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Valley of the Sun Quilters   Off-Topic Chat

Started 8/20/15 by KSCarolyn; 1578832 views.
Judy (DJZMOM)

From: Judy (DJZMOM)

Nov-19

LindaPutt said...

I finally got my new computer back from the Geeks who were loading software and data for me so now I can answer posts (this computer is so different than my old one and I'm not sure how to operate everything yet - went from Windows 7 to Windows 10).  

I hear you!  Going to Windows10 IS a big change.  Especially from W7.

LindaPutt said...

Rick's cardiologist is sending him for an angiogram to check to see if there's also blockage anywhere,  Then they can determine the best procedure for him.  It looks like everything's going to take awhile because the holidays will be involved.

I'm glad Rick's Dr was able to get "eyes and ears" on him.  The holidays do slow things and with them already slow due to COVID I'm sure it will feel like a snail's pace.  Just keep taking a day at a time and do your best.

Judy (DJZMOM)

From: Judy (DJZMOM)

Nov-19

LindaPutt said...

The email is driving me crazy though.  It's microsoft mail and I don't like it at all.  So many features that were on Livemail aren't on there - like setting up groups, knowing which emails are read, keeping items longer than 3 months (especially those in folders that were put there because I thought they were important and may want to refer to them again).  I suppose I'll eventually get used to it but am tearing my hair out at this point.

My DH and I have used Mozilla Firefox (a free open source program) for years.  I have files of some important email dating nearly 10 years ago.  No...  I don't save everything that long but there are some Eagle Scouts and processes I have worked on or with for >8 years and I have found I needed to go back for historical data or details.  Lots easier than going through binders of paper!!

I'm with Shelley!  You don't have to use and then be obligated to MS's email program.  You have the right to choose what works best for YOU!  NOT them.  

Judy (DJZMOM)

From: Judy (DJZMOM)

Nov-19

KSCarolyn said...

I use Gmail, it is part of the Google family.  If you have Google on your phone you can see your emails there too.  I have both email and calendar on Google and can check both anytime on my computer, phone or Apple watch.

DH and I decided long ago not to use Google (Microsoft) or Apple email because we don't want our lives to be impacted, compromised or controlled in any way by these large data gathering monopolies.  The years DH worked at HP he was involved in some proactive internal security issues so he is extremely heightened to using "cloud" services from any company or organization.  We have our own server(s) running behind our private firewall so he knows and manages what goes on as best he can.  We've had multiple attempted server attacks but as of this writing we've remained secure.  

I also don't want to manage email on my phone.  I only give that direct email addy out to specific people for specific reasons.  I get it all via my lap top computer and only forward specific messages that I need when I'm away from my laptop.  But all of this is just the quirky things we choose to do.

 

KSCarolyn

From: KSCarolyn

Nov-19

I hear ya', Judy.  I was married for many years to a System Administrator/IT person and he was so careful and so, so security conscious.  I probably should be more like he was but I feel I have enough Internet knowledge to be able to securely protect myself.  After saying that I will probably be hacked tomorrow.  When we were first married I noticed that the phone number on our checks was not our phone number (back in the day we all had our phone numbers on our checks, crazy huh.)  I asked him about it and he told me it was for security reasons and it was a phone number he saw off of a truck that tells you to call this number if you need to report unsafe driving by the driver.   I missed a call to cancel my hair appointment because my beautician only had this number from our checks.  I was not happy and I also reminded him we were in the phonebook.

Carolyn

Judy (DJZMOM)

From: Judy (DJZMOM)

Nov-20

KSCarolyn said...

When we were first married I noticed that the phone number on our checks was not our phone number (back in the day we all had our phone numbers on our checks, crazy huh.)  I asked him about it and he told me it was for security reasons and it was a phone number he saw off of a truck that tells you to call this number if you need to report unsafe driving by the driver.   I missed a call to cancel my hair appointment because my beautician only had this number from our checks.  I was not happy and I also reminded him we were in the phonebook.

Carolyn

LOL!  Sounds like some my DH would do!!

tuckyquilter

From: tuckyquilter

Nov-20

Just now catching up on some posts. THIS is a really neat place as I struggle with machine quilting.

I love to piece and make a billion tops, but the basting & quilting always get delayed as I'm a very poor quilter. SITD only lasts so long.. 

I have quilted somewhere around 400 quilts. I began with handquilting and all the designs were marked first.  Then I began on my domestic and just did very simple straight stitching. I finally tried freemasonry and once the fear of ruining the quilt wore off I just loved it. Marking designs is also easier, you can also follow the print of the fabric. My breaking point was stuffing a queen size with a allover design, I broke down and got a longarm and had to learn all over again. I also took in quilts for others and did free charity quilts for my guild. I have not quilted on my domestic in years and last time I tried it was like starting over.

So I will quit waffling on and just want to say get on your machine and just start doing it. Make some dog blankets to practice but just practice. 

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Nov-20

Sometimes the computer just doesn't understand what you are saying ...   LOL

"I finally tried freemasonry and ......."

Ya know I saw that after I posted but since I use my phone to post and that takes time I figured all if you would know what I meant. 

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Nov-20

But now when I approach Lily Aurora to do some freemotion work I might have an attack of the giggles ..... wink

One sad thing I have figured out since I got my pacemaker implanted in my chest is that pantograph work is not going to be good for me. I thought I felt something "funny" when I was doing panto work on a small quilt and I instinctively moved more to the side of the head of my HQ Avante instead of standing so close to it. (You know, instead of standing with my elbows really close to my sides, I moved my arms to a more open position so I could be back away from the wheel.) The "funny" tingle stopped.

So I after I was done with the pantograph work I did some checking on the pacemaker company's website about the magnets in home appliances (like sewing machines) and yeah, that can be a problem with their pacemakers. And so can the magnets in my induction cooktop.

I said some bad words.

  • Edited November 20, 2020 6:59 pm  by  judyinohio
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