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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
I've been sorting and packing what camera gear I'm planning to take to Broome. Although I'm taking less than I did last time, it weighs more? 2 camera bodies, three lenses, two extenders, Surface Pro. Puts the bag 2kgs over. My choices are put a camera body or a lens,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2018 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Photoshop and Bridge.. Check. DxO Photolab.. Check. Google NIK Collection... Check My old tried and true LViewPro image viewer.. Check. Mailwasher.. Check. Google Chrome.. Check. Trillian.. Check yLaunch.. Check. VLC.. Check That pretty much does the whole installation and set up. Now, it's the tweaking that needs to be done.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2018 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
During our Albany trip, Wing saw first hand the issues I had been having with my Sony laptop. It works great once it's in Windows, but not joking, (and no, not asking for tech advice (been there, done that, it is what it is) can take up to 15 minutes... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2018 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Last week, Wing and I headed out on a photography trip. To be honest, I wasn't sure I would be up for it, as there was some hiking involved. Thursday. First stop was Sugar Loaf Rock, one of the most photographed rock formations in Western Australia. I looked at the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2018 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Today, I washed, hung out, dried, folded three large loads of laundry. I also not only cooked dinner tonight, I cleaned up afterward. Seeing as these simple tasks might not seem a big deal, but after total knee replacement, and then the following accident, these simple tasks are actually damned... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2018 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Yesterday, I went out to get some stormy skies photography, and brought the 7DmkII paired with Canon 400mm f/5.6 prime lens. Don't get me wrong, it's a good lens, but without stabilization, I found most my photos had some variation of motion blur, as it was low light, focusing on... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2018 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
I got an email from DxO about how they've re-released a "New and Improved" version of NIK software. Well, I downloaded the demo and tried it out. If you already have the free version that Google put out, or even the older paid version before Google appropriated it, and it's... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2018 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Had an appointment with Mr S, the osteo surgeon that did my total right knee replacement. I still have some residual bruising and pain on both tibia from the car accident, but he was thrilled when I said my left knee is hurting me more than my right knee does... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2018 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Skylum Luminar 2018 is a great photo editing software and also great to use as a plugin with Adobe. There is slight boo hiss on this. I've tried to use Luminar as a plugin with Corel PaintShop Pro X9 and 2018. No joy. Luminar starts but doesn't load up anything.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2018 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
I got an email from Amazon. Because of Australian gov't wanting to get in on Amazon money, have changed the GST laws, and now Amazon had to change how it handles overseas customers. I will be forced to shop on the Amazon AU site, even though the prices will more... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2018 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
The past several months, I have been on very short rations of sleep due to knee and car accident related pain. I had a meltdown last week, crying, ranting, and just nuts. But sleep deprivation can do that. Last night, I went to bed very early, and made sure my... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2018 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
I have been trying to get the 2 Books for One credit special going on at Audible the past few days. I kept running into errors during the purchase. Either "You already own this title", or "Not Authorized to sell this". It would depend if I refreshed the browser (I... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2018 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
But in a very underhanded and sneaky way. Siber Systems AI RoboForm password manager. I have been using it for years, and it has saved logins, generated passwords, without fail. The latest update; to say it's a disappointment is an understatement. Although the new interface is 'prettier', and it saves... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2018 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Over the past 4 weeks, I've been getting between 4 to 6 hours of sleep a night if lucky. I got up this morning, and I admit it, I lost it. Weeks of sleep deprivation, and surgery recovery, car accident recovery had me angry and crying. I try to go... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2018 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
7+ months total knee replacement post op, and 2 months after the car accident where my knees impacted on the dashboard. The swelling is just about gone, and pivoting or walking sideways, the left knee doesn't make me come to a screeching halt, gasping in pain. I would say I'm... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2018 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
With photos after installing/copying On1 to CS5. After you’ve installed CC, and On1PhotoRaw, copy the plugins to CS5 Plugin directory/folder. Launch On1PhotoRaw. It will start in the BROWSE module. Select the image you want edit/develop. When you’re finished with your edits, click on EXPORT on the bottom right Export as... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2018 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Easier way to use On1PhotoRaw 2018 with Photoshop CS5. Yes, still install trial version of CC, but don't subscribe , and leave it on your system, as the TOS says nothing about removing it if you aren't going to use it. (I know, I read the entire boring thing) Install... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2018 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
I have been getting an odd message when I send certain emails with Forte Agent. And I scoured the internet for about a week, looking for a solution. Didn't find one, so did what any person would have done. I submitted a support request. To say I was shocked at... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2018 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
The 500gb HDD has arrived, and I have my windows 10 ready to install on it. Just have to find the time to do it. I get irked when people try to brow beat me into just upgrading the OS on my Windows 7 desktop. Everything works. Why the hell... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2018 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
I know quite a few people who still use CS5, don't want to rent CC, and didn't get CS6 because they didn't need it, and they feel left out because too many software makers aren't including it in their new plugins and tools. Because I actually still have CS5 (and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2018 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
With the help of Alan, the cats' food and water dishes have been scrubbed and refilled. Their sandboxes cleaned and refilled. I went outside, took down, scrubbed and refilled the hummingbird feeders. I had a chorus of Wattlebirds, and at least two varieties of honey-eaters while I worked. When I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2018 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Simplest answer.. yes and no. My Windows 7 box works great. As long as I don't install those "Quality Rollups". I do keep on top malicious software/malware definitions, but I'm fed up with Microsoft disabling what they deem is outdated software. I also have 'legacy' hardware that Windows 10 will... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2018 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
It's no secret that I have been recovering from a total knee replacement (chromium cobalt, no less!) had a few setbacks during rehab (my fault for overdoing it) and one helluva set back when an L Plater t-boned us on the passenger side of the car (three guesses which side... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2018 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
I have been ordering from one certain online store on a regular basis for several years. And typically, within two business days after I've submitted and paid for said order, they would send out "FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER $100". Seeing as every order I have submitted has been over... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2018 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
I got an email from the makers of XMarks. It was the best way to backup and sync bookmarks. They will be discontinuing their service on the 1st of May. I paid for this service and now they're pulling up stakes and will just be doing LastPass. But I already... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2018 at Listening to the Voices in my Head