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Marketplace / Re: VPN-addon,extension,service ?
« on: January 29, 2018, 04:25:32 pm »
In that vein, I will want to talk with you further about this, Jason; I got my first copyright-infringement(/abuse?) notification thingy the other day, and should probably get this done... Didn't you have quite a number of them before you thought it necessary to set up PIA as your VPN?

See you tonight! <^8#

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Marketplace / Re: Looking for a printer that works
« on: January 29, 2018, 04:07:39 pm »
OK, Jason... I've checked; the printer with the (misleading) card sitting on top of it is actually a:

HP Officejet 6600 e-All-in-One Printer - H711g

and it does NOT use 61/61XL cartridges. It appears to use 4 cartridges, C/M/Y 933 cartridges, and 932 black. It appears pretty full-featured, excepting an ethernet port and duplex printing. It has wifi capabilities, and a little screen on the front of it...

I still haven't plugged it in, and have no idea of its utility. Not matching up with your cartridges, I'll leave it until I talk with you this evening to see whether you'd even like to try it...

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Marketplace / Re: Anyone with DDR3 ram stick for desktop?
« on: January 29, 2018, 03:49:54 pm »
Oh, yeah... I will so long as THEY will...! <^8#

I've gotta believe that there'll come a point when Canada Post has to be folded up, but...??

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Meetings / Re: Weekly PLUG MUG: Monday, January 29, 2018: Sign-Up PLEASE!
« on: January 29, 2018, 03:44:50 pm »
Finally! I'm looking forward to the PLUG MUG tonight - I'm Jonesin'! <^8# So my plan is to be there, as usual, somewhere after 7:30pm. That said, there was a VERY large - continuous! - band of snow (flurries?) between St. Catherines & north Scarborough, so the Special Weather Statement for Toronto may have arrived sometime before the PLUG Mug's timeframe. Unless it's specifically freezing rain, I'm there anyway - I've got some excellent winter snow tires - screw the all-season tires that just don't do it! <^8#

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Marketplace / Re: Anyone with DDR3 ram stick for desktop?
« on: January 15, 2018, 05:54:54 pm »
Actually, Bill, I could use those DDR2 RAM sticks, please! Now, what might I have that you could use as a decent trade? I have another printer its previous owner referred to as a fax machine, but I haven't tested it yet - I'm just loading another computer with Win7 so I can do that, and a couple of other maintenance jobs. Perhaps a nice media server?! Giveaway Linux box for someone in your neighbourhood?!

See you next week! <^8#

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Marketplace / Re: Looking for a printer that works
« on: January 15, 2018, 05:48:06 pm »
Did you ever get a replacement printer, Jason? I have one here that purports to take the #61 cartridges, though I've no idea whether it works or how well at all. Still, if you have an already-purchased cartridge, it may give you the perfect opportunity to test it out. The front of the printer paper load tray, though, has been deformed by heat, but it may just be a cosmetic thing... *OR*!! It could be exactly the same printer you were using, and can swap it over! (How's your karma today?! <^8#)

The things folks pass on to me, sometimes...!

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Meetings / Re: Weekly PLUG MUG: Monday, January 15, 2018: Sign-Up PLEASE!
« on: January 15, 2018, 05:37:55 pm »
Hello, all! <^8# 2018 did not start out well for me at all - health-wise, anyway! I have what the radio guys are now calling, "The 70-day flu"! The good news is, it didn't seem to last any longer than any other for me, fingers crossed, but despite feeling near-human again, my Achilles heel is bronchitis, so no cold-air exposure till I *completely* stop the uncontrollable coughing that came as the parting gift for this viral game show!

So, I won't see you this evening, but I'm looking forward to next week!

Later...
Bob. <^8#

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Meetings / Re: PLUG presentation ideas for December 2017 meeting?
« on: November 21, 2017, 10:58:14 am »
Thank you, Jason, for the very able assist. FYI, I've implemented a "no antenna work below 4C" rule so that will help. Oh, and, HELP! We're going to have to sit down and work through that list again... It means coffee & scrumptious donuts at the least!

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Meetings / Re: Weekly PLUG MUG: THURSDAY, November 23, 2017: Sign-up
« on: November 21, 2017, 10:53:10 am »
See you there! <^8# It *is* weird, though; I keep freaking out when I remember that it's Monday and I'm running late, then (LIGHT BULB!) Oh, yeah... Thursday... If nothing else, it'll shake at least SOME of the cobwebs out!

Maybe... <^8#

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Support / Re: Forced convert to Linux Mint on a high dpi iMac
« on: October 30, 2017, 07:25:47 pm »
Now, you*know* that's a wifi error message, right, Mike?! <^8#

(Figures...)

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Meetings / Re: Move PLUG MUGs to Thursdays at Whistle Stop Cafe?
« on: October 30, 2017, 07:21:06 pm »
Absolutely right, Jason! Good catch! Wish I hadn't been so inattentive... We'll see you at tonight's MUG...

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Meetings / Re: PLUG MUG: Monday, October 30, 2017: Sign-up list
« on: October 30, 2017, 07:14:27 pm »
Well, I'm not feeling quite up to snuff, but since I think it's the change of weather, I really have no excuse - I'm IN! <^8#

See you there!

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General Discussion / Re: Windows Phone is dead
« on: October 23, 2017, 05:48:50 pm »
And I *know* you know what I'm going to say about that next... If Micro$oft hadn't been so damned arrogant when they shoved Win8 and the Metro GUI into each and every user's face & life, and had, instead, touted the evolutionary upgrade/buff'n'polish from Win7 - "and - HEY! Check out the new features we've built into it! We're building the same interface into cellphones & tablets - you could have a completely consistent interface on all of your devices! Try it, and see if you like it!"

History has been written...

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Yes, but it's worse than that. We have the same setup - internet, then VoIP depending on it, so when it goes down, it goes down HARD!

And *just* after we'd converted, we had a momentary blackout, *just* long enough to jam up the phone system, and Rachelle FREAKED! "We're going back to Bell!" "Oh, no we're NOT!", and I went out and bought another UPS, specifically to underpin the cable modem, the VoIP modem, and the cordless phone system in the house!

If it goes down again, she just *might* make me go back to Bell...!! So it can NEVER, EVER, GO DOWN AGAIN! (For any reason, any day, any time, under any circumstance!)

Wish me luck... <^8#

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I'd heard the same from an entirely different source. We'll definitely have to see it!

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