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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
A few years ago, we switched to the NBN, and when negotiating the switch from Naked ADSL to NBN, I clearly stated that our phone number was to be ported over to the NBN service, that we did NOT want a new phone number. I was assured by the sales... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Saw Dr. H. yesterday. No more Ativan 2.5 and only 1 Lorazepam in the morning, maybe another one in the afternoon, and then Lyrica before bed time. I can after a week or so, if I don't wake up groggy, take another Lyrica at the start of the day. I've... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Listening to the Voices in my Head
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Managed to get to Sculptures By The Sea at Cottesloe beach for some sunset photos. I got one in particular that probably pissed people off standing behind me, but it was so worth it. Funny thing happened though. A little boy, about 3 maybe 4 years old… if I had... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Listening to the Voices in my Head
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Nor did I know how to use it, I shot all my photos as high res JPGs. Now, everyone knows that now there are raw editors, and I alos know how to use them now, but what to do with the old JPGs? Are they to be relegated to the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2019 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Microsoft's answer to fixing to small, almost negligible problems, with Windows 10 is like killing a mosquito with a sledgehammer. After an update, that 'succeeded', I noticed task manager wouldn't run. Since I subscribe to "Assure", I hopped online, and told them this one itty bitty problem. Well, the first... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2019 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Difficult to put into words. I discussed somethings, and as much as D agreed with my assertiveness, my choice of homilies could be different. Part of my problem is I don't have much control over much, but what I *do* have control over, I keep getting offers of help which... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2019 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
This time it's someone calling from Telstra. I decided to play with him for a few minutes as I was bored. Scammer (in very heavy New Delhi accent): I am calling from Telstra, to tell you your internet will be turned off tomorrow for 20 days. Me" Uhh that's interesting.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2019 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Where do I start... We all know that Windows 10 disables some software Microsoft deems unworthy, and ignores hardware it considers too 'old'. But when updates not only remove programs, but then suddenly decide to red flag software you've been using for months, it screwed up hardware configuration that's been... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2019 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
I'm not going to say it's all weeping, or thrashing about, sometimes, there is humor involved. I had a questionnaire thing to fill out. They were all multiple choice, three choices. Never, sometimes, and always. I got to one of the questions, and none of them actually fit. So, I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2019 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Beside the constant "You do not have permission to view this fold. Click here to have permanent permission" even with the UAC set to the lowest it can go, I have found interesting things. Make sure you have your wireless/blue tooth tablet already powered up before starting ANY graphics program,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2019 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
I present to you! Fast Picture Viewer Codecs For the HUGE currently on sale sum of $9.99 for a single user license, you can once again be able to view your camera raw files in Win10 Windows Explorer, and in programs that rely on Window Explorer to select and view... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2019 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
After a session with a Microsoft Tech regarding not being able to see camera raw files from specific cameras (Olympus OMD EM1mkII and EM5mkII, and Canon 5DmkIV) I was told it was a Canon issue and to contact Canon for 'the fix'. Three guesses what I got in response... and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2019 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
It might not seem like such a big thing, but it seems you can't view thumbnails of some camera raw files in Windows 10 Windows Explorer. It become a problem because many photo editing programs rely on the native Windows Explorer to select images (example, Affinity, Luminar, Aurora HDR all... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2018 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Proof that the previous version is more versatile for me. Now I know so many people whined about Luminar having no Digital Asset Management, but that was never an issue with me. I would always make folders on the day, by category etc etc. Don't get me wrong, Luminar 3... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2018 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
I have been using Cyberfox in place of Firefox for years. I wanted to check to see if there was an update, only to keep getting errors trying to get the the website. With a bit of Google research, I found out that the programmer of Cyberfox, due to illness,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2018 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
I'm trying to get into it, I really am. But it's more stressful than cheerful. I miss being around family. I know I have Wing and Alan here, but there's Paul and the children, my cousin Mark, Marilyn and Rob... I miss my Aunt Elnore, and Uncle Al. I probably... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2018 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
I had a good long talk to my GP regarding my upcoming MHTP. Baring's one soul and life is an exhausting process. I had Wing there, with the pre-warning to NOT take any of it personally. After explaining childhood, and how I was treated and raised, it was surprising I'm... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2018 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
And experimenting with different programs, I have managed to boot back into Windows 7. I will have to go back into the bios and make sure that the NEW boot configuration is selected. Now, I will be deactivating certain programs on Win 7, so they can be installed on the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2018 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
Alan's phone was dying, it was also a waste of money to spend on portable Wifi devices, and Wing ‘s phone and my devices were out of contract. Went to Telstra Shop in Garden City, and it was quiet. Got seen to right away. Wing's phone had ownership changed to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2018 at Listening to the Voices in my Head
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