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by chrissiehope
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Linux - pitfalls & benefits
Replies: 13
Views: 4780

Re: Linux - pitfalls & benefits

I'm surprised you haven't been drummed out of the Brownies :-) !
by chrissiehope
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Tip for lost etc Driving licence
Replies: 6
Views: 11268

Re: Tip for lost etc Driving licence

So what is a driving licence called ?
by chrissiehope
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Tip for lost etc Driving licence
Replies: 6
Views: 11268

Re: Tip for lost etc Driving licence

'Lost'in terms of 'mislaid' - it didn't mean 'lost' interms of 'disqualification' In other words, if your driving licence needs replacing due to theft or wear & tear or dropping it in the pool, you can get a replacement from the Post Office !
by chrissiehope
Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Tip for lost etc Driving licence
Replies: 6
Views: 11268

Tip for lost etc Driving licence

I haven't noticed a reference to this on here, so hoping it might be of use to someone ! (taken from a Facebook post by Bryan Hegarty) "Life made a bit easier if you lose or damage your vehicle Permiso de Circulación (log book). #DGTComunica que en caso de extravío, deterioro o sustracción del permi...
by chrissiehope
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Animals & Pets
Topic: Question for those with experience with cats
Replies: 18
Views: 19094

Re: Question for those with experience with cats

I've done this with 3 cats & a dog - it's doesn't get easier the more you do it, but you know you're doing the right thing
by chrissiehope
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Linux - pitfalls & benefits
Replies: 13
Views: 4780

Re: Linux - pitfalls & benefits

Right, I have opened Libre Office & then opened existing Corel, Word & Excel files into the respective programs. They have all opened OK, tho' some formatting has changed, which is irritating, but not drastic ! So when I have some clear free time (ha ha) I will let my guy loose on my PC & cross my f...
by chrissiehope
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Linux - pitfalls & benefits
Replies: 13
Views: 4780

Re: Linux - pitfalls & benefits

So I try to open say, a Corel file but in LibreDraw ? If I decide to go ahead, it may be simpler for my local guy to oversee it (& would save you trying to get thro remotely to my slow brain !), but that's not set in stone,as tho he's a really helpful guy, once he starts it's a bit like trying to st...
by chrissiehope
Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Linux - pitfalls & benefits
Replies: 13
Views: 4780

Re: Linux - pitfalls & benefits

I already have Libre Office ! I needed it for some DDTP & it worked fine. I will have a play as you suggest, but not at the moment, as it's gardening day (before the next rain comes ;-) ). Would I have copy & paste all my files, cos if so, it's probably a non-starter !
by chrissiehope
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Thunderbird going slow
Replies: 5
Views: 2428

Re: Thunderbird going slow

Good morning !
Well, whatever it was seems to have resolved itself - back to speedy email downloads :-)
by chrissiehope
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Thunderbird going slow
Replies: 5
Views: 2428

Re: Thunderbird going slow

Webpages are loading at normal speed, it's just Thunderbird that's suddenly gone slow - asimple one-line message takes several seconds to download, whereas normally it would arrive in an instant. it's only started in the past couple of days, and the update doesn't seem to have made any difference.
by chrissiehope
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Linux - pitfalls & benefits
Replies: 13
Views: 4780

Re: Linux - pitfalls & benefits

I'm sure there will be alternatives, such as Libre , but it's the files I already have in, for example, Word Office & Corel, that I would want to work or at least be accessible without too much hassle
by chrissiehope
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Thunderbird going slow
Replies: 5
Views: 2428

Thunderbird going slow

In the past couple of days, I've noticed that Thunderbird is going quite slowly when downloading emails that used to whizz into my Inbox.

It has just done an update, & I hoped it would sort this out, but it hasn't.

Is anyone else having this problem ?
by chrissiehope
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Linux - pitfalls & benefits
Replies: 13
Views: 4780

Linux - pitfalls & benefits

It has been suggested (by two computer gurus, including one on here !) that I switch to Linux. I'm not against this, given that W7 will no longer be supported after Jan 2020, but am concerned about compatibility with the programs I use & the files I already have. How easy is it to integrate W7 work ...
by chrissiehope
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Selling a country house.
Replies: 2
Views: 874

Re: Selling a country house.

We had someone interested in buying our casa de campo. They were getting a mortgage in UK, but when their bank saw the Catastro docs, they threw a wobbly over the 'track' dividing our 2 plots, saying it would be turned into a road ya da ya da. Frustratingly, the track no longer exists, as shown on G...
by chrissiehope
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: AVE Antequera to Granada
Replies: 3
Views: 3020

Re: AVE Antequera to Granada

Glad to see it has finally been completed - for years it was at a standstill, half done !
by chrissiehope
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: house alarm
Replies: 35
Views: 5761

Re: house alarm

Was the bill large & is that covered by your insurance ?
by chrissiehope
Tue May 28, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: hard drive scrubbers
Replies: 31
Views: 4328

Re: hard drive scrubbers

It's useful to know there is someone practically on my doorstep, but Enrique would always be the one I'd turn to first ! (I know the other guy from the local Frecycle group - he, his wife, & his cousin have had lots of items from me over the years) PS Enrique, you'll be glad to know he is also a fan...
by chrissiehope
Tue May 28, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: hard drive scrubbers
Replies: 31
Views: 4328

Re: hard drive scrubbers

Final update !
He came round with the dban CD & a portable CD drive (for the netbook) and set everything going. All 3 have now finished, so job done :-) . He will collect the 'gutted' devices tomorrow

Thanks to all for help & suggestions :thumbup:
by chrissiehope
Mon May 27, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: hard drive scrubbers
Replies: 31
Views: 4328

Re: hard drive scrubbers

Quick update - the guy I am giving them to has got back to me. He says he can wipe the hard drives using dban ! I just wish he'd got back to me earlier - it would have saved Enrique a lot of hassle, tho' he has the patience of a saint when dealing with technophobes like me !!
by chrissiehope
Mon May 27, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: theta healing - help/advice badly needed!
Replies: 6
Views: 11849

Re: theta healing - help/advice badly needed!

You wouldn't be asking about a client in particular, just general guidance as to potential aftereffects, so I don't see why the therapist wouldn't be able to help.