First impression: Dragon x10 10″ android tablet sells for $139. Cameras are basic, processor snaps quickly thru tasks, storage can go up by micro sd.

I was getting too far exclusively in Apple land. I got an iPhone 5s. It was terrific help in hospital recently. Short charger cord seems silly. I ordered a longer charger cord again from Walmart.

Dragon is fun. Kindle, Netflix, some writing will be its foci.

Keeps me amused as I recover from my kidney transplant.


More about that soon.

It goes well.


successful kidney transplant feedback on social media

On September 13 2016 I received a donor kidney and it is wolrking well.


Flickr, 12 year user and active

Facebook, longtime active user

Instagram, recent joiner active posting curren T and older photos, lots of likes




Facebook, lots of warm regards

Instagram, lots

Flicker, three remarks


I am surprised by Flickr.


I am enjoying Instagram. I may shift most of my photographic attention to it.

Recent Toil

Windows 10

I successfully updated the laptop my sister uses as her Netflix  access tool for the large Tv in the living room. It took a long time but was smooth. She also uses it for email.  I have recently shown her Pinterest. She found that intriguing. I searched “Nancy Drew” (she is a collector of the books) and found a lot of interesting pins.

Rogers email account password recovery

My password and I got separated. I only found out when I tried to reset email on a secondary device.  I tried online but just chased my own tail for twenty minutes. Rogers technical support were very helpful.

Image digitization

A friend asked me to help with some images for an article intended for a coffee table book.  So I read up once again on prep of hi-res images for printing. It is a little confusing. I am used to prep for online presentation or for images for Powerpoint slide shows that are projected for small sized audiences.

a couple of helpful links:

I used my scanner to copy an old engraving of 19th century logging using my Canon 4in1 printer.  I photographed a photocopy of a pencil drawing of a 17th century Huron village (longhouses and palisade).  I used my Nikon D7100 and Nikkor 18-140 lens mounted on a tripod.

The actual village used 64,000 poles for the palisade.  These were some 40 feet tall.

I loaded the photo in Corel Paint Shop Pro x6. I adjusted the contrast and cloned out some handwritten notes. Finally I saved the edited image trying for maximum quality.  I attempted to send the image to the friend. The scan made it,  The photo bounced back. I tried again compressing the image for a smaller size without sacrificing too much quality. Not sure how we are going to get this finished. We still need to get them to the book publisher.

Below a further compressed version of village drawing.

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