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In my weekly post, “3D Stone Room Door 466 Wall Paper Wall Print Decal Wall Deco Indoor Mural Carly“, 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. 3D Tree snow82 Tablecloth Table Cover Cloth Birthday Party Event AJ WALLPAPER UKIt worked really well if I was lucky enough to find something worth snapping. 3D Stone Style Design 78 Floor WallPaper Murals Wall Print Decal AJ WALLPAPER USNow, 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. 3D Stone, flower, bird 3235 Wall Paper Print Wall Decal Deco Indoor Wall MuralsI 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.3D Trees 887 Tablecloth Table Cover Cloth Birthday Party Event AJ WALLPAPER UK 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. 3D Stones River Path 79 Floor WallPaper Murals Wall Print Decal AJ WALLPAPER USAs 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. 3D strada Spiaggia 151 Parete Murales Adesivi Decal Sfondamento AJ WALLPAPER ITThen, I would email or DM it to myself so that I could put it into the post. 3D Trolley Garden 562 Wall Paper Wall Print Decal Wall Deco Indoor Mural SunmerSince 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. 3D trunk Tree hole Wall Paper Wall Print Decal Wall Deco Indoor wall Mural HomeCould 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 easy3D Strand 85 Fototapeten Wandbild Fototapete Tapete Familie DE Lemon. Almost too easy, it seemed. The menu revealed what was available.

And, sure enough, there were my spider pictures. 3D Strand Ozean 764 Fototapeten Wandbild Fototapete Tapete Familie DE Lemon(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.3D Stream 84 Fototapeten Wandbild Fototapete Tapete Familie DE Lemon

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

3D Unique palace 55 Wall Paper Wall Print Decal Wall Deco Indoor Wall MuralsThey’ve gone up in price! And appear to be more solid than the ones in my memory.

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 basement3D Stream Sun Tablecloth Table Cover Cloth Birthday Party AJ WALLPAPER UK Lemon. My wife’s parents had a set and used them as end tables down in their rec room.3D Vast Universe 89 Wall Paper Wall Print Decal Wall Deco AJ WALLPAPER Summer 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. 3D Vista Mare Viva 123 Parete Murales Adesivi Decal Sfondamento AJ WALLPAPER ITThey 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). 3D Street 978 Tablecloth Table Cover Cloth Birthday Party Event AJ WALLPAPER UKUnlike 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.3D Strisce colorate 28 Pavimento Foto Wallpaper Murales Muro Stampa Decalcomania 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. 3D Summer leaves 2433 Wall Paper Wall Print Decal Wall Deco Indoor Wall MuralsWe 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. 3D Sun Clouds Stairs 52 Wall Paper Wall Print Decal Wall Deco Indoor Wall MuralsWe 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?
  • 3D Sun Lawn 7457 Wallpaper Mural Wall Print Wall Wallpaper Murals US SummerWhile the cheap tinny ones probably wouldn’t work, could you see a use for these type of table in your classroom?
  • 3D Wasser Fisch blueme 924 Fototapeten Wandbild Fototapete Bild Tapete FamilieGiven 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.3D Sunset 48 Tablecloth Table Cover Cloth Birthday Party AJ WALLPAPER UK Lemon

Like MacOS not liking the ALT key but uses the Windows/Super key instead for some tasks. 3D Waterfall 7044 WallPaper Bathroom Print Decal Wall Deco AJ WALLPAPER AUOr the difference between a backspace key and a delete key.3D Sunset Mountain Flower 42 Wall Paper Wall Print Decal Wall Deco Indoor Mural 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?3D Waterfall75 Tablecloth Table Cover Cloth Birthday Party Event AJ WALLPAPER UK
  • 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 3D Sunshine 7153 WallPaper Bathroom Print Decal Wall Deco AJ WALLPAPER AU.

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.3D Super Sonico 1231 Japan Anime Game Wallpaper Mural Poster Cartoon Cosplay 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