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About DavidMc

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    Seasoned Member
  • Birthday 07/12/1951

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    Barrow-in-Furness, UK
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    Yes. 31 July 1970

How I Found the Truth

  • How I found the Truth
    My mother got the Truth in 1957 when she was called on in the door to door work. Though Dad opposed, she worked hard to bring up myself and two siblings in the way of the Truth. After a rebellious time in my teens, I finally buckled down to take the Truth seriouly and was baptized in July 1970 at a District Assembly.

My Hobbies & Interests

  • My Interests
    Photography. I prefer using a good quality compact camera rather than a large DSLR. I take my camera with me every where I go and click the shutter every day. I also enjoy editing the shots and posting them on my Flickr pages. Occassonally I write poetry when the mood takes me.
  • My favorite books
    Used to be an avid reader then stopped reading around the year 2000. However since getting a Kindle Fire HDR last year I'm getting back into reading. I read anything that takes my interest from Zane Grey to Hemmingway to Asimov to Dickens and Austen to new first time writers.
  • My favorite music
    Gentle jazz, most mozart and Beethoven, some big band music in the style of Glenn Millar, Sinatra and Bille Holiday.

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  1. Update 1710 to the WT Library does indeed have the new publications. The Pure worship book also has the chapter videos that can be played offline within the Library. You can find the video files, if you wish to do so, here: C:\Program Files (x86)\Watchtower\Watchtower Library\E\rs_data\PUBS\RR_E\MEDIA There are 22 mp4 files at 720p.
  2. "Apple quietly removed three of the most important iPhones in recent history from its online store, including the iPhone SE." ... "Just as three new iPhones have arrived to join Apple’s lineup, three more iPhones have been rotated out. RIP to the iPhone X, the iPhone 6s, and the iPhone SE." - http://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2018/09/rip-iphone-se/ I bought an iPhone 6s four weeks ago, so I'm pleased I didn't wait around. The 6s does everything I want and it does it fast. The new iPhones are shiny and new, but so was the iPhone X last year. Plenty of these now older iPhones on the 2nd hand market and I was tempted to buy, but in the end I went for peace of mind and bought new.
  3. A stage of the Tour of Britain cycle race started in our town last Friday. Our Cong arranged for a cart to be there. My shift was due to start when the race commenced so I arrived early to take a few photos. Here's our cart manned by our COBE and my niece. Next photo is the podium where the riders sign on. Between two Sky team riders you can see a large owl from a nearby owl sanctuary. Next photo is three riders heading towards the start line. Chris Froome far right; Wout Poels, eventual stage winner in the centre; and Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas in the rear. Hundreds of people passed our cart, though none stopped to take literature or chat during the hour I was there, but our presence was noted.
  4. Sister Cheryl, what else do you have planted?
  5. Saturday I was hurrying through town to do a shift on the Congregation's Market Kiosk. The main pedestrianized street was packed with old restored vehicles for a Classic and Vintage Car and Bike Event. Further on I bumped into an 'old friend', a blue and cream coloured Leyland Titan double-decked bus - see photo. This bus, fleet number 169, entered service in 1958. After learning to drive on a similar bus, I drove No.169 and the rest of the fleet for a number of years in the 1970s. I wished there was time to ask if I could climb into the cab, but I needed to rush. Just time to take a couple of photos. I enjoyed driving these old buses and it made my day to meet this 'old friend'.
  6. I don’t use Android so you’ll have to check the Android apps store for an app to save web pages offline. I’m sure there will be a similar app to the iPad one.
  7. Can I suggest you look at http://codiumlabs.com/ios/offline-pages/ I use Offline Pages to save certain pages of jw.org for use in the ministry. For example setting the app to download 45 pages plus media to a link depth of 4 gives me all the Bible study section unit one with it’s videos allowing for a good demonstration of the course. It works exactly like it does when online except tapping a scripture link doesn’t work at that link depth. Depending on your needs you could download each unit separately.
  8. Check out http://appchasers.com they have an excellent series of videos demonstrating various aspects of using the JW app.
  9. Thank you William. We also had our RC last week. I’m sure you enjoyed it as much as we did.
  10. What type of knot do you prefer to tie your tie? I’ve been using a Four-in-hand knot since my school days; simple, quick and gives a standard look to the tie. I tried the Windsor knot for a short while during the 80s before returning to the Four-in-hand. Most common knots in our Cong are the Four-in-hand and Windsor type knots. Occasionally someone will try a fatter knot. Pocket squares are rarely seen and same goes for bow ties. Ties are one way Bros can express their personality through colour and patterns.Though some leave the choice of shirt and tie to their wife. I dislike having to re-tie my tie every time I dress. When I get a new tie and I’ve knotted it the way I prefer, I loosen the knot and slip it off over my head. Next use I slip it back over my head, cinch the knot and I’m good to go.
  11. Not at all sure what missing text you mean. I downloaded the pdf file in question that I'd uploaded and checked through it. You say there is text missing between "Brother and Sister de Rooij will be returning to the Netherlands." and "interchange of encouragement with our new group of friends..." That is a whole page missing in your copy. The copy of the file I uploaded and the file I downloaded to check both contain this 'missing' page. So not at all sure what happened to your copy of the pdf file. Please download it again and check the page is actually missing. Try opening it in a different reader. If I actually have missed out text I apologize and will be doubly careful next time I submit a pdf file.
  12. DavidMc

    iPad Full

    I too use an iPad Mini and I can't think why anyone with reasonable access to wifi would need to download so much - that's why we have the Cloud. Apart from the Toolbox and study publications, I tend to download on a need by need basis and delete when not needed. 16GB is next to nothing and leaves little room to play with even using the lowest resolution for video. May I suggest a little device I use: a HooToo brand iPhone/iPad Memory Stick 32GB USB Flash Drive - bought mine from Amazon. It comes with a free app so I just plug it into the iPad and the app fires up and I save and transfer files to and fro. Also great for transfering files between my PC laptop and the iPad.
  13. Babylon the great has fallen!: Gods kingdom rules! released in 1963. I remember studying this at the weekly book study. There was a separate questions booklet. Not one of my favorite book study books, I'm afraid. No reflection on the excellent contents of the publication, more a comment on my teenage struggle to stay with the Truth at that time. Thinking about the book study back then brought back happy memories of many old friends now asleep awaiting the resurrection.
  14. I made a formatted pdf using the subtitles of the 144th Gilead Graduation - Concluding Talk and Assignments. Here's the pdf file: 144th Gilead Graduation - Concluding Talk and Assignments.pdf
  15. JwBroadcasting app on a Roku has been updated to version 3.2 and appears to have fix the problem. We are watching it now!

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