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Search: Posts Made By: Andy Lavies
Forum: Bank Line 18th November 2017, 20:13
Replies: 41
Views: 6,069
Posted By Andy Lavies
Fresh Water.

I was with Bank Line from 1956 until 1967 and never sailed in a ship with a fresh water generator. The "Ettrickbank", built in 1937 had no running water at all when I joined in 1956 and was the only...
Forum: Bank Line 17th November 2017, 20:46
Replies: 41
Views: 6,069
Posted By Andy Lavies
Ettrickbank

As an addition to the above I'm sure that compactums used to be fitted in the compartments of some corridor trains.
Andy
Forum: Bank Line 17th November 2017, 20:40
Replies: 41
Views: 6,069
Posted By Andy Lavies
Ettrickbank

I was a fifteen year old first tripper during the adventures related above by Alistair and had no idea that we or the ship were at any risk. I don't remember a steam pipe in the bathroom but...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 16th May 2017, 19:00
Replies: 11
Views: 967
Posted By Andy Lavies
Hi,Lee, Without having opened the attachment I...

Hi,Lee,
Without having opened the attachment I have no idea what it would have done to my computer or to those of people it wanted to copy itself to. My anti-virus is checked daily for updates and I...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 16th May 2017, 13:24
Replies: 11
Views: 967
Posted By Andy Lavies
Malware.

I had an email this morning (opened on my iPad) from Alan W, a good friend from some years ago. It had no text but did have an attachment - first concern. It was showing as being copied to a number...
Forum: Say Hello 8th March 2017, 10:49
Replies: 11
Views: 1,406
Posted By Andy Lavies
Inchanga!

Hi Betty and welcome to Ship's Nostalgia. I sailed in the "Inchanga" with Allan for two years. I have sent you an email which I hope arrives as my internet is misbehaving today.
Andy (Big Dogs)...
Forum: Bank Line 11th January 2017, 21:58
Replies: 10
Views: 2,590
Posted By Andy Lavies
"Inchanga" again! The challenge was lifting the...

"Inchanga" again! The challenge was lifting the sliding door on the back of the box so that the antelope within could bolt for freedom. 'Copperbelt' Mellows grabbing the handlebars upon its head and...
Forum: Ferries 11th December 2016, 21:12
Replies: 11
Views: 3,695
Posted By Andy Lavies
I did a few days as mate in the 'Ryde' in 1967...

I did a few days as mate in the 'Ryde' in 1967 when she was still doing relief work between Portsmouth and Ryde. Two Master and Mate pairs did all the work in her because she needed 'special...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 15th August 2016, 21:16
Replies: 19
Views: 1,736
Posted By Andy Lavies
After updating Windows 10 with the anniversary...

After updating Windows 10 with the anniversary upgrade the system refused to boot. Windows repair didn't work. Removed the upgrade and the original Win 10 wouldn't boot either - BUM! Made a 'boot'...
Forum: The Radio Room 8th August 2016, 20:41
Replies: 20
Views: 1,985
Posted By Andy Lavies
If a lifeboat radio it probably has a hand...

If a lifeboat radio it probably has a hand cranked power generator - or does that date ME!
Andy Lavies
Forum: Computers and The Internet 9th July 2016, 11:51
Replies: 183
Views: 16,258
Posted By Andy Lavies
Windows 10 upgrade.

I like Windows 7 but am too mean to pass up the 'free' upgrade to Windows 10. I bought a new hard drive last week and cloned my existing Win 7 'C' drive. Upgraded the clone to Win 10 and put it away...
Forum: Bank Line 30th November 2015, 19:15
Replies: 40
Views: 9,722
Posted By Andy Lavies
I've got a copy, too! Andy

I've got a copy, too!
Andy
Forum: Bank Line 28th September 2015, 20:54
Replies: 763
Views: 130,423
Posted By Andy Lavies
Ran away from boarding school and hitchhiked to...

Ran away from boarding school and hitchhiked to 400 miles to Durban. Applied to Superintendent Captain Banks for a job (any job.) 'Ettrickbank' in port with an empty apprentices berth. Signed on the...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 16th February 2015, 10:29
Replies: 22
Views: 4,282
Posted By Andy Lavies
At present Tesco own brand compatibles are more...

At present Tesco own brand compatibles are more expensive than HP364 originals. Doesn't make sense!
Andy
Forum: Computers and The Internet 30th December 2014, 15:08
Replies: 8
Views: 1,444
Posted By Andy Lavies
My sister-in-law got a new smart phone for...

My sister-in-law got a new smart phone for Christmas and had to get her 11 year old niece to set it up for her. Have you thought of asking your grandchildren for help?
Andy
Forum: Bank Line 18th December 2014, 19:56
Replies: 23
Views: 5,627
Posted By Andy Lavies
A majority of people still have no idea where the...

A majority of people still have no idea where the islands are. Clever little chaps we once were to find our way to and amongst them.
Andy
Forum: The Radio Room 10th December 2014, 17:37
Replies: 19
Views: 3,012
Posted By Andy Lavies
I've spent less than 2 on my mobile in the last...

I've spent less than 2 on my mobile in the last 12 months - don't think I'm at too great a risk.
Andy
Forum: Bank Line 7th December 2014, 19:59
Replies: 64
Views: 14,525
Posted By Andy Lavies
Dug out an envelope of old photos this week and...

Dug out an envelope of old photos this week and found my 1961 St John's first aid certificate. Surprising how the fashions for CPR etc. regularly changed over the decades that I was a 'first aider.'...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 25th June 2014, 19:21
Replies: 4
Views: 1,273
Posted By Andy Lavies
A security update to IE8 arrived today. After...

A security update to IE8 arrived today. After installing it BT Mail stopped working again. Rosemary's new Windows 8 notebook is almost ready to go - just waiting for her to decide what other programs...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 24th June 2014, 17:39
Replies: 4
Views: 1,273
Posted By Andy Lavies
BT Mail.

Well, BT Mail has finally divorced itself from BT/Yahoo email as of last night. I don't much care for the new presentation but then I am of an age when change can be disturbing. What did annoy me was...
Forum: Bank Line 24th June 2014, 17:25
Replies: 9
Views: 2,424
Posted By Andy Lavies
Sod's Law that the biggest bores were always in...

Sod's Law that the biggest bores were always in the middle the night, too. I have pictures of the aftermath of some - cables parted, bitts broken - from my 'Inchanga' days. We would always retreat to...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 10th May 2014, 17:42
Replies: 4
Views: 1,836
Posted By Andy Lavies
The security fault was with all versions of...

The security fault was with all versions of Internet Explorer from 6 to 11. Windows XP runs Version 8 (and perhaps 9) and Microsoft have the fix available on Microsoft Update although they no longer...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 8th May 2014, 17:25
Replies: 2
Views: 943
Posted By Andy Lavies
I remember having a tape streamer backup device a...

I remember having a tape streamer backup device a couple of decades ago - it took all night to backup a fairly small (even be the standards of the day) hard drive.
Andy
Forum: Computers and The Internet 2nd May 2014, 08:56
Replies: 4
Views: 1,836
Posted By Andy Lavies
Internet Explorer Fault.

Although Microsoft stopped supporting Windows XP last month they have, this morning, published a fix for the vulnerability discovered last week in Internet Explorer 8 that could allow mischievious...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 13th April 2014, 08:51
Replies: 10
Views: 1,862
Posted By Andy Lavies
The last word! A month down the line and I'm...

The last word! A month down the line and I'm quite content with the battery life of my Kindle - perhaps not 'as new' but not far off. Looking forward to the arrival of 'Ice Wine' although all seems...
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