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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
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 5 days ago 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
Our girl Ziggy is at the vet, where she will get xrays first thing in the morning. The vet is concerned that the cancer she had last year, has metastasized. It was something we were told could happen. Regardless of the results tomorrow, we will do what is best for... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2019 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Too often, I see people getting caught up in what I call the iPhile loop. Regardless of what the item is, they have the get the NEWEST version, even if the one they have is perfectly serviceable and works. Even to the point of camping out to be FIRST! This... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2019 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Windows 10 updated on Wing's computer, and just like with mine, the latest update well and truly killed off Windows Media Center. At first, he kinda got upset with us about it, that he liked the computer the way it was, didn't want any updates. I had to explain to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2019 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Windows 10 has issues with the 5 bay external drive (really long boot login time, powering it down without ejecting the drives first, causing data loss), so what I'm doing is shift data/files. Putting certain files (installation files, back up files, video files) and others that aren't often accessed on... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2019 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
With Simon, the Nice Sadist. (I have explained this to him, as all physiotherapists have to be a wee bit sadistic to deliberately hurt patients in order for them to get well) He's amazed he can hit something painful, and I might yelp, but I don't move the sore leg... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2019 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
I had a HDD go RAW due to a power flicker. I started running EaseUS Partition Master to recover it. Wanting to make sure I was doing the right thing, I started a support chat with EaseUS tech support. The agent, Warren, told me that none of my programs would... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2019 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Wing and I (I'm still using crutch) went grocery shopping, and had a rather full cart. All the lines were long, so we did like usual; no matter which line you get into, the other will go faster. I hear someone say behind me "slide over to Number One". It... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2019 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
The wound is healing nicely, no signs of inflammation or redness. Dressings were changed (dayam, having that 'surgical glue' plug removed fricken HURT!). Saw Dr S, and when I told him that the 'help' vanished because one day I didn't use the crutches around the house, and I was doing... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2019 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
One week after the surgery for compartment syndrome. It hasn't been all sunshine and flowers. Leg hurts, but hurts in a different way. Seeing as to how Mr S described what needed to be done, it's not too much of a surprise it's going to hurt, but it's causing sleeping... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2019 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
I know that with each new OS, there is teething pain, and a learning curve, but Windows 10 is a right pain in the ass. After an MS Assure tech totally bollixed up my PC (she tried to kill a mosquito using a nuke. Task manager didn't work.), I ended... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2019 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
I have been using Cole online grocery shopping, coupled with the Coles credit card for free deliveries over $100 for years. It's been useful due to health issues (knee, knee replacement) and when Wing was working for companies that sent him out and about for weeks. Today, I go to... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2019 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Even though it's been 16 months since I had the total knee replacement, I have been having chronic, sometimes jacking up to sharp, pain on the side of my shin, that would run down to the top and side of my foot. Today, I had the muscle pressure test done.... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2019 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
More like not quite right. He's back to being ravenous all the time, and peeing where he shouldn't. I know diabetic cats have a problem with their bladders feeling over full, and having to empty it, but he went from doing well and normal, to constantly hungry, getting twitchy and... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2019 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
They are the only ones that will post to one of my blogs. It's kind of a pain. Turns out I should have kept Office 2007 instead of upgrading to 2010 a while back, because you can't connect or post to certain blogs with Word 2010, but can with 2007.... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2019 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
They are the only ones that will post to one of my blogs. It's kind of a pain. Turns out I should have kept Office 2007 instead of upgrading to 2010 a while back, because you can't connect or post to certain blogs with Word 2010, but can with 2007.... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2019 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
I can't get by taking only one lorazepam a day. Last night, after only taking 1 tablet a few days, my right my leg would not stop kicking and twitching last night. I even felt my foot wanting to 'curl' under. Felt pins and needles in my right palm, too.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2019 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
I can't get by taking only one lorazepam a day. Last night, after only taking 1 tablet a few days, my right my leg would not stop kicking and twitching last night. I even felt my foot wanting to 'curl' under. Felt pins and needles in my right palm, too.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2019 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Did I say dislike? No, I mean LOATHE. Windows 10 took into its programing to 'scan' two of my external drives. One drive it wiped every file out of that in one directory of one drive, and then blew out the partition on another drive. I am currently on my... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2019 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Plodding through the last of the Windows 7 Cumulative updates. Started with 18 of them, been working my way through the list in chronological order. I read people raving about Windows 10, how great it is, but I read even more people ranting about it, especially since many tried and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2019 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
He's resorting to sleeping on my foot. Since I had the total knee replacement, I can't cross my left ankle to the top of my right knee, because the right knee hurts when I do that. And I can't flex the right knee enough to rest my right ankle on... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2019 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
For our 19 year old refrigerator. Luckily I noticed it before everything in the freezer thawed. It was the the small turkey I got last weekend that was frozen that kept most of what was in the freezer frozen. Measured the how wide and deep the now dead fridge was,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2019 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Slogging through all the Windows 7 "Cumulative Updates" I passed on installing so I could keep using one my favorite Blu-Ray players. But it's come to the time that I just uninstalled it, and have installing the rather backed up Cumulative updates. There are quite a few, but they take... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2019 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
We discussed the blurry vision when trying to focus on something (like reading books) and it is a normal side effect of Lyrica. It *should* settle itself after a while. Discussed the Lorazepam. I told him I was taking half of what he proscribed. I had tried with the two... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2019 at Listening to the Voices in my Head