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General Discussion / Bulletin Board Makes Me Log in with Every Visit - Solved
« Last post by rsutter on April 22, 2016, 12:25:13 PM »
Hello All,
For the past several months, when I go to the opening page for this bulletin board, my Userid and asterisked Password appear as does the Forever duration.  Clicking on the Forever button logs me in but if I close the browser, I use Chrome, I have to log in just like before.  I did not stay logged in as promised by the Forever button.
This small annoyance finally irritated me enough to look for a solution.  I have my browser set to refuse all cookies.  If I allow a cookie to be set for a given site, I will remain logged in, fixing this self-inflicted issue.
I have created a video screen capture of how to manage cookies in Chrome.  View it at
Ralph Sutter
General Discussion / Re: USB labels and storage
« Last post by dickJ on April 21, 2016, 08:33:20 PM »
Thank you both!  This got me looking!  Here's a label maker that is a little cheaper, at Staples:
I think finding good storage is going to be trickier!

General Discussion / Fullbean Tutorials - My Latest Efforts
« Last post by rsutter on April 21, 2016, 01:32:25 PM »
Hello All,

I have created a number of tutorials on my web site, mainly as a reminder to myself as to how I did something.
My latest creations are a re-post of Google's Search Operands and
How to back up and restore your e-mail on Outlook 365 (desktop, not web mail)

Ralph Sutter
General Discussion / Re: USB labels and storage
« Last post by rsutter on April 21, 2016, 07:50:25 AM »
Hello All,

Here's my flash drive storage solution.  I either label the drives with a Sharpee, which soon rubs off, or with a Brother P-touch label maker.  Costco currently sells them for $27.99.  See
I keep my flash drives in a wooden box that I bought at Pier 1.  In order to organize the flash drives, I cut slots in a solid piece of wood,  In the attached images, you'll notice that some slots are larger than others to accommodate bulkier units.
I recommend this approach for anyone with access to a router and without other pressing engagements.

Ralph Sutter
General Discussion / Re: USB labels and storage
« Last post by Alan Raul on April 20, 2016, 12:23:53 PM »
A better question is "How many USB flash drives do you have?" Way too many...

Ask me at the next meeting what I plan to do with some of my older USB 2 flash drives.

I use a Brother P-Touch 1290 Label Printer which has been discontinued. I picked that up for under $10 years ago. You will have to look for a comparable updated model.

I have been using Case Logic 6 Capacity USB Flash Drive Shuttle cases for years. You can actually put 12 and on some USB drives 24 in a case. I have a lot of these cases.

I also use a eye glass case that is next to my computer that has a variety of USB flash drives in it.

I purchased from Home Depot a small parts box which contains a variety of cables, adapters and older USB flash drives. The older smaller USB 2 flash drives I use to update BIOS on computers which do not run Windows.

A couple of shots...

General Discussion / Acronis True Image 2016 19.0 Build 6559
« Last post by Alan Raul on April 20, 2016, 10:08:33 AM »
Acronis has updated True Image 2016 to build 6559.

Here are the list of changes.

A "new feature" included in the latest build important to me is:
NVMe drives and eMMC drives are supported in both the normal and standalone (bootable media) versions of Acronis True Image.

Acronis True Image 2016 web help.

As a reminder... Create new restoration media and check that you can access your backup TIB files.

General Discussion / Re: Comparison of Cloud Storage-Request for Feedback
« Last post by rsutter on April 20, 2016, 07:25:05 AM »
Hi Dick,

Thanks for the feedback.  Like you, I am wary of relying on the Cloud for backup of critical files.  I prefer to do my own backups on local media that I choose and control.
Nonetheless, I recently uploaded all of my digital photos to Amazon Cloud Drive.  At 35.2 Gb, this took almost 30 hours.  Almost all of the images are also on my web site and in several locations off-line. 

I used Amazon Cloud Drive so that future images that I take on my Smart Phone will be uploaded automatically. 
Since I am a member of Amazon Prime, my $99/yr membership gives me unlimited photo storage at no additional charge.

Ralph Sutter

General Discussion / Re: 90 degrees!
« Last post by dickJ on April 19, 2016, 09:20:04 PM »
And again on Monday!  Today, Tuesday April 19 it almost made it again, but cooled off some.  Tonight is very, very muggy! If you live in SLO hope you looked at the sky just before 8:00 P.M. and saw the very strange striated cloud formations.  Wish I thought to take a picture!
General Discussion / Re: Amazon Prime Benefits
« Last post by dickJ on April 19, 2016, 09:15:30 PM »
Thank you for the information, Ralph.  I, too, am a recent Prime member, and am still learning about the options included.  So far, the only thing I don't like, is the number of items that I bought or considered that did not qualify for Prime free shipping.  They are well labeled, but its still frustrating.
General Discussion / Re: Comparison of Cloud Storage-Request for Feedback
« Last post by dickJ on April 19, 2016, 09:10:52 PM »
Wish I could help, but even though I have a couple of free clouds, I don't use them.  I don't like them, and I don't believe they are as safe as separate backups.
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