Category Archives: Every Day Life

I declare Monday "The Menagerie Day"

With the help of Alan, the cats’ food and water dishes have been scrubbed and refilled. Their sandboxes cleaned and refilled. I went outside, took down, scrubbed and refilled the hummingbird feeders.  I had a chorus of Wattlebirds, and at … Continue reading

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Windows 10 or not to Windows 10…

Simplest answer.. yes and no. My Windows 7 box works great. As long as I don’t install those “Quality Rollups”. I do keep on top malicious software/malware definitions, but I’m fed up with Microsoft disabling what they deem is outdated … Continue reading

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The art of the polite complaint

I have been ordering from one certain online store on a regular basis for several years.  And typically, within two business days after I’ve submitted and paid for said order, they would send out “FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER $100”.   … 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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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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ARRRRGH!

Now, I know this is just another example of “First World Problems”, but c’mon! First, the wrong 5 bay drive. Then haphazard instructions. Then finding out that the Western Digital external HDDs had hardwired encryption in the data bridge, now … Continue reading

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Why do they have to make things so effin’ difficult?

I really don’t like Western Digital right now. I have three external Western Digital drives, and one Seagate, in separate enclosures. To save space, to free up USB3 ports, and to use less electricity, I got a 5 bay HDD … Continue reading

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