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tomierna's Avatar Picture tomierna (Admin) – December 08, 2007 01:51AM Reply Quote
Well, why not? this is a community, after all.

tliet – January 30, 2008 02:27AM Reply Quote
OK, thanks Stan. I'll tell her to look into that.

Dr. Strangelove – January 30, 2008 10:12AM Reply Quote
rino, that was the first thing I tried, and for some reason I didn't think it worked, but in fact it does, of course.

Dr. Strangelove – February 01, 2008 11:46AM Reply Quote
Can anyone explain tabs in Word (2004) to me?

I'm trying to make a form with, for example, lines for name and address. I want "Name:" and "Address:" to be right-justified (the colons should be aligned), followed by a space to fill in the name and address. I can't seem to do it. This is for a printed form, BTW, so I don't need any fancy fill-in-the-blank-electronically magic.

ddt – February 01, 2008 12:10PM Reply Quote
use pages and save as a PDF?

there may be a preference hidden in there that turns sequential tabs into bulleted lists?

my own Q: i have a logitech mx500 (non-wireless) -- its scroll wheel is losing the ability to scroll up in a window. any quick tips on this (cleaning, etc.) short of disassembly?


stan adams – February 01, 2008 12:16PM Reply Quote
I've been in that hell.

Hint: the TABS, INDENTATION & ALIGNMENT (paragraph) all reset on RETURN but NOT NEWLINE. You might have to resort ot a hanging indent (negative indent) and justifying the paragraph...

If you want to really go crazy you can through kerning and manully instert white space of fraqactionally font sizes too.

NOTE TO APPLE: Make a VISUAL PAGE LAYOUT TOOL that will do CSS or HTML on the fly and they world will thank you !

Bruce Robertson – February 01, 2008 04:28PM Reply Quote
Still looking for feedback on monitoring Windows printers. The issue is that a client needs to print an order on the printer in the warehouse area of their business. Ideally they would never print a duplicate (because somebody might pick up the paperwork and ship the order a second time) and also they would like to know that the print job actually occurred and that the printer did not produce an error. Probably they need to review their workflow processes as well.

dharlow – February 01, 2008 07:01PM Reply Quote

What type of monitoring do you want to do, usually Windows will report back the error but not always. As a result I would have them consider re-working their process to either have the orders printed and delivered or to put a terminal or cheap computer in the warehouse to all them to print and log it as being processed.


Steve Cordova – February 01, 2008 11:32PM Reply Quote
History passes the first time as tragedy, the second time as farts. - Roy Edroso
I purchased all 3 seasons of "Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations" and a season pass for this year. It ate up all the space on my hard drive, which is making it hard to rip my "Trinity Blood" DVDs so i can watch them on my ipod. I decided to free up the space by burning "No Reservations" and the two seasons of Venture Bros. to data DVD. I am getting 50% failure rate burning on my Gen 1 Mac Mini 1.42 GHz G4 - 1GB RAM. The DVDs are HP DVD+R 16x LightScribe. (I am burning the label side on my laptop.) Is there a way to get better burn rate?

El Jeffe – February 02, 2008 08:16AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
Coincidentally, the first thing I did was look for No Reservations today (about 15 minutes ago)

What a journey.

rino – February 04, 2008 01:04PM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.
Burn at a slower speed.

Steve Cordova – February 04, 2008 02:17PM Reply Quote
History passes the first time as tragedy, the second time as farts. - Roy Edroso
Dropping to 12X seems to fix it. Picked up a 50 disk spindle of LightScribe DVDs at OfficeMax for $25 Saturday night, changed the burn speed to 12X and the last two I needed to burn went without a hitch.

New problem. or maybe old one, i don't remember if i posted this. My 2001 dual USB 500MHz iBook needs a new Airport card, and a new DVD drive. What would be a good price for both of these? I can install the Airport card, but I would like a slot loading ComboDrive to replace the broken DVD drive.

ghidorah – February 04, 2008 02:21PM Reply Quote
Raise taxes on cavemen. --jw
To the Photogs out there.

I'm trying to find a bag to lug my new camera around in, but I don't want to advertise to thieves that I have a 6-large item in an easily grab-able package.

any suggestions?

I'm already planning on wrapping the Pentax in a layer of gaffers tape to try to fool the casual observer into thinking its crap. Would that work with the bag as well?

tomierna (Admin) – February 04, 2008 02:28PM Reply Quote
Hideously Unnatural
I haven't bought one yet, since I carry my camera gear in a Pelican, but these look tempting:


stan adams – February 04, 2008 03:03PM Reply Quote
These look way may more incogNeat-o: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/384128-REG/Crumpler_MD0501A_5_Million_Dollar_Home.html

And if'n you order from B&H you'll help out the site...

How bad an area do you plan on using the camera in? Gaffer's tape? That kinda works to make bikes ugly, but I'm worry that you'd so screw-up camera's ergonomic that it would be unusable.

Mokers (Moderator) – February 04, 2008 04:10PM Reply Quote
Formerly Remy Martin
Steve, I might have a slot-loading iBook combo drive for you from a 700 MHz. It might also have an aiport card. Send me an e-mail.

ghidorah – February 04, 2008 05:32PM Reply Quote
Raise taxes on cavemen. --jw
Stan, I'm thinking about my (now delayed) trip to the Yucatan. Maybe I shouldn't be so paranoid, I'll only be there a few days, and I'll likely rent my own vehicle while down there (so no public transportation.) Gaffers tape might indeed screw p the camera, but painters tape would work for a short time.

I noticed the crumpler line, but the 'bucks line didn't seem to have anything that would include my laptop. Perhaps I'll have to leave it at home.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/04/2008 05:34PM by ghidorah.

stan adams – February 04, 2008 05:40PM Reply Quote
Get the bag, keep it cinched up to you. You just want to avoid the "clueless newbie" look that tends to draw thieves like honey draws flies. All cameras look pretty alike to petty thieves -- quick money.

Crumpler has some sweet "inserts" for their bigger messenger bags that will handle laptops and cameras, but that gets quite pricey.

There is probably more "theft based on value" on college campuses -- kids can surf ebay to determine what is worth stealing.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/04/2008 05:42PM by stan adams.

ghidorah – February 04, 2008 05:42PM Reply Quote
Raise taxes on cavemen. --jw
I really love Timbuk2 bags. I just wish they had something with a padded camera compartment.

ghidorah – February 04, 2008 05:43PM Reply Quote
Raise taxes on cavemen. --jw
Good advice Stan, thanks.

stan adams – February 04, 2008 05:46PM Reply Quote
I think crumpler has taken up niches where timbuk2 has decided to stay a bit more mass market. Lately I've been commuting with skater backpacks -- much less sloppy fit than traditional messenger bags or regular laptop bags. Might not be the best choice for camera, as you can't really whip the thing around en route.

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