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Old 08-23-2014, 11:52 AM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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I love t-storms, unless I'm out in one trying to get horses into the barn. That happened about two weeks ago, the lightning was cracking over my head, I was scared chitless....


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You are our Ebay queen - I have never used it. Do you track how much you sell on Ebay? It seems like a lot of work.
Ebay is so easy now it's not funny. Your seller dashboard tracks it all for you. Notifications for everything by email. Woke up this morning and saw in my inbox somebody bought and paid for an item before looking at my auctions. Tutorials galore to get you started. It's waaay easier than ten years ago.

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Come on down! But you will have to fight me over those plates! lol

Did I tell you that I got stopped week before last for expired tags and no registration renewal? (I did have full insurance coverage, of course). They could have impounded my car and taken me to the pokey! I had not even noticed that the tag needed renewing. Not to sound like the "little woman" who relies on hubby for everything, but in our marriage, we have the responsibilities divided up as to paperwork, and he takes care of all car registrations, license tags, inspections and tax payments on vehicles. So I never even thought about it. But of course, he has been very ill and did not notice it was time to renew the tags. So I got stopped! The HP officer was sooo nice and let me off without even a ticket as long as I promised to take care of things that afternoon (which I did).

So yeah, you will have to fight me for that tag, hee hee hee.
OMG, my mom went through this two years ago when dad passed. Didn't know how to pay a bil. So glad I do eveything. WTH, after he's gone I'll have to do it anyway.

I remember when I left to see mom for the funeral, I showed him how everything is autopaid online, gave him an ATM card and a blank check and was on my way.

I keep a clone of my laptop so if this one fries I can fire up the other one and pick up right where I left off.





OT there was a good article in the NY Times about android phones getting hacked and the hackers demand money to unlock the device. Another reason why I have a dumb phone.
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Old 08-23-2014, 12:00 PM
 
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^^^^^^ I hope most with Android phones/tablets are paying attention. The warnings have been there for some time especially with older phones. A 92 percent success rate for hackers.
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Old 08-23-2014, 01:15 PM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/0...ype=blogs&_r=0
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Old 08-23-2014, 01:37 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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If memory serves, a couple of you were curious if I would experience allergy flare-ups when I reached northern New Mexico during my recent trip. Well, no, I did not and I am grateful. I spent one night in Santa Rosa, one night in Santa Fe, and one night in Albuquerque.
When I used to go to go to NM from MO my sinus problems went away somewhere around western Oklahoma and came back by the time I got to Tulsa going back home. So I moved to NM but my sinus problems found me after a few months. There are different allergens here so I suspect that if you are sensitive living in one place you will probably have a similar reaction to new things.
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Old 08-23-2014, 01:45 PM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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I keep a clone of my laptop so if this one fries I can fire up the other one and pick up right where I left off.
Explain, please?
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Old 08-23-2014, 01:45 PM
 
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^^^^^^ I hope most with Android phones/tablets are paying attention. The warnings have been there for some time especially with older phones. A 92 percent success rate for hackers.
IPhones and iPads are vulnerable too. I use 2-step verification, which prevents remote users from being able to hack my iCloud account and take control of my devices.
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Old 08-23-2014, 02:54 PM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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Gand, not knowing how to utilize a backup, and if my laptop croaks it won't help to have one, I decided to buy an exact model of laptopp I have now. Then I transferred all the files and setting to it. It is a clone of the machine I am using now, sans a few saved emails and pictures.

I bought it on ebay from a lovely gentleman whom I later engaged to repair our other machines as DH keeps getting FBI virus. Sometimes I can get rid of it, I'm pretty geeky, but when I get in trouble I send it to my guy in Stormville, NY. He's twice as good as anyone else I had do repairs at half the price. It costs me twenty bucks to ship him a tower and it's still less than a local repair service.


Pretty sharp, biscuitmom. I am going to continue burying my head in the sand as far as a phone. I only use it twice a month and the nearest service is twenty miles away. I suppose when we move to suburbia that will change.
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Old 08-23-2014, 04:33 PM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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Gand, not knowing how to utilize a backup, and if my laptop croaks it won't help to have one, I decided to buy an exact model of laptopp I have now. Then I transferred all the files and setting to it. It is a clone of the machine I am using now, sans a few saved emails and pictures.

I bought it on ebay from a lovely gentleman whom I later engaged to repair our other machines as DH keeps getting FBI virus. Sometimes I can get rid of it, I'm pretty geeky, but when I get in trouble I send it to my guy in Stormville, NY. He's twice as good as anyone else I had do repairs at half the price. It costs me twenty bucks to ship him a tower and it's still less than a local repair service.
Ah so.
Once a week or so, you hook up the cords and transfer again?

Wish I'd thought of that before I bought the external harddrive for backup.
I get the shakes if I don't have a monitor and keyboard immediately accessible, LOL

And tell your DH to stop clicking on links, dammitall
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Old 08-23-2014, 05:01 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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Today I attended my 98 y/o Aunt's funeral. She lived a good life but was ready to move on to her heavenly home (she referred to death that way). She had lived 26 years without her husband and even more years without her only son . . . so she was ready to go.

She fought cancer 20 years ago and survived. She was upbeat, loved life, and was a dear Aunt to me. She was also stubborn, difficult and hard headed, lol - but I think those qualities are also what helped her overcome cancer and live a full life once her husband was gone. She didn't know how to drive or write a check when her hubby died at 72. She pulled it together and carried on. She will be missed.

Most of my cousins are older than I am . . . and it really hit hard today how old we are all getting!!! There is something profound about those ties that go back to childhood. I was very glad to see these special family members and I am determined to make more of an effort to stay in touch in the coming months. We all vowed this - and I hope we can make it happen. Good folks.
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Old 08-23-2014, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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Ani - Sorry to hear about your aunt - she sounds like she lived a rich life.

I know what you mean about seeing relatives and realizing just how much older we all are. This happened at my mom's funeral - all the childhood memories. It's even stranger when you are in a group of cousins that spent a lot of time together as children and some have many memories of those days and some claim to have absolutely none - like they wiped the slate clean. Very odd.
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