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Re: One more survey

Camille Peters
 

Jim, I have never used Twitter and have no plans to do so.  Also, I am way over 40 and even though I have an iPhone and iPad, I have no clue what Periscope is.  Camille Peters

Not to worry. The survey results suggest that you are part of a large majority, so Periscope is no longer in consideration right now.


Re: One more survey

Anne Parker
 

Thanks for the extra info.  I had noticed Periscope was on Apple TV4 so that's good - I don't give my mobile number to anyone except friends and family so maybe I'll just get a free pay as you go sim for my old phone so I can use that number and not have to use Twitter - it's a smart Android phone as well so hope that will work. Anyway happy I can sort that!

Seems I was looking at the wrong version of Apple TV - TV4 is actually £121.99 (cheapest price I've currently found for the 32GB) - but still looking at buying it.

No worries from me re time.  I'm a night owl and very very rarely go to bed before midnight - quite often 1 or 2 in the morning, so as long as you don't broadcast before 10 am UK time (which will be in the middle of the night for you) I should be wide awake and able to join!.

Anne
www.sewingtales.wordpress.com

https://www.flickr.com/photos/94302460@N03/sets/

"Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance". Anon

 


Re: One more survey

Beverly Kern
 


Thank you for the welcome.

On Fri, Nov 13, 2015 at 9:19 AM, Beverly Kern ladystitches69@... [janome12000]
wrote:
 

I do not have a1500 yet I still have the 8900 3 yrs now I love it but want the 1500. So I do not understand any of what your referring to? Is it had to learn I do not even know if I can get the app. I am more than willing to put the time in I have a Baby lock embroidering machine.
Thank you
Beverly Kern

Welcoming a new member, Jim says:
The app we mention is "My 15000". It is a complete video reference for the 15000. Unfortunately we do not have an Android version. However you can still get a lot of valuable help from this list.


On Fri, Nov 13, 2015 at 1:53 AM, Cheryl Paul capaul@... [janome12000]
wrote:
 

Hi Jim, Since I’m 45- well married for 45 years and don’t really know much about Twitter, let alone Periscope, how do we learn to use it. You might need to do a video on YouTube or in the 15000 app to get us or at least me on board. As such a young person, I’m gain to learn new things. Thank you for all your help. Cheryl - Saskatoon


Thinking that "Social Media" is something they warned us against in Health class, Jim says:
With 6% of the membership responding we're running about 6 to 4 in favor of Periscope. Although it is a creation of the birds at Twitter, you don't have to use Twitter at all. If we decide to go forward it will not impact the list operation in any way. This would just be a little something extra, some schmalz if you will. It could turn out to be dreck! One minor benefit would be impressing your children/grandchildren with your increasing level of technical prowess.


Re: Floriani Workshop

Janet
 

Wow that's expensive.   We have those types of things here in Sarasota Florida but usually is minimal and they give you free stuff so it makes it worth while.   





Janet


On Nov 14, 2015, at 7:28 AM, akerslucy@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

 

I'm currently attending a 2-day Floriani "Hands-On" event that cost $129. The majority of the first day was spent in selling Floriani stabilizers and software and the Brother Dream machine. If this event comes to your area, look closely before you sign up.

I know that these workshops are for selling product but when you pay so much, you don't expect to have most of the time spent on selling. We stitched out 3 projects; a small purse, a mask and a tea towel, that were shown in the digitizing software and that used new Floriani products. Each took about 20 minutes. In a day that ran from 9-5. 

Mulqueen Sewing Center sponsored this event and the hotel provided a very nice lunch and morning muffins so i guess all was not lost!



Floriani Workshop

Lucy Akers
 

I'm currently attending a 2-day Floriani "Hands-On" event that cost $129. The majority of the first day was spent in selling Floriani stabilizers and software and the Brother Dream machine. If this event comes to your area, look closely before you sign up.

I know that these workshops are for selling product but when you pay so much, you don't expect to have most of the time spent on selling. We stitched out 3 projects; a small purse, a mask and a tea towel, that were shown in the digitizing software and that used new Floriani products. Each took about 20 minutes. In a day that ran from 9-5. 

Mulqueen Sewing Center sponsored this event and the hotel provided a very nice lunch and morning muffins so i guess all was not lost!



Re: One more survey

sewbad54 <no_reply@...>
 

Jim, I don't have an iPhone or Android phone.  So if you go with Periscope only people with these devices can access the videos or have I misinterpreted what you are saying. But I do have a  iPad.

You can run iPhone apps on iPad. They are just bigger. However since your iPad doesn't have text service you would have to log in with Twitter.


Re: One more survey

Theresa Turnbull
 

Hi all,
Off subject I know but it is on the buy versus make theme –  in October I made Halloween outfits for us for a function, my better half was Dracula I was a witch . At the end the prizes were handed out we didn’t get anything because “they frowned on people buying obviously very expensive outfits for the occasion”  so we came nowhere but an outfit I had made a few years ago and had lent to someone won.  So the moral of the story is don’t make home made stuff too good or ...............
Theresa
From a very very wet Southern England


Re: Posted picture

Barb Engvall
 

On Nov 12, 2015, at 8:17 PM, Janet Krail krjanetl@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

Figured out how to post pictures. Yea! This is the beginning of my Christmas quilt. Put it in album called "Christmas Quilt".  

Janet



Re: Posted picture

ceilsews <no_reply@...>
 

Lovely!!


Re: One more survey

J Fraker
 

I strongly suspect that if you are on the internet at all, someone is going to be tracking what you do, no matter how safe something is supposed to be.

 

From: "vicki chrobak tulsajo1@... [janome12000]"
To: janome12000@...
Sent: Friday, November 13, 2015 10:14 AM
Subject: Re: [janome12000] Re: One more survey

 
Jim, You can block those Facebook ads.  You will still get ads but they won't be personalized.  Agree about duckduckgo
Vicki Jo

On 11/13/2015 7:43 AM, sewbad54 wrote:
Feeling vaguely like he's being watched, Jim says:
Google, owner and operator of YouTube, knows more about you than anyone else on the Internet, although Facebook is fast catching up. Google also puts ads over YouTube videos, sometimes for products that you don't necessarily want to promote. I now use https://duckduckgo.com for search because they don't track you. Ever look at a product on Amazon, and then notice that every website you go to afterward has that product featured in an ad? That's Google!




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Re: Floriani Thread

Vikki Youngmeyer
 

If you want to continue to use the silicone spray, I suggest that you spray some of that stuff on a piece of batting and tape the batting to the top of the sewing machine somewhere in the thread path.  That way you haven’t “contaminated” all your thread should it not work.

 

Vikki

Houston, TX

 

From: janome12000@... [mailto:janome12000@...]
Sent: Friday, November 13, 2015 8:54 AM
To: janome12000@...
Subject: Re: [janome12000] Floriani Thread

 

 

In the ongoing discussion of thread shredding - A friend of mine told me to very lightly spray a tine bit of silicone spray down the thread spool.  This is very unorthodox but has ended all of my thread issues.  This and using only top stitch needles.  I always use the silicone spray sparingly and not in my sewing room.  

 

I let the silicone dry completely before threading and have not had any more issues.  My machines are fine, no residue.  I can use any thread I want and I only use this when a spool is giving me trouble.  I always use this with metallics. 

 

As I said, this is unorthodox but it does work. 


Re: Quarter inch foot

Donna Morton
 

Here is my favourite way to achieve a scant 1/4 inch on my 15000.
 
Make sure you have Favourite Stitch in the SET menu turned on.
 
Use the straight stitch plate. Touch Home and then pick the Quilting menu in the upper right.  Select stitch 2.  It is a rather “wide” 1/4 inch for most.  Adjust by moving the needle to the right to 8.6 or 8.7.  You can do that if are using the straight stitch plate.
 
Now you are going to make this change into a Favourite Stitch that will come up every time you go to this menu.  See page 38 – 39 in the Version 1 Manual (might be a page or 2 different in the Version 2 Manual for saving the changed setting to Favourite stitches.
 
Donna M
Canada
http://www.snipandstitch.com


Hardly anytime for what I'm learning now.. and all the recent questions

juliadlf1 <no_reply@...>
 

Right now my time is spent on Facebook, YouTube lessons, Email with only short spurts of time for the one thing I want to do...sewing and embroidery. With the holidays approaching quickly that puts my extra time in a deficit. Sad isn't it.  It is not a choice of learning or not learning a new venue. Its a matter of available time. Not sure why this needs to be addressed now as the choices you've given may not even be around after the first of the year.

Time to get back to working on my Christmas gifts and stream a YouTube video. Multitasking today.

Julia
NY


 


Re: One more survey

Pam Davison
 

No I have not - will have to check.

Sent from Windows Mail

From: mdaniel@... [janome12000]
Sent: ‎Friday‎, ‎November‎ ‎13‎, ‎2015 ‎1‎:‎29‎ ‎PM
To: mdaniel@... [janome12000]

 

Have you checked to see if there is an 'Android emulator' for your Windows phone?

I use a Blackberry Z10...which I absolutely love, and from Blackberry OS v.10.2.1 and up, BBOS10 DOES run Android apps, so I have my wonderful Blackberry Z10 and can use almost all the Android apps I am interested in.  I have only found a couple...Candy Crush, for one...that wouldn't run...not an issue for me at all.

- Cat




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From: Pam Davison pamyjo2001@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...>
To: janome12000 <janome12000@...>
Sent: Fri, Nov 13, 2015 1:03 pm
Subject: Re: [janome12000] One more survey

 
Notice it said for iOS or Android.  I am one of the few that have a windows phone - what about us?

Sent from Windows Mail

With tears running down his cheeks, Jim says:
Microsoft bought Nokia in an attempt to get some traction with Windows phone. Now the new Nokia phones are using Android, so it looks like they are giving up. With market share being in single digits I can't imagine anyone doing development for Windows phone, but hopefully I'll turn out to be wrong.



Re: One more survey

Cat - N
 

Have you checked to see if there is an 'Android emulator' for your Windows phone?

I use a Blackberry Z10...which I absolutely love, and from Blackberry OS v.10.2.1 and up, BBOS10 DOES run Android apps, so I have my wonderful Blackberry Z10 and can use almost all the Android apps I am interested in.  I have only found a couple...Candy Crush, for one...that wouldn't run...not an issue for me at all.

- Cat



-----Original Message-----
From: Pam Davison pamyjo2001@... [janome12000]
To: janome12000
Sent: Fri, Nov 13, 2015 1:03 pm
Subject: Re: [janome12000] One more survey

 
Notice it said for iOS or Android.  I am one of the few that have a windows phone - what about us?

Sent from Windows Mail

With tears running down his cheeks, Jim says:
Microsoft bought Nokia in an attempt to get some traction with Windows phone. Now the new Nokia phones are using Android, so it looks like they are giving up. With market share being in single digits I can't imagine anyone doing development for Windows phone, but hopefully I'll turn out to be wrong.


Re: One more survey

Anne Parker
 

I'm definitely up for Periscope! - as I don't have an iPad (though the Apple TV will mean I will be able to watch the My 15000 app).

I like the idea of it being live when we could ask questions if we wanted rather than You Tube which is just watching.

I'm happy that I won't actually have to 'tweet' even if I have to belong to Twitter.  I do have old user that I had to create as directed by IBM when I was working, but I've never used it and never had anything sent to me from Twitter, so I'm thinking this would be the same (can't even remember what the name of it was now!).

Thanks for the link to DuckDuckGo - never heard of that one.  I use Firefox in which you can open a private browsing window -  is that the same thing?

Anne
www.sewingtales.wordpress.com

https://www.flickr.com/photos/94302460@N03/sets/

"Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance". Anon

As John, Paul, George and Ringo bring the sub to the surface, Jim says:
As it happens, Periscope only needs a login. That can be a Twitter account or a mobile phone number. I think they only want that so they can be assured that it is their app they are communicating with, not someone trying to capture their data streams.

Private browsing means nothing is being saved in your computer's history, but Google saves every search request and the IP address that it came from. They also use tracking cookies to monitor which sites you visit so they can serve up ads. It's disturbingly close to "Minority Report" (the Tom Cruise movie, not the recent TV show). Duck Duck Go doesn't keep anything. They will serve ads in the search results related to the search term (which is how they make money), but they do not track anything. Given that our respective governments are keenly interested in virtually every move we make online, I am trying to preserve what precious little privacy is left.

Periscope requires an iPhone or Android phone to create and view video, and they also support viewing on Apple TV. The app is free. I suspect the tricky bit is going to be to find a time when everyone is still awake in the US, Canada, UK and Australia.
 


Re: One more survey

Cat - N
 

I have used duckduckgo for some years now...absolutely agree.  Even on the occasions I am 'forced' to use google, I do not click on the links...haven't for many years...I highlight and copy the link, create a new tab, and paste the link into the URL field.   If the link does not show completely (has "..." at the end), I right-click to copy it but paste it into a notepad.exe window, then 'mine' the actual link out of all the 'drive thru' garbage.

- Cat




-----Original Message-----
From: vicki chrobak tulsajo1@... [janome12000]
To: janome12000
Sent: Fri, Nov 13, 2015 11:25 am
Subject: Re: [janome12000] Re: One more survey

 
Jim, You can block those Facebook ads.  You will still get ads but they won't be personalized.  Agree about duckduckgo
Vicki Jo

On 11/13/2015 7:43 AM, sewbad54 wrote:
Feeling vaguely like he's being watched, Jim says:
Google, owner and operator of YouTube, knows more about you than anyone else on the Internet, although Facebook is fast catching up. Google also puts ads over YouTube videos, sometimes for products that you don't necessarily want to promote. I now use https://duckduckgo.com for search because they don't track you. Ever look at a product on Amazon, and then notice that every website you go to afterward has that product featured in an ad? That's Google!




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Re: One more survey

Anne Parker
 

I'm ok with the sailors outfit - still have mine from when I was in the WRNS!

Anne
www.sewingtales.wordpress.com

https://www.flickr.com/photos/94302460@N03/sets/

"Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance". Anon

 


Re: Quarter inch foot

Anne Parker
 

Hi Colleen

Are you just selecting the straight stitch from the Utility menu or have you tried the Piecing application? This uses stitches Q1  to Q3 and allows you to use them with the straight stitch plate which has an oval hole on the right to allow movement of the needle.  I think it will be Q2 you want.   Take a look at page 60 of the manual
​.

Anne
www.sewingtales.wordpress.com

https://www.flickr.com/photos/94302460@N03/sets/

"Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance". Anon

 


Re: One more survey

Pam Davison
 

Notice it said for iOS or Android.  I am one of the few that have a windows phone - what about us?

Sent from Windows Mail

With tears running down his cheeks, Jim says:
Microsoft bought Nokia in an attempt to get some traction with Windows phone. Now the new Nokia phones are using Android, so it looks like they are giving up. With market share being in single digits I can't imagine anyone doing development for Windows phone, but hopefully I'll turn out to be wrong.

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