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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
My Memorial to Jared Johnson​ I first met Jared, almost 28 years ago, when he was, 17, and the sys-op of "The Cat's Meow" BBS. His handle was RedWolf. Despite our age differences, we did become great friends. He and my oldest son, Paul, were very close, more like brothers... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2020 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Jared Johnson, my original Un-Son, who was one of the most gentle, kind, selfless beings to walk the planet, passed away yesterday from esophageal cancer. Paul, my eldest son, contacted me and told me about his passing. He got to see Jared before he died, and got to talk to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2020 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Physio/Exercise session. As willing as I am to do these (ask Meg the Motivator aka Meg the Merciless) A lot of the pain I am feeling is the exercises and tortures are correcting years worth of bad posture created due to pain. It's amazing how the human body with adjust... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2020 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
And it seems that with the exception of hard core professional photogs that use a lot of tools that come in Photoshop, the main reason people keep subscribing/renting it is because of Adobe Camera Raw, which Adobe makes sure will only work up to a certain version of Photoshop (ie... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2020 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
It seems that after all these years of buying TopazLabs/Topaz software for photoediting, paying a premium price for "Lifetime updates", the owners of the company have decided to go the subscription model. They sent out a smarmy email, with a link to a lackluster blog post from "Eric" as to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2020 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
When I went to the Perth Zoo, I was ok. Knees felt a bit wonky, but that was from the deep knee bends, and squatting down I did to get some great photos of the beautiful animals. We drove home, and when I got out of the car, and the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2020 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Once the defense went from "he didn't do it!" to "Ok so he did it but it's not illegal for *him*", and there wasn't a peep of outrage over that from a single soul on the republican side (do they even have souls?) I realized the damage that's occurred in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2020 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
After weeks of Corel support telling me it was my computer, or my other software that was preventing WinDVD12 to play disc folders, guess who just put out an updated that "Fixes known issues" My computer, huh? Yeah, only because Corel had massive bugs in it. But yes, it's always... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2020 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Went to the jeweler and got the temporary canvas watch band replaced with a nice metal band. I asked if I could have a few links taken off my stainless steel bracelet I have Keito's heart. I was told that a jeweler would have to do it. hmmm... I went... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2020 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
But I'm really pissed off at PetPlan insurance right now. Loki had bad breath. Upon exam, it turned out he had an oral infection, and ONE, just ONE of the steps to clear him of the infection was to have under the gum line near the infected areas cleaned. He... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2019 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
I had been putting it off because it felt like I was erasing her. But Ziggy can never be erased, or forgotten. I moved some of her things, and got into the corner behind the footstool. And in the corner I found at least 20 small batteries. AAs, AAAs, single... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2019 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
I found my old Windows 7 phone, and its spare battery, so decided to charge it up, and see what I can do with it over WiFi (no sim chip in it) It charged up very quickly and I started putting it through its paces. Sadly, there are some things... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2019 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
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 Dec 11, 2019 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 Dec 8, 2019 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
‘Benson,’ ‘Star Trek’ actor René Auberjonois has died at 79 Cancer sucks. Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2019 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