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Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Friday 30th August 2013, 08:00
Replies: 13
Views: 2,734
Posted By alancairns
At the present price point, SSDs are unsuited to...

At the present price point, SSDs are unsuited to the purpose of data backup. They are pricey and smaller than HDs.They're great as boot and programme drives - I use them exclusively for that. For an...
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Friday 17th May 2013, 07:50
Replies: 19
Views: 4,180
Posted By alancairns
Can't go wrong with either Bird Brain or Wings on...

Can't go wrong with either Bird Brain or Wings on a Mac.

Alan
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Sunday 20th January 2013, 00:37
Replies: 7
Views: 1,433
Posted By alancairns
Unfortunately, Illustrator CS6 demands Java, at...

Unfortunately, Illustrator CS6 demands Java, at least on a Mac. I have no idea why. The otherCS6 apps don't.

Alan
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Sunday 20th January 2013, 00:32
Replies: 19
Views: 2,869
Posted By alancairns
One problem with desktop Linux is that it does...

One problem with desktop Linux is that it does not have any birding software. None of the available Windows (or of course Mac) packages will run. And no, they won't run under WINE either.

Alan
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Thursday 10th January 2013, 20:36
Replies: 8
Views: 986
Posted By alancairns
+1 for Thunderbird Alan

+1 for Thunderbird

Alan
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 25th November 2012, 19:33
Replies: 2
Views: 508
Posted By alancairns
Red-tailed hawk. Alan

Red-tailed hawk.

Alan
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 5th October 2012, 20:21
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By alancairns
Hi birdygirl Yes, it's a Black-capped. I like...

Hi birdygirl

Yes, it's a Black-capped. I like your photos.

Alan
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 4th October 2012, 20:58
Replies: 3
Views: 392
Posted By alancairns
Yes, Yellow-breasted Chat. Alan

Yes, Yellow-breasted Chat.

Alan
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 3rd October 2012, 20:45
Replies: 5
Views: 660
Posted By alancairns
Mallard Alan

Mallard

Alan
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Sunday 23rd September 2012, 03:32
Replies: 10
Views: 1,368
Posted By alancairns
Indeed it does. Schubert IT...

Indeed it does. Schubert IT (http://www.schubert-it.com/pluginpdf/ pdf plugin) allows insertion of a signature.
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Saturday 22nd September 2012, 19:49
Replies: 10
Views: 1,368
Posted By alancairns
Hi Niels I use PDF-Exchange...

Hi Niels

I use PDF-Exchange (http://www.tracker-software.com/product/pdf-xchange-viewer). It views pdfs, and also has an in browser element. It enables editing of pdfs, and the price is unbeatable....
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 20th August 2012, 20:42
Replies: 156
Views: 24,498
Posted By alancairns
'The Truth we learn by turning stones' - Judie...

'The Truth we learn by turning stones' - Judie Tzuke

'Do not move the stones.' - Sappho.
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 20th August 2012, 08:56
Replies: 5
Views: 1,010
Posted By alancairns
Looks very Mexican! Alan

Looks very Mexican!

Alan
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Tuesday 14th August 2012, 16:44
Replies: 7
Views: 1,053
Posted By alancairns
The fact that the drive is making a clicking...

The fact that the drive is making a clicking noise is ominous.

Alan
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Tuesday 24th July 2012, 01:27
Replies: 1
Views: 3,094
Posted By alancairns
Thanks for letting us know. I just checked the...

Thanks for letting us know. I just checked the site last week. I wonder why he's made it free, not that I'm complaining. I also wonder if it will be compatible with Mountain Lion. I guess I'll soon...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 15th July 2012, 21:05
Replies: 4
Views: 643
Posted By alancairns
It's a Green Heron. Alan

It's a Green Heron.

Alan
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Saturday 30th June 2012, 18:16
Replies: 26
Views: 12,535
Posted By alancairns
Andrea I know of two good solutions for Mac....

Andrea

I know of two good solutions for Mac. Wings (http://web.mac.com/wings_4d/Wings/Welcome.html), and Bird Brain (http://www.birdwatching.com/birdbrain/). Wings works in Mac and Windows. Neither...
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Sunday 17th June 2012, 10:03
Replies: 13
Views: 2,226
Posted By alancairns
My favourite is Joomla. It can do almost...

My favourite is Joomla. It can do almost anything, having many available extensions and modules. It certainly beats using Dreamweaver, which is very painful.

It isn't really intuitive, though. I...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 29th May 2012, 08:41
Replies: 8
Views: 1,260
Posted By alancairns
My guess would be Pigmy Owl. The "eyes" are in...

My guess would be Pigmy Owl. The "eyes" are in fact behind its neck, but they are a feature of the bird, and the OP definitely was impressed by "eyes".

Alan
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 11th May 2012, 01:18
Replies: 7
Views: 1,501
Posted By alancairns
Did it look like this? This is a Diamond...

Did it look like this? This is a Diamond Dove.

Alan
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Thursday 3rd May 2012, 16:47
Replies: 3
Views: 613
Posted By alancairns
There are various applications such as Chronosync...

There are various applications such as Chronosync which will keep the two drives in sync without copying the files that already exist. I believe you could do it with Carbon Copy Cloner, which is...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 29th April 2012, 05:09
Replies: 4
Views: 657
Posted By alancairns
Yes. I think that is the most likely by far....

Yes. I think that is the most likely by far. Thank you both.

Alan
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 29th April 2012, 03:30
Replies: 4
Views: 657
Posted By alancairns
Large raptor S Coastal BC

Taken this afternoon. It was quite far away by the time I got my camera. I guess the options are Bald Eagle, Golden Eagle, and Red-tailed Hawk. Pretty poor photos, but some of you seem to be good on...
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Monday 16th April 2012, 16:27
Replies: 7
Views: 860
Posted By alancairns
CS5 certainly runs on Lion. It is the earlier...

CS5 certainly runs on Lion. It is the earlier versions (CS3) that don't.

Alan
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Monday 16th April 2012, 03:04
Replies: 7
Views: 860
Posted By alancairns
I have a 21.5 iMac with a 256 GB SSD and a 1 TB...

I have a 21.5 iMac with a 256 GB SSD and a 1 TB hard disk. It is an excellent display, and handles Photoshop with aplomb.

Alan
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