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Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 8th, 2016, 07:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,479
Posted By Bobby Clobber
BC? Another Ian & Sylvia tune - Summer Wages....

BC? Another Ian & Sylvia tune - Summer Wages. This so reminds me of any port town or city in BC, certainly 30 or 40 years ago. I'm not sure if the hookers are still standing watchfully, waiting by...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 5th, 2016, 10:46 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,184
Posted By Bobby Clobber
I am a professional emergency manager and did...

I am a professional emergency manager and did some work with the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) earlier this year, specifically doing some risk assessment work with their Emergency...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 28th, 2016, 04:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 931
Posted By Bobby Clobber
Portable Monitor for MacBook Air

Greetings Mac brain-trust. I'm running a mid-2011 11" Macbook Air that is perfect for my road-warrior duties. However, there are times when I want to display something to a client or small group and...
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 12th, 2016, 05:18 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,668
Posted By Bobby Clobber
I would love to own an Apple Watch. I just can't...

I would love to own an Apple Watch. I just can't figure out why! Other than the "cool" factor. I never really wore a watch, although I own several including a nice vintage Omega. We seem to be...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 24th, 2016, 09:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,594
Posted By Bobby Clobber
A very interesting subject. I am facing some...

A very interesting subject. I am facing some fairly serious health issues and am much more aware of my mortality than I was a year ago. As I've moved down the path of understanding myself better and...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 8th, 2016, 02:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,265
Posted By Bobby Clobber
Minor technique but helps me. Get rid of the...

Minor technique but helps me. Get rid of the alarm clock, or at least put it where you can't see the time. That way I don't constantly check the time when I go from sleep to drowse.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 8th, 2016, 12:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,007
Posted By Bobby Clobber
Screature: First, if this is about you, my...

Screature: First, if this is about you, my sympathies. Chronic pain sucks. One thing I have learned in dealing with mine is that the world is full of well-meaning people eager to give you advice. And...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 22nd, 2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 7,202
Views: 334,370
Posted By Bobby Clobber
We did it again: Last month was the hottest...

We did it again: Last month was the hottest September on record in the history of planet Earth | National Post...
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 3rd, 2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,715
Posted By Bobby Clobber
Second update completed. IMac. The only problem...

Second update completed. IMac. The only problem was I lost the connectivity for my Logitech mouse and had to download a new driver. So far so good.
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 1st, 2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,715
Posted By Bobby Clobber
It took about 6 hours to download last evening....

It took about 6 hours to download last evening. Seems to be working fine.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 28th, 2015, 12:59 AM
Replies: 44,998
Views: 3,372,503
Posted By Bobby Clobber
Spectacular view of the lunar eclipse over the...

Spectacular view of the lunar eclipse over the San Juan Islands.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 16th, 2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,519
Posted By Bobby Clobber
iPhone 6 upgraded no problem, doing my iPad now....

iPhone 6 upgraded no problem, doing my iPad now. So far, so good.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 22nd, 2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 834
Posted By Bobby Clobber
Earthquake prediction is a hugely inaccurate...

Earthquake prediction is a hugely inaccurate science. I hope he is wrong.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 28th, 2015, 12:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,217
Posted By Bobby Clobber
Bobby's toy. 95 Corvettte. All original, 35k km....

Bobby's toy. 95 Corvettte. All original, 35k km. 54426
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 1st, 2015, 01:42 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,103
Posted By Bobby Clobber
Big.

Big.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 20th, 2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,920
Posted By Bobby Clobber
Worst/best at the same time. Serving with the...

Worst/best at the same time. Serving with the Canadian Army in Bosnia, Christmas 2000. Worst because it was a crappy place to be at any time, not to mention Christmas when it made miss our families...
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 27th, 2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,087
Posted By Bobby Clobber
I have the 11" version of this and its my "road...

I have the 11" version of this and its my "road warrior" computer. I use it mainly for making presentations, surfing, email, etc. and I love it. I've used it to compose and edit documents on the road...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Nov 26th, 2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 820
Posted By Bobby Clobber
Monoprice has given me excellent service and very...

Monoprice has given me excellent service and very good prices.
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 5th, 2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,245
Posted By Bobby Clobber
I think I'll just hang on to it for now :) I was...

I think I'll just hang on to it for now :) I was just teasing Mark.
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 5th, 2014, 01:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,245
Posted By Bobby Clobber
Just outside Victoria. Think you are closer than...

Just outside Victoria. Think you are closer than Mark?:)
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 4th, 2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,245
Posted By Bobby Clobber
Sorry Mark. Me and tools are not a great...

Sorry Mark. Me and tools are not a great combination. But you can have this rig if you want to pick it up and play around with it :)
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 4th, 2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,245
Posted By Bobby Clobber
Thanks all. I don't think I am up to pulling this...

Thanks all. I don't think I am up to pulling this rig apart to do any fixes. A bit beyond my capabilities. I will probably just hang on to it as a "spare" as I do have an external monitor.
Forum: Anything Mac Nov 4th, 2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,245
Posted By Bobby Clobber
What to do with an old iMac

Hello brain trust. Another question. I have a 2009 iMac, 20inch, 2.66 Ghz, Intel Core 2 Duo, 320 GB HD. About a year ago I noticed a the lower half of the screen was dimmer than the upper half....
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 28th, 2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 600
Posted By Bobby Clobber
One of my heroes when I was a youngster. Wishing...

One of my heroes when I was a youngster. Wishing you all the best, Mr. Howe.
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 27th, 2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,815
Posted By Bobby Clobber
I had the iMac checked out, all is good, the...

I had the iMac checked out, all is good, the feeling is that was just a puff of dust when the fans kicked in while installing Yosemite. Works for me. Bobby
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 24th, 2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,815
Posted By Bobby Clobber
Its going in for diagnostics Monday. Still...

Its going in for diagnostics Monday. Still running just fine. We'll see. Bobby
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 23rd, 2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 7,967
Posted By Bobby Clobber
This is worth a listen, but make sure you have a...

This is worth a listen, but make sure you have a hanky nearby. Woman recalls efforts to save Cpl. Nathan Cirillo at War Memorial | As It Happens with Carol Off and Jeff Douglas | CBC Radio...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 19th, 2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,815
Posted By Bobby Clobber
Thanks Patrick

Thanks Patrick
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 19th, 2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,815
Posted By Bobby Clobber
For those living in the Victoria area, any...

For those living in the Victoria area, any recommendations as to a good repair shop to take my machine to? Thanks. Bobby
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 19th, 2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,300
Posted By Bobby Clobber
And so much for Civilization IV. It appears there...

And so much for Civilization IV. It appears there is a bunch of complicated fiddling that is required to make it work under Yosemite, and as my wife has long been pointing out to me, I have been...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 19th, 2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,815
Posted By Bobby Clobber
I talked to Apple yesterday and they said they...

I talked to Apple yesterday and they said they had never heard of anything like this. Now that you mention it, it could have been dust, however there was a distinctive sizzling sound but no smell....
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 18th, 2014, 01:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,815
Posted By Bobby Clobber
Cables and ports all good. Still a mystery.

Cables and ports all good. Still a mystery.
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 17th, 2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,815
Posted By Bobby Clobber
Smoke from iMac

Well, here's something interesting. While installing Yosemite there was the sound of something frying (seriously) and a small puff of smoke from the bottom right of my 2014 27" iMac. But I didn't...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Oct 10th, 2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,630
Posted By Bobby Clobber
I bowed to the inevitable and upgraded from a 4S...

I bowed to the inevitable and upgraded from a 4S to a 6 today, with FIDO. Excellent service, seamless transition and very quick set-up. So far very impressed with the speed and screen. And Happy...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 17th, 2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,982
Posted By Bobby Clobber
Yeah, I'm curious too how it will work on the 4S....

Yeah, I'm curious too how it will work on the 4S. Please keep us in the loop. Thanks. Bobby
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 13th, 2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,679
Posted By Bobby Clobber
I would have to see the practical use of it. I...

I would have to see the practical use of it. I suspect once it gets in use and there are apps developed for it (there are going to be apps for it, right?) I might be tempted, but since I don't wear a...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 10th, 2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 11,154
Posted By Bobby Clobber
I'm still "rocking" a 4S and its working just...

I'm still "rocking" a 4S and its working just fine. I'm sure not as fast or fancy as newer models, but I've really got my money's worth out of it :). My contract with FIDO will expire in April and I...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 24th, 2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 470
Posted By Bobby Clobber
RSM Lauderdale in "Guns at Batasi"....

RSM Lauderdale in "Guns at Batasi". Classic.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 17th, 2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,562
Posted By Bobby Clobber
Bogus. snopes.com: Viking Ship Discovered Near...

Bogus. snopes.com: Viking Ship Discovered Near Mississippi River (http://www.snopes.com/media/notnews/vikingship.asp)
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jun 12th, 2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 509
Posted By Bobby Clobber
Fido $65 "Max Plan". 500 weekday minutes,...

Fido $65 "Max Plan". 500 weekday minutes, Unlimited Eve/Wknd minutes, Unlimited Canada-wide long distance, 1 GB Data, more. Business account, happy with service. Also enjoy getting Fido Dollars which...
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 8th, 2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,888
Posted By Bobby Clobber
As a "road warrior" I use a dedicated MBA. I also...

As a "road warrior" I use a dedicated MBA. I also own an iPad and a keyboard to go with it but find when I compare them to the MBA there is little difference in weight and bulk and the MBA provides...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jun 5th, 2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,208
Posted By Bobby Clobber
My sense is to put the politics and pontification...

My sense is to put the politics and pontification aside and express my deepest sympathies to the fallen and injured Mounties and their families. Such a sad day.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 10th, 2014, 01:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 529
Posted By Bobby Clobber
In my military career I served with three fine...

In my military career I served with three fine regiments - the Royal Canadian Dragoons, Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians) and the Canadian Scottish Regiment (Princess Mary's). Today all three...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 7th, 2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 563
Posted By Bobby Clobber
Reading his "The Regiment" inspired me to join...

Reading his "The Regiment" inspired me to join the Canadian Army. 32 years of service and no regrets. Stand down, Farley.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Mar 20th, 2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,403
Posted By Bobby Clobber
I wouldn't put too much faith in polls. Remember...

I wouldn't put too much faith in polls. Remember what happened in the last BC election. The NDP were a sure-thing according to the pollsters until the votes were in. I wouldn't be too quick to...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 11th, 2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,131
Posted By Bobby Clobber
Thanks guys :) Fortunately what I've lost isn't...

Thanks guys :) Fortunately what I've lost isn't irreplaceable and not particularly expensive to replace (songs on iTunes) I just thought there might be a simple solution I've missed. I think at the...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 10th, 2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,131
Posted By Bobby Clobber
Thanks, let me look into this.

Thanks, let me look into this.
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 10th, 2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,131
Posted By Bobby Clobber
EMail Dilemma

OK brain trust. I'm sure I'm missing something simple here but humour me and if you can help me, please do so. I used to have an email account with Telus. Its been years since I used it and I no...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 1st, 2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,053
Posted By Bobby Clobber
My road-warrior machine is the MBA 11" and I love...

My road-warrior machine is the MBA 11" and I love it. Light, takes up little space in my briefcase, fully functional machine, and since most of the time I use it in conjunction with a projector, the...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 20th, 2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,056
Posted By Bobby Clobber
Excellent. Thank you for sharing this.

Excellent. Thank you for sharing this.
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 28th, 2013, 02:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,416
Posted By Bobby Clobber
Long story short the two computers...

Long story short the two computers couldn't/wouldn't talk to each other so I did the migration from my Time Machine. All is now good and enjoying the HUGE screen.
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 28th, 2013, 01:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,416
Posted By Bobby Clobber
I'm upgrading the new iMac to Mavericks then will...

I'm upgrading the new iMac to Mavericks then will try the migration assistant. I'm hoping that works.
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 27th, 2013, 09:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,416
Posted By Bobby Clobber
I went with the 27" iMac. Just setting it up now....

I went with the 27" iMac. Just setting it up now. Having lots of migration assistant issues but I suspect related to not having Mavericks on the new machine. Ugh. Once I update that I'll try again....
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Dec 23rd, 2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,086
Posted By Bobby Clobber
I recently replaced my Brother colour laser with...

I recently replaced my Brother colour laser with an Epson WF-3540 colour inkjet. While price wasn't a big factor, I got it on sale for $99. So far it is doing great work for me as a home/home office...
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 19th, 2013, 11:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,416
Posted By Bobby Clobber
iMac vs Mac mini - Advice

Time to replace my 2009 iMac (20", 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo with 8GM RAM and second monitor). Its chugging a bit and the screen has dimmed over time. Most of my work is professional word processing...
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 22nd, 2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,188
Posted By Bobby Clobber
Just an update on my printer situation. The...

Just an update on my printer situation. The Brother finally packed in. Toner leaking all over the place, might have been crappy cartridges but the writing was on the wall, so to speak. After much...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Sep 18th, 2013, 09:48 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,455
Posted By Bobby Clobber
Stupid simple for me - iPad (3G) and iPhone (4S)...

Stupid simple for me - iPad (3G) and iPhone (4S) no sweat. Now to figure out what it does for me!
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Sep 10th, 2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 910
Posted By Bobby Clobber
I can essentially run my business on a device...

I can essentially run my business on a device that fits in my pocket.
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jul 15th, 2013, 06:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 812
Posted By Bobby Clobber
Thanks for the advice. I wasn't able to "fix"...

Thanks for the advice. I wasn't able to "fix" anything, other than the external sound (operator error) but I've managed work arounds for the other problems. I'll just makes sure everything is well...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jul 14th, 2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 812
Posted By Bobby Clobber
iMac Not Cooperating At All!

Brain trust - in the past 24 hours, my 2009 20-inch iMac has:

- suddenly rendered unusable my external hard drive (WD 2 TB). Finder doesn't see it at all, Disk Utility "sees" it but can't do...
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 23rd, 2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,188
Posted By Bobby Clobber
Thanks for the feedback.

Thanks for the feedback.
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 20th, 2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,188
Posted By Bobby Clobber
Brother HL-4040CDN - Upgrade or Replace

A question for the brain trust. I run a small home-based business and am currently using two printers, a Canon MP620 for casual printing (five years old) and a Brother HL-4040CDN colour laser...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 1st, 2013, 12:00 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,712
Posted By Bobby Clobber
I've bought many computers, and other...

I've bought many computers, and other electronics, from both BB and FS over the years and frankly had no more or less issues with either of them than any other retailer. Mostly good and certainly...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 16th, 2013, 12:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,923
Posted By Bobby Clobber
You made his life better, and he yours. RIP...

You made his life better, and he yours. RIP Simon.
Forum: Anything Mac Oct 17th, 2012, 07:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,374
Posted By Bobby Clobber
I've had mine for a couple of months and it is...

I've had mine for a couple of months and it is just fine, and I saved some money in the bargain. In the future, all my "new" Macs will be refurbs.
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Sep 5th, 2012, 01:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 783
Posted By Bobby Clobber
Problem with Clickware HD

As always, I turn to the brain-trust for advice. I've been using a Clickfree HD801 to do backups of my iMac for several years now. Never any problems. I keep it stored off-site and use the Clickfree...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jul 30th, 2012, 10:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,453
Posted By Bobby Clobber
Ditto on the Logitech M705. Picked one up...

Ditto on the Logitech M705. Picked one up yesterday at Costco for $30 and it works just fine.
Forum: Anything Mac May 25th, 2012, 07:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,243
Posted By Bobby Clobber
FWIW I just picked up an 11" MBA and am going to...

FWIW I just picked up an 11" MBA and am going to give my iPad to my daughter. I found the iPad to be a great tool for consuming, but not so much for creating. Not much difference in size, more...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! May 5th, 2012, 02:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,055
Posted By Bobby Clobber
The police have the memory card now. At least we...

The police have the memory card now. At least we have an idea of the transit time of a memory card through the human body. Not that that is particularly useful information . . .
Forum: Mac Related Accessories Apr 25th, 2012, 06:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 755
Posted By Bobby Clobber
Me too! I was wondering what a bob was going for...

Me too! I was wondering what a bob was going for these days.
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Apr 20th, 2012, 09:04 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 11,829
Posted By Bobby Clobber
I am confused. I have been reading all the bumf...

I am confused. I have been reading all the bumf on here and various other websites discussing this issue and I continue to be unclear about the threat to Java and Javascript. Now, I gather these are...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Apr 20th, 2012, 04:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,338
Posted By Bobby Clobber
I got the same Canada Post message. First...

I got the same Canada Post message. First indication something was awry was the timing. The "failed" delivery time was about three hours AFTER the email was received. Second was the email address....
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 7th, 2012, 04:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,268
Posted By Bobby Clobber
I use them on my various parts boxes to designate...

I use them on my various parts boxes to designate which ones are full of Apple stuff.
Forum: Anything Mac Apr 6th, 2012, 12:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,877
Posted By Bobby Clobber
Update on my refurb 11" MBA. Got it today, took a...

Update on my refurb 11" MBA. Got it today, took a week to get here from Ontario. Looks, acts and feels brand new. Started up just fine, finishing off loading some software, so far a great Apple...
Forum: Anything Mac Mar 30th, 2012, 11:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,877
Posted By Bobby Clobber
I just ordered a refurb MBA from Apple Canada,...

I just ordered a refurb MBA from Apple Canada, 11", post-July 11 model. I'm giving my iPad to my daughter as I found it just didn't do everything I wanted. I'll let you know how the process goes. So...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 25th, 2012, 03:12 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,094
Posted By Bobby Clobber
Infantryman when I was young. Size 12 boots, size...

Infantryman when I was young. Size 12 boots, size 3 helmet. You'd understand if you'd ever been one. Slogging, digging, humping. Great times. Good thing I wasn't smart enough to feel the pain.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jan 15th, 2012, 01:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 711
Posted By Bobby Clobber
One of the greatest blessings in my life, and I...

One of the greatest blessings in my life, and I have many, is my father. He is 86, healthy, vibrant, sharp-witted and fun to hang out with. He still drives (well) and we had a nice dinner out last...
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 7th, 2012, 02:32 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,808
Posted By Bobby Clobber
I can only echo that last comment. I just...

I can only echo that last comment. I just finished scanning about 2000 photos and cataloging about 4500 in total. It has been a long-term labour of love. And it was the memories that came back to me...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 19th, 2011, 11:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 746
Posted By Bobby Clobber
Kudos to Shaw Cable

We are quick to crap on our service providers when they come up short, but I want to share a positive experience with Shaw Cable. Saturday I was moving my TV and hooked it up to a cable outlet we had...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Nov 12th, 2011, 08:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,117
Posted By Bobby Clobber
Trouble with SIRI

Anybody else unable to connect with SIRI? For the past 24 hours or so all I've been getting is an apology and a request to try again later. Everything on my 4S seems to be turned on, and it looks...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 11th, 2011, 11:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,137
Posted By Bobby Clobber
And to those who serve, and have served, their...

And to those who serve, and have served, their country, at home or abroad, thank you. We will remember.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 6th, 2011, 04:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 585
Posted By Bobby Clobber
ertman - I don't think SA works under either...

ertman - I don't think SA works under either virtualization programs. SA itself is pretty easy to use (at least the way my accountant has set it up for me) I'm more annoyed at all the typical Windows...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 6th, 2011, 04:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 585
Posted By Bobby Clobber
Its what my accountant wants and I've been using...

Its what my accountant wants and I've been using it for several years. Not keen on learning a new program.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 6th, 2011, 03:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 585
Posted By Bobby Clobber
The Hell that is Windows -Vent

Just venting this AM. I'm running Simply Accounting for my business. Of course, there is no OS X version, so was running on Bootcamp, on XP, on my iMac. Out of the blue (or maybe related to LION...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Oct 29th, 2011, 05:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,017
Posted By Bobby Clobber
Thanks Mark. Just what I needed, right now.

Thanks Mark. Just what I needed, right now.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 28th, 2011, 03:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,936
Posted By Bobby Clobber
Royal Roads is actually the name of the piece of...

Royal Roads is actually the name of the piece of water outside Esquimalt harbour, but I know you knew that and were being clever.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 28th, 2011, 03:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,936
Posted By Bobby Clobber
Esquimalt is one of three harbours in Canada...

Esquimalt is one of three harbours in Canada that allow nuclear-powered and nuclear-weapon equipped vessels to dock. The issue with Victoria is irrelevant - the ships wouldn't dock there anyways....
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Oct 20th, 2011, 11:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,307
Posted By Bobby Clobber
I upgraded from a 3G to 4S (with iOS5) last week...

I upgraded from a 3G to 4S (with iOS5) last week so obviously my battery life is going to look better:) However I started today at 100% and 12 hours later (about 5 minutes on the phone and a bit of...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Oct 14th, 2011, 03:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 584
Posted By Bobby Clobber
Not sure, but more than enough for those of us in...

Not sure, but more than enough for those of us in line. Call them and ask, the manager was very helpful to me.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Oct 14th, 2011, 03:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 584
Posted By Bobby Clobber
Update, fourth into the store at 8 AM (there were...

Update, fourth into the store at 8 AM (there were only 10 people in line), new phone, all set up and out the door by 8:21. Some of the other customers seemed to be having problems but my FIDO rep was...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Oct 14th, 2011, 10:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 584
Posted By Bobby Clobber
FIDO 4S Victoria

Arrived at downtown location 6:30, four folks ahead of me, first person here 3 AM.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Oct 12th, 2011, 07:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,743
Posted By Bobby Clobber
No sooner did I post than I tried again (this...

No sooner did I post than I tried again (this time a full restore) and it went through.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Oct 12th, 2011, 06:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,743
Posted By Bobby Clobber
Me too on my iPad. Multiple attempts.

Me too on my iPad. Multiple attempts.
Forum: Anything Mac Sep 8th, 2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,463
Posted By Bobby Clobber
Only for Lion.

Only for Lion.
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 31st, 2011, 01:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,322
Posted By Bobby Clobber
I ended up buying a refurbished Optoma PKA21 at...

I ended up buying a refurbished Optoma PKA21 at London Drugs, on sale for $199. Took a while to figure out all the connections and settings but now its working fine. Movies from the iPad, iPhone and...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Aug 26th, 2011, 03:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,997
Posted By Bobby Clobber
Well, the government will simply find another way...

Well, the government will simply find another way to get the money out of us, and it will cost us extra to do so.
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 25th, 2011, 11:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,322
Posted By Bobby Clobber
Pico/Pocket Projector for iPad

I've done a forum search and nothing recent in this area. I'm looking for a small projector to hook up to my iPad to display mainly PowerPoint/Keynote presentations to small groups or individuals....
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Aug 2nd, 2011, 07:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 962
Posted By Bobby Clobber
Tried it out this AM on an iPad1. Worked...

Tried it out this AM on an iPad1. Worked perfectly. Hmm, maybe I need to upgrade to a 2 for the camera.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jul 1st, 2011, 12:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,093
Posted By Bobby Clobber
A wonderful day to be a Canadian!

A wonderful day to be a Canadian!
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes May 15th, 2011, 02:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,007
Posted By Bobby Clobber
Not love, but certainly like. I've had mine since...

Not love, but certainly like. I've had mine since December and it is rapidly is becoming my mobile computing device of choice. With a couple of tweaks, which I'm sure are coming, it will be able to...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Apr 7th, 2011, 02:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 963
Posted By Bobby Clobber
Just a quick overview of how I manage the...

Just a quick overview of how I manage the financial records of my small company. I use an accountant to do my year-end books and file my income tax as I think these are outside my comfort zone, and...
Forum: Mac Masters Feb 17th, 2011, 06:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,231
Posted By Bobby Clobber
Just to follow up on Klokeid's OP, I'm looking...

Just to follow up on Klokeid's OP, I'm looking for a very portable (pico?) projector for business purposes and would welcome any suggestions. Thanks. Bob
Forum: Anything Mac Jan 8th, 2011, 03:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,254
Posted By Bobby Clobber
Thanks for taking this back on track. Nice to...

Thanks for taking this back on track. Nice to read about apps that are available, pluses and minuses.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 31st, 2010, 03:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,532
Posted By Bobby Clobber
Well, since I started with a VIC 20 a long, long...

Well, since I started with a VIC 20 a long, long time ago and have been upgrading ever since, I'll bet I'm in the $20k+ category. Good thing the better half doesn't monitor this site!
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 31st, 2010, 03:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,992
Posted By Bobby Clobber
And a Happy New Years to all as well. And also a...

And a Happy New Years to all as well. And also a heartfelt thank you to the ehMac community for all the help and entertainment you have provided over the year. You have made the Mac experience much,...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 25th, 2010, 01:05 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,048
Posted By Bobby Clobber
Merry Christmas to all my ehMac friends! The...

Merry Christmas to all my ehMac friends! The family is starting to stir, it looks like Santa Clause found the house again, and for Edward the Dog, Santa Dog was here. Warmest greetings from the Wet...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 24th, 2010, 02:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,279
Posted By Bobby Clobber
I think before we start dog piling on first...

I think before we start dog piling on first responders (and I am not, nor have ever been one) we need to acknowledge the normally excellent job they do. Working closely with them for many years was...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 24th, 2010, 12:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,279
Posted By Bobby Clobber
No argument that time is of the essence. But when...

No argument that time is of the essence. But when driving in congested urban areas I'm not convinced that speeding and running red lights saves enough time to balance off the risk of an accident. I...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 24th, 2010, 12:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,279
Posted By Bobby Clobber
I'm not so sure they are out of their minds....

I'm not so sure they are out of their minds. Having spent 7 years working in the main ambulance station in Edmonton, and watched the large number of ambulances that were dragged back into the station...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 23rd, 2010, 10:54 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,892
Posted By Bobby Clobber
Glad to see we are back on track. I don't...

Glad to see we are back on track. I don't understand why people say "no problem" when they mean "you are welcome". Especially when I am being served. I would hope its "no problem!"
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 21st, 2010, 01:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,616
Posted By Bobby Clobber
The clouds parted outside Victoria long enough to...

The clouds parted outside Victoria long enough to get a reasonable view. Very impressive.
Forum: Anything Mac Dec 18th, 2010, 09:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,104
Posted By Bobby Clobber
Sounds like its free now: Greater Toronto...

Sounds like its free now:

Greater Toronto Airports Authority - FREE Wi-Fi. LIKE FREE, FREE. (http://gtaa.com/en/travellers/airport_information/shops__services/wifi/)
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Dec 4th, 2010, 03:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,400
Posted By Bobby Clobber
London Drugs, great service, threw in a $50 case....

London Drugs, great service, threw in a $50 case. Up and running.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Dec 2nd, 2010, 01:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,400
Posted By Bobby Clobber
iPad Buying Advice

I'm about ready to buy an iPad, probably the 32GB + 3G and probably with the TELUS $20 - 500 MB data plan. My question is since the price is the same everywhere (yes, I know I missed the "sale") are...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 2nd, 2010, 01:09 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,091
Posted By Bobby Clobber
Egg McMuffins. Home made, mind you. I don't know...

Egg McMuffins. Home made, mind you. I don't know how this became our tradition, I certainly don't remember ever going to Rotten Ronald's on Christmas, but somehow the Egg McMuffins became our "start"...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Nov 22nd, 2010, 02:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,307
Posted By Bobby Clobber
I got an error message on download and the phone...

I got an error message on download and the phone crashed. I had to do a full restore. In process.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 11th, 2010, 12:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,488
Posted By Bobby Clobber
We will remember them.

We will remember them.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 30th, 2010, 08:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,261
Posted By Bobby Clobber
Credit Card Compromised

I'm sure I'm not the only one on here who has had their credit card compromised (stolen) but it came as a rude awakening to me this morning. When I got back from my bike ride my wife told me there...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Oct 5th, 2010, 11:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 544
Posted By Bobby Clobber
Aftermarket Camera Batteries

Good morning all. I've just bought a new camera (Panasonic Lumix DMC ZS5) and I have a question about batteries. Now, I've searched this site, and Googled this but haven't really found the answer to...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Sep 26th, 2010, 12:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,787
Posted By Bobby Clobber
You might have a look at this website:...

You might have a look at this website: www.cheapovegas.com/index.ph. Tongue in cheek no doubt, and heavy on the "cheapness" aspect but an interesting overview of what's there. I have a quick look at...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Sep 22nd, 2010, 03:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 15,092
Posted By Bobby Clobber
Thanks, pm-r, I'll have to brush up on my Google...

Thanks, pm-r, I'll have to brush up on my Google technique. Missed both of these in my search.
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Sep 22nd, 2010, 03:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 15,092
Posted By Bobby Clobber
a. Actually after my original post I found some...

a. Actually after my original post I found some other recipients were having the same problem, some with PCs and some with Macs. Now all are getting my docs OK.

b. Magic?

c. I used MS Word for...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Sep 22nd, 2010, 12:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 15,092
Posted By Bobby Clobber
Cuba Mark, et al. I think I have solved the...

Cuba Mark, et al. I think I have solved the problem, at least my clients are now getting my pdf and doc files in the correct format. It seems that in the "save as" page on MS Word the "append file...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Sep 22nd, 2010, 10:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 15,092
Posted By Bobby Clobber
SInc: I often work with documents that need to be...

SInc: I often work with documents that need to be reviewed, updated, etc. Attaching them has never been a problem until now.

Krs: This was my understanding as well that is why I am so perplexed....
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Sep 22nd, 2010, 01:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 15,092
Posted By Bobby Clobber
CubaMark. Thanks for the prompt reply. I actually...

CubaMark. Thanks for the prompt reply. I actually did a search and had a look at that thread but I'm not sure it addresses my problem. Maybe I don't understand my problem. To make matters worse I am...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Sep 22nd, 2010, 12:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 15,092
Posted By Bobby Clobber
Email Attachments Corrupted From .docx or .pdf to .dat

I am running Safari 5.0.2 on an iMac 2.66 GHz Intel Core Duo, using OS X 10.6.4. I am using MS Word for Mac 12.2.6 to compose my attachments.

Here is my problem. I have one client who uses a PC....
Forum: Anything Mac Aug 10th, 2010, 02:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,751
Posted By Bobby Clobber
On the advice of my accountant I purchased Simply...

On the advice of my accountant I purchased Simply Accounting for my business. One look at this and I realized there was no way I could learn this on my own. So I called my accountant and he had one...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Jun 30th, 2010, 03:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,686
Posted By Bobby Clobber
I have a 3G with iOS4 on Fido and I have...

I have a 3G with iOS4 on Fido and I have tethering listed. I am on a 1GB plan.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Jun 27th, 2010, 01:44 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,606
Posted By Bobby Clobber
"Driving with undue care and attention" instead...

"Driving with undue care and attention" instead of the correct "driving without due care and attention".
Forum: Photography Focus Mar 26th, 2010, 11:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,641
Posted By Bobby Clobber
Excellent. Thanks for sharing these with us.

Excellent. Thanks for sharing these with us.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Feb 12th, 2010, 02:55 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 11,373
Posted By Bobby Clobber
I must admit I was pretty disinterested/cynical...

I must admit I was pretty disinterested/cynical about the whole thing until today. But watching the pride and joy on the faces of the torch runners and the enthusiasm of the crowds (I won't comment...
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Dec 18th, 2009, 01:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,250
Posted By Bobby Clobber
Very nice! Thanks for pointing this out and Merry...

Very nice! Thanks for pointing this out and Merry Christmas.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Dec 9th, 2009, 12:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,667
Posted By Bobby Clobber
It was on the far right of the credit card...

It was on the far right of the credit card selection, at least on the page I went to.
Forum: All iOS - iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV & iTunes Dec 8th, 2009, 08:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,667
Posted By Bobby Clobber
This is working great for me. Took a little time...

This is working great for me. Took a little time to set up the US iTunes account, but once I followed the directions (!) it was not a problem. Still playing with Dragon Dictation to get the hang of...
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Dec 2nd, 2009, 06:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,916
Posted By Bobby Clobber
Terrace to Prince Rupert, BC, Highway 16 along...

Terrace to Prince Rupert, BC, Highway 16 along the Skeena River. With each curve of the highway the mountain views just get more incredible.
Forum: Everything Else, eh! Nov 22nd, 2009, 02:33 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,906
Posted By Bobby Clobber
I was 7 years old. We were sent home early from...

I was 7 years old. We were sent home early from school (1st Avenue Elementary in Ottawa) but nobody told us why. On the way home we heard from some older children what had happened. What made this...
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jun 28th, 2009, 02:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 614
Posted By Bobby Clobber
Restore seemed to do the trick. Thanks all for...

Restore seemed to do the trick. Thanks all for your advice. B
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jun 25th, 2009, 05:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 614
Posted By Bobby Clobber
This just started yesterday (no new downloads or...

This just started yesterday (no new downloads or apps) and it goes to sleep during the call.
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jun 25th, 2009, 02:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 614
Posted By Bobby Clobber
Thanks, on the road till Saturday but will try it...

Thanks, on the road till Saturday but will try it when I get home. Regards. B
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting Jun 25th, 2009, 01:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 614
Posted By Bobby Clobber
iPhone Sleeping on Calls

When I use the phone on my iPhone G3 it goes to sleep. As soon as someone hangs-up, either me or the other party, the iPhone goes to sleep. It takes a bit of fiddling with the sleep bar (several long...
Forum: Anything Mac Jun 14th, 2009, 11:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,028
Posted By Bobby Clobber
Safari 4 and Hotmail

Since upgrading to Safari 4 I have found Hotmail connection to be inconsistent. Sometimes very fast, other times it takes upwards of a minute to connect.
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting May 16th, 2009, 02:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 609
Posted By Bobby Clobber
Thanks

Perfect. Thanks very much.
Forum: Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Help & Troubleshooting May 16th, 2009, 12:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 609
Posted By Bobby Clobber
Problem with PowerPoint 2008

This is my first post on ehMac although I have been a long-time lurker. I am having a problem with PowerPoint 2008 running on a macbook and was hoping someone could help me. When I use a projector...
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