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In my weekly post, “Eavy Duty Faux Leather Leatherette Vinyl PVC Fire Resistant Material Upholstery“, 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. Elan - Bamboo (colorado State Rams) EngravedIt worked really well if I was lucky enough to find something worth snapping. Ebern Designs Bathilde 12 Piece Dinnerware Set, Service for 4Now, 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. Ebern Designs Canton 15 oz. All Purpose Wine GlassI 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.Electric Egg Roll Maker With Power Cord Sausage Frying Gadget Kitchen Tools 220V 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. Ebern Designs Culbreth 16 oz. Copper Moscow Mule MugAs 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. Ebern Designs Dinapoli 6-Piece 2 oz. Shot Glass Set Set of 6Then, I would email or DM it to myself so that I could put it into the post. Electric Takoyaki Pan Pancake Puffs - 2 From japanSince 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. Elegance Hammered 12-Inch Stainless Steel Dual Angle Doublewall Serving BowlCould 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 easyEbern Designs Giselle 18 oz. Plastic Water Bottle with Infuser. Almost too easy, it seemed. The menu revealed what was available.

And, sure enough, there were my spider pictures. Ebern Designs North Brookfield Cooler 16 oz. Highball Glass Set of 4(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.Eco Friendly Home 4.5 Qt. Home Hummington Aluminum Round Dutch Oven

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 basementEcocook Frypan 28cm Lime Green White Ceramic Coating With Glass Lid. My wife’s parents had a set and used them as end tables down in their rec room.Elesgo Laminate Flooring bluee Gloss 20.66 Sq.Ft - MADE IN GERMANY 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. Elite Global Solutions DB772SQ-W Squared White 22 Oz. Bowl - 6 PKThey 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). Ecoffee Cup William Morris Willow 14ozUnlike 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.Ecolution EBWHW-5128 Bliss 11 Inch Fry Pan-Ceramic Induction Cookware, White 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. Eco-Products blueeStripe Cold Cups EPCR9We 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. Eco-products Renewable Resource Cold Drink Cups, 20 oz, 1000 Cups (ECOEPCC20GS)We 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?
  • Ecstassy Handmade Round Maarble Drink Coasters Set of 4 Stone Coaster Discs While the cheap tinny ones probably wouldn’t work, could you see a use for these type of table in your classroom?
  • Ellen Degeneres by Royal Doulton London 4 Mugs giftGiven 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.Edo Kiriko Mt. Fuji Glass Mt. Fuji Tumbler Tajima Glass NEW JAPAN

Like MacOS not liking the ALT key but uses the Windows/Super key instead for some tasks. Elsema MCR91501P 915MHz 12 Way Dip Switch, 6 Pin Connector, Genuine x1Or the difference between a backspace key and a delete key.Egg Skelter Cream for Small - Medium Eggs. Shipping is Free 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?EMERIL - 8 INCH STAINLESS STEEL FRYING SAUCE PAN
  • 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 EGO Campiello Salad Bowl XEGO1009 Set of 6.

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.EGS D878PB-W Merced White 12 Oz Melamine Bowl - 6 CS 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