3 Things

Aug. 15th, 2016 06:03 pm
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1, Lovely weather over the weekend.


2, Ruby informs me that she is a ‘fan of bottoms’. She has an ad from Lush showing a whole lot of women with no clothes on facing away from the camera. She wants me to photocopy it so it can go on her wall. I am going to assume this is some typical developmental phase.


3, The electrician who came by on Friday was both competent and cheap. And reassuring! My daughters said I was ‘milking it’ when I demanded sympathy after receiving an electric shock from the outside light. But the electrician was concerned and Western Power wound up calling the strata agents to inform them that other original light fixtures would all need replacing as the earthing line on mine has corroded. About half the units probably still have the original lights. So I have a working light and we’ve warned others about the possible dangers.

3 Things

Aug. 10th, 2016 04:50 pm
emma_in_dream: (kate bunce)
1, I avoided the census fail by deciding I did not have time to do it last night and putting it off. A win for procrastination.


2, I now have all the documents necessary to do my tax. Hopefully there will be a small rebate.


3, Pearl is very much taken with the concept of sugar mice from the Milly Molly Mandy books. I was too, and on my first trip to the UK I bought one. A bit sweet for an adult but incredibly cute to look at.

3 Things

May. 2nd, 2016 06:08 pm
emma_in_dream: (cameron)
1, I am really enjoying the television series of *Tomorrow, When the War Began*. I understand the criticisms of it falling in the yellow peril genre, but what I really want is the *Billabong* series to be made into a TV series and since that’s never going to happen (because it is racist in that special 1910-1940 way) I’m happy to have *Tomorrow, When the War Began*.


2, Still contemplating *Captain America* and mentally fixing the bits I found problematic.


3, I’ve bought a new printer, hopefully one that can handle more than one page at a time.
emma_in_dream: (bucky)
The best thing I bought in 2015 was my new car, purchased 31 December. Now I have a car that does not stall every time it idles.
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I know I am not very good with computers, but it does seem counter-intuitive that hitting the button marked ‘Process this invoice’ should mean that the invoice is logged out and must be re-entered by Accounts Payable.

Stuff

Oct. 25th, 2015 05:11 pm
emma_in_dream: (steve)
Stuff happening in my life.

We have a new bunk bed! The children love it! Thanks to those who donated and assembled it.

My car is slowly dying, so I will be working more hours to pay for a new (hopefully only a few years old) car. I am not choosing it myself due to my track record of choosing incredible duds. I am getting my Dad's friend who is a mechanic to make a decision after I shortlist some.

Unless anyone has a *very reliable* car they want to sell?

Technology

Oct. 8th, 2015 06:19 pm
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So I got Netflix to work and watched *Dare Devil*. However, there's nothing else in there that tempts me so I have turned off my membership until there's something else I want to watch.

Phones

Sep. 19th, 2015 08:13 am
emma_in_dream: (bobby)
So, my phone will cease working in 2016, because Telstra won't be offering 2G coverage any more? Is that right?

The guy at the Telstra shop was not terribly helpful, and I was wondering what the reason behind this is, oh tech savvy friends?
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I am reading her biography and she apparently had a childhood nurse who had previously worked for Dorothy Wordsworth.


You know what I would like? Some kind of three dimensional computer program that you could use to show the relationships between writers in the nineteenth century.

Advice

Feb. 3rd, 2015 07:55 pm
emma_in_dream: (Default)
Any recommendations for a program to download streaming and youtube videos on a mac?
emma_in_dream: (kate bunce)
I accidentally bought and opened a Canon Colour 646 printer cartridge which I can't use. Would anyone like it?
emma_in_dream: (Default)
How would I insert photos into text I am posting as a Yuletide story?
emma_in_dream: (cameron)
I just, somehow, lost the entirety of a vid that was about twenty seconds from final. Why, I do not know.

I see it in the Time Machine but how the hell do I get it out????
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I downloaded the Frank Dicksee book and the Kindle app to view it. What I could see was so pixilated it may have actually been an image of a tooth. Otherwise impossible to view.

I am now trying to return it to Amazon - shall see how that goes. Boo.

IPad

Oct. 22nd, 2013 07:30 pm
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The good news – we now have an IPad.


The very good news – Pearl is very happy with the IPrincess dress up game which she has been longing to own for the past year.


The technological question – can I read Kindle books on an IPad? Specifically, an art book about Frank Dicksee with lots of illustrations.

PowerPoint

Aug. 3rd, 2013 08:52 pm
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Any ideas as to why the audio in my PowerPoint would be very choppy and not convert when I make the PowerPoint into a .mov file?
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I am totally unclear about the level of anxiety I should have about the NSA apparently tracking… lots of people, all the Americans, plus a whole heap of other people?


The New York Times apparently thinks it is unworthy of a front page discussion. Ditto the ABC and the BBC. The Guardian has a heck of a lot about it, but they did break the story so I guess they would.


The comments section runs to pages but appears to boil down to:


1, Well done, the whistle blower is a hero. Shame we can’t change the system.
2, Spambotty messages saying he is a traitor.
3, Yawn, we already knew this.

3 Things

May. 5th, 2013 12:10 pm
emma_in_dream: (Casablanca)
1, Pearl has not inherited my total inability to work technology intuitively. I spent 45 minutes trying to get a sheet of jammed paper out of the printer, including shaking it upside down. Pearl walked over as I sat by it in despair, and effortlessly opened the rear paper tray which I had not noticed was there.

Then, of course, I could not get the printer to shut again, and with a careless flick of her finger she was able to put the printer back together.

2, Ruby has an optimistic spirit. I made a hula skirt from a template in the Wiggles magazine and it didn't work terribly well. She looked at it and decided it was really... an octopus costume!

3, I am really hoping to pay off the overpayment at work by the end of the financial year. After that I will be paid for doing my extra hours. Really looking forward to it.
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Downloaded Perian and now I can watch .avi files.

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