Monthly Archives: December 2011

Picasa versus Windows Live Photo Gallery

Google’s Picasa and Microsoft’s Windows Live Photo Gallery are free tools for organising, editing and sharing (via the web) collections of photos on your PC. They have both been around for some years, and have each gone through a number … Continue reading

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Gone Missing: Bowers & Wilkins Customer Service

This is a tale of two British companies that supply Hi-Fi equipment, and my contrasting experiences of their after-sales service. The first is the Acoustical Manufacturing Company Limited (now called QUAD Electroacoustics), which was set up by Peter Walker in … Continue reading

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A few years back, I bought The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick. Although it’s ostensibly a children’s book, I was attracted to it because the book is a work of art in its own right. Even when the … Continue reading

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