In my weekly post, “Elo Premium De Multiples Capas De Cocina De Acero Inoxidable Utensilios De Co...“, I like to include a photo of something that I’ve taken from the previous week.

There was a time when I’d put my original camera around my neck and go looking for things to take pictures of. Enesco 4026112 Our Name is Mud “Dog Mom, 16 oz. Stoneware Mug 16 Ounces Multi...It worked really well if I was lucky enough to find something worth snapping. Elo Profi Therm 88220 Stew Pot 20 cmNow, with the camera in my Smartphone, I always have the ability to take pictures in my pocket. It’s funny how many more pictures that I feel inspired to take this way. And better ones too.

Anyway, last week I was rolling up the solar blanket to the pool and noticed a spider in this huge web over my shoulder. Elo Rubicast 97524 Frying Pan 24 cmI watched for a minute until I realized what she/he was doing. The spider was traversing the web picking up the things that got caught during the night before.Enesco Wine Glass, Flip Flops Too My mind flashed back to elementary school science where we learned how a spider doesn’t get stuck in its own web.

I was pleased with the picture as I got as close as I could to get a definition of the spider and the things caught in the web. Eloquent Stainless Steel Beautiful Mirror Polish Dishwasher Safe Cookware SetAs per my regular routine, I took 2 or 3 pictures of the same thing so that I could get the best picture lest I move the camera while taking the picture.

Anyway, that’s the background for this post!

When I write my Sunday post, my routine was to grab the camera on my desk and flip through what I had taken and find one to include. Emaille Pfanne 24 cm Premium Email Azzurro bluee Qualität aus ÖsterreichThen, I would email or DM it to myself so that I could put it into the post. Engraved Beer Growler Set of 6 (m30)Since it’s only a task that I do once or twice a week, the inefficiencies kind of bothered me but not enough to do anything about it.

However, in my readings lately on Windows 10, I’ve been reading about the Your Phone abilities. For the most part, the writers were excited about the concept of texting from your computer keyboard. I wasn’t as excited. Enlightened Elements Multi-Glow Cordial SetCould there be more?

Out of boredom, I installed this on my phone and activated the utility on my computer. Unlike other synchronization things I’ve used, this really was seemless and easyEMBOSSED FLORAL pink FROSTY CLEAR PLASTIC PVC VINYL CLEAR TABLE CLOTH PredECTOR. Almost too easy, it seemed. The menu revealed what was available.

And, sure enough, there were my spider pictures. Emenest Clear Cooler Drinking Glasses Set of 8 15.75-oz Real Glassware with (As well as the thunderstorm clouds coming in from Boblo Island)

To work on the post, there was none of this sending the picture to myself. I just grabbed it from the Your Phone app and bam, it was in my post.

I remember Arthur C. Clarke’s quote…

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

I had that moment!

I just wish that I’d done it sooner.

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… TV dinner tables?

David Garlick was a week ahead of me on this one with his Twitter response to last week’s post.

Maybe that’s why he was a principal and I wasn’t.Emeril Ligasse by ALL-CLAD 3 Quart Saute Pan w lid Stainless Steel COPPER CORE

Yes, there was the concept of the folding TV dinner table. There’s a bunch still for sale –

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Currently, we don’t own a set but I do remember, as a child, of having a set that we kept behind the door going down to the basementEMI Yoshi EMI-PB Party Bombers 2.75 Oz. Plastic Cup - 500 CS. My wife’s parents had a set and used them as end tables down in their rec room.Epicureanist Fleur De Lis Pedestal Stand I stole the idea when furnishing an apartment at university. It was affordable, to be sure, from the second hand store. $5 a set, if I recall correctly.

They weren’t very solid. They appeared to be made of tin and had a flowered pattern on them and fluted edges. Erazor Bits - Volunteer Firefighter - Set of 2 - Large Coffee MugsThey folded up neatly for storage and the concept was to put your dinner/supper on them so that you could watch television while eating. (TV dinners optional). Emilceramica Kotto Decors Mosaico Mattone 30x30 cm I307P2 E345 effetto Cotto ...Unlike a regular table, they weren’t a permanent addition to a room – just for those special times that you ate supper while watching television.

Or so the story goes…

In both our families like David’s, the television was turned off at meal times and we ate as a family around the kitchen table.Emilceramica On Square listelli sfalsati Sabbia 30x60 cm M633B3R E1N3 Tiles C... In our case, the dining table was used for special dining occasions when we had company but mostly as a collection point for stuff at other times.

So, why did we have TV tables? For those fancy meals with company, they served as holders for the food as we loaded up buffet style. Emile Henry - Tagine Tajine 27 cm KohleWe also used them to play games like checkers, Monopoly, on them. But that was about it.

These days, I can’t remember seeing them out for sale in stores so I don’t know if they’re not there or they’re such a seldom-purchased article that they’re largely hidden. Emile Henry 3 Piece Dinnerware Set With Cereal Bowl, CharcoalWe do see them when we’re out antiquing and it does bring back childhood memories!

For a Sunday morning, your thoughts?

  • Do you currently own a set of TV dinner tables?
  • Did you have them in your youth?
  • Were you allowed to eat and watch television at the same time?
  • Emile Henry Butter Pot, CharcoalWhile the cheap tinny ones probably wouldn’t work, could you see a use for these type of table in your classroom?
  • ERNEST SOHN Platter Mid Century 14 Serving PLATE White Ribbed SignedGiven their price point and the portability, there has to be all kinds of functionality for these that I’m not aware of. Do you have a unique use for these things?

As always, please share your thoughts in the comments below.

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I could have used this when I got my Chromebook.

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Like MacOS not liking the ALT key but uses the Windows/Super key instead for some tasks. ESPRESSO CUP & SAUCER Plus Used Cappuccino Cups SaucersOr the difference between a backspace key and a delete key.Emma Bridgewater Pink Hearts Four Melamine Surfaced Placemats (BOXED) NEW They’re easily learned once you set yourself on a path to actually learn them.

I suspect that my learning with a new Chromebook was the same as others.

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  • how do you CAPS LOCK anyway?
  • is there a files manager?Essential Skillet Set, Six-Piece Set
  • is there a Task Manager?
  • where did all the Function keys go and what do those new symbols mean?

And other things. Of course, they’re all easily found with a simple Google search but they’re all nicely laid out in this Empireposter – Assassins Creed Assassins – Dimensions Approximately ø8,5 9.5 –.

Work your way though the menu on the left and see the results appear graphically in the main part of the screen. Although I’ve used this Chromebook for a couple of years now, there were still a few new things to learn.Emsa 503644 Superline cake keeper, 35 x 36 cm, white bluee In this case, I learned a few more multiple-finger actions.

You might want to tuck this away as an introductory lesson for Chromebooks in your classroom.

Bonus tutorial – Pixel Phone Simulator