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Pause for a pic 2

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Took this on the way to Dr C’s this morning. (Just my monthly checkup and all seems well…)

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Posted by on December 16, 2009 in personal, photography, Surry Hills

 

Polish food and a very hot day

Sunday lunch was at Alchemy, a newish Polish cafe-restaurant in Crown Street Surry Hills. Hungry Girl gives an account which Sirdan and I would agree with!

A Polish gem amongst the many fantastic restaurants along Crown St. The food and service were great and the prices were reasonable. Perfect if you’re looking for some hearty, comforting food during winter.

I ordered pork and Sirdan beef. Somehow we managed to eat each other’s dish rather than our own, but it was all good. 🙂 We also concluded that Polish people are rather good looking, to judge from some we saw…

Trouble is it isn’t winter – though that was a plus in the people watching department. In fact today may well have been the hottest November day on record in Sydney. At 3pm it was 42C at Sydney Airport. 1982 is the official record (41.6C).

 
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Posted by on November 22, 2009 in personal, Sirdan, Sunday lunch, Surry Hills

 

Resting

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Belmore Park, Sydney

I am cloning this from Neil’s Sydney on Blogspot because I am really pleased with these pics and also with the behaviour of my Windows 7-ed computer! See more of this set at Afternoon spring light.

 

Seven

As mentioned yesterday I am now on Windows Seven, so now have the answer to The 2001st post — to seven or not to seven. The answer obviously is “yes”.

Plus

  • The ACER crapware has gone.
  • The computer works faster than it ever has, especially at boot-up.
  • I’ve worked out how to back up and have created a Repair DVD.
  • Live Writer works.
  • It looks nice.
  • My stored music plays better.

Puzzles

  • Because I installed over XP I wondered why my main disk was so full. Answer: Seven stored an “old computer” file that enables roll-back to XP, but suggest it can be cleaned if you are happy with Seven and everything works. A good idea that, but rather than having around 20 gig devoted to it I have decided I am happy.

Minus

  • The webcam software didn’t survive the transfer. I suspect I can do something about that, but then I hardly ever use it. **
  • My PIM doesn’t work. Solution – install another that does or use the calendar in Live Mail. ***
  • There was a lot of reinstalling non-Windows programs and Microsoft Office – but I had most of the relevant disks or set-up files, so that wasn’t too bad.

** Downloaded the software from ACER and fixed it! 🙂

*** Installed Rainlendar.

 
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Posted by on November 9, 2009 in computers, personal

 

Sunday news…

Sunday lunch, thanks to Sirdan, was rather swish.

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It was at Longrain in Commonwealth Street Surry Hills.

Second, Live Writer works again.

Thanks to Sirdan.

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Posted by on November 8, 2009 in computers, personal, Sirdan, Sunday lunch

 

I’m back!

Did you miss me?

Yes, computer trouble again. You see there was this system bug notice over the past week or so every time I booted up. I figured it wasn’t very important, but after a while I thought I would do something about it.

So I conscientiously backed up yesterday morning using the Windows backup tool, and a couple of others which proved as useful as tits on a bull, as they say in the country.

I then backtracked to before the bug started using System Restore. Then I figured I would install the backup.

Fine, the bug has gone. But some things didn’t work, so there was a spate of reinstalling programs yesterday. Sadly I still can’t get Live Writer to work though Live Mail and Live Gallery both work fine.

So here I am on an old friend, Flock — just to see how it goes. I used to use it a few years back. It has improved.

Back to serious posting shortly. But maybe I will go the whole hog and install Windows 7 after all… ??

 
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Posted by on November 6, 2009 in computers, personal, site news

 

And on and on…

Just about all day it has taken to finish bringing the ACER totally back. But here it is!

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Normal posting resumes shortly.

 
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Posted by on October 23, 2009 in computers, personal