Abuelo’s. Tablet backup.

entrance
This is the entrance view at Abuelo’s. The statue is in the middle of a seating area and there are seating areas on the three other sides.

Abuelo’s offers great Tex-Mex cuisine. We ate there tonight with Nancy and Bill Schuling; it is one of their favorite places and they used to live in that part of Peoria so ate there in the past. I took Elaine there for lunch a few weeks ago and we have been wanting to return for a supper meal. It didn’t take much to convince Bill and Nancy to join us; we just had to wait for an opportunity when Bill was off duty so we could do it. Ah, but the wait was worth it, for the meal was great as was the company. Continue reading Abuelo’s. Tablet backup.

Tablet backup and sync.

I struggled most of the day with a thorny problem: how to backup Elaine’s Scatter Slots game data and status from her Samsung Tab 2 tablet. We are going to have to send it to Samsung for battery replacement and we don’t know if this information will get lost in the process. And we don’t want to take a chance that it will get lost. She has been using that app for a year or more and has gained substantial status points and has invested some dollars in it as well. We certainly don’t want her to have to start over, after all those hours spent with this fun game. Continue reading Tablet backup and sync.

Coax and splitter. Elaine tablet.

splitter
My temporary solution is a splitter on the feed from the antenna. I’ll clean up the wiring later.

Our TV in the office/craft room should now work as well as the one in the living room. I had installed an indoor antenna in the office, along with an amplifier, but still Channel 12 and sometimes others were subject to pixelating. Not a good situation. So I ran a new coax cable from the office, out through the wall, and along the trim at the top of the outside wall all the way to the back end of the house. From there I made a temporary run over to the other side of the back wall, where the feed from our outside antenna comes down the house. I installed a splitter in that feed and connected both the previous cable running under the house to the living room as well as the new coax I had run to that splitter. Continue reading Coax and splitter. Elaine tablet.

Printer stand. Quiet day.

printer stand
My new printer stand gets my printer up off the desk and prevents stuff on the desk from interfering with paper coming out of the printer.

For a long time I have been frustrated as paper coming out of my printer encounters papers or other stuff on my desktop and does not come out cleanly. Finally I did something about it. I had found a solution at the Staples web site and went to the closest store and bought one today. Actually, the device is sold as a monitor stand, but it works just as well for printers. The design comes in two sizes – the large stand (22″ wide) and the standard stand (14″ wide). I got the large size and it fits my printer very well. We also tried to put Elaine’s Cricut machine on the stand but the space between its feet is too short to fit on the stand top. We’ll get another for her. Continue reading Printer stand. Quiet day.