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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
Yesterday, I saw Mr. S, the osteo surgeon who replaced my worn out right knee. The right knee replacement is great, and even though I still have some pain from the operated on compartment syndrome, all is ok with it. Left knee.. *sigh* bends back and forth ok, but it... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Close to 2 months, I used Windows 10 boot drive. Stability; good. Updates; too many, too annoying. Updates have a horrible habit of overwriting/removing anything you might have done. Nannyware/nagware; I so wish Microsoft would understand that people want to control their OS and computers, not have Microsoft do it... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Listening to the Voices in my Head
‘Benson,’ ‘Star Trek’ actor René Auberjonois has died at 79 Cancer sucks. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Listening to the Voices in my Head
To see a specialist? For 19 years I have been asking 4 different GPs to please get my records from Dr R, an endocrinologist in Florida regarding my hypothyroidism, and how it was being successfully treated in the U.S. 4 different GPs, and all I got was hemming and hawing,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2019 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
I tried to take the dress I wore during Keito's last moments with me out of the closet to wash. Even after a month, it smelled like him, and I just burst into tears. I couldn't do it. I held it to my face, and could smell him. The tears... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2019 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
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I miss you. I catch myself watching and waiting for you to come out of your hidey-hole in the closest. Or waiting for you to come into the bathroom when I'm 'busy', to demand pats and pets. Looking for you in the window, 'solar charging'. I miss the feel of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2019 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
I love On1 PhotoRaw, but the stand alone has problems that seem to crop up with every iteration since before it was name for years (aka on1 2018, 2019 etc etc) With the latest version, On1 PhotoRaw 2020, when using it as a stand alone, my graphics tablet is almost... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2019 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Hey, I know your password is: 9041 I haven't used a 4 character password ever. Your computer was infected with my malware, RAT (Remote Administration Tool), your browser wasn't updated / patched, in such case it's enough to just visit some website where my iframe is placed to get automatically... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2019 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Had the MRI on my left knee after an exam by Mr S (osteo surgeon) My silver lining is this: if it wasn't for the lack of sensitivity/feeling in my left leg because of spinal surgery 9+ years ago and the nerve damage occurring when the disc collapsed, requiring said... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2019 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
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I've placed the toy mice he would hoard, and the laser pointer that gave him so many hours of play time trying to catch the red bug next to his urn. My heart is both breaking and numb at the same time. Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2019 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
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Keito, my 'babykitty', who I have had since he was 5 weeks old, is gone. We helped him cross the rainbow bridge at 11:38pm, October 5, 2019. This morning is the first time I haven't greeted by him. I wasn't followed into the bathroom, my glasses ear pieces weren't snogged... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2019 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
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A few weeks ago, after a bout of chemo therapy, the vet told us to just feed Keito whatever he wanted, when he wanted. I wish I had known he hadn't read Keith's entire medical history, because that was probably the worst possible instructions to give us. I thought he... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2019 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
And I know I shouldn't expect it any other way, but I miss Ziggy. She was so much a part of my day, and daily routine. She would climb up onto the arm of my chair, and from behind, tap me on the should when she wanted something. I would... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2019 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
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Brett from Lawnswood brought Ziggy home yesterday afternoon. I’m now wearing the sealed locket containing a bit of her fur. Also, they went a bit extra, and not only brought her home, brought some of her fur home for us, too. Much crying has and is being done. Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2019 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
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Have made arrangements for Ziggy's remains to be cremated and placed in an appropriate urn. Will have some of her ashes sealed in a locket, and some of her fur also sealed in another locket. Some of her ashes will be placed in a lined velvet bag, which will be... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2019 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
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At 10:17pm, September 4th, 2019, Ziggy was helped across the rainbow bridge. She had been rallying but she took a sudden down turn, was laboring to breathe. Took her to emergency Vet, and ultra sound showed her cancer had progressed to the point that it was only the fresh O2... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2019 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Ziggy just had an episode of thrashing around, as if in a panic. Then she was gasping for air, as if she couldn't breathe. I managed to get her untangled from the computer cords, as this happened while she was on the towel covered box on the battery back up.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2019 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Because On1 no longer uses the same authentication service, some really great OnOne tools that didn't make their way into the latest versions of On1 PhotoRaw could no longer be installed. This really sucks because OnOne Focal Point was the best DOF plugin I had ever tried. And this is... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2019 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
He's definitely put some weight back on. He no longer has bony face/cheeks. Also, his back doesn't feel like a stegosaurus, meaning weight gain. Called South Street Vet to postpone Keito's fructosamine test, as he was at the vet overnight a few times the past month, and his BGLs were... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2019 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Vet report on Keito - the vet was very pleased at Keito's recovery. Not only has the surgical site healed perfectly, our moggie has put on some weight. He should be seeing how much he's been catching up on missed meals. Regarding the diagnosis of lymphoma: There are three treatments.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2019 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Keito was xrayed and a mass was seen in his gut. Surgery was scheduled immediately He came though the surgery just fine. There was a 6cm necrotic blockage in his intestine. It had ruptured slightly, which is what caused the infection, and what was quashing his appetite. The blockage was... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2019 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Ziggy seems to be holding her own. Instead of feeding her twice a day, been giving her small meals throughout the day. Still pinning hopes on the CBD oil arriving soon enough to be of use to her. I gave her a catnip leaf, and she enjoyed it. Got her... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2019 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Today, I got my fully functioning Windows 1903 (build 18362.239) that was on a small 500gb drive, onto a 2tb drive. All is working. The only issue I had was RoboForm AI whining about it not being activated. Seeing as Windows 10 is the only place I have this version... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2019 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Windows 10 has been installing more patches, cumulative updates and security updates than Windows 95, XP, or 7 ever did in the same time period. Every time I turn around, another patch or update. Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2019 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
She has lung cancer, more than likely already seeded from when she had mammary cancer. There is a silver lining to it because of the type it is. She isn't in any pain or distress, still eating and "Catting". She just won't have the breath to do a lot of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2019 at Listening to the Voices in my Head