go back to sleep, but Keito had other ideas. Nibble Nibble, snog, nip, MEW! *again, sigh* So, got... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2014 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
More laundry to do today. Sheets, blanket, assorted bedclothes. After I stripped the bed, decided it was time to rotate/flip the mattress as my grandmother told me should be done. Get it half way around (pulled from long side, stood on long side, held it up, walked to other side... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2014 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
In this heat, what is left in the bird baths evaporate almost overnight. Scrubbed them all out and refilled with with fresh cool water. I could hear the birds in the Jacaranda, gum, bottlebrush and Geraldton Wax trees where it had just been silent a few seconds prior to the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2014 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
The final solution to Adobe CS6 Bridge being slow is this: Copy the Adobe Camera Raw.8bi v8.3 into the C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Plug-ins\CS5\File Formats folder. This way, you will get all the metadata, AND when you press space bar to preview the images, you get the full embedded jpg view.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2014 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
You put a lens on your camera body, and you get error message "Check status of your lens". You take lens off, check everything, remount the lens, switch on camera, and get the error again. *worry* Get another camera body, mount lens on that one, and it works just fine.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2014 at Listening to the Voices in my Head