2 September 2014

Passionata + freebie

I am trying to catch up with my CT requirements.... the kit I had fun with yesterday is another work of art by Scrap'Angie called Passionata:



to be found in her shops:

           

              


I scrapped some beautiful pictures I found on Pixabay under public domain picture licence



the freebie:


The complex folder you see on the right of  the page, of which I'm very proud, is made following a Scrapper Digital tutorial. I subscribed to Linda Sattgast's site years ago , it's a wonderful place to learn digital scrapbooking , still today, there's always something new! They also have some free tuts , check them out!

As usual all my creations are for free and for personal use only.
All I'm asking is a little bit of patience in reading this post's few lines to find the download link which is hidden in the post. 
Once you reach the linked word and you move your mouse over it, it gets highlighted or changes colour (it depends on how you browser setting regarding links are configured). Click it and you will be taken to 4shared.
You will be prompted for a password. The password is:  fortuna

PS: if you don't find the link (it's there I grant this) drop me a note or a comment but give me a way to contact you back... , I will be more than happy  to help you out as this is not a treasure hunt, it's just a way to let you read my post. 

Please leave a comment, a little love is always appreciated!

1 September 2014

Learning Playground and its freebie

My last post was very long. This one will be very short, I just want to show you the last kit of Maria Designs I played with, called Learning Playground.


This is the bundle version but you can choose the version you like best. On sale in her stores:

 
   


I had the perfect pictures to match the kit, pictures we took during our visit to Legoland in Germany last June. DS was enthusiast about the Star Wars part of the parc and loved posing with Dart Maul and all the others, not to mention the X-Wing full size reproduction..... The right occasion to play as a Jedy with his dad.


The freebie:


As usual all my creations are for free and for personal use only.
All I'm asking is a little bit of patience in reading this post's few lines to find the download link which is hidden in the post. 
Once you reach the linked word and you move your mouse over it, it gets highlighted or changes colour (it depends on how you browser setting regarding links are configured). Click it and you will be taken to 4shared.
You will be prompted for a password. The password is:  fortuna

PS: if you don't find the link (it's there I grant this) drop me a note or a comment but give me a way to contact you back... , I will be more than happy  to help you out as this is not a treasure hunt, it's just a way to let you read my post. 

Please leave a comment, a little love is always appreciated!


29 August 2014

Back and Running + freebie

After the struggle with hardware and software I finally managed , hopefully, to get back posting. As you know from previous posts I wrote, my HD failed and I bought a new one. Unluckily its delivery was delayed and I had to wait to have it installed. When I did it I realized with a gasp that only 1TB of the 3TB disc was recognized by Win 7. Desperate I googled for a solution since I'm not a technician and I discovered that big HDs need to be formatted in GPT format and not MBR, plus if in need to transfer files bigger than 4GB you'll also need the NTFS file system on it and there came the problem ... you can only install the operating system on a MBR type disc......AAAARGHHHH
I started over once again formatting both of my internal HD: I installed the OS on the 1TB  MBR disc and added the new 3TB GTP formatted type disc as a secondary storage disc with file format NTFS. I booted the machine once again but it did not work: of the  3TB only 750 GB were seen by the OS. GRRRRRRRR!!!
Google helped once more and after a 4 hours search I found a guy on you tube with the same problem and a SOLUTION! Yeppie! Thanks God for my comprehension of the English language..... Turned out I needed to update the RST Intel drivers!
The Intel site has an automatic procedure that does everything on its own and detects the right drivers needed by you computer , woooo, big smile, there are lots of driver over there..... Well it did the magic and my 3TB magically appeared in all its splendour.
It was 3am when, just to be sure, I decided to reboot my computer one last time......
Guess what..... It did not boot up, I got stucked !
As I sat there staring the black screen and pulling out my hair I suddenly saw the light: maybe the bios was trying to boot the operation system from the bigger disc  with no OS on it instead that from the 1TB disc..... So on the next reboot I entered the boot procedure to check what was booted first and I was right. I switched the order and voilà I did the trick!
I hope this post may help someone in the same situation! But be careful because changing the file type disc from MBR to GPT will cancel everything from the disc so back everything up before doing it. Changing from FAT32 to NTFS is on the contrary safe, but back it up just in case!

Back to scrapbooking Angie came back while I was fighting and released a new kit called Beautiful Magnolias:


available in her stores:

           

              


my pages made with this beautiful kit:



the freebie:

As usual all my creations are for free and for personal use only.
All I'm asking is a little bit of patience in reading this post's few lines to find the download link which is hidden in the post. 
Once you reach the linked word and you move your mouse over it, it gets highlighted or changes colour (it depends on how you browser setting regarding links are configured). Click it and you will be taken to 4shared.
You will be prompted for a password. The password is:  fortuna

PS: if you don't find the link (it's there I grant this) drop me a note or a comment but give me a way to contact you back... , I will be more than happy  to help you out as this is not a treasure hunt, it's just a way to let you read my post. 

Please leave a comment, a little love is always appreciated!





8 August 2014

Do not buy from Amazon


DO NOT BUY FROM AMAZON: 



On July 31, I ordered a hard drive at Amazon, I choose Amazon logistics paying an higher price because of their reputation and quality service. WRONG .... the order took 4 days to be shipped and is handled by the courier Hermes who was supposed to deliver it on 6Th August. On the 6Th in the evening I contacted the courier who claimed to have tried to deliver the box in the afternoon, but I was at home all day waiting and he  did not and in case he did he should have left  a note stating he tried to deliver but nobody was there right? He assured me that he would come on  the 7th by 2 pm...  Guess what: nobody came. At 16.30 the 7th I call him once more and he said: "I'll check and call you back" AH ha ha wait and cross your fingers... nobody called back? The 8th today, and I called him once more, he answered me he that  he has been not operational for two days ... Are you joking - I thought? 
On the site of Hermes delivery was scheduled for the 6th. Three days locked in the house to wait for those who are not and will not take responsibility for their work. That sucks! 
Customer service of Hermes replied to me that they'll try to redeliver on Monday ...  But to try again you must first deliver once or try  ... and that I should complain to Amazon, as saying: I DO NOT CARE .... Reading on the Amazon site I read this: "We recall that is not part of our obligations to indemnify our customers  for delayed or void deliveries." What ?! Which means that if the package arrives in a month or do not arrive it's my business?  The delivery option when ordering was 3-5 days , not 10.... One thing is for certain dear Amazon: you have lost a customer and all his friends .... the next time you take someone else for fool and change courier it sucks! - Angry.



NON COMPRATE DA AMAZON:

Il 31 luglio ho ordinato un hard disk scegliendo la logistica di Amazon anche a prezzo maggiore convinta di un servizio di qualità. SBAGLIATO.... l'ordine ci mette 4 giorni a partire e viene gestito dal corriere Hermes che lo dava in consegna il 6 agosto. Il 6 sera contatto il corriere che sostiene mentando di essere passato, ma io son stata a casa apposta tutto il giorno e in ogni caso avrebbe lasciato una nota di mancata consegna giusto? mi assicura che sarebbe passato il 7 entro le 14..... non si è visto. Alle 16.30 lo chiamo e mi dice:" controllo e la richiamo". AH ah ah e chi l'ha più sentito? oggi 8 lo richiamo e mi dice è due giorni che non è operativo... ma scherziamo? Sul sito di Hermes la consegna era prevista per il giorno 6. Tre giorni chiusi in casa per aspettare chi non viene e non si prende la responsabilità del suo lavoro. Che schifo! Al servizio clienti di Hermes mi han risposto che ritentano in consegna lunedì: per ritentare occorre prima farle le consegne... e di lamentarsi con Amazon, come dire: ME NE LAVO LE MANI.... Leggendo sul sito Amazon ho letto questo: "Ricordiamo che non fa parte dei nostri obblighi risarcire i nostri clienti per consegne in ritardo o non avvenute." A si?! che significa che se il pacco arriva tra un mese o non mi arriva son cavoli miei? La consegna scelta al momento dell'ordine era 3-5 giorni e non mesi.... Una cosa è certa avete perso un cliente e tutti i suoi amici.... la prossima volta prendete in giro qualcun altro e cambiate corriere che fa pietà!
 — arrabbiata.

1 August 2014

Rest in peace

Just a quick post from a very old laptop I had sitting around at my place. The other day while I was sitting at the dining room table helping DS with school homework I noticed a white message popping up on the screen of my PC. My desk is few meters away from the table so I stood up to check it out thinking it was one of those boring pop-ups you see surfing the net. With a sudden gasp I realize it wasn't ... it stated :" windows found an error on your disk...bla bla bla" and offered to back up. As I hate automatic backups I left my son alone and started backing up manually my folders. The HD held a couple of hours and suddenly died. I managed to back up all my personal files and more or less the half of my scrapbooking archive. All the rest is gone for good. I tried to access the disk from a different OS hoping it was just an error in the TOC (table of contents) or similar, charged a Linux bootable CD to see if I could manage to save something... no hope... the HD was not found. This means it had a hardware fault and that I can smash it in the dustbin! Sigh! But I'll have my revenge down in the cellar.... I'll take an hammer and crush it to little pieces. No way left to steal my privacy. ah ah ah look at my psycho face!!!!

I'd love to offer you the usual freebie but you'll have to way 'till a new HD comes in, around the 5th of August, and I get all up and running again...soon I hope but I do not really know. This old laptop does not support my CS5. 

The good thing is that I thought I loose all my favorites in Chrome but I did not! For those who like me ignore this thing Chrome has this super useful feature in the settings called Advanced Syncro Options. If you have a Google account and you log in, it automatically backs up your bookmarks, passwords and apps and you can access them from another PC wherever you are just by logging in to your account. This made my day today!

Half scrapbook archive gone, mail (from february 2013) gone .....grrr!  Lesson learned : do not be lazy back your things up, Hd fail too!