Update – AB 1139 Defeated

Thanks to everyone who contacted their representatives to help defeat the bill. One of the reasons for the bill authored by Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) was to ensure that non-solar customers did not end up paying more at the expense of solar customers. This is a worthy goal however the bill as written would have penalized solar customers, effectively stopped new residential solar installations and would have a negative impact on climate change. Most of the bills provisions would have benefited the big power companies with no guarantees of consumer benefits.

Stop California utilities from blocking the sun.

UPDATE The bill was defeated however SCE continues to lobby California legislators to quash residential solar.

Quarantine Activity # 10 -Digitize your Photos and Slides

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Gather all your decades-past photo albums and shoeboxes of family snapshots and send them out to be scanned.

  • Easier to Access and Share
  • Protection from loss due to fire
  • Covid19 friendly

Scan My Photos Website

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I have used ScanMyPhotos.com several times for both prints and slides.   They are not the least expensive however the quality is goo and they are local – in Irvine.  They run specials on a regular basis – sign up for their newsletter and order when there is a 33-40% off offer.  I generally get the highest resolution they offer with no other options.

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HOWTO: Re-Index the Spotlight Index on a Mac

The file search tool Spotlight on Macs is a fast flexible way to find files, except when it isn’t.  Occasionally Spotlight does not find files I know are on my Mac and the index needs to be repaired.  

To force Spotlight to delete an old index and create a new one:

  1. Click the Privacy tab.
  2. Drag the folder or disk that you want to index again to the list of locations that Spotlight is prevented from searching. Or click the Add (+) button and select the folder or disk to add.
  3. Choose Apple menu () > System Preferences, then click Spotlight.
  4. To add an item to the Privacy tab, you must have ownership permissions for that item. To learn about permissions, choose Help from the Finder menu bar, then search for “permissions.”
  5. From the same list of locations, select the folder or disk that you just added. Then click the Remove (–) button to remove it from the list.
  6. Quit System Preferences. Spotlight will reindex the contents of the folder or disk.  This can take a long time.

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Wild Prairie Rose New York Premier April 3 and 4

Our movie WILD PRAIRIE ROSE will make it’s New York Premiere at the ReelAbilities Film Festival: New York.  The film will be shown –

WEDNESDAY APR 3 | 7:30 PM | GOLD COAST ARTS CENTER

113 MIDDLE NECK RD, GREAT NECK PLAZA
NY 11021, USA
TEL: 516-829-2570
goldcoastarts.org

THURSDAY APR 4 | 6:15 PM | MARLENE MEYERSON JCC MANHATTAN

334 AMSTERDAM AVE, NEW YORK
NY 10023, USA
TEL: 646-505-5708
www.jccmanhattan.org/film/reelabilities/
Our director, Deborah LaVine, and actors Troy Kotsur, Suanne Spoke, and Maya Brattkus will be there!

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HOWTO : View/Download My Photographs on Flickr

I share some of my photography on the photo sharing site Flickr.  Flickr was part of Yahoo and has since been purchased by SmugMug. This article explains how to create a free Flickr acount and how to view and download my photography.

 

If you do not have a Flickr account:

  1. Browse to https://www.flickr.com
  2. Click Sign Up
  3. Fill in the form as directed.  You can sign up with any of your existing emails addresses and do not need to sign up for Yahooo.
  4. Continue below

If you already have a Flickr account:

  1. login at https://www.flickr.com
  2. Search for Daniel Fishman and select People
  3. Find my account and select FOLLOW
  4. If you would like access to provate albums – mostly family events, email me and I will add access to them for you.