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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 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 2 days ago 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 3 days ago 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 3 days ago 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
Ziggy had to have two infected teeth removed. Since she is a raw meat eater, Dr Dinesh said that would be better for her, as he gums would be sore.... and asked if it was possible to warm it first. I looked at him and said "We always warm it."... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2016 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Tested some other plugins - PTLens Correction by PaperPress, causes the program to shut down without an error message. Same applies to DxO ViewPoint2 and FilmPack. Anthropics Tech Portrait Professional works. A few follow ups about NIK software; Yes, it does work, with a few caveats. You lose the Brush... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2016 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Since ZonerPhoto went rental, I have been on the look out for a new, GOOD, alternative to Photoshop. I found one. Affinty Photo. It has been available for Mac users, but they have now come out with a Windows version, and I have to say, I like it. A lot!... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2016 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Ziggy is at the vet as we are trying to figure out why her left nostril is a 'snot rocket'. I can use a Nehti pot to flush my sinuses out, but one can't do that do a conscious cat. Not unless one wants a lot of scratches and other... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2016 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Ziggy, like I, have been hammered by allergies due to controlled burn-offs. Problem is getting her medication into her. She is a small cat, but so so strong, it takes two of us to scruff her, hold her, open her mouth to get 1/4 of a pill into her. As... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2016 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
I hyper extended my lower right leg last week, and my knee is still letting me know it didn't like it. I ended up getting a 'patella band', and it does help. Sooooo.. I was letting Ziggy in, and try to avoid stepping on Loki, I stubbed the little toe... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2016 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
My old Samsung Galaxy 5, which had Navigon by Garmin on it, took a fall and starting having issues. So, I got a new Samsung S7 and used SmartSwitch to import all my apps. I started up Navigon, and got message that "This service is no longer a available" and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2016 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
I had been having problems with VLC, it would 'forget' what audio device for sound and when I reselected which one, restarted it would start with the volume locked in 150%. So, I uninstalled it and installed DIVX. DIVX player has better sound, can rescale video up while keeping the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2016 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
My knee has been bothering me almost a week. Regardless, I went for a walk, albeit slightly slower than usual trying to make sure I didn't limp, and kept my steps even. I still lurch a bit, because of the leg bit lazy. As usual, I brought camera with me... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2016 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
I'm just starting to get back into the game... The game of house cleaning. I don't think any of the floors have been vacuumed since mid-August, coincidentally when my shoulder was operated on. I have this receptacle on my bagless vacuum cleaner that collects fur, hair, sand, etc etc so... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2016 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Last week, I blogged about how Zoner Photo had gone to the dark side, and went Subscription only with their latest release that had finally included support for layers. I had, prior to that, heartily recommended them as an alternative to the Adobe Creative Cloud model of 'renting' software. Well,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2016 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
I finally get Registax to work by reducing size of 10 images to 80% (easy to 'embiggen' back to original size), as it's 32 bit so can only access 4gbs of the 32gb of ram I have installed. Soooo, I get it working, get my footed monopod ready.. only to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2016 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Ok. people must have noticed (yeah, right) how strongly I have come out against Donald Trump's sexually assaulting women by groping their genitals (aka grabbing their pussy). Many of his supporters think it's because of the language, but fuck that, I have a potty mouth, and words don't make me... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2016 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
For a few years, I have been recommending Zoner Photo Studio Pro for photo editing as an alternative to having to 'rent' Adobe products. For some unfathomable reason, ZP has decided to go the 'rental route', with monthly subscriptions. And if you don't renew, the software is booby trapped so... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2016 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
It seems the different dressing, a pressure dressing, is stopping the over-granulation, so I won't need silver nitrate injections to 'level it'. That's a mercy! Also, the inflammation due to waterproof dressing and solocite has gone way down. Wound debrided, area swabbed, new double padded pressure dressing applied. Go back... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2016 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Went back to the doc for reassessment. The tissue has filled up to skin level. It's a bit over-granulated, so change of dressing. No more waterproof ones, we have to let the wound 'dry' without scabbing over. Now, it has reached skin level, and it needs to 'skin over'. The... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2016 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Now that I found an 'anti-gravity device' I can wear (exercise bra, with straps that X across the back, missing the healing surgical wound) tt seems my 8 weeks recovering from shoulder surgery has pretty much set my fitness level back to almost where it was when I first started... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2016 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
and those suffering from Obama Derangement Syndrome; I see you are recycling the NRA memes meant to instill fear in your ignorant hateful hearts. Mrs Obama is NOT doing diddly squat in regards to taking your guns. This has been ongoing bullshit for 8 fucking years! Y'all still have your... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2016 at Listening to the Voices in my Head