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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
After a lengthy discussion, and some pointed questions, a course of action has been set up. As it's not the brain, but nerve pain, I don't have to ditch other medication, but it will be shelved for a while. For now, I am on a regimen of Lorazepam and magnesium.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2018 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
About two weeks ago, I woke up with what I thought was just a bad cramp/charley horse, from my right foot, straight up to my right hand. The pain was intense. My foot arced and the toes curled, and my fingers dug into the palm of my hands. As I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2018 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
The biggest issue right now, is the smoke from controlled burn offs making my chest all tight, and being short of breath again. Asthma, pnemuonia and smoke.. not a great combination. After three visits with the physio (ow) and some targeted exercises (again, ow) I have been slowing getting back... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2018 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
I was signing into Mount Hospital, to have a total knee replacement. I was scared, worried, almost in tears, but knew it had to be done. The recovery has been a bit of ups and downs. Doing too much one day, then taking a week to get over it. Restless... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2018 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Saw Matt the Physiotherapist aka Torturer today. He confirmed diagnosis of tendinopathy. He also agreed that the pain from the healing knee replacement disguised the injury caused by us getting T-Boned and my knees impacting the dashboard. Had some really intense massage and manipulation of the affected area. I called... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2018 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Burt Reynolds, THE BANDIT, dies at the age 82 of a sudden heart attack. Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2018 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Knee joint replacement is great. I managed to dodge a bullet when I caught pneumonia, as it's common for infections to spread from one area of the body to the joint replacement area. The acute pain I've been having. Mr S said that since I was still experiencing pain from... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2018 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Three photoshoot sessions, different locations. Lots of walking, lots of standing in one place. And when I stepped off, the knee really freaking hurt. It could be that it was just too soon after recovering from pneumonia, but I was getting cabin fever. Got some excellent images, though. Was great... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2018 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
I have been using Forte Agent since version 3. Now it's up to version 8. When I had a tech problem with it, I used to be able to submit a ticket, explain everything I had tried, and get good tech support. Last year, the person I suspect was the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2018 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
The cough wasn't going away. Add being tired all the time, falling asleep sitting up, shortness of breath, breathing shallow, feeling pressure and coughing when laying down. Have to go for chest xray, and blood tests, but Dr A is fairly certain what the result will be. I have atypical... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2018 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
A few weeks ago, I got a Sigma 150-600 Sports. Unfortunately, circumstances kept me from giving this lens the test run I wanted. Well, today, I got to mount it on my 7DmkII. First off; the Sigma 150-600 is a beast of a lens. It’s heavy. And unless you’re used... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2018 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Since I have already done all the troubleshooting (different port, different cable, different computer, and even trying a different tablet) my Intuos Pro 5s' USB charge port needs to be replaced. Hoping it will be less expensive than getting a new tablet! Also, found out I can get a new... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2018 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Even though it has scratches (compliments of Wing 's cat, Ziggy) I kept the old tablet when I replaced it. A good thing, too, because for some bizarre reason, the new one, after almost a year of using, isn't charging up, nor is it recognized by Windows when plugged in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2018 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
For some bizarre reason, that borders on Trumpian logic, Facebook has decided that WordPress blog posts can no longer auto-shared with my Facebook profile. BUT if I made a business page, it can be auto posted there. Uhh, no, my profile page is not a business or organization page. Then,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2018 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Caught a nasty cold last week. It's not the flu, but a cold that has flu-like symptoms. Unfortunately, it led to bronchitis, ear, sinus infection. Went to see GP, and on some strong anti-biotics. Dr B was right, after being on them for 48 hours, I feel somewhat better. The... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2018 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
So does my son. I'm currently using older versions of Firefox/Cyberfox because the newest releases not only disable all my tried and true plugins/addons without any replacements for them, the new formats are freaking UGLY! My son is getting the "We will be disabling this version of Skype, so update... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2018 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
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