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  Topic: Falling into the Vista Trap
judyofthewoods

Replies: 107
Views: 31052
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Sun Nov 25, 07 10:48 pm   Subject: Linux looks like a good alternative
I am so fed up with Vista, that I have been investigating Linux, now that some of it is 'granny-proof'. Just dipped my feet into it, and despite a few initial difficulties I was able to have a good p ...
  Topic: Graphics Tablet
judyofthewoods

Replies: 15
Views: 6316
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Tue Nov 13, 07 1:58 am   Subject: Graphics Tablet
This looks interesting - a tablet which you can write on with ordinary paper and an ink filled stylus so that it feels like normal handwriting. It is used as a stand-alone for taking notes, which ar ...
  Topic: Todays harvest
judyofthewoods

Replies: 24
Views: 9092
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Mon Jul 30, 07 9:58 pm   Subject: Re: Todays harvest
Foraging books seem to copy bland but readily identified things from each other. Or, worse, nasty edible things. Rats tail plantain and rose bay willowherb, why even list them as edible when they're s ...
  Topic: Todays harvest
judyofthewoods

Replies: 24
Views: 9092
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Mon Jul 30, 07 9:27 pm   Subject: Re: Todays harvest
I've eaten berries that looked like strawberries but were bland as anything, then later wondered whether they could have been marsh cinquefoil...

I tried one of the near ripe berries which had come ...
  Topic: Todays harvest
judyofthewoods

Replies: 24
Views: 9092
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Mon Jul 30, 07 8:52 pm   Subject: Re: Todays harvest

Golly, cab, you live near the equator?

Its odd, but for such a small island, Great Britain has massive variations between the regions for what is ripe when. Would you believe I also spotted ...
  Topic: New foraging guide with DS discount
judyofthewoods

Replies: 21
Views: 11078
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Mon Jul 30, 07 12:53 am   Subject: New foraging guide with DS discount
Hi Simon, thanks for 'welcome back'.
The cards are, in their present version, UK orientated, but that is mostly related to the calendar, which is only a rough guide anyway, as there are regional var ...
  Topic: Fusing carrier bags together
judyofthewoods

Replies: 8
Views: 5516
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Sun Jul 29, 07 11:42 pm   Subject: Fusing carrier bags together
Wouldn't fancy breathing in the fumes myself.
extension lead, garden, nice day, work downwind (or is that upwind?).....
And what about doing it the less elegant, but just as effective way - use seve ...
  Topic: Todays harvest
judyofthewoods

Replies: 24
Views: 9092
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Sun Jul 29, 07 11:29 pm   Subject: Re: Todays harvest
Didn't go looking for shrooms, concentrated on fruit.
2 lb greengages, from trees I've walked past a hundred times and never noticed. Just on the verge of being perfectly ripe.
4 lb cherry plums, so ...
  Topic: Falling into the Vista Trap
judyofthewoods

Replies: 107
Views: 31052
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Sat Jul 28, 07 11:31 pm   Subject: Falling into the Vista Trap
Thanks skedone. I called the computer shop today, and they could fit me out with XP, including work for 80. Confirmed too, that the computer would be faster with XP, which begs the question, what goo ...
  Topic: Falling into the Vista Trap
judyofthewoods

Replies: 107
Views: 31052
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Sat Jul 28, 07 12:26 am   Subject: Falling into the Vista Trap
After my old laptop died a couple of weeks ago (luckily a brain transplant was possible) I had to get a new laptop, alas with Vista. There are a few features I like, and some I am getting used to, but ...
  Topic: Unsafe Plants for goats
judyofthewoods

Replies: 12
Views: 5783
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Fri Jul 27, 07 11:56 pm   Subject: Unsafe Plants for goats
Galant Soldier ( Galinsoga parviflora )
  Topic: credit card facilities
judyofthewoods

Replies: 25
Views: 9244
PostForum: Small Business Questions, Ideas and Advice   Posted: Fri Jul 27, 07 11:48 pm   Subject: credit card facilities
I think a non-refundable deposit is more than reasonable. If they leave you in the lurch, they should pay, after all you may have lost out on another booking. That is the whole idea about deposits.
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  Topic: New foraging guide with DS discount
judyofthewoods

Replies: 21
Views: 11078
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Fri Jul 27, 07 10:54 pm   Subject: New foraging guide with DS discount
Yes - a copy, um, found its way into my basket (along with The Glorious Book for Girls)... I'm not suposed to be buying books atm, but I couldn't pass up on one that had so many familiar names in it.. ...
  Topic: New foraging guide with DS discount
judyofthewoods

Replies: 21
Views: 11078
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Fri Jul 27, 07 10:18 pm   Subject: New foraging guide with DS discount
jema - it did occur to me after I sent the link that you share the same home. I did let someone else have a copy anyway. You should have the link now, I sorted the problem - a little oversight on my p ...
  Topic: New foraging guide with DS discount
judyofthewoods

Replies: 21
Views: 11078
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Fri Jul 27, 07 9:26 pm   Subject: New foraging guide with DS discount
Thanks everyone for your interest and comments. The three successful (when I get the download tech glitch sorted - only a problem with the free download) members are:
Snowball
Bingo
Jamanda
Hope t ...
 
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