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Seriously Considering Switching To ‘Foxit’ ‘PhantomPDF’ In Preference To Adobe Acrobat.

by Anura Guruge


I have been using ‘Adobe Acrobat‘ for decades — since the mid 1990s!

I have never really got to like it. I think of ‘Acrobat’ as a pain.

I have had ‘Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro’ since about 2009. I am OK with it. It does what I need.

But, ‘Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro‘ is NOT supposed to work with ‘Windows 10’ & the next PC I get will have to have ’10’. 7 no longer gets security updates.

The latest Acrobat prices are CRAZY. Yes, I can afford to get it, BUT it feels like exploitation — especially given my limited need & use of Acrobat.

So, I am going to give ‘PhantomPDF‘ a try.

Yes, of course, I will keep YOU posted. Cheers.


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Perfect Background Music — A Bhajan At That — For Indexing A 500-Page Book.

by Anura Guruge



The YouTube video.


Click to ENLARGE. My Adobe PDF-based, unique indexing method.


When I am writing I need absolute silence. I have to focus. So, no music or other distractions, whatsoever, even in the background. Has to be quiet. Still.

Not so after I have finished writing. Often when I am completing the production of a book (and I am on my 31st, I think) I like some soothing music — to keep me going.

This is very true when I am indexing a book. I still index my books by hand. The so called automated methods are too cumbersome and unreliable. 40-years ago I, while working for IBM, I wrote an indexing program for computer program listings. If I was as good at programming as I then was, I could try and write one. But, for now I index using my own unique method.

I use the Adobe PDF search function. I already have the book as a PDF. So, there is no extra step here.

I use Adobe Search on each word I am going to index and just transcribe the page numbers kindly & conveniently provided for I by Adobe. See image above. So, per that example, I know that the word ‘Domus’ appears on page 4 of the book. Now it is just a case of banging that page number, viz., 4, into the index entry. Very mechanical, but tedious and time-consuming.

So, I like to have some soothing music to keep me going. What music I choose depends on the circumstances. Thirty years ago I have used Garth Brooks. Oliver Mtukudzi has served me well for more than one book. I have also known to rely on ‘Chant‘ music. An Indian version of ‘chant’ is ‘bhajan’ — a type of devotional music. It can be hypnotic an very relaxing. So, today I went looking in YouTube for Bhajans. Found this one, serendipitously. It is long, and it worked well.

I wanted to share it with you. Enjoy.


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‘Canon EOS RP’ New Mirrorless Camera, Official ‘Advanced User Manual’ — PDF Download.

by Anura Guruge


Click image to download
the 36MB clean & safe PDF.


Click to ENLARGE and enjoy. Pages 31 & 32.


I got it directly from Canon. It takes a bit of effort to reach it. They do not make it easy. So, I thought I will simplify it for you. Instant gratification. Just click on image — and BINGO, “Bob’s your uncle“.

Enjoy.


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Nikon Z6 Reference Manual Available For Download.

by Anura Guruge


You can download the original, from Nikon,
in clean, safe PDF form
by just clicking on this image.



The ‘User Guide’ isn’t available as yet.


Or you could visit the Nikon Website &
download from there.

Click on image to access the Nikon Website.

 


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I Got An AliveCor ‘KardiMobile’ So I Can Get ECGs WITHOUT An Apple Watch Series 4.

by Anura Guruge


Click images to ENLARGE.



I got it yesterday, Saturday, and only managed to try it out at 1:54am the next day. Yes, nearly 2am on Sunday. This is normal for I — and as you can see from 60bpm heart rate I do good at night.

AliveCor insists that the first ECG has to be APPROVED by a Board Certified cardiologists BEFORE you can see it. Seems like an unreasonable imposition to I. But, no way you can get around it. They say that the turn-around will be within 24-hours.

Mine was approved when I checked my e-mail at ~9am in the morning. So, that was pretty good. Looks like I will live through at least this coming week.

Don’t know it is right or accurate. The heart rate was spot on SINCE I had my Garmin Fenix 5 on — and also checked my blood pressure with a cuff. Both of them also said 60 bpm, which is fairly average for I if I am sitting down doing nothing. So, at least that part is correct.

The ‘Kardi’ APP is kind of obnoxious. Won’t let you take screenshots BUT you can e-mail your ECG. So, I just e-mail myself each ECG. They arrive as PDF. Once I have the PDF I can do whatever.

I don’t see the need for the $10/month PREMIUM option. Just e-mail the ECGs to yourself.

It does NOT require Bluetooth or PAIRING. It works via an ultrasound signal picked up by our phones microphone. So, that is easy enough.

Yes, you can let others use it. I already did. No problem.

I am NOT attaching it to my phone. That is stupid. I am storing it in the rather nice box it came in. That works. That is the blue packaging you see in the pictures.


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by Anura Guruge

Nikon’s Detailed Brochure For The Z6/Z7 Is Worth Studying — Download It Here.

by Anura Guruge


Click image to download Nikon’s original brochure in (safe) PDF form. It is 16MB.


Click to ENLARGE. Useful MINI tutorials.


Click to ENLARGE. More examples of all the built-on ‘Creative Controls’. I like the ‘red’ and might use it.


I noticed that folks on the ‘DPReview.com‘Nikon Z’ forum mentioned this brochure often (– justifiably as I now appreciate).

So, this morning I went looking for it. Got it from the Nikon Website. But, you can download a copy directly from here. That way you can buy yourself a few seconds and dive straight in.

I need to study it further — but I will have plenty of time. I do NOT plan to get my Nikon Z6 till after Christmas. I want all the holiday craziness to be over and for Nikon to have got rid of its first batch. I can wait. The Sony a7 II is still doing good.

I will keep you posted.


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Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò: Original 11-Page Document Stating Why Pope Francis Needs To Resign.

by Anura Guruge


Click to image to download the 11-page document as a PDF — for online viewing or saving on a computer.


Pope Francis, on Sunday, August 26, 2018, said, in reference to Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò’s explosive allegations and calls for his resignation told reporters: “testimony speaks for itself”.

Well, IF you are interested in reading the entire testimony, in its original form, I have it for you. Just click to download it.


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Pennsylvania Catholic Sex Abuse Crisis — IF You Want The Full Grand Jury Report.

by Anura Guruge


Click image to directly download the 30MB (scanned for viruses) PDF file … ready to read.


If you want to get it from, PLUS watch the video at,
the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office:

Click image to access.


This is beyond shocking — despite us all having had nearly 20-years to get inured to this pedohilia by Catholic clerics. This is sickening. This is the ONE ASPECT of the Vatican and the current popes that I find incredibly unpleasant and makes me very mad.

Just can’t understand HOW people let the churches, The Church, prelates, the Vatican and the Pope get away with it.

Irony of ironies: two of the popes implicated are NOW SAINTS! Can you really be a Saint if you condoned child sex abuse? Doesn’t that make a joke of what a Saint is supposed to be? Where were the Saints when it came to protecting these innocent, little children?


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