Ed Rooney

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  1. Edo in Sevilla . . .

    People have been asking me for my impressions on this wonderful, historic Spanish city. I feel it is too early for me to have real opinions. After I find a place to live and settle in for a few weeks, I'll be ready to say what I think. There is an generous amount of general information on Seville, with its many layers of history, available to all on the Net. Right now I'm forced to deal with another wall that I must get past: it seems that nothing in the way of furnished apartments are available right now. Nothing. Very scary this. And even the hotels, where I'm hemorrhaging money at the moment, are all booked up. I'm going to have to get lucky, and it will have to be soon. Here's a few of my first snaps of Seville to go live on Alamy:
  2. Edo in Sevilla . . .

    GOT IT, PAUL ÷÷ delete away And Mark, you're right. I won't stop posting here. I just won't respond or comment on things I consider irrelative. Eduardo
  3. Edo in Sevilla . . .

    Yes, I need to calm down.
  4. Edo in Sevilla . . .

    I have 476 links about living in Spain. The research and suggestions part of this is over. I have my feet on the ground, my situation is unique, and I’ve found much of the preps useless. Airbnb? You can’t be serious. You’re talking about a younger person than me with money. I’m going to stop posting about my situation now. Thank you
  5. Edo in Sevilla . . .

    John, I was only in Mexico for two months and didn’t have to deal with the bureaucracy. Jools, the reason I’m not in Ireland or Italy is that they cost a lot more ... and I speak Italian. I’ll remind all of my considerations: cost, climate, cuisine, culture, walkability and stock subjects.
  6. Edo in Sevilla . . .

    Thank you for your supportive thoughts, people. I’m sorry to have posted such downer. I do have an American expat woman who has been helpful, but she doesn’t work for me nor is she on my schedule. There are lots of locals who speak some English where I don’t need them to, in restaurants and such. This is the telling point: no one at the government’s Immigration Office speaks anything but Spanish. Does that make sense to any of you? Edo
  7. Edo in Sevilla . . .

    Spain has proven to be a huge mistake. I would like to get on a flight out tomorrow and go home. But I have no home. The complexities of the Spanish bureaucracy are impossible to navigate, and without speaking Spanish doubly so. English is the linga franca of the 21st century, but not here. Not one person where there is a need to be an English speaker speaks English. No one at the University Hospital, realty offices, clinics, or at the Immigration Office speaks English . . . and I cannot learn enough Spanish to use now when I need to. I do not believe things will get better with time, nor do I know what to do or where to go. I’m stressed, depressed and scared (PTSD). I’m sorry, but it would be impossible for me to explain the endless details of this situation. Edo
  8. So, stock photography...

    I think you're right
  9. Commission structure single thread

    I will miss you on the forum, Chuck. Good luck with whatever you decide.
  10. Can this be done? I'm in trouble with my MarkBook and may need an alternate way to work and submit???? Edo
  11. Commission structure single thread

    Betty, I can only wish you good luck. And I wish all you others the best also. What was it Bob D said? The times they are a changing. Edo
  12. Alamy on an iPad Pro?

    The keyboard on this new AIR is nuts? That question mark is under the dash key.
  13. Alamy on an iPad Pro?

    Thanks, Chris, I will.
  14. Alamy on an iPad Pro?

    Michael, my email is edoruan@gmail.com
  15. Alamy on an iPad Pro?

    Oh boy, I'm striking out here. I can't even update my iPhone.
  16. Alamy on an iPad Pro?

    Michael, thank you. i don’t want to do anything tricky on my phone. Today being Sat, I might not get into the cafe with my Mac. But I’ll get on this today or tomorrow. Tio Edo
  17. Alamy on an iPad Pro?

    Going to Madrid and a wait would cost more than a backup unit. I’m not going anywhere or sending my only computer anywhere. M, you seem to be right about the warning from Apple being real. I have emailed them to ask what to do. Tio Edo
  18. Alamy on an iPad Pro?

    There is no Apple support in Seville and no Apple Store. There are stores that sell the products but no support. A friend Statside said the email might be a phony. I don’t know what’s going on with anything right now.
  19. Alamy on an iPad Pro?

    I was sent a warning by Apple that there might be an issue with some MacBook Pro 13”. I’ve had mine since May 2018 and have had no trouble.
  20. Edo in Sevilla . . .

    I did A today -- opened a Spanish bank account! Next is . . . well, all those other things. Tio Edo
  21. Hello from the San Francisco Bay Area

    The Sony a6000 is a good choice. Good luck with it. Edo
  22. Edo in Sevilla . . .

    The complexities of getting Internet or anything here are beyond reason; can't do A before I do B and can't do B before I do C. And I can't do C at all. That's as good as I can explain things.
  23. "Your Alamy portfolio page"

    My whole life is a work in progress.
  24. Edo in Sevilla . . .

    I haven't really checked it out yet, John, but WiFi will cost about 20 euros a month. I was paying $110US in NYC.
  25. Edo in Sevilla . . .

    I don’t know that I deserve all that praise, Mark, but thank you. I’m glade to hear that Seville is selling for you. There are a bunch of tourists here, so there’s an interest. In the mean while — give my regards to Broadway. And to Oxfordshire.