Lives in United States Fremont, CA, United States
Joined on May 6, 2007
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Nikon FA with 35-105mm
Nikon D200
Nikkor 18-200VR
Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8
Nikkor 35mm f/1.8
Nikkor 50mm f/1.8
Nikkor 85mm f/1.8
Sony NEX-6 with:
Sony 10-18mm f/4
Sony 16-50mm
Sony 24mm f/1.8 CZ
Sony 35mm f/1.8
Sony 50mm f/1.8
Nikkor 85mm f/1.8
Nikkor 135mm f/2.8
Sony 55-210mm

malch's recent activity

  • Sadly, the rollup patch didn't help for me. I did have one set of updates that ran quickly but since then it reverted to being an overnight job. Not the end of the world but mighty frustrating.
  • Created discussion thread Vivaldi Update
    Just a heads up for folks using the Vivaldi browser. Vivaldi have released an update for the "blank page" problem. This has been driving me crazy since it was introduced with 1.3. The fix appears ...
  • I don't think so, at least in my case. Windows Update became very slow for me well before MS started the games with GWX which is when I first started being highly selective about what I would install.
  • I have done this and although it helps a little: 1. It's a partial solution. Some updates can't be slipstreamed as best as I can tell. 2. It's a lot of work and requires a moderate amount of skill. ...
  • The recommended (by Microsoft) solution is to upgrade to Windows 10. If you don't want to do that, the recommended (by malch) solution is patience :-) Seriously, I am incredibly frustrated by this ...
  • I find that IrfanView is perfect for this task. By default, it works on the embedded JPEG previews and that makes things really fast. But it can convert the RAW data too if you need it.
  • First, reboot the system and try again. If that doesn't fix it, look at what size of paging/swap file you have and consider making it larger. After that, I'd consider the possibility that the file ...
  • SpaceSniffer is simple, free and works great:
  • Hehehe, I'm running ahead of schedule too. So I've imaged the system drive on my laptop and it's just wrapping up verification. Booting Manjaro and going to Settings | Appearance | Fonts. I had ...
  • Thanks but on which Font selection dialog? There's a bunch of them. How to I get to the same screen? e.g. Settings | Appearance | Fonts.
  • LOL. No kid around here has time to waste touching a ball unless they good enough at a sport to guarantee them a place in an Ivy college (with a free ride of course). The elementary kids in our ...
  • Can you be more specific? Which setting? Which font? I will backup my laptop and then try this. It may take a couple of days since I have a busy schedule tomorrow. If my laptop is okay (and I ...
  • Wow. Multiple OS platforms and multiple cloud providers. I shall definitely be taking this for a spin. Thank you very much for the pointer.
  • Doom sucks! Overwatch rules, or so my teen kid tells me.
  • Maybe. A few weeks ago my laptop was all weird after booting up. A quick examination showed that many files had vanished from my home directory. Other files had been added (moved there from what ...
  • I like Xfce too. It's small, light and nimble but seems to have everything I need. It's been around for a while and there are plenty of active users and help is never far away.
  • Ubuntu is more bleeding edge than Mint. It's typically released with newer kernels, drivers and packages. You may experience a few more bugs and problems. Mint is based on Ubuntu but rather more ...
  • I don't run any diagnostic checks these days. However, I do take a few minutes to examine the drive -- ensure it is as ordered and free from physical damage. And I check to see what, if any, data ...
  • This is a tricky one. Manjaro is so much fun and I'm sure she'd love it too, but I must confess that in a similar situation I'd be inclined to NOT EVEN LOOK AT HER MACHINE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. :-)
  • I've moved around copies of Win 7 quite a few times and it's worked more often than not although I've had to phone in 3 or 4 times. In my experience, OEM licenses are completely transferable to ...
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