Saturday, June 30, 2018

FedEx Woes

Fedex Pickup  

(A few days after this posting, I received a FedEx Delivery Manager code giving me the ability to control deliveries online: at fedex.com/delivery)


Ever receive a fedex shipment which needed to be returned?    Hold your breath!



When you receive a fedex shipment, a return label will be included.     Or you may request the label to be emailed from your seller. The label may be copied onto adhesive label paper to make it easier to affix.



The label will include a tracking number.

Now, to get it picked up…

Tap or click to fill out this form, once you have a tracking number.

Or phone 1-800-463-3339  (1-800-GO-FEDEX) to authorize a pickup.  Ask for the "Return Manager" and have the return label at hand.    

You may find that you are required to have a fedex account.   If so,  tap or click here,

If you live here at Happy Valley, don’t be surprised if it is not picked anyway.   If not picked up at one concierge desk, try another.

Happy Valley’s pickup is actually listed for a non-Happy Valley location elsewhere, but under the same name, at a grocery store nearby, and your item may not appear on fedex’s pickup list for our front desk(s), but for this nearby dropbox at 200 WV Square.

You then need to drive you package to the nearest depot as a last resort.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Monday, June 25, 2018

Podcasting is ready for prime time

Podcasting has been around for a long time but only now is ready for prime time.

Podcasting is broadcasting over Internet for on-demand access. Anyone can do it.

The problem has always been in finding the podcast that addresses your particular interest.

That is being fixed with the new Google podcasting app. Apple has a similar app.

Having an interest in ragtime, I was delighted to find a podcast from Ethan Uslan.

See what you can find. Go for it.





Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Windows 10 Storage Issues

 There is a very good chance that that nice Windows 10 laptop with 32 or 64 gigs memory will sooner or later use up so much of your storage space that you cannot update it at all.

This happens as applications are added and as Windows is updated and an old version of Windows, and or restore points,  are not deleted.

These are the things you need to do when presented with such a situation

1. (If possible), even before you get into such a situation, create a recovery drive by entering  “Create a Recovery Drive” in the search block at the left bottom of your screen

2 If you do not already have administrative rights,  set them up.


5.  Run the cleanup utility by entering “Clean Up”  in the search box at the left bottom of your screen and check to clean up old system files

3.  Delete the windows.old directory from your C:\  drive

4. Download the windirstat utility to determine where else storage can be reduced.
5. Add another USB  32GB or largee flash drive to give you more storage space in the future.     Make this a primary drive for new storage. Do this by going to Storage under Settings and identifying the drive for various uses..

6.Optionally,  reset your computer in Settings to get rid of items that are taking up too much space.