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Time:08:57 pm

Well, I can finally say I'm beginning to feel a bit more human again. Sometimes it's only when you're better that you realise just how sick you've been!! Don't know what it was - I only go to the docs when I'm almost dead - but it must have either been a very bad bout of food poisoning or a virus. I'm actually starting to enjoy my food again:)

Re 'Journey' - on top of all the other delays , I'm now having a problem with my screencaps. I've always used Cyberlink Power DVD before but it stopped working. I won't go into all the boring technicalities, but I could only download the latest version (12) and as usual what are supposed to be 'improvements' just cause a load of trouble. None of the screencaps show up anywhere on my pc (I did select to save them as a file, not clipboard). I do already have loads of screencaps saved from various places plus some I took myself some years ago so I'll have to try to use those, but it's slowing things down:( I'm wondering what programmes others use for screencaps.

Now, for my big news. My husband & I learned last weekend that we're going to be grandparents in August!! My daughter and her partner are expecting their first baby, although he does already have a son from a previous marriage. I'm still trying to get my head around this!! It's so wonderful to have some really good news for a change. I just wish my mom could still have been here for this - it's the news she longed for more than anything.

Oh God - I'm so old!!!
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not_alone
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Time:2012-02-26 06:37 pm (UTC)
Many thanks Mews - it's very exciting:)
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trianne
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Time:2012-02-25 09:19 pm (UTC)
Congratulations, grandma!
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not_alone
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Time:2012-02-26 06:37 pm (UTC)
Many thanks:)
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shirebound
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Time:2012-02-25 09:46 pm (UTC)
I'm soooooooo glad you're feeling better! I don't even know how to *make* screencaps, so I can't be of any help with them, sorry.

Congratulations on your great news! :)
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not_alone
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Time:2012-02-26 06:38 pm (UTC)
Many thanks, SB:)
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primula_baggins
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Time:2012-02-25 11:01 pm (UTC)
Several years ago whatever software I was using to do screencaps suddenly quit working. I think I had to completely wipe of my hard drive, and I never did manage to get any screencap software again, although I tried. So I can sympathize with you. I got a little worried about downloading software, so I haven't explored it any further. Could you go back to the older version of Cyberlink Power DVD?

I'm so happy you're feeling more human again. Take care. Congrats on the good news about the grand baby. *hugs*
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not_alone
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Time:2012-02-26 06:40 pm (UTC)
Many thanks, Prim:)

>>Could you go back to the older version of Cyberlink Power DVD?<<

I really wish I could but it seems they only make downloads available for their latest version.
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newleaf31
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Time:2012-02-25 11:39 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'm sorry you've been sick! I had a brief bout with food poisoning when I was in college, and my memory of the experience involves a protracted phase of wishing ardently for death. XD Very glad you feel like you're on the mend again.

Congratulations on your impending grandbaby!
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not_alone
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Time:2012-02-26 06:42 pm (UTC)
Many thanks:)

>>a protracted phase of wishing ardently for death.<<

Oh yes, I can certainly understand that!!
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_celebrian
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Time:2012-02-25 11:49 pm (UTC)
So glad you are feeling better, but sorry that your screencap software isn't working.

Congratulations on your impending grandparenthood! Very exciting news! :-)
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not_alone
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Time:2012-02-26 06:42 pm (UTC)
Many thanks - it is exciting:)
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addie71
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Time:2012-02-26 04:25 am (UTC)
Woot! That's wonderful news about your daughter. I'm so happy for you. And pleased that you are feeling better, too.
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not_alone
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Time:2012-02-26 06:43 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much, Addie:)
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frodosweetstuff
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Time:2012-02-26 08:11 am (UTC)
I'm using Fraps to make screencaps. It's a free programme - the only drawback is that if you don't buy it, the screencaps are made as bmps I think and then you have to resave them as jpgs.

Congratulations on soon becoming a grandmother!! I hope all will go well!!
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not_alone
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Time:2012-02-26 06:48 pm (UTC)
Many thanks:)

>>the only drawback is that if you don't buy it, the screencaps are made as bmps I think and then you have to resave them as jpgs.<<

Ah yes - that was always the case with PowerDVD when I was able to do caps with the old version. I could never understand why you couldn't opt for jpgs.
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frodosweetstuff
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Time:2012-02-26 07:09 pm (UTC)
They do it that way so that people get fed up with the resaving and buy the full version (it's the same reason why downloading sites like Fileshare or Megaupload (RIP) make you wait until you can download something). After all, they want to make money with their software, not do people like you and me some good. :D
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ambree40
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Time:2012-02-26 12:59 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad to hear that you're finally starting to feel better. And congratulations with the prospect of becoming a grandma. That should be great fun! But I object to your "I'm so old" exclamation. Someone with spirit and passion enough to make "Journey" is definitely NOT old! :-D

I'm using PaintShopPro for making screencaps. I got the program through my work, years ago, and still use it regularly. All the captured frames are in the JPG format straight away. If there are any specific screencaps you want, just ask. I would LOVE to make them for you.
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not_alone
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Time:2012-02-26 06:54 pm (UTC)
Many thanks, Ambree. I know I'll never be too old for anything Elijah-related:)

I didn't know you could make screencaps with PaintShopPro. And how useful to have them as JPGs immediately. Thank you so much for your offer - I think I'm sorted for the current chapter but I'll certainly bear it in mind should I get stuck for future chapters:)
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elijahs_mumble
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Time:2012-02-26 01:23 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you're feeling better now, and congratulations on the grandchild! :-)

For screencaps, I have always used Media Player Classic. It's really easy to use, and you can download it for free from http://mpc-hc.sourceforge.net/
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not_alone
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Time:2012-02-26 06:56 pm (UTC)
Many thanks Patrick:)

And thanks very much for the suggestion - I'll definitely give it a try.
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janejanejane
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Time:2012-02-26 06:18 pm (UTC)
Hi there, good to hear from you and to know that you're feeling a bit better. Sounds like you've really been suffering... :-(

What a nuisance re the screencaps, hope you are able to get things sorted soon.

Congratulations on your good news! It is a shame your mom won't be there to see her great-grandchild, but as someone said about Ismenin, she'll be there anyway... *bless*
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not_alone
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Time:2012-02-26 06:58 pm (UTC)
Many thanks Jane My mom would have been so excited by this news but, as you say, I'm sure she'll be looking on anyway:)
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woodfrodo
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Time:2012-02-26 06:58 pm (UTC)
Many Many congrats to you and family for the great news!! I've had some bad stuff too, but glad we have other things we can join too! v
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not_alone
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Time:2012-02-26 07:03 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much:)
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mole_caz
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Time:2012-02-26 10:42 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! You must be very excited.
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not_alone
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Time:2012-02-27 04:00 pm (UTC)
Many thanks Mole. Yes, I am!!
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antane
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Time:2012-02-29 07:12 pm (UTC)
Congratulations, Grandma!

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)
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not_alone
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Time:2012-02-29 07:45 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much:)
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