Monthly Archives: October 2010

RIP, Claire

Damn, Claire Rayner has died. A wonderful woman. While I never had the privilege to know her personally, I spoke with her many years ago on one of her phone-ins. She was forthright, sensible, and I would have trusted her … Continue reading

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A Bit Of (Photographic) Fun

I am constantly amazed at the relentless march of consumer technology. in 1996, I was using a pocket camera (an early Canon Ixus) that was using the APS film format. Something of a step down in film quality as compared … Continue reading

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Photoshop Elements 9

I see that Adobe has recently released Photoshop Elements 9. I last used Photoshop Elements when it was at version 4, and stopped using it because the Organizer part of the package had too many limitations for me. I did … Continue reading

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One Step Forward, Two Steps Back…

This is a bit of a rant. This is a bit of a rant about Microsoft software. This is a bit of a rant about Windows Live Essentials 2011. Windows Live Essentials (WLE) is a suite of utilities from Microsoft … Continue reading

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RIP, Norman

One of the great clowns has died: Norman Wisdom. You can read an official obituary here, but I would advise you to also go and read the personal vignette about Norman written by Stuart Hartill over at Clinging to a … Continue reading

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You may have noticed that some of my blog entries are appearing on both what I nominally call my “old” blog over at and on my “new” blog over at Blogger… That’s because I’m torn on where to settle … Continue reading

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