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I have solved the problem.  Only took 6 hours of screaming at the screen.
Finally, you're behaving like a professional  :Thmbsup:

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Ah, I see. You might well be right, though it goes against the grain to admit that I might be at fault for not having perceived that on first reading his comment. I wouldn't like people to think that I might be one matchstick short of a full box. That wouldn't dovetail well into my own sense of self-identity. I would prefer them to think that I was a cut above the rest.
No need to bridle. The plane truth is that, in order to shine, you must ignitor go down in flames butt neither burn a hole in your pocket nor singe a finger.

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Target, meanwhile, thought he had espied a different kind of band, and, on closer inspection realised that the word "band" might have an elastic quality.
That's a bit of a stretch! I think it was just a wind-up.

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just what is it you're implying?

That your actions not always appear above board?

Ah the old distraction technique… ever seen him pull a rabbet out of a hat?
-cranioscopical (January 03, 2018, 09:27 PM)

check that, I've mortise ay!
You're going to tell us what the tenon saw?

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just what is it you're implying?

That your actions not always appear above board?

Ah the old distraction technique… ever seen him pull a rabbet out of a hat?

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that sure wood screw things up a bit, and if it wasn't for you we miter got away with it!
The jig's up! You're a bit of a hack but I'm sure you'll be coping… in some crummy joint.
 

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One of my new year's resolutions is to finally use my table saw.
That's a big step, you might want to ease into it by starting with the chair saw.

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N.A.N.Y. 2018 / Re: NANY 2018 Pledge: Ready Bible Study
« on: December 20, 2017, 10:16 PM »
It has three Bible translations
Did you do the last first?

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N.A.N.Y. 2012 / Re: NANY 2012 - Pledge & Final Release: Stick A Note
« on: December 19, 2017, 04:56 PM »
Well, if you try it out now, then you will probably find that it works just fine, as-is.
Thanks IainB.

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N.A.N.Y. 2012 / Re: NANY 2012 - Pledge & Final Release: Stick A Note
« on: December 18, 2017, 07:30 PM »
I may take up Stick A Note, as I am trying to make enhancements of my apps this year for NANY.
I hope you do. I had not been aware of Stick A Note and I look forward to trying it.

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Living Room / Re: Who uses a 3d printer?
« on: December 17, 2017, 06:02 AM »
I printed one of these (had to scan it first).

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General Software Discussion / Re: Windows Explorer crashing
« on: December 15, 2017, 03:38 PM »
Thanks for sharing (what we hope will be) the solution. Good luck!
 

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Living Room / Re: How can I blank out my laptop camera?
« on: December 12, 2017, 01:49 PM »
        Just put a piece of that lightly frosted scotch tape over the lens. It will still show as video, but appear badly out of focus ... Emulating an "equipment issue".  :D
        -Stoic Joker (Mon 11 December 2017, 16:06:40)


    then how will they appreciate those HUGE BREAST IMPLANTS?
    -Target (Today at 00:00:27)

I'm glad someone is keeping abreast of the main thrust of this discussion.
What? Who's keeping abreast? Is that even allowed? I tell you now, there'll be too few to go round.

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Living Room / Re: How can I blank out my laptop camera?
« on: December 11, 2017, 07:48 PM »
You're so transparent.
Though not entirely lucid.

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Living Room / Re: How can I blank out my laptop camera?
« on: December 10, 2017, 09:06 PM »
What's the matter with all of you?

Never heard of glove puppets?
-cranioscopical (December 10, 2017, 05:16 PM)

and we're back to implants...

Busted!


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Living Room / Re: How can I blank out my laptop camera?
« on: December 10, 2017, 05:16 PM »
What's the matter with all of you?

Never heard of glove puppets?


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Living Room / Re: Animal Friends thread
« on: December 08, 2017, 05:11 PM »

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Living Room / Re: Gadget WEEKENDS
« on: December 07, 2017, 04:34 PM »
I didn't find the commands to conference the Echo Dot very useful, and one of the reasons it didn't come off well was the indicators that someone is actually calling and if the call is in progress or not very intuitive.
During an 'intercom' call I find myself resorting to the old 'over' convention  ;D 

Even so, were I making a call in a >2-person household, I would want the ability to cut out people for whom the call was not intended. Google Home Mini doesn't offer that.

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Living Room / Re: Gadget WEEKENDS
« on: December 06, 2017, 10:32 PM »
Here are my few musings. I picked up several of each over the past couple of weeks.

If only someone would make a device that blends the best points of each!

We're now using Home Mini's for an intercom system. The sending device 'broadcasts' scattergun style to every other station, which is fine for us. In more complex households the Echo Dot would be better as it can target only other station(s) specified, keeping communication private from other household members.

I find 'Alexa' somewhat difficult to understand unless a Dot is hooked to a decent sound system. In contrast, I can always understand the Home Mini. For us that makes the Home Mini a better choice for in-home communication as it's not always practical to hook up to a decent sound source (I don't characterise portables as decent).

Both devices are excellent for messy-hands locations—the kitchen (What is gas mark 3 in centigrade? A direct answer from Alexa but has to be done with two questions on the Home Mini), garage (but neither can furnish directly the correct tire pressure for a specific vehicle), workshop (this wood is 7'3", how many 22 centimetre lengths can I get from it?), studio (remind me to buy more titanium white).

One can't access some skills for Alexa in Canada (yet?). For example, no stock quotes from Alexa in Canada but the Home Mini serves 'em up flawlessly. OTOH there are some Canadian specific skills.

For me there's not a clear winner, hence some of each.

I will note that:

a) my few questions to Echo Dot support have been answered with alacrity, and with genuinely helpful information.

b) I didn't need any help with the Home Mini.

Setting up the Home Mini was a breeze. Setting up Alexa was an exercise in hair-tearing frustration until I remembered that Adguard has a propensity to fire up its own VPN. Google didn't care but Alexa sure did.


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N.A.N.Y. 2018 / Re: NANY 2018 Pledge: PlainTasks
« on: December 01, 2017, 04:08 PM »
Fair enough, I see your point. (My day typically begins with up to 8 tasks that are crucial. At the moment I use a text list on my phone to track them.)
 

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N.A.N.Y. 2018 / Re: NANY 2018 Pledge: PlainTasks
« on: December 01, 2017, 02:00 AM »
How about an option to 'pre-load' a stack of tasks in priority order so that dismissing one automatically loads the next?

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Official Announcements / Re: Forum upgraded Nov 20, 2017
« on: November 23, 2017, 09:08 AM »
Aren't they already the way you prefer them? Were they ever otherwise?

Nope, perhaps it's terminology. In reply #27 one set of marks is entirely within the white space, which I prefer (the first of the lower two examples).

Also, if one looks at a topic with a run of accumulated quote/response contributions, the quotations appear to look more important than the responses.

I think skwire's view (previous format was better) has considerable merit.
 

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Official Announcements / Re: Forum upgraded Nov 20, 2017
« on: November 22, 2017, 08:53 AM »
I prefer the quotation marks to be inside the panel.

What do you mean?

LowQuotationMark.png

(Also, to me the super-large opening quotation mark is indicative of a pull quote which doesn't quite suit this context.)

Don't miss the exciting next episode… "The Comma"

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Official Announcements / Re: Forum upgraded Nov 20, 2017
« on: November 21, 2017, 06:36 PM »
I prefer the quotation marks to be inside the panel.

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2017 update: I still LOVE the codymobile, and it's treating me great, with no problems  :up: :up: :up:
It's probably afraid that you'll put more oil into it.

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