While scanning another batch of photos for Mum I found a telegram sent the day after I was born from my late aunt (whose funeral was two months ago) and her husband to Mum. I posted it to a family group on Farcebørk with a caption explaining that was how quick messages used to be sent before email & the internet.
Scanned 17 more photos and loaded them to Mum’s iPad set up as a Picture Frame device. Those scans were from the last box of photos to be found. The nursing home likes all electrical gear to have a current (unintended pun) electrical test and tag label on it. So I swapped the power supply’s lead from my laptop: I had it tested free at the Men’s Shed. It’s all set up & ready to go.
Pretty annoyed with a pharmacy expansion work: they’re extending into what used to be five angle parking spaces, two for seniors, two for disabled & one short-term. Naturally these spaces have been closed off. Three nearby spaces have become two disabled bays & possibly two more spaces will be available with parallel parking in front of the new development. I hope the pharmacy is paying for the loss of those spaces.
I’ve been resisting updating my MS Office-compatible Office suite, SoftMaker Office 2018 as I’ve not used it much. But the latest deal was too good to refuse, even though it’s a bit pointless for me.
SoftMaker Office 2021 upgrade from 2018 is normally AU$65 but you can pay AU$45 & get it bundled with Vuescan Standard (normally US$80) in a special deal.
I took the 2021 option (available for up to 3 computers) and works with PC, Mac & Linux, as does Vuescan. —> to be continued...
Friend with a 2012 iMac contacted me today to say his 2012 iMac which had been working fine was no longer responding. I suggested he try booting up from the recovery partition. He reported back that while it had taken about 5 minutes it had done so & he was performing a Time Machine restoration to a backup made earlier today.
He’s just responded with the news that all is well after the restoration & thanked me for reminding him that his email app would have to rebuild the database. He’s happy.
Loaded 1265 pics onto the iPad 1 via a sync, then found some shots were corrupted, unable to delete directly from the device. So I performed another sync, this time without selecting pics.
Next I loaded the desired photos onto an iPod touch via a USB drive. Earlier testing showed the iPod was recognised by the iPad as a camera when attached via the iPad Camera Connector kit’s USB adapter. Photos transferred in such a manner can be deleted from the iPad as required. The iPad now has 1249 photos.
Mac, iOS & Android user somewhere in Melb, abuser of tea & cheese. President of a local Men’s Shed group. Grumpy old fart owned by a cat. Interrobang enthusiast‽ https://peemee.10centuries.org
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