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  1. Ohhh, I am so sorry to hear this. I loved Marty's quirky sense of humor, the way he started threads with "Hi Team," his compassion with donating fixed up computers to Seniors and his expertise. I will deeply, deeply miss him


  2. Owwww, Joe! Hope your eye gets fixed up quick!

    As far as cataracts, piece o' cake fix nowadays. Everyone who has had them fixed says the same thing,

    "Shoulda done it 20 years ago"


  3. Ohhhboy, Hitest! Hope Laura heals quickly, hope little Sis is spared and you and Mrs take care of yourselves, too! One of the kids' friends had H1N1 (she's a schoolteacher!) and she said the fatique is miserable.

    Thoughts and Prayers going out your way


  4. When you plug in the printer, you may not get any feedback.. According to the Mac Genius, "well you plug-ed it in, why do I need to tell you what you just did?"

    I bet if you plug in her brothers printer and tries to print, that it will be there ready to print to. I spent 3 hours messing with my printer before I just tried to print.

    :D I wonder if that is what happened??? Anywhoooo, found a Canon Printer that actually INCLUDED the printer cord! And bought it for her Birthday. Don't know if they hooked it up yet


  5. My rarely used cellphone is a "free with rebate" Tracfone, butttttt my kids have "real cellphones" and this is what I've learned so far:

    DO ask your neighbors about which companies work well in your area. Verizon works well here but my Sis in KY had lousy service with them. She is using Sprint? I think? and when she's here in MI she has bad reception problems.

    Kids went with Verizon solely because 90% of their friends had Verizon and members can call and text eachother free.

    The local Verizon Store is always packed and many folks have to wait 2 hours to get waited on. This can be alleviated by purely calling ahead and making an appointment (thanks to a savvy salesperson's advice!)

    Son had two phones that had lousy service, so that group of Verizon folks following you around depends on the phone you get........I suggest calling or visiting the Verizon store to see their phone recommendations. Son got good advice that way, and finally has a phone with good reception. Don't know what kind it is, but its the type where it shows numbers if opened upright and a keyboard if opened sideways.....

    Daughter looked into a Blackberry phone and decided against it because many of the features involved an extra $25 month charge. She gets free internet on campus and her apartment and has a laptop. She can internet and save $25month using the "old fashioned method"....


  6. Ummmm, okayyyy, real dumb question and I give you permission to laugh. I'm fine with that, lots of people laugh at me :)

    Looked online a bit and there were a couple HP printers that had a logo that was a blue square with two smiling faces smushed up against eachother. Is that the Mac logo?

    I know, I know, but I gotta double check!

    I HOPE she's keeping her idiotbox updated, but y'never know. Sigh.


  7. Daughter requested a new printer for her Birthday/Christmas.

    She has an Apple Laptop (pretty sure its Leopard)

    She can "plug right in" at her work printer and she says it's an "IM"??? (IBM maybe? but its a big machine and likely expensive)

    She tried plugging into her brother's "elcheapo" HP and nothing happened. Just as well, he hoards his printer ink.

    She needs something simple--mainly to print College papers/occasional picture but probably not photos; and something that is not a big monster like her work printer--a desktop type. Doesn't need to scan, copy or make sandwiches. *I* need something that isn't expensive :D

    OH! And something very easy to set up--"plug and play" would be awesome. I know nothing about Macs and besides, I'm 50 miles away, and she's not a Geek.

    Thanks in advance!