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Living Room / Re: Show us a photo of your mutt or other creatures..
« on: January 01, 2013, 01:53 AM »
Thanks for all your sympathies and kind words! :-*

Hally, Mum and I would love a drawing - thank you....

Living Room / Re: Show us a photo of your mutt or other creatures..
« on: December 30, 2012, 03:07 AM »
We are going to lose our beautiful sweet Tuffy! She has been sick on and off for months, and each time the treatment from Vet has worked. Last week he found she had an enlarged Liver with a mass inside.... :( We have 2 options:

1. Put her in Hospital overnight for sedation, scan, biopsy etc. (She's never been away from us) and Vet says we may not see anything and in the end it most likely is not curable!

2. Keep her comfortable - at mo the injections and pain meds have worked wonders and she is eating, drinking, barking, running etc.) and spend however much time we have with her enjoying her company.

We have chosen the latter as we do not want to put her through any stress! Vet says he's not sure how much more treatment he can give, but next time she gets sick we'll make decisions....

She has given us almost 11 years of joy and love and we won't let her suffer! As you can imagine we are very heart sore, especially when she is so well at the moment.


Living Room / Re: Show us your (physical) desktop
« on: December 27, 2012, 04:40 AM »
Where would you put your legs with that table Curt?   ;D

General Software Discussion / Re: Acronis Backup
« on: December 27, 2012, 04:37 AM »
Looks and 'feels' exactly the same to me!


General Software Discussion / Re: Acronis Backup
« on: December 25, 2012, 01:45 AM »
The only thing I use True Image for is to create a base image of new OS installs. I like to install windows, activate it and tweak it just the way I like it. Then I add a few essential utilities and image it. Now, I can have a fresh Windows install applied in only a matter of minutes.

I do the same!

Renegade - AFAIK Acronis only deletes backups if u configure it that way - I still have my install backup from 9 months ago, and I do a daily backup and told Acronis to only keep 3 most recent copies. It works for me.... :D

General Software Discussion / Re: Acronis Backup
« on: December 24, 2012, 04:09 AM »
Acronis has 'saved my bacon' a few times and my nonstop backup has proved very useful for restoring individual folders on my Data Drive... :Thmbsup:

Living Room / Re: External DVD Writer
« on: December 03, 2012, 01:29 AM »
They said the script could save them many trips to 'fix' warranty products!  ;D

BTW - it seems Media Monkey's cda burning is fried as mp3 works fine! So if I need to burn a cda for my friends who are still lingering in the 20th Century, I'll just use Windows.... :o

I'll be reporting the Bug.... :down:

Living Room / Re: External DVD Writer
« on: November 27, 2012, 03:52 AM »
My local PC shop is interested in your ahk script - can I send them a copy along with the ahk program?

Disc I burned with plain old windows is fine so am going to roll back MM to previous version and test.


Living Room / Re: External DVD Writer
« on: November 26, 2012, 04:01 AM »
There have been interesting developments here! After testing it is starting to look like is was the Media Monkey burning engine that was playing up! After an update  :o

I have burned a disc using Win 7 and WMP and am currently playing it and so far so good - no decoding errors!

You have good recall 4wd - even I forgot those details!  :-[ Mum has to dive into case soon to disconnect SATA drive while I install Ubuntu on IDE so will see what we can do then...

Will keep u posted after disc finished playing... :D

Living Room / Re: External DVD Writer
« on: November 26, 2012, 12:56 AM »
Don't you have a currently non-used internal IDE DVD writer still in your machine?

You could reconnect it back up - depending on whether it was working or not when it was disconnected - might get you a few more burns before having to expend some money.

Yes but it's Ribbon Cable doesn't reach the IDE connection! Can I replace with something like this? A rounded cable?

Living Room / Re: External DVD Writer
« on: November 26, 2012, 12:54 AM »
And first prize goes to................

Target  ;D

Script worked like charm and gave the drive a kick in the proverbial backside!  :Thmbsup: Now it works without the script  8)

Still got to test the burning as it all started when a music track got corrupted during a burn - I'll be giving it a good burning workout using a CD RW so as not to waste any more discs.

Will keep u posted!  :Thmbsup:

Living Room / External DVD Writer
« on: November 25, 2012, 02:42 AM »
Hi - I'm seriously thinking of getting this:

Link to

My current LiteOn Writer is refusing to eject the tray! Tried uninstalling Driver and rebooting but no go. It got stuck after a decoding error during a burn and although Mum managed to force open with paper clip to retrieve disc it now is well and truly stuck!  >:(

Any 'caveats' for an external usb writer? I don't use my drive much so speed is not a top priority!



Living Room / Re: Show us the View Outside Your Window
« on: September 02, 2012, 02:34 AM »
Melted very quick but was a rare treat!
There's no business like snow business!
-cranioscopical (August 14, 2012, 07:33 AM)


Living Room / Re: Show us the View Outside Your Window
« on: August 14, 2012, 04:12 AM »
Oops - corrected - thanks...  :Thmbsup:

Yes even deep in the Winter we have a few flowering bushes!

Where else does it snow one day and the next I was sitting in the garden drying my hair.... From 9C to 23C!  :huh:

Living Room / Re: Show us the View Outside Your Window
« on: August 14, 2012, 03:46 AM »
Latest view from 'Sunny' SA.  ;D
It finally happened after 40 years in SA! I was all tucked up in bed watching telly when I glanced out side and did a double take - it was SNOWING  :o :o

It hasn't snowed this far North since we've been here! Melted very quick but was a rare treat!

Mum rushed for the Camera.... :gig:

Somehow the domain that the newsletter sends out from ( wasn't set to autorenew and briefly expired last week.  That means that some percentage of recipients of the newsletter never got it.  Sorry!  The domain is back now so all should be good going forward.

Just saw it in my RSS Feed - didn't get email...

Living Room / Re: When you make your 100'th Post
« on: June 12, 2012, 03:34 AM »
NOTE: We are supposed to have a special "5,000 Posts" commemorative mug, but no one has stepped up to do the artwork for it yet..

Now there's a challenge I'll have a go at!  :D

Chickens are Pets too!  ;D

Living Room / Re: Show us the View Outside Your Window
« on: June 12, 2012, 03:20 AM »
Birds can be elusive but these were very obliging and even let the Cat get close! ;)


If you don't have an aversion to Facebook... ;D


General Software Discussion / Re: Acronis Saves the Day
« on: April 26, 2012, 04:09 AM »
Just grabbed the BDJ offer! $19.99 for version 2012 + Add On Pack.... :Thmbsup:

So sad for you!  :(

The only comfort when that happens, is that you could end her suffering....

General Software Discussion / Re: I Need DC Input
« on: April 02, 2012, 04:08 AM »

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