Why would Apple release a 10.5″ iPad?

I’m saving up for my next iPad. I’m 99% certain that I’m going to get a 9.7” Pro.

For the past year, I’ve been using an iPad mini 2, and I really like it. I could do a lot of my work on a mini. Before the mini, I had used a 9.7” for a couple years. It was indispensable for what I do (mainly tech support, photography).

When I first started using the mini, I wasn’t sure if it would work. I missed the real estate. My older eyes disliked the squinting.

But, now, about a year later, my 9.7” feels like a brick! (admittedly, my 9.7” is a 3rd gen, so it’s the 1st get Retina, and was just sluggish and heavy)

But, I’m thinking that my next will be a 9.7” Pro, because I want the speed and power of the pro line.

A 10.5” iPad, while bigger, might be a very appealing size. Two iPad mini’s? Yeah. I’d take that.

Why would Apple release a 10.5″ iPad?: “”

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I was the only one at work

NAYA was closed today, due to snow. When I tried to remote in to check my servers, I was not able to see all of them. So, I drove in check on things.

The roads were covered with packed snow, but, not too treacherous. (if you drove sanely, that is).

Fortunately, someone had driven through the parking lot, which allowed me to get up to the door.

Trail thru the driveway













The front “yard” is covered with snow, and beautiful.

NAYA's Front Yard

IT Display PC

Ted is setting up one of the custom case PCs that had been set up for FreeNAS. He’s installing W7.

It will be connected to the big TV in the IT Office.

This will enable us to put a PC on the big screen.

  • This will have Windows 7
  • MS Office
  • Itunes
  • Windows Media
  • Adobe Reader
  • Bookmark the Merakis

Print Spooler Keeps Stopping

Note: The solution, outlined, below, resolved the problem. I had to log into her machine with my credentials to make the changes. Even if I supplied my credentials while she was logged in, it would not let me restart the spooler.


Ashley reported that she didn’t have any printers

I visited her desk, and that was true. (Surprising, because she had them in the past).

I looked at the Print Spooler service, and it was not running.

I restarted, and printers appeared.

Ashely tried to print, and no printers appeared in her list.

The spooler had stopped again.

Found several suggestions:

Unplug the HP at her desk, and perform the following:

I was having the same issue with a Dell system (Windows 7) and HP printer, Arthurs steps ABOVE fixed the issue. The directory is hidden so if you are not displaying hidden system folders than you should just copy and paste this path into windows explorer: “C:\Windows\System32\spool\PRINTERS” delete any files in this directory, then unplug the printer, restart the print spooler service and plug the printer back in. Worked like a charm for me. Thanks ARTHUR!

Check for the spooler whether it’s turn on in services
1.       Start > Start Search > services.msc
2.       If spooler is not on, turn it on. If after turn on, it turn off automatically, proceed to step 3, if can turn on go to step 4
3.       Start > Start Search > C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe (Right click > Properties)
4.       Click on Security Tab > Advanced > Owner. Take ownership of the file and give full permission to the file. Once done, close everything and try to start the service again.
5.       Start > Start Search > cmd (Run as Admin)
6.       del /Q C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\PRINTERS\*.* > Press Enter
7.       Once done, try to start the spooler in Services

I finally got my spooler problem solved. Restarting spooler services does no good on its own, finding the underlying cause is the trick. I deleted the files in these two folders:
c:\windows\system32\spooler\printers  and
Then I removed the USB cable on each for 2-3 seconds and reinstalled. Then I restared spooler services and viola–all printers now work. It only took 2 hours of research and trial and error. The one thing I did that may have helped was one suggestion to change the ownership of the file as outlined by Freak05 in a post above. Could be a combination of these steps ultimately fixed the problem.

[source: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/fd7f46d3-baa1-4a38-9ad3-dec5426d9297/print-spooler-keeps-stopping-on-windows-7?forum=w7itproperf ]


Troubleshooting a MacBook keyboard

I’ve noticed that one of the teachers always uses an external keyboard with her MacBook.

I thought she was being particular, but then someone mentioned that some of her keys don’t work.

I’ve met with this teacher multiple times, about other subjects, and she never mentioned this. Yes, I know I’m busy, but you can tell me about it. I may not be able to act immediately, but I’ll add it to my To Do list. 

I know she is being considerate of my time (she sees me running around all over the place), but I’d rather know about it than have her dealing with a broken thing.

It’s possible that it is an easy fix. 

I did stop by and blow out the keyboard. That helped a few keys.

But there are still a couple that aren’t responding.

I found a support article over at Apple with some good keyboard troubleshooting tips.