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Tech / Re: HELP! Mail question. . .
« on: June 10, 2021, 01:31:30 PM »
Thanks, Paddy; I'll give it a try and let you know how it turns out!

Tech / Re: HELP! Mail question. . .
« on: June 03, 2021, 09:29:46 AM »
Sigh. . . Alas, no joy, Jim.

Tech / Re: HELP! Mail question. . .
« on: June 02, 2021, 12:31:41 PM »
OK, Jim; I'm going to try:  (I have no idea why it showed up twice, and I hope you can see it; I tried posting a bigger one, but it wouldn't "take"!)

Tech / Re: HELP! Mail question. . .
« on: June 01, 2021, 11:59:40 PM »
Actually, Jim, being a proud “Luddite”, I'm still using Mojave!  The reason is, that if I go up any further in the progression of platforms, I'll have to move over

to the subscription model for LightRoom instead of my owned LR 6.1, and I friggin' HATE being held hostage! And once you buy into that platform, you lose access to the modifications you've made to your photos!  Far as I'm concerned, that's just flat out extortion!

Tech / Re: HELP! Mail question. . .
« on: June 01, 2021, 08:19:35 PM »
Jim, there is NO button, there on my mail (Version 12.4 (3445.104.17), or on the individual messages.  I have  tried all the options in viewing, and nothing will give me back the old viewing style!  I guess the only thing that might work is to save all the mail boxes, and go back about 3 months and try pulling the Mail app off Time Machine, and then reload the mails from the backups. What do you think?

Tech / Re: I guess "progress" is slower in Seattle?
« on: May 26, 2021, 12:00:55 PM »
Oh, Seattle is PLENTY progressive; they’re so busy spending people’s tax money on the homeless & the junkies, providing free housing, food and medical care that since they declared a homeless crises 10 years ago, that the homeless count has tripled

and ordinary people can no longer afford to live there!  I used to love going up there, at least 8-10 times a year, but no longer feel safe trying to maneuver my way through the tens, cardboard “shacks” and street people.  But I know that is not what you meant. . .

Tech / Re: HELP! Mail question. . .
« on: May 26, 2021, 11:49:45 AM »
Jim, that's exactly what must have happened. . .BUT. . . Now, to view a message, I have to double click on the message to view it, and it opens a new window, which I have to close, or it just stays on the desktop! 😖 I've run Disk Utility, reset the Priam & SMC,

and checked and unchecked every option that Mail offers in both the General & Viewing panels, all to no avail!  I'm at my wit's end. . .

Oh yeah, and I've restarted it many times since this first started.

Tech / HELP! Mail question. . .
« on: May 22, 2021, 08:23:16 PM »
 :sos:  :wallbash: I'm still using Mojave, but today, I was reading my emails, and all of a sudden, my normal Mail went into a “list”

format, and al my mailboxes except the “In” “Sent” and . . . DISAPPEARED!  I googled the problem without any success!  Anybody have any advice?  As usual,  :thanx: in advance

Tech / Re: Are you a digital hoarder?
« on: January 24, 2021, 09:56:09 AM »
Well, I sure can't argue with thinking that reading is a necessity; I can remember being fascinated by books and their ability to transport me to "other spaces" from the time I was about 4 yrs. old, and I still feel that way, so. . .👍🏻 However, being involved in photography & music, I have to be pretty careful with where I drop my $, and Amazon, bless their hearts, has definitely gotten enough of them over this last 9 months! 🤣

Tech / Re: Are you a digital hoarder?
« on: January 23, 2021, 12:55:08 PM »
My question, sluggo, especially during these times of extremely tight money, is “Why spend money when you can get it for free?”  :Thinking:

Tech / Re: Are you a digital hoarder?
« on: January 21, 2021, 11:46:54 AM »
😳  Ummmmm. . . Does having about 500 books on my Kindle app qualify? 🤣 OTOH, the vast majority of them are free books through, that I intend to tackle as soon as my free subscription to Kindle Unlimited runs out in April!

Tech / Re: Macbook feet!
« on: September 27, 2020, 12:07:29 PM »
I 2nd Daryl's suggestion; I did the same thing with my MBP, but I do have a hard rubber cover on it!

« on: September 22, 2020, 08:15:54 PM »
Sorry to take so long to get back to you, Paddy & Krissel; we're now having wonderfully cool and clear weather, thanks to a humongous rainstorm that cleared out the smoke, and dampened down most of the fires here.  So far, the smoke from the south hasn't reappeared, and we're due for another downpour tomorrow. 

I had to laugh, when you mentioned the stairs getting harder, Krissel; they have, but only coming down!  Guess I should explain that: I've got a pretty rigorous exercise routine that I've been pretty faithful to, over the last 11 years, so going up them isn't a problem, and I want to keep it that way; don't know where else I'd feel at home.  Anyway, about 3 weeks ago we started to prepare to expand the road to the parking lot, and the parking lot itself, so we cut down a bunch of fir and madrone, and I've been making 3-5 trips down the hill every day, packing about 60-70 lbs. of wood on my WW1 "backpack".  I put backpack in quotes, because it bears NO resemblance to those we have today, and could easily double as a medieval torture device!  It's a wooden frame, with a couple of straps, about 1 1/2" wide, and no waist belt for support.  I should mention that those straps have D-rings that connect to a couple of metal hooks that'll rip clothes/flesh, if you're not careful.  It does have a leather covered neck pad, that is now like a rock, and probably was when it was new, but comfortable? 🤣  I have gained a world of sympathy and respect for the soldiers that had to carry those things with all their equipment!  I have to say, more than once, I've thought about the line from the movie, "Beverly Hills Cop": "I'm getting too old for this 💩!"

For the 4-5 days that we had some of the worst air quality in the world, I quit doing the trips, and just hung out in the house, looking at "white air"; couldn't see across the Tacoma Narrows, and couldn't see the Narrows Bridge, either, both of which are probably not more than 3/4 mile away, and I got a notion of what it must be like to live in an apartment in the city, which I now realize would absolutely drive me crazy! 

Hope you all are staying safe & healthy!

Tech / Re: A Sobering Indication of What's to Come?
« on: September 18, 2020, 11:20:51 AM »
Well, I'm still using Mojave, and intend to stick with that until it's no longer viable! Last year, I bought “new” hotrodded MPB, maxed out, because I didn’t want to mess with bad keyboards, problematic touch strips or what I believe to be a HUGE step backwards in technology, all that crap you have to have hanging off the side of the new laptop (we used to call them “dongles”!) to connect to removable hard drives, headphones, external speakers or disk drives.  And I have to admit to doing this mainly because I don’t want to be held ransome to Adobe Lightroom's subscription model, and their history of completely ignoring the desires of their users!  :doh:  :wallbash:  :mad:

« on: September 18, 2020, 11:05:59 AM »
It's hard to believe, isn’t it?  17 people from all over, tied together by the naive belief that a desire to share knowledge and help people with their computer problems shouldn't be monetized, could forge a lasting “institution” like Techsurvivors!  That we could overcome personality differences, and an attempted “highjacking” of the web site, once it was up and running, which involved the change from “.com” to “.net”, and have it still here 20 years later?  Well,  :whoosh:  :whew:  :thumbup:  :clap:

The main difference that I see is the HUGE reduction in questions involving major problems with the Macintosh system; I still bump into things once and awhile, but, thanks to all of you guys and the things that I learned here, I haven’t had to take my computers in and pay someone else to  handle them for me!

I have to ask, “Did anybody foresee the day when there wouldn’t be a need, or even the ability to purchase DiskWarrior?  :yahoo:

Once again,  :thanx: for being here for us in our time of need! :drink:

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