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Re: Nerd Alert

Wilma Al-uqdah
 

Jim, I love your sense of humor.  You take us high and then we wait for the drop. “Nothing is forever, other than perhaps the IRS.”  So true!




On Wednesday, June 5, 2019, 9:18 AM, Jim Stutsman via Groups.Io <onlinesewing@...> wrote:

It's not really about glamour, more about necessity. The WiFi on the 15000 works great for most folks, but not at all for some. If your machine is too far away from your computer (about 16 feet) then you can't send by USB cable. That leaves the USB stick. For all models prior to the 15000 (12000, 11000, 300E, et al) there is no WiFi and USB drives are the main method of transfer.

This is probably a good time to mention that you should NEVER use a USB drive as your means of design storage, at least not without substantial backup. USB drives use a chemical process to record data, and there is a limit to how many times they can be written to. It's a very high number, but they do eventually wear out. When they do, data may disappear.

Dropbox has been around long enough that it's probably a safe storage option, especially if paid. However they recently reduced the number of devices that can use a single free account. Like all "cloud" services, they are great until the provider either disappears or decides to cut the service. Several online photo storage companies have shut down in the past, often causing customers to lose photos. Google has been notorious for offering up free services, then killing them if they don't add to their insanely high bottom line. Even storing data in your own home is not guaranteed. Leaving out theft, fire, flood, etc. there is always the possibility that one day there will be no way to read the media that your data is stored on. You can still get USB floppy drives, but what about the old 5 1/4" or 8 1/2" floppies? CDs are subject to "rot" from fungus spores embedded in the dye. Nothing is forever, other than perhaps the IRS.

Re: Nerd Alert

Kathymeunier@...
 

HI Jim, thank you for all your insight.  I have an iPad Air. Not a 2 or 3 or....  What does that mean for me in the future?  Will I still be able to access this forum?  What will be my limitations?  Kathy

Re: Nerd Alert

Jim Stutsman
 

It's not really about glamour, more about necessity. The WiFi on the 15000 works great for most folks, but not at all for some. If your machine is too far away from your computer (about 16 feet) then you can't send by USB cable. That leaves the USB stick. For all models prior to the 15000 (12000, 11000, 300E, et al) there is no WiFi and USB drives are the main method of transfer.

This is probably a good time to mention that you should NEVER use a USB drive as your means of design storage, at least not without substantial backup. USB drives use a chemical process to record data, and there is a limit to how many times they can be written to. It's a very high number, but they do eventually wear out. When they do, data may disappear.

Dropbox has been around long enough that it's probably a safe storage option, especially if paid. However they recently reduced the number of devices that can use a single free account. Like all "cloud" services, they are great until the provider either disappears or decides to cut the service. Several online photo storage companies have shut down in the past, often causing customers to lose photos. Google has been notorious for offering up free services, then killing them if they don't add to their insanely high bottom line. Even storing data in your own home is not guaranteed. Leaving out theft, fire, flood, etc. there is always the possibility that one day there will be no way to read the media that your data is stored on. You can still get USB floppy drives, but what about the old 5 1/4" or 8 1/2" floppies? CDs are subject to "rot" from fungus spores embedded in the dye. Nothing is forever, other than perhaps the IRS.

Re: Nerd Alert

Deb Keldrauk
 

Love this post Jim, from one nerd to another you nailed it! ONE CURIOSITY  - Maybe it’s just me - I never really did machine embroidery before I got my 15000 but I have not so much as looked at a USB stick except to run an update on my machine. I have all of my designs safely stored in my Dropbox (and backed up elsewhere) and I just send them to my machine as needed. Any design I want to use I just file it in my artistic folder and up to the cloud it goes till I need it. I use Dropbox for many things so I have a paid account with ample space but even the free option seems pretty adequate to use this transfer method all the time. What’s the glamour with using USB sticks to transfer files?

Re: Nerd Alert

Jim Stutsman
 

No, no, you're fine. The iPad Air 3 is actually the 4th version of the iPad Air. I have a first generation iPad Air, which will not use the new OS. However iPad Air 2 & 3 will, so there is no need to return it. It can also use the Apple Pencil, which you may want to add when the new OS is out. Broadly speaking, any iPad that can use either Apple Pencil will be able to use iPad OS.

Re: Nerd Alert

Patricia Ward
 

WOW, Jim, that is really exciting about the iPadOS.  It is something really neat to look forward to.  And to think that using the iExpand flash drive will be easier is just great.  

Thank you for that update with such exciting news.  Happy Happy...  

Pat 

On Tue, Jun 4, 2019 at 8:46 AM Jim Stutsman via Groups.Io <onlinesewing=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
Most likely few, if any, of you knew that yesterday was the first day of the Apple World Wide Developer Conference in San Jose. It's my Super Bowl, so naturally I was glued to the TV for the full 2 hour keynote. I am posting here only to report items that may be of interest to readers. There's actually only one - iPadOS.

Up to now iPhones and iPads have shared the same operating system, iOS. This fall they will split - iPhones will continue to use iOS, but newer iPads will use iPadOS. It has a large number of features that will make it a lot more like a laptop. Things like apps running side-by-side, easier copy/paste, and more. The big one is file management. It will allow you to plug in a USB drive directly to the iPad. Of course we can do that now with the specially designed USB devices that have the Apple Lightning plug on one end and standard USB A on the other. You'll still need those, but you will no longer need to use the cumbersome and clumsy apps that come with those types of USB sticks. Janome will hopefully extend AcuEdit and AcuDesign to use that capability, but even if they don't you may be able to use the built-in Files app to copy designs to/from USB drives.

As usual, some iPhones and iPads will be left behind when the updates come out this fall. iPhone 5, 5S, and 6 will not use iOS 13. iPad Air will not use iPadOS (So long old friend!), nor will iPad Minis up through Mini 3. There will probably be sales on these models, so be careful you don't buy into an obsolete product! With iPads, you are safe if it can use either the old Apple Pencil or the new one.

That's it - you can now return to your latest sewing project!

Re: Nerd Alert

Meryl Margolies
 

I upgraded my iPad Monday to a brand new - released in March, 2019 - iPad Air 3. Are you saying that it's already obsolete? I have a 30 day return possibility. Do I need to do that?
TIA.
Have a sew-sew day,
Meryl

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Thank you,
Meryl

Re: Nerd Alert

Shirley Taylor
 

I had no idea what you are talking about. My windows 10 computer doesn’t work with my 10001 machine so I did have a work around but lost interest. Now computer is in shop for on off switch. It is time, I have been told, to get new one but this friend thinks he can fix it. My xp computer works fine but can not connect to internet. Could not get virus protection.
Guess I will have to get new iPhone. Don’t really like all the changes. I still like the xp system. Liked it from the beginning. Held out till the last minute to move up.
What I want is what will be the simplest way to go. Yes I still use my old mixer for most things. Have newer ones but don’t need a manual to use it. I have a auto-iq Nutri Ninija system that takes space but is a pain for me to use and clean. It was easier to throw ice, milk, and fruit in the old blender and press the button till the smoothie was to my liking. That was how “milk shakes” were made at the drug store “fountain” when I was a girl. I am finding it less fun to get the latest whatever and stay with the familiar as I approach my 84th birthday. I have after much effort found I love a lot of the things I can do on my phone. On the other hand there is the time spent cleaning up and clearing out that I am not sure it is a time saver.
My nine year old great grand daughter took my phone and in a minute showed me how to add money to my lTune account.
Thanks Jim for alerting me to what is coming. Maybe it is time to visit my girl at the att store. I enjoy trying to keep up.

Re: Nerd Alert

Jim Stutsman
 

That's a good combo and should work fine with the upcoming release.

Re: Nerd Alert

Cheryl Watson
 

Hi Jim.  I have iPad Pro with the older pencil. According to your information, I’m good?  I plan on getting a new iPhone as it is a 6. Thanks for letting us know what’s going on. I appreciate the work you do. Cheryl


On Jun 4, 2019, at 7:44 AM, Jim Stutsman via Groups.Io <onlinesewing@...> wrote:

Most likely few, if any, of you knew that yesterday was the first day of the Apple World Wide Developer Conference in San Jose. It's my Super Bowl, so naturally I was glued to the TV for the full 2 hour keynote. I am posting here only to report items that may be of interest to readers. There's actually only one - iPadOS.

Up to now iPhones and iPads have shared the same operating system, iOS. This fall they will split - iPhones will continue to use iOS, but newer iPads will use iPadOS. It has a large number of features that will make it a lot more like a laptop. Things like apps running side-by-side, easier copy/paste, and more. The big one is file management. It will allow you to plug in a USB drive directly to the iPad. Of course we can do that now with the specially designed USB devices that have the Apple Lightning plug on one end and standard USB A on the other. You'll still need those, but you will no longer need to use the cumbersome and clumsy apps that come with those types of USB sticks. Janome will hopefully extend AcuEdit and AcuDesign to use that capability, but even if they don't you may be able to use the built-in Files app to copy designs to/from USB drives.

As usual, some iPhones and iPads will be left behind when the updates come out this fall. iPhone 5, 5S, and 6 will not use iOS 13. iPad Air will not use iPadOS (So long old friend!), nor will iPad Minis up through Mini 3. There will probably be sales on these models, so be careful you don't buy into an obsolete product! With iPads, you are safe if it can use either the old Apple Pencil or the new one.

That's it - you can now return to your latest sewing project!

Re: Nerd Alert

Mattes
 

Hi Jim,

thanks for the heads-up! As you can image I was also sticking to my iPad watching the WWDC Keynote ... and the extension of file management to access USB sticks caught my attention, too. At least for StitchBuddy I'm consider switching to Apple's "Document Browser", so the app would directly profit from this USB integration. Then exporting designs to embroidery machines' thumb drives would become so much easier, without an additional app or even a computer. Unfortunately that will come at a cost with regards to synching thread palette information in StitchBuddy - so currently I have filed a corresponding bug report at Apple and haven't made up my mind, yet.

Okay, sorry for all that mumbo jumbo, but in a nerd alert I couldn't contain myself. I'm thrilled about the new opportunities, but now ... Happy sewing :)

Matthias

Nerd Alert

Jim Stutsman
 

Most likely few, if any, of you knew that yesterday was the first day of the Apple World Wide Developer Conference in San Jose. It's my Super Bowl, so naturally I was glued to the TV for the full 2 hour keynote. I am posting here only to report items that may be of interest to readers. There's actually only one - iPadOS.

Up to now iPhones and iPads have shared the same operating system, iOS. This fall they will split - iPhones will continue to use iOS, but newer iPads will use iPadOS. It has a large number of features that will make it a lot more like a laptop. Things like apps running side-by-side, easier copy/paste, and more. The big one is file management. It will allow you to plug in a USB drive directly to the iPad. Of course we can do that now with the specially designed USB devices that have the Apple Lightning plug on one end and standard USB A on the other. You'll still need those, but you will no longer need to use the cumbersome and clumsy apps that come with those types of USB sticks. Janome will hopefully extend AcuEdit and AcuDesign to use that capability, but even if they don't you may be able to use the built-in Files app to copy designs to/from USB drives.

As usual, some iPhones and iPads will be left behind when the updates come out this fall. iPhone 5, 5S, and 6 will not use iOS 13. iPad Air will not use iPadOS (So long old friend!), nor will iPad Minis up through Mini 3. There will probably be sales on these models, so be careful you don't buy into an obsolete product! With iPads, you are safe if it can use either the old Apple Pencil or the new one.

That's it - you can now return to your latest sewing project!

Re: S9 Embroidery

Toni Valenstein
 

;)

Re: S9 Embroidery

Cheryl Paul
 

After all that frustration - an easy fix. You will be a happy camper now that your S9 is working well and without a trip to the dealer.

Cheryl - Saskatoon

Re: S9 Embroidery

Toni Valenstein
 

Finally figured it out!  I pulled the biggest DUH! ever.  After sewing for years - MY BOBBIN WAS IN BACKWARDS!!!!!  All's working great now.

Re: S9 Embroidery

Jim Stutsman
 

There is either far too much top tension, or little-to-no bobbin tension. Take the bobbin case out of the machine and send post a photo of it looking down. Get as close as you can while still keeping it in sharp focus. Take a shot of the bottom of the case as well. Also try flossing out the tension on top:
  • Press the LOCKOUT key.
  • Fold a narrow strip of fabric in half. Denim or other heavier fabric works well, but quilting cotton also works.
  • Slide the folded edge into the tension slot at the top of the machine.
  • Work it back and forth to dislodge any debris that might be in there.

Re: S9 Embroidery

Toni Valenstein
 



The left is the back and the right is the front!

Re: S9 Embroidery

Toni Valenstein
 

I spoke too soon.  It's not fine.  Read my other message.

Re: S9 Embroidery

Toni Valenstein
 

On Fri, May 31, 2019 at 10:43 AM, Jim Stutsman wrote:
 
Cleaned and recleaned bobbin case.  Did not help.  I use the small cone shaped emb. thread on a metal stand with a thread guide to the right of the machine.  Had to use a matching color bobbin, but was not happy with the results.
Regular sewing is an problem too.  Top thread pulls the bobbin thread to the top, curls the fabric upwards and if I grab an end of the top thread I can just pull it out of the fabric.  Will send a separate reply with two pictures.  One picture shows the top of the fabric.  I tried zigzag and you'll see it looks more like an overcast stitch.  The other picture shows the bottom side (bottom) thread, and the zigzag looks like it should.


 

Re: Skyline S9 Question

Marsha_Comcast
 

Hi Ande,
I’m a fellow lurker. But when I couldn’t find anything on the Skyline S9 and the HP feet, the forums are usually pretty informative.
i just love the HP and HP2 foot and would do exactly what you have until I discovered my machine read the plate. Then it was all a go which made me very happy.
Happy HP Sewing!

Thanks,
Marsha