Category Archives: Computers

Once more into the breach!

But will wait until Friday. After 6 hours with Microsoft support working on my laptop with little or no success,  my problematic computer has been punted up to Tech Tier 2.  More things will be tried, but I have sinking … Continue reading

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The ongoing saga of Win 8 roll back

After hours online with MS Support, three different techs regarding doing a “repair install” on my Window 8.1 laptop that the ‘free’ upgrade to Windows 10 screwed up, and I managed to roll it back to 8.1, but had persistent … Continue reading

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All I want to do is listen to my audio books on specific devices

As much as I understand copyright, intellectual property etc etc, I should be able to play my audio books on whatever device I so choose, not just on ‘approved devices’. I have a few programs that ‘convinces’ a certain format … Continue reading

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Another way to not be forced to rent Adobe CC

Or be forced to double up on HD space by converting everything to DNGs. Alienskin Exposure X2 After installation, go to Edit/Preferences and select what photo editor you want to punt the Raw edited image to. (Used CS5 for this … Continue reading

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On1 Photo Raw and CS5

I know many people who do not want to ‘rent’ Adobe, and didn’t get CS6. On1 PhotoRaw 2017 doesn’t install to CS5, but I did manage to get it working with it.  I have a legit copy of CS5 E … Continue reading

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What I have discovered using Affinity for PC Software

Registax, Helicon or other focus stacking software isn’t a needed ‘extra’. I just did a 10 JPG image focus stack of the moon, and unlike many different versions of Photoshop that kept complaining not enough overlap, Affinity lined up each … Continue reading

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Finally! Only took two tries.

I finally got a straight answer from MicroSoft in regards to getting my poor Vaio back to abby-normal Windows 8.1 after the disaster that was Win10 update.  All I needed was a new Windows 8 license key, because the Windows … Continue reading

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