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In my weekly post, “bluee pink Polish Pottery Green Daisy 4 Piece Place Setting“, 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. bluee Willow Dinner Plates Salad Plates and Coupe Bowls 12 Piece Dinnerware SetIt worked really well if I was lucky enough to find something worth snapping. bluee pink Polish Pottery Harmony Dinner PlateNow, 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. bluee pink Polish Pottery Herb Garden Canister with Cork TopI 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.blueSH PINK ROUND TABLECLOTH 275cm, 108 Inch, 220GSM SPUN POLYESTER TABLE CLOTH 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. bluee pink Polish Pottery Holiday Pine 4 Piece Place SettingAs 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. bluee pink Polish Pottery Hummingbird Mug & Sacuer Gift SetThen, I would email or DM it to myself so that I could put it into the post. BNIB B Weiss Copper Mug SetSince 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. Board rubber for pot pressure Jata OPC10. Spare parts Pots KitchenCould 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 easybluee pink Polish Pottery Hyacinth Medium Rectangular Baker. Almost too easy, it seemed. The menu revealed what was available.

And, sure enough, there were my spider pictures. bluee pink Polish Pottery Irena Dinner Plate(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.bluee pink Polish Pottery Lavender Fields Teapot with Warmer & Candle Holder

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 basementbluee pink Polish Pottery Maia Butter Dish. My wife’s parents had a set and used them as end tables down in their rec room.Bodum Assam Glass Teapot Tea Press Stainless Steel Strainer Lid 4 Cups 1.0 Liter 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. Bodum Bistro Nouveau Tea Press, Bgoldsilicate Glass, Plastic Infuser - 1 L,...They 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). bluee pink Polish Pottery Maia Pie PlateUnlike 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.bluee pink Polish Pottery Mardi Gras Egg Cup Set 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. bluee pink Polish Pottery Maria 4 Piece Place SettingWe 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. bluee pink Polish Pottery Mosaic Flower Butter TubWe 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?
  • bluee pink Polish Pottery Mosaic Flower Long Serving DishWhile the cheap tinny ones probably wouldn’t work, could you see a use for these type of table in your classroom?
  • BODUM Glass Serving Bowl & Stand Serving Dish Hot Pot 5 x 6 Danish ModernGiven 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.bluee pink Polish Pottery Pearl 4 Piece Place Setting

Like MacOS not liking the ALT key but uses the Windows/Super key instead for some tasks. Bohemia Cristal 093 012 309 Play of colors Cooking Frying and Baking Dish Rec...Or the difference between a backspace key and a delete key.bluee pink Polish Pottery Red Daisy Cup & Saucer 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?Bohemian Crystal colord Glasses, 6-pc Antique blueE Enamel Wine Stem Goblets
  • 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 bluee pink Polish Pottery Renaissance Teapot.

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.bluee pink Polish Pottery Rustic Pines Divided Tree Shaped Bowl 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