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Tech / Re: Hope You've Never Heard any of These Sounds!
« on: April 21, 2021, 11:58:26 AM »
Not a Mac thing, but a techy noise scare.  Just closed the dishwasher door, having pressed the start button, and there was the most almighty machinery noise which seemed to come from the washer. Turned round to see better half had switched on the Dyson vacuum cleaner at the perfect moment to scare the wits out of me.

Hearing aids don't always give perfect directional hearing...  :)

Tech / Re: Still using Facebook?
« on: April 09, 2021, 11:28:55 AM »
Never used it, though the missus does. My last employer (I retired in 2006) instructed everyone to sign up to FB, which I did but naturally used my workplace email, so it 'died' when I left, or so I thought. However, apparently it doesn't die since FB occasionally pops my name on her screen asking if she'd like me as a friend.

What!! We're married...  :D :whistling:

Checked and I haven't been pwned.

Tech / Re: Low Cost image Editing
« on: March 23, 2021, 02:53:37 PM »
I am still happily using Graphic Converter, which is SO much more than a converter

39.95 USD shareware, but download free and give it a thorough test.

As with Jim, I don’t get any reward, except the satisfaction of supporting a developer who has made it grow to a very fine edit app. Very good at responding to questions.

Community / Re: We need some Humor!!!
« on: March 21, 2021, 10:59:46 AM »
They told me I was gullible...

and I BELIEVED them!!

Tech / Re: Are you a digital hoarder?
« on: March 13, 2021, 11:09:12 AM »
I need to de-clutter!

Hmmm.... Anyone want a copy of the Adobe Type Manager User Guide? Book contains envelope with three floppy Claris MacWrite disks. May have come  from a paper I worked for in the late 80s,  but have no idea why I've got it  :dntknw:

I really MUST clear some of this stuff out...   :eek:

Tech / Re: Got tape?!
« on: March 11, 2021, 10:16:22 AM »

Just as it was making a comeback, according to this BBC report (January... OK, so it was last year - 2020  :Devilish: )

Community / Re: Job Opening in Our Area!
« on: February 17, 2021, 07:12:46 AM »
Well, our bit of snow came and went at the weekend... now 11C (51.8F), "light rain showers and a moderate breeze" from about 2pm. Dry and light cloud at the moment. Latitude 52N.

Shetland - Latitude 60.1N - now 7C (45F), 50mph winds and rain.

Tech / Warning to Chrome users
« on: February 09, 2021, 11:02:44 AM »
From another forum: If you use the Chrome web browser, engadget is warning that a security flaw in Chrome is being "actively exploited" and that if auto update is not on, you should update now.

Link to article

Tech / Re: Apple downloads
« on: February 09, 2021, 10:37:06 AM »
Seems this Catalina was "born" about the same time you were, Jim...

From the website of the Catalina Society ("The Home of Plane Sailing")

G-PBYA was originally ordered for the Royal Canadian Air Force as a Canso A amphibian, basically equivalent to the US Navy PBY-5A. It was built by Canadian Vickers at Cartierville, Quebec and .... (snip) was taken on charge by the air force on 27 October 1943 and initially saw service with 9 (Bomber Reconnaissance) Squadron at Bella Bella on the British Columbia coast between Vancouver and Prince Rupert.

Jim - Do you think we ought to start a new thread or are we about done on planes?  :D

Tech / Re: Apple downloads
« on: February 08, 2021, 10:23:40 AM »
Ah, right... didn't follow that thread as I'm still contentedly using Mojave.

Dunno why, but whenever I see the name Catalina I think of a flying boat...  :toothgrin:

And guess what... I think this tale qualifies to be in Tech: 

Catalina rescued from Loch Ness by lifeboat -

and finally found its way home to the Duxford air museum near Cambridge.

Tech / Apple downloads
« on: February 08, 2021, 06:17:44 AM »

Probably something everyone else but me has known for ages....   You can download earlier versions of Apple software - including iTunes - from Apple:

Community / Re: We need some Humor!!!
« on: February 02, 2021, 04:03:48 PM »
Knock knock! Who’s there?


Tech / Re: Are you a digital hoarder?
« on: January 18, 2021, 11:50:17 AM »
In the EU, new GDPR rules mean companies that lose customer data to hacking could be hit with hefty fines.

On the other hand it seems some bodies fail to keep enough. Along with, apparently, not creating backups...

213,000 records lost from UK's Police National Computer system

Tech / Re: Flash is done, time to remove it
« on: January 02, 2021, 01:52:47 PM »

A good plain-English feature on the birth and life of Flash and why you should remove it.

Community / Re: Happy New Year
« on: December 31, 2020, 04:28:41 PM »
Hour and a half to go, but we too will probably sleep through it even if we are still in front of th telly  :D

Y’all have a good  new year... always wanted to be bilingual  :toothgrin:

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