Author Archives: Sandra

About Sandra

Passenger on a blue marble, circling yellow star. Dancer, astronomer, technogeek, coffee lover, pagan, photographer.. not necessarily in this order.

It’s been at least 3 years of full on suck

There was a mass on my left shoulder. It got all inflamed, and scheduled to have it removed.  The surgery for that went ok, but it left a deep deep hole in my back. It took over 9 months for … Continue reading

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I gave up on the Great Alternate BluRay player.

I read up on what the Windows 7 Security Rollup entailed, and everything it ‘fixed’ or patched had nothing to do with my computer. So, I uninstalled that Rollup that disable ArcSoft TotalMediaPlayer.  I will keep using it until there … Continue reading

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Making On1PhotoRaw* your default RAW Editor in CS5 and CS6

This is for CS5 and CS6 users who want to use Bridge in their workflow, but want to launch On1PhotoRaw* as their default Camera Raw editor. If you follow these steps, which sound a bit complicated, but aren’t, this will … Continue reading

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6 Month Post Op – Good news, bad news.

Good news first: Although I had a hypertrophic scar, and over did it a few times during the past few months, setting me back, the TKR is great. I have 126 to 130 bed depending on the day. Bad News: … Continue reading

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Another Alternative to Adobe Rentals

Now that even Adobe Lightroom has gone to subscription only, even more people are looking for alternatives for RAW processing and photo editing. Skylum Luminar – The latest program I tried.  I downloaded and installed the 14 day, fully functional, … Continue reading

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Why ‘friends’ can sometimes be a bit of a downer

I joined a “Total Knee Replacement” group on Facebook. Why? Because there are certain well meaning people that are clueless. Or at least I hope they’re well meaning but clueless. I had one person tell me that 4 weeks after … Continue reading

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Beware of Aurora BluRay Media player

I had posted that I had been looking for an alternative to ArcSoft TotalMedia Theater because of Windows Rollup screwed the pooch. Enter Aurora Blu-Ray Player Now, Aurora claims to be “Try before buy”, but you really can’t tell if … Continue reading

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