Salino


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Photo test thread only...

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 16:45

..just mucking about here again...testing win 8.1 and comparing with Firefox... please ignore....

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/32951.jpg?width=350

 

 

 

Beware of companies offering vouchers and cash back.

Posted: 23/10/2013 at 11:54

..thank you for alerting us Tina...something to watch out for... we've just found out that our gas account has been transferred to another supplier without our knowledge... going to take weeks to sort out... we've no idea how it happened... so something underhand has occurred here, or just human error, hopefully...

Windows 8.1 - a warning !

Posted: 23/10/2013 at 11:40

Zombie..... I want to thank you so much for that information and advice... I didn't know about those settings and I have removed those 2 ticks in the compatibility view settings.... it works so much better... my emails are back to normal too...

I'm very grateful...

..however, I still believe 8.1 has an intrusive nature that was not there with 8 on it's own... and unless one is very careful to customise settings, especially if using their Sky Drive.. then we are giving them too many permissions...like social media... it's checking those privacy settings that's very important... I wonder if too many people will, during download, simply go with the 'recommended' settings... of course if you don't get involved with Sky Drive or Apps then we don't need that MS account, but if you do...then we have been warned...

Windows 8.1 - a warning !

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 21:33
KEF wrote (see)

Don't really know what I'm on about but I thought I'd seen today that 8.1 had been withdrawn.

Thanks again Salino for telling me how to reduce / post my pictures. Hope all is ok with you

..hi KEF...yes, thank you and it's nice to talk to you again.... I'm pleased I was able to help with the photo situation a while ago... 

...I've not heard this one about it being withdrawn... but I notice a lot of very dissatisfied customers so far... 

...just wait till we all get this Google Glass thingy.... oh my goodness... don't get me started...

..we shall soldier on...

Windows 8.1 - a warning !

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 14:33

..thank you for the advice... I'm afraid I don't have pods, pads nor phones so iOS isn't any use to me there...

...this windows 8.1 comes with IE 11 the latest version, which I believe is more secure than any other browser - so I've been reading, or at least that's what they like to tell us... but it does have a few bugs it seems...to be ironed out... and it's probably as much to do with some websites not accommodating it properly as yet... this one for instance... you cannot puts links in posts using IE11 nor can you post a photo... you can upload the photo and 'save' it, but it doesn't appear in the post box...

...I also have Firefox and use that on here sometimes but prefer IE... on my Vista laptop I have IE9 and that doesn't cause any issues...

...I dare say it'll all come out in the wash....

planting sorbus

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 14:25

yes. now is fine... go ahead and plant..weather permitting...

Windows 8.1 - a warning !

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 11:52

..I don't know what iOS is...sorry...

and another thing... during download, which took 3 hours.. I was forced to open a Microsoft account, which I didn't want, which replaced my local user account... try getting rid of this MS account... ooh.! no they don't want you to do that, as you cannot then download these rubbishy 'apps' they want to sell you... well, anyway, I've managed to switch back to my local account after some rummaging around...

the thing is a pest.... like a grumpy male after some bevvies...

Windows 8.1 - a warning !

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 11:30

...if any of you are running Windows 8 on your pc's.. and thinking of downloading this supposed upgrade [that's a joke]... then I advise you not to do so at this stage... it's APPALLING! and I don't often use capitals...

my email programme doesn't work properly ... Internet Explorer behaves in a strange fashion on some websites including this one.. you can't do links... the thing is a pest... it keeps asking if you want to choose another browser and promptly removes your own one from the desktop... you get strange pops up on websites about 'scanstyles' or somesuch.... really, I feel like restoring to when it was before the download....

...Windows 8 on it's own was fine..I was liking it very much... 8.1 is like catching a disease...

My favourite nurseries

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 11:14

...just north of Colchester...comes under Suffolk I think, at East Bergholt... if you don't know this one,...well, I think it's worth a visit if you can...just a wonderful place all round, particularly in Spring when all their Camellias are in bloom at the entrance...

http://www.placeforplants.co.uk/p_contact.php

 

 

Hedgerow fruit

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 11:29

...I also like that Keepers site very much... I find the way you can key in your preferred rootstock and it finds all those available, and then search for appropriate pollinators to go with it...  I have my eye on a couple of apples, one called Herefordshire Russet and the other Charles Ross.... on M9 for container growing.... I've grown M9 in the ground before and I realise Mr Don suggested using a more vigorous rootstock recently, for containers, but I still think M9 is best for me... as they may get planted later on... it's fun searching these fruits out I think...it's a pity we cannot do a taste test, as there are so many I've not heard of that I might prefer...

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weedy ID's please

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Heartbleed

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Windows 8.1 - a warning !

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Photo test thread only...

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Home Baking

please show us your culinary delights... 
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Sweet and Everlasting peas... 
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