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Skiffin16
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I just wanted to throw this out there for those of you that are pretty up to speed communication and computer wise...

With technology and data speeds pretty good these days, communication is pretty great.

Shelley (living in Florida), and her cousin (Melissa, living in Massachusetts), have Skype Saturdays..., cooking, cleaning, yaking...

So anyways, somehow we came up with the idea to expand that last week-end.

We Skyped with Ingrid, Barney and Ted, LOL...

A lot of fun, and next best thing to an actual meet...

Just throwing it out there for those that have became close through this board, family and friendships...

I know I have a few on here that I text message with, Facebook, email and a couple that I have called and chatted with.

Anyways, it's fun and a little more personal...

Best,

John

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Ingrid K
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We had a ball chatting with John and Shelley (and their 2 labs) via Skype !!

Felt like we've known each other forever.

Some have posted about having a CSN Reunion/Meet-Up somewhere.   

Skype-ing would be pretty easy to do.

 

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debbiejeanne
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that sounds like a lot of fun.  i'm sure many would join in.  is there a limit as to how many people can join at one time?  we should set a skype meeting up.

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I have an account with Skype.  Set up for my owner who lives in Baja California / Mexico in the winters ...so I do use it but I'm not gonig to say I am an expert.

 

My skype account is timcogdill1 ....now how you find me or send me a contact request is beyond me (I set it up a few years ago when I took this job) .....

 

So anyone that wants to send me a contact ..can do so and I will respond and maybe then at a later time we can connect .....

 

I also would sure like to know how to post a picture on this dag-gum forum....you all can seem to do it, but I can't ....there seems to be no link to copy and past from my Picasa program which is where many of my pics are stored....

 

See, I told you I was just savy enough to be dangerous...  Sealed

 

Tim

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Skiffin16
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Try this;

Using the tree icon (insert/edit image) in the message menu bar, do the following;

click the tree icon, (for an image you have saved on your computer), this opens a pop up window (Insert/Edit Image)

click image URL (the browse button right side), this will open another pop up window (File Browser)

click the upload (top left)

File (browse..., where you have the file stored on your computer)

Upload (this puts it in a folder of yours on CSN) close the box for upload

click the file you want to post, the Insert File (top right)

put in an image description and title, then insert.

This will insert the image into your post...

Tim, also...

It doesn't like the image tagged link... I.M.G

But if you Disable rich-text at the bottom left, then insert the HTML coded link (if Picasso has those), it should work.

But if you need to make a change it defaults back to rich-text and you gotta get rid of the inserted code.

Best,
John

MarineE5
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John, I got side tracked when you said CLICK..Laughing...as you know, a click is a thousand yards and off the other way my brain went.....I'm happy to just read the posts.....

My Best to Everyone Here

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Skiffin16
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Well, then. .., call in the 105MM, or if you wanno go big, a few 155's and Fire for Effect.... Shoot some HE under lumes....ahhh my days back as an FO calling fire, LOL.

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rachel12yrsuv
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HELP! I don't know how, stupid andriod phone and lap top I culd borrow from parents(feels odd saying that at 41, I gotta get out of here) and try it with a lesson....

Rachel

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VivianLee5689
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I have both but never use them.  I am kind of shy lol.  I am not very photogenic.  I still haven't even printed any of my wedding photos.  I would love to see everyone and hear them, maybe my dog Riley could be my front man.

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rachel12yrsuv
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Vivian,

You have been through too much to have self esteem issues, your heart makes you beautiful, show it off!

Rachel

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CivilMatt
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John,

 

Do I have to get dressed?

 

I’ve participated in Skype with my niece when she was stationed in Africa (Army you know).  It was outstanding.

 

I hate to spoil what we have going here, but if it is part of the healing process I guess it is ok.

 

Maybe those of us with PEG buttons could show them off, I change my mind, that is gross, I’ll think of something.

 

Matt

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Tim6003
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I did not know you knew how to type in GREEK!!!!!!   ??????   You lost me at "tree"...   LOL .....(bless my heart- that's code for I'm a dummy).

 

Matt.....EEEWWWWW  :)    jk

Tim

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I just got a new Iphone few months ago that my son got me. He thought mom needed to be "up" on technology...at first I was a little intimidated but got the basics down. He left to go back to school. I was left with this little box of technology....ha, ha...I found Facetime and started clicking some buttons and called him with it. YAH!! I called him and said, "Look, your mother found how to use Facetime without any help". I kept calling him all week wanting to do "Facetime"...it was so much fun and I could see him as much as I wanted. Everytime I called him I was giggling over being able to see him and chatting.... it wasn't long and he didn't seem to be picking up any longer....

SO......I probably wouldn't be doing any favors for anyone with Facetime...LOL

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VivianLee5689
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I know all about kids getting tired of us calling.  It is amazing how often my son's battery is dead LOL. 

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Billie67
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I should be getting a new computer soon and I'll be able to "come out and play"
My iPad is a 1 so it doesn't have a camera :-(

Now I have one more reason to be excited for the new comp!
"see" you all soon.
Billie

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Skiffin16
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We just gave my mother our (Sheely's) old Gen1...

I got her the new Gen4 with Retina display....

Yeah, she's spoiled...

JG

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nick770
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another option/alternative to skype for multiple people is google hangouts. The last time I checked free skype accounts only allowed for one on one. however with google hangouts up to 12 people can be on simultaneously. All you need i think is just a gmail account. 

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Skiffin16
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I'll have to investigate...

Yep as far as I know Skype is one on one...

JG

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Tim6003
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Yep, it's a sad day when your smartphone is smarter than you are ......

Nick, jimmny cricket man......12 people!!  I have a hard enough time having a conversation with myself anymore it seems... :)

btw Nick...glad to see you pop in now and then ....stop by more often ....good to see your post.

 

Tim

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fisrpotpe
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John another great idea. 

sadly for me it does not work alot like the phone. my voice skips out alot and with one dead vocal cord i run out of air alot. 

we use it alot with grand children but i watch and my grandma does all the talking like normal.... :-)

john 

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