David Lal

Lives in United Kingdom Sussex, United Kingdom
Works as a IT Director & software developer
Joined on May 7, 2004

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  • Replied in Excellent idea
    Some years ago I tried LibreOffice. It's very good and opened all my Excel files. Mind you, I still use MsOffice 2007 - it's perfectly good enough for me, including VBA development work. I too ...
  • Replied in A3 equivalence
    ... and for me too. Much of this thread is beyond me. I have a 27" 4K Philips monitor which satisfies my needs nicely.
  • Replied in DSTE charger?
    For my Nikon I also use the MH25a but for my Fuji I use a charger made by DSTE. It works very well and has USB-C. DSTE do make a charger for the EL15 but I have not actually tried it myself. See: h ...
  • Replied in Pixel seconded
    Parry, I can vouch for Pixel Oppilas too. I've had one for years. Mine is only a simple one with no built-in timer but there are more advanced models, relatively inexpensive. Mine cost under GBP ...
  • @Bob: I can endorse all of this and recently had to do nearly all of it myself following a hard disk catastrophe - but I only went as far as Win10, no interest in Win11. In fact, I've recently ...
  • Replied in Outlook.pst
    Yes, it does indeed. It's a file carrying the extension .pst and generally is stored here: C:\Users\Admin\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook\Outlook.pst or C:\Users\<user_name>\AppData\Local\Microsoft ...
  • No worries Jeremy. None of us knows everything - especially not I! No. All I require of BT is that it be a good ISP. I agree with Andrew, not tying ISP and Email together. I can use Outlook with BT ...
  • Replied in British Telecom?
    Jeremy, British Telecom (BT) is my ISP and provides me with my ADSL broadband and telephone service and has done for a couple of decades. Outlook (v 2007) is important to me and is my primary ...
  • Replied in You did!
    We might have to discuss whether or not $199 is a lot of money ;-) but I think you made the right choice.
  • Well it seems to me that there are some enviably very knowledgeable people here who can probably give you a more reliable answer than I can. However, where I live in the UK the mains voltage is ...
  • Replied in Earthly concerns
    Batdude, I absolutely endorse Austinian's concern. I'm a rather anxietous person and would be worried sick if the mains outlets in my house were not earthed. Your PC problem is trivial, a mere ...
  • I'll often have a go at mending most things but this seems like a disaster waiting to happen: you could lose money, camera ... and a friend. Secondhand D5200s are not that expensive (in the UK). See: ...
  • Interesting to see so many Access Aficionados here. I still use it (v 2007) extensively at home not least to manage my photographs and financial investments. Professionally I used it also since ...
  • Replied in Village idiot
    I can identify with that! Also, perhaps what I meant about saving my bacon! Every other night or so I image my main machine with Macrium. The ability to mount a Macrium image is extraordinarily ...
  • If the thing has never stayed in place as you say, perhaps there is something else going on that needs more serious attention? In that case, sending the camera in might be a good idea. Otherwise ...
  • Replied in Village idiot
    Thanks for the support Austinian! Lynnie forgot to mention also that perhaps I do not know what I am doing! I do indeed experiment and sometimes it does not go as well as intended. However, I am ...
  • Alan, great images! Well done.
  • [Yes, I think so too] I have a metal-legged Manfrotto from Italy which can be as tall as I am. It's a good tripod and I put a tilt-and-swivel head on it. Initially I tried a ball head but did not ...
  • I have used FileRenamer Basic for many years. See: https://www.sherrodcomputers.com/products_FileRenamer.cfm
  • Well, it's a personal decision and I might be more risk adverse than you are but for me that's too high a shutter count. I usually do buy secondhand but from a dealer which offers a good warranty. ...
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