Cellpic Sunday — 1/29/23

John Steiner, the blogger behind Journeys With Johnbo, has this prompt he calls Cellpic Sunday in which he asks us to post a photo that was taken with a cellphone, tablet, or another mobile device. I thought this might be fun so I decided to join in.

The photo above was taken at about 2:45 in the morning on my last night at the rehab hospital. I woke up and had to pee, and since I was not yet permitted to get of bed without a nurse to assist me, I peed in one of the provided urinal bottles hanging from the bed rail. Then, perhaps in anticipation of going home the next day, I had trouble falling back to sleep. So I grabbed my iPhone and took this picture from my bed.

I thought it looked rather eerie, almost like a morgue in the dead of night, rather than a hospital room. Anyway, I am back home now, and can now get up by myself, and, leveraging my walker, make it to the bathroom without having to resort to peeing in a plastic urinal bottle. That’s progress, right?

If you wish to participate in this fun cellphone photo prompt, please click on the link to John’s post at the top of my post to see his photo and to read his instructions.

Cellpic Sunday — 1/8/23 Take Two

Good News. In a comment on this post, Sweeterthannothing wrote, I *think* if you go to edit the post and look at the side bar to the right where the tags and stuff are there is an option to look at how many revisions have been done, you might be able to reverse it there? It was a bit painstaking, but I was pretty much able to go through those revisions and recreate the original January 8th Cellpic Sunday post, which is below.

John Steiner, the blogger behind Journeys With Johnbo, has this prompt he calls Cellpic Sunday in which he asks us to post a photo that was taken with a cellphone, tablet, or another mobile device. I thought this might be fun so I decided to join in.

You may remember from this post last month, my wife got a new Chromebook to replace her aging Macbook. My job was to get her Chromebook set up and to transfer all of her files from her Macbook to her Chromebook. Of course, her Chromebook didn’t come with a user manual, so I Googled “transferring files and photos from a Mac to a Chromebook” and there were many helpful sites and YouTube videos.

Her Chromebook is a 2-in-1 (i.e., it can be used as a laptop with its integrated physical keyboard, or as a tablet with an on-screen virtual keypad). My wife has no intention of using it as a tablet, though. She want to use it as a laptop. That’s where I ran into a problem. Her physical keyboard wasn’t working. Only the virtual keypad.

Again, I went to Google to find out how to switch from tablet to laptop mode. Again, all sites said “easy-peasy,” but nothing worked for me. No matter what I did, the damn virtual keypad wouldn’t disappear and the physical keyboard was useless.

So I took the photo below with my iPhone and called tech support at ASUS, the brand of Chromebook. if you look carefully, you can see my. reflection in the Chromebook’s screen.

Fortunately, I got through to a human being. l explained the problem. He asked me a few questions, assessed the situation, and then provided me with these instructions:

  • Press and hold the power button for five seconds until the screen goes totally dark.
  • Wait 10 seconds.
  • Press and hold reset arrow key (circle arrow above the 3 key) AND the power button until laptop reboots.

Bingo. The virtual keypad was gone and the visual keypad was working. Yay! And I didn’t have to pester my son.

If you wish to participate in this fun cellphone photo prompt, please click on the link to John’s post at the top of my post to see his photo and to read his instructions.

Cellpic Sunday — 1/8/23 (Redux)

Okay, this is what happens when you are lying in a hospital bed recuperating from a partial hip fracture while watching the NFC divisional playoff game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Dallas Cowboys on TV, and trying to respond to a new prompt post on WordPress

I went into my history, found my January 8 response to Johnbo’s Cellpic Sunday post, and said, “It’s all good, man.” Unfortunately, instead of hitting “duplicate” on that old post to create a brand new post, I must have hit “edit.” Then, I began removing all of the blocks on my original post, replacing the photo and all of the text with a new photo and brand new paragraph blocks. It wasn’t until when I attempted to publish the new post, that I realized that I wiped out the original post. Poof. It’s gone. Well, except for the photo, which was still in my media file.

Here’s the photo I used for that January 8th post.

Remember that? But as I said, all the text that accompanied that photo is gone. I don’t know if any of you might know if there’s a way to retrieve it. If so, I’d love to hear from you.

The moral to this story is to pay attention and limit your multitasking when creating a new post. Especially if you’re lying in a hospital bed.

If you wish to participate in this fun cellphone photo prompt, please click on the link to John’s post at the top of my post to see his photo and to read his instructions.

Cellpic Sunday — 1/1/23

Happy New Year, everyone. John Steiner, the blogger behind Journeys With Johnbo, has this prompt he calls Cellpic Sunday in which he asks us to post a photo that was taken with a cellphone, tablet, or another mobile device. I thought this might be fun so I decided to join in.

I was once again browsing through my iPhone’s photo library for any pictures I happened to have taken on a past New Years Day that didn’t reveal the faces of my family or me. I came across this photo from way back in January of 2012. It was a beautiful, mostly sunny day and my wife and I took a drive up the coast north of San Francisco. We stopped at the Point Reyes lighthouse, climbed the steps to the top, and took this photo from inside of the lighthouse dome.

To put this photo in perspective, below is a photo showing the path to the lighthouse.

If you wish to participate in this fun cellphone photo prompt, please click on the link to John’s post at the top of my post to see his photo and to read his instructions.

Cellpic Sunday — 12/25/22

John Steiner, the blogger behind Journeys With Johnbo, has this prompt he calls Cellpic Sunday in which he asks us to post a photo that was taken with a cellphone, tablet, or another mobile device. I thought this might be fun so I decided to join in.

On this Christmas morning, I was browsing through my iPhone’s photo library for any pictures I happened to have taken on a past Christmas day that didn’t reveal the faces of my family or me. I came across this photo from December 25, 2018 that made me chuckle. Can you guess why this picture tickled me?

If you wish to participate in this fun cellphone photo prompt, please click on the link to John’s post at the top of my post to see his photo and to read his instructions.