I’m getting a new computer tomorrow. It’s a laptop and it has loads and loads of RAMs. RAMs have become really important for me since I want to play at video editing, and it turns out that my current machine simply doesn’t have enough of them.
I’ve been rather quiet about my plans, so I don’t think it could have heard, but when I sat down to edit the weekend photos this evening, my faithful old desktop blatantly gave me the middle finger.
USB errors, go slows, and the final icing on the camel’s back: a dead mouse. Not the sort that your cat would bring in, but about as much use. I guess this is the PC equivalent of defaecating on your boss’ desk on the day you leave the company.
Normally, this would be a train smash, but with the new sexy slimline chick arriving tomorrow, I was just irritated. Then I realised that the desktop is going to be handed down to the kids. Not enough RAMs for basic video editing, but certainly enough for basic homework. But they’re going to need a mouse – a live one – if it’s going to be any use. Ugh.
I could do without the extra expense, to be honest, especially as new laptops with lots of RAMs really don’t come cheap.
Anyway – long story short – that’s why you’re not getting any photography to look at this evening. Maybe tomorrow, hey?
Yes. Whatsapp is now available for your desktop (on Chrome, anyway). You can write message on your phone or your PC and everything is all automatically synced across all your devices. Look Mum! I’m doing it now! There are a few niggles – you have to have your phone connected to the internet while you’re using it (but let’s face it, we all do that anyway) and also:
Unfortunately for now, we will not be able to provide web client to our iOS users due to Apple platform limitations.
…but it works and installing it is easier than it seems.
Here’s how to do it on an Android phone.
1. Download the latest Whatsapp update from the Play Store. 2. Restart the Whatsapp app (Settings > Apps > Whatsapp > Force Stop) 3. Go to https://web.whatsapp.com/ on your computer. 4. Open Whatsapp and select WHATSAPP WEB from your phone’s Whatsapp menu. 5. Scan QR code on your computer screen.
And boom. You’re done.
And yes, blue ticks still apply. Now there really is no escape.
Wow. Was it just me and everyone else, or did January rush by like a seemingly quick month? All of which relativity means that it’s February and that in turn means number 2 in a series of… well… 2 so far of our monthly desktop wallpaper offerings for you.
This one is part of the set that I captured and blogged here. But while the photo on that post was taken with my basic – yet perfectly adequate – cellphone camera, this one was with the real thing – or as close as I have to the real thing, anyway.
Please download the 16:9 version by clicking here and I will try to be back on March 1st with another offering to titivate you for a further 31 days. You can see the original photo on black here.