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LandzDown Lounge / Re: If you want to kill your time
« on: Today at 01:10:12 PM »
I looked at the 2nd list Killing Time by Gaining Knowledge. I don't think Gaining Knowledge is killing time.
When my husband waits for me, he listens to his mp3 player and reads magazines - if they are interesting.
When I wait for him, I read a book loaded on my tablet or answer emails.

Some things are a good use of time but others are just wasting time.

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I hope ESR doesn't get an update. I did 2 images today and have 2 more to go.

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Computer Problems, Questions and Solutions! / Re: Old dog - new trick
« on: August 12, 2019, 02:41:36 PM »
I wanted to add this.

You can't get blood from a stone. There is no money to pay ransom.
Reading entered Act 47, a state financial recovery program for distressed cities, in 2009. Two years later, the city received the label of the Poorest City in the United States, with 43 percent of its residents living in poverty.


I doubt that we have an IT person.

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Computer Problems, Questions and Solutions! / Re: Old dog - new trick
« on: August 12, 2019, 02:17:24 PM »
Since Zoning information is public, the information is available to everyone so I don't think it has to be secretive. Signs are posted in front of properties with the date and time of the Zoning hearing. That way, any citizen can come to the meeting and either speak for or against the case(s) to be heard.

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Computer Problems, Questions and Solutions! / Old dog - new trick
« on: August 11, 2019, 04:13:01 PM »
There is a saying in the US, that you can't teach an old dog new tricks.
This old dog learned a new trick and so did her husband!

My husband is on the Zoning Board and gets attachments with files for the upcoming hearings. Lately he has been getting the attachment as a winmail.dat file.
I spent time trying to find out what this was. Apparently it comes from a malformed Outlook account. We don't have Outlook and haven't downloaded email to our computers in 20 years.
My husband did inform the officer that he can't open the attachment he sends. That got him nowhere.

The two previous months I went to a website, uploaded the file and the site converted the attachment into its pdf and jpeg components. I then had to put them into a folder, put the folder on a USB stick and place the folder on my husband's computer. That gets tiresome if you have to do this each month or oftener.

Last night I went searching for a program that could open winmail.dat files. I found two. I downloaded the first one (from 2011). It was small and seemed easy to use from the screenshot. Ah, it works. My husband has 2 ways to open these files: a) right click and select open with Winmail Reader or b) open the program from the shortcut and drag the file into the left pane.

Program he is now using: https://www.winmail-dat.com

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Computer Problems, Questions and Solutions! / Re: Outlook via web site
« on: August 11, 2019, 03:58:42 PM »
FF acted exactly the same way as Palemoon.
I know Palemoon no longer supports it but Firefox supports noscript. I'm using v 11.0.2 , which is a different type of addon than what FF used to use and it is updated regularly.

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Computer Problems, Questions and Solutions! / Re: Outlook via web site
« on: August 10, 2019, 12:54:22 PM »
Thanks. I wonder what changed noscript? Once I get a site working, I rarely "tweak" the noscript settings for the site.
Now to remember this in case it happens again. (I'll add it to my note card for outlook).

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Computer Problems, Questions and Solutions! / Re: Outlook via web site
« on: August 10, 2019, 12:33:18 AM »
I fixed it. My laptop did the same thing so I looked at noscript.
Once I allowed msauth, in noscript,  I got the log in screen, my password screen and it went to my inbox.

I don't generally touch noscript so I'm not sure what disallowed msauth on both computers from the time it worked until today.

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Computer Problems, Questions and Solutions! / Re: Outlook via web site
« on: August 09, 2019, 06:37:27 PM »
I had no cookies protected for outlook/live but I removed the ones I did see. I also cleared history. That did nothing.

FF starts to load my inbox then switches to a blank white page.

Vivaldi continues to work normally. I guess I'll have to fire up Vivaldi until I can get to the bottom of the problem.

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Computer Problems, Questions and Solutions! / Outlook via web site
« on: August 09, 2019, 01:06:29 PM »
I only view my Outlook account through the website about twice a month. Today I get a blank white page in both Palemoon and FF ESR. I read a very old thread that opening a private browsing window might fix it. It did not. In Palemoon, I'm signed in so the bookmark takes me to my inbox. In FF, I got the signin page but as soon as I entered my username then password in another window, the inbox never showed and I got a blank white page.

I fired up Vivaldi and was finally able to get to my inbox.

Any idea what I need to do to get PM working?

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I had another thought about MS Security Essentials. Businesses, if they pay, can receive security patches for 3 years after January 2020 for Windows 7 computers, so perhaps MS will keep it alive for 3 years if businesses pay for support.

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Meet & Greet! / Re: Happy Birthday, Corrine!
« on: August 05, 2019, 11:05:11 AM »
Time for cake! Have a Happy Birthday, Corrine!

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If it goes the way it did with XP, the database will be updated for a time then you'll get this dire warning on your desktop, about not being protected. Since it rarely found anything, I didn't feel too bad turning protection off and no longer seeing the message. Malwarebytes is still being updated. On the few times I fire up XP (like when there was a special security patch in May 2019 for BlueKeep), one of the first things I do is update malwarebytes.

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What is a Eurosignal?

I had a Nokia but not that ringtone.
I spent many, many hours playing Tetris and Welltris but I must have turned the sound off.

My mom owned an Underwood, similar to your picture. She and I moved up to a Smith Corona - non-electric.

My husband had an IBM Selectric II ($1,000 in 1980)  which he swore he'd never give up. Then I taught him how to use a computer to type tests. He learned WordPerfect's equation editor and he covered up the typewriter and didn't use it for years. He sold it to our Credit Union (almost gave it away) when the IBM typewriter there died.

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Thanks but no thanks. 1 hour on clippy! I was glad to see clippy disappear.

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