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Clarke & Clarke

Room: Bedroom / Lounge / Hallway Material: Wallpaper
Size: 10m (32.8ft) long x 52cm (20.5in) wide Style: Feature Wall

In my weekly post, “FAUCET TAP BASIN FAUCET BASIN LXW-30111“, 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. Flaviker Dakota Naturale 20x170 cm DK2713R Holzoptik Fliesen ItalienIt worked really well if I was lucky enough to find something worth snapping. Faux Reclaimed Wood Floor Wall Tile Durable Glazed Porcelain 14.53 SF caseNow, 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. FC1006 - Facade Beige Grey Wood Wall Galerie WallpaperI 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.Flaviker Place 2b Aspen Grey Lux 20x170 cm AN2722L effetto Legno Pavimento Pi... 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. FC3401 - Facade Brown Books Galerie WallpaperAs 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. FD22423 - Azmaara Grey & Yellow Mandara Geometric Trellis Fine Decor WallpaperThen, I would email or DM it to myself so that I could put it into the post. Flaviker River Moon 60x120 cm 60001769 Tiles Ceramic Pebbles ItalianSince 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. Flaviker W_All Milk Relief 30x120 cm WA3111S Tiles Ceramic Marble ItalianCould 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 easyFD22446 - Azmaara Taupe, Grey & Plum Azmaara August Fine Decor Wallpaper. Almost too easy, it seemed. The menu revealed what was available.

And, sure enough, there were my spider pictures. FD22706 - Mirabelle Room Grey Tree leaves Fine Decor Wallpaper(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.FD24032 - Restored Turquoise Copper Ornamental Tin Ceiling Fine Decor Wallpaper

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 basementFD24134 - Solstice Tropical Leaf Grey Fine Decor Wallpaper. My wife’s parents had a set and used them as end tables down in their rec room.Floor Boar Laminate Flooring Trimmer Cutter - Ratcheting Handle Model 10-452 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. Flores Ambia Line Marco Schubkasten-Einteilung Inserción CajónThey 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). FD24400 - Insignia Teal Palm Leaves Fine Decor WallpaperUnlike 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.FD24547 - Aristas Geometric Pattern Ravenswood Panelling Fine Decor Wallpaper 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. FD24950 - Artisan Large Cork Light Grey Fine Decor WallpaperWe 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. Feature Laptop Decal Vinyl Wall Art Home DecorWe 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?
  • Fein Kit d'accessoires MEILLEUR OF E-CUT 6x Supercut lamesWhile the cheap tinny ones probably wouldn’t work, could you see a use for these type of table in your classroom?
  • Flowfit Idraulico 1 4 Bsp Autocentrante Legato GiunturaGiven 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.

Now, a computer is a computer is a computer but there are little gotchas with various operating systems that take a bit of getting used to.Fernsteuerung 2 Kanäle, TLC2C Yokis 5454401

Like MacOS not liking the ALT key but uses the Windows/Super key instead for some tasks. FoLIESEN Fliesenaufkleber 10x10 cm Farbe MittelgreyOr the difference between a backspace key and a delete key.Feste 2lb Lötflußmittel Rosin Colophony 900g reinen Kiefern Gummiharz Tiefer... 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.

  • what’s that magnifying glass doing on the CAPS LOCK key?
  • how do you CAPS LOCK anyway?
  • is there a files manager?Foods Spice Herbs Fruits Spoon Plants Kitchen Restaurant Wallpaper Murals Photo
  • 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 Festool Ladegerät TCL 3 499335.

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.Festool Schleifvlies 115x152 SF 800 VL 30 497089 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