DigameXtra No. 960, Thursday, May 31st 2018

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DoctorLaptop Alert! Windows 10 Spring 2018 Update problem crashing many computers. The Windows 10 V1803 update, released 30APR18, has caused 2 major problems for many users. I have recovered a dozen of these victim computers for clients since this was released a month ago.
1) Some users, especially those that had updated from Win 7 or 8/8.1, are finding that after the update, they reboot to a blank Desktop with an error message that a user profile file cannot be accessed so Desktop is unavailable.
2) People will suddenly see a new OEM or recovery partition in their File Manager that has a logical drive letter assigned to them. No files appear in the partition despite it claiming to be full, and showing hidden files does not reveal the contents either. Options for deleting or renaming the new partition are not available. Then Windows 10 starts with constant notifications that the drive is full.
As always, I am available for consults and repairs should you experience either of these problems. See contact info at bottom of the page.
Read the full article for details and solutions at: https://doctorlaptopstips.wordpress.com/2018/05/30/doctorlaptop-windows-10-update-problem-alert-30may18/

What’s On

Chiki’s Bio Restaurant: Plans for Fall 2018: Hello dear friends of Chiki’s Bio Restaurant: We had liked to thank you all for your support throughout this spring. As you may remember on 5/23 the Creative Circle met for the last time before next Fall: We will resume on Wednesday, September 19th at 11am. On Wednesday, 6/6 we will be enjoying the Solid Salads demonstration and lunch for which registration is closed due to having reached our maximum capacity. These cooking demonstrations will also continue in September starting on 9/26 for an exciting Quiche and Pie Crust Class, all without the traditional butter and flour combination. We are delighted to announce that U3A, (the University of the Third Age: http://www.u3aaxarquia.com) will partner with ChikiBio Restaurant, in the Fall, in offering these two mentioned programs and in addition, we will start a language Intercambio. Watch this space for more details to be revealed as we get closer to the date. For more information contact norma at: norma2kk @ aol.com (no spaces). Chiki’s exact Location: As you face the sea, Chiki is on the beach to the left of the bridge between Algarrobo and Mezquitilla. Chiki’s Webpage: www.chikibeachclub.com. All of Chiki’s management and members of U3A wish one and all a safe and fun summer. And thank you Digame for making our programs possible!!

Trip to Valencia with El Valle del Embalse: See poster for contacts. We are running a coach to this fantastic spectacle at Almunecar on the 15th of August. Club Membership is only €10 per year & gives you access to lots of special events. We still have some seats available for this very popular event. Call Sue for more info.

Tai Chi Chaun Classes: Rooftop terrace at La Tabla restaurant in Torrox Park. Every Wednesday and Saturday, from 10am to 11-30am. 5 euros per class. No class if raining. Terry Booth, Torrox – registered UK instructor, saddle@hotmail.co.uk ; +44 7393 978888 (whatsapp) www.terrybooth.eu

Eco Mercado Florymar: This saturday at the Florymar Eco Market. A free presentation on how to improve your soil by cultivating micro organisms and making organic fertilizers. Starting at 11:00 oclock. Be on time if you want to join. Also new, there will be fresh smoothies and “Acaí bowls”, a beautiful yoghurt type desert with almond milk, fresh fruit, seeds and the superfood Acaí powder.
And of course the usual stalls with Raw and Vegan food, fresh fruits and vegetables, goats cheese, olive oil, bread, and many different artisan crafts.
Every saturday at the Florymar Gardencenter, Benajarafe. 10:00 – 14:00h
Carretera N-340, km260
contact: +34 675 64 04 69 ; ecomercadoflorymar@gmail.com

Car Boot/Market. Sunday 3rd June: The regular “1st Sunday of the month” Car Boot sale/market is at El Pantano Restaurant car park, overlooking Lake Vinuela, on Sunday 3rd June. 9.30am to 1.pm.
Easy to find on the A356 towards Colmenar. Drive over the bridge crossing Lake Vinuela and the car park/bar is just ahead on the right hand side. Plenty of parking.
There are always bargains galore, old and new.
– Lots of locally grown fresh fruit and veg.
– Homemade Mango + other chutney, jams and marmalades
– Plants, shrubs, flowers and herbs.
– Greetings cards.
– Always a good selection of DIY tools.
– (New) Ladies clothes.
– Large selection of paperback and hardback books
– Lots of household and garden items for sale on many of the stalls
Come along and enjoy a morning browsing and picking up a few bargains at this well established monthly market, which attracts visitors from far and near. A super location. The restaurant has shaded terraces overlooking the lake and many customers sit and enjoy a coffee or a tapa and a drink and catch up with friends and acquaintances for a chat. Many even stay and choose lunch from the varied menu available. Bar is open from 9.30am serving coffee/drinks/food.
Please note: If the market has to be cancelled at short notice, due to bad weather, it will automatically be re-scheduled for the following Sunday. For further info please contact Sandy (Vinuela) on 619 471 301

Jack Cade Rebellion in Viñuela: Friday 1st June from 22:00h – Jack Cade Rebellion at Cafe/Bar La Bamba. Enjoy some great rock classics from the outdoor terraces or swishly refurbished indoor areas. Entry free so just come along and celebrate summer. The Google link for the location (ex Music Bar Tortuga for those that remember it) is https://www.google.com/maps/place/Cafe+Pub+La+Bamba/@36.87727,-4.153166,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xa5456a0e16c57645!8m2!3d36.87727!4d-4.153166 For more information call 616 148 990 or message us on facebook at “The Jack Cade Rebellion”.

Items Wanted or For Sale/Rent

For Sale: Zanussi washing machine. Approx 7 years old but only in permanent use for the past 2 years, still working well but no top as it used to be under a work surface. Email for more pics. Situated in central Nerja, buyer must collect, 50€ ono, contact Jill on 636 922 975 or jill.green1707 @ gmail.com

Wanted: Record player. My record player has gone to room 101, if any one has one for sale able to play 33, 45 and 78 rpm discs please email me at: 37vernon@gmail.com ; I am in Canillias De Albiada but willing to travel with in reason. Thanks, Roy.

Earn Some Cash: Have a clear out. Garage. Household. Garden. Wanted Tools old new. Power Tools. All Building tools. Ring Ernie or Martin 616812765 or 690854154. Whatsapp, messenger. Iznate, ernestiznate @ hotmail.co.uk

Wanted: Second Hand Car. Looking for a small decent second hand car L:H:D Spanish plated. Please send photos and price. Phone number 616812765. wattsapp .messenger. or Mail to ernestiznate@hotmaildotcodotuk Thank you. Iznante.

Wanted: Condensed milk. For a recipe I need condensed milk, but without sugar or artificial sugar (sweetener). Who can tell me where I can buy it? Answer to 603 258 335 or ludospanje@ gmail.com Ludo, Torrox Campo

Wanted: Villa 3/4 bedrooms winter rental. We are wanting to rent a 3/4 bedroom villa/house from 1st November 2018 until 1st May 2019.  Must be pet friendly with enclosed secure garden. All areas considered. Thank you. Pam: Pamsamme@gmail.com.


  Night Owl Needs A Snack: Does anyone familiar with Torrox Costa know if there is a night-market, or some “all night accessible” vending machines, available after the supermarkets close at 9:30pm? Or even a kabab shop that stays open late? It appears the restaurants quit serving by about 10pm. Except the pizzerias that are usually open till midnight. I have found a cafe that opens at 5:30am; it has no sign. It’s between Russell’s UK Foods and Lew’s Restaurant on Av. El Faro. Thanks for any leads. Naythan, Torrox Costa. Reply to fixit@gmx.es

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Local News in English, The Sur: http://www.surinenglish.com/
Local News in English, The Local: https://www.thelocal.es/
EU News in English, EuroWeekly: https://www.euroweeklynews.com
Local Weather: https://www.accuweather.com/en/es/torre-del-mar/306652/weather-forecast/306652
Bus Info: https://www.alsa.com/en/web/bus/our-destinations/regional
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