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David Ashton
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David Ashton   4/27/2014 5:33:01 PM
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@Crusty....thanks...I'd love to know how you post such good pictures, I have never been able to do anything bigger than a postage stamp.....

Both of those are pretty nifty....the small boxes do not give much idea of scale, how big are they?

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Crusty1   4/28/2014 5:11:03 AM
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Hi David, I only got to grips with this yesterday for those pictures.

When you do a reply or and edit there is a tiny picture of a tree at the base of the edit box.

I have done this with a MAC and a Windows 8 machine so should work for most systems

But first go to the picture you want on the web, the the box of storage tubes is on the RS Components site.

Right  Click on the picture and when the box of options comes up select" copy link location."

Now click on the tree image in the edit panel pop up paste with CTRL +V, the link you copied previously into the box now showing in the Image URL and there you have it.

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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David Ashton   4/28/2014 5:43:48 AM
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Hi Crusty

I tried that and it worked with a pic from the internet. Many thanks!  Then I tried to paste or link to a pic from my computer (that I had open in Paint or stored as a .jpg on my hard drive) with no joy and eventually my post got corrupted and almost unreadable so I deleted it.

I have pasted pics in the past but it has only worked for me once or twise, and I am not sure what does or does not make it work.

Does anyone know how to paste a pic or link to an image on your own Hard drive reliably?

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antedeluvian   4/28/2014 8:08:08 AM
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David

Does anyone know how to paste a pic or link to an image on your own Hard drive reliably?

I don't believe you can link to a pictire on your hard drive. I copy the picture to my public folder on my dropbox account, right click the file to "get the public URL" and then paste this into the dialog .

In previous iterations of UBM forums, (MCC, SJ, CE) it was poosible to send the message to the editor and he would put it somewhere on the UBM server and give you the URL. A little indirect and it was not immediate.  i am sure Max would oblige.

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Crusty1   4/28/2014 8:34:28 AM
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@antedulivan; I think you have this right I do not seem able to cut and paste a picture direct into the edit box. Well I can but it does not show up when posted.

May try makeing a public (any one can look) link to a directory on my Google Drive. or just start a flicker account just for this use.

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Max The Magnificent   4/28/2014 10:32:03 AM
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@Antedeluvian: One thing you can do with this approach is to screw the lid on the underside of a shelf giving you much more storage space.

I'd forgotten about that trick -- my uncle used to do that with jars full of screws and nails and nuts and bolts and stuff...

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Max The Magnificent   4/28/2014 10:34:10 AM
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@TonyTib: I got lucky a few years ago and picked up a bunch when Lowe's was blowing them out at $2/each

This sort of thing doesn't happen often -- but it's so nice when the winds of fate do blow one's way :-)

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Alas, Alack
Max The Magnificent   4/28/2014 11:59:22 AM
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@David: Alas, I threw out my last dilapidated matchbox chest some years ago so I have no picture to show you.

I really wanted to see a picture of one of those -- you shoudl have kept them for "old time's sake"

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Crusty1   4/28/2014 1:08:09 PM
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Hi David, To give an Idea of the size of the small boxes, a pound coin (euro) will just fit on the lid, the depth is about a pound coin deep. The lids flip up when opened and they are just great for smd resistors and capacitors.

I got my first set when I bought an E25 run of SMD capacitors and since then I buy them for any smd items.

 

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antedeluvian   4/28/2014 1:33:10 PM
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Max

 

The ones marked Lion Match in this montage, are the way I remember them. You will have to complete the picture by imagining David's matrix.

 

 

 

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