other things

Sunday, June 4th, 2017 02:47 am
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[personal profile] darkoshi
Still tweaking other things on my new cell phone too.

I found out that one can remove the pages from these old family photo albums (and put them back together again). Which means that scanning the albums shouldn't be that difficult after all (as long as each page fits on the flatbed - one of the albums does just barely. The other one would require using my mom's larger scanner). Which means that's another thing I want to get done.

Firefox addons; learn how to update them to use these new WebExtensions APIs.
Which also shows me that my JavaScript knowledge is woefully out of date. It's changed a lot in 20 years.

I've just installed 2 and a half years worth of Windows updates on one of Qiao's old Windows 7 desktop computers, which we haven't used in that long. Because it has iTunes on it, and I don't want to install iTunes on my laptop. But there are a couple of items I want to get, which are only available to download from iTunes. And of course, that meant I needed to install Windows updates too, right? I dunno. It seemed the thing to do even though it took all day. Makes me think I might even be able to get updates working again on my old laptop too, if I wanted to.
Simplifying updates for Windows 7 and 8.1 - a rollup for all updates through April 2016, with only one prerequisite that must be installed first.

Researching family tree stuff. Old census records. Found out my great-great-grandmother had at least 10 children, and possibly 5 more that didn't survive.
Need to determine what kind of open-source program I should use for doing a family tree, so that the data can be exported/imported in a widely compatible format.

Want to replace all the screws for the door lock strike-plates and hinges with 3-inch long screws. And replace some of the strike-plates with ones that take 4 screws instead of 2.

I finally took down the rest of the xmas decorations and put the boxes away. My mom helped me take down the xmas tree a few weeks ago. She and Qiao are as bad as me - once I made my mind up to take them down, they both said "I think you should just leave them up", making me debate it internally all over again.

Date: Sunday, June 4th, 2017 04:47 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] randomdreams
I really appreciate the solidity of 4-hole hinges with ginormous long screws.

It's kind of weird to think that javascript is 20 years old.

Date: Thursday, June 8th, 2017 07:16 am (UTC)
marahmarie: my initials (MM) (Default)
From: [personal profile] marahmarie
Speaking as someone who's done it (kicked in doors) I'm a bit confused; the doors I've had luck with had shallowly set locks but I knew nothing about their hinge screws, and did not kick in that side of the door, but the other, so how does one go about kicking in a door with short screws (is it done from the hinge side)? I'd love video links, if you could, thanks.

Date: Saturday, June 10th, 2017 12:09 am (UTC)
marahmarie: my initials (MM) (Default)
From: [personal profile] marahmarie
Bookmarked the link and will watch it when I get a chance (feeling a bit too under the weather right now) - thanks.

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