I have two computers. I have a Mac which I bought last year after my PC got infected. Now I am able to surf online worry free with it. I just love that. Cowabunga fixed my PC which I kept because all of my photography software is on it. I try to use it mainly just to edit my photos, but I still need to go online with it to transfer the photos to Flickr. I don't really know what I did, but now I got malware/adware on the PC again. I've been spending the last few days trying to rid my PC of these bad words: White Smoke, Scorpian Saver, Adpeak. I haven't been able to uninstall Scorpian Saver. Something about HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE32\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser\HelperObjects. I did find the file in Regedit (scary) and deleted everything that was in the file (more scary), but it still didn't work. I found ScorpianSaver.exe, and I deleted that, but don't know if that's good enough. From what I've read it'll still reappear after a day. I really haven't had the heart/stomach to go check again yet. I sweat buckets when I'm doing stuff like this. I'm all nervous now about providing links for you guys. Can your computer get infected just by clicking on a link?
I dread the day that the bad guys find it worthwhile to infect Macs or what about smart phones? Would they do that?
Have you ever tried ume jam? My new friend Ryan gave me some and I shared it with the people at work. I put some of the jam on crackers and cream cheese and passed them out. Then I left the remainder in the lounge. It was a hit! Ryan's mom who lives in Hilo grows her own fruit and makes the jam. Thank you, thank you, thank you Ryan! And thanks for the pineapple manju too!
I have some green ume fruit that I bought from Marukai months ago. I "tried" to pickle them . . . they taste horrible. I never dumped um . . . they're still in the 'fridge. Maybe I'll try and turn um into jam instead. What you think?
Whoa, are you guys watching The Voice? So intense now. I kinda like all the people that are left. But my favorite is Tessanne Chin. Sorry, I had to take off my links. When I tested them, they sometimes redirected me elsewhere. Not good. Now I feel all nervous. Bah. Here's her qualifying performance, Try.
It was really overcast this morning, so I wasn't sure we'd be able to pull the shoot off . . . but we did! Yay!! Chris didn't like staying still for too long, so I was kinda worried that I might not have enough photos for Runa. But I ended up with quite a few keepers. Whew!!
My new BFF Shar turned me on to this interesting site: Eating Asia. I found the article on Miracle Tea so intriguing. I never know how to take care of myself when I feel a cold coming on, and I just dread, dread, dread it when one does. The effects last f-o-r-e-v-e-r for me, ending with a wrenched back from too much coughing. The ingredients for the tea are ginger, turmeric, peppercorns, lemongrass and green tea. The lemongrass is mostly for flavor and can be omitted, but you must, must include the turmeric. The writer and his friend drink this tea daily and double up on the intake when they feel a cold coming on. Sounds interesting, yah?!
I met Mich and family at Makai Pier this past Sunday afternoon to shoot their Christmas card pictures. I'm really liking this area for its versatility. Plus, no hurt when you have a cute family to take pictures of like Mich's.
As promised, here are more pictures of Ros and family that I took yesterday morning. The first few photos were taken in front of Katch 1's newest artwork at the corner of Piikoi and Beretania. They were completed only last week. Didi told me about um. In fact, she was there when Katch was adding his finishing touches, and she was able to talk story with him for a little bit. Thanks for the heads up, Didi. Thanks for agreeing to do your family photos "urban" style, Ros. I really had fun shooting you guys!