It has been a bit of a hectic weekend, with three overnight guests on Saturday and the whole family here on Sunday, for the first time ever. Jayne has been a bit tense and panicky all week in anticipation, but it all went very well.
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A couple of other little things made this weekend a little bit special. Firstly a few CDs arrived on Saturday morning. Last weekend was Kraftwerk weekend on 6 Music, and after that I was moaning on an online forum about how listening to a few shows on iPlayer I tried to track down the first […]
For my birthday Jayne treated me to a new lens for my camera: the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens, which is often referred to as the ‘nifty fifty’. What with one thing and another, I didn’t get round to really trying it out over the weekend, except for a really quick snap of the […]
September 29th, 2011 · Comments Off · Life
As teachers used to say “this is going to hurt me more than it hurts you”. I’m sure nobody wants to read all about my holidays, and I’m not sure I want to write about them but it needs to be done so I can move on, so here are a few thoughts about Crete, […]
July 4th, 2011 · Comments Off · Life
We were babysitting today ((When I say ‘we’ I mean that I was also in the house but Jayne did most of the gushing and cooing and all of the feeding and changing)) , looking after the three week-old granddaughter while her parents went off to Ikea.Â To say Jayne has been looking forward to […]
April 26th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Life, Technology
Jayne and I went to Amberley museum for the second time in three days today.Â They do a deal whereby if you keep hold of your tickets you can return for free within 5 days, so we did.Â When we went on Saturday we left without seeing everything because we had to do some supermarket […]
February 18th, 2011 · 4 Comments · Life
In response to Peter, I’ll post a few questions, starting with a few that you can’t Google anyway. Quizzes often have picture rounds, and it is really easy to get pictures of anything you want in the internet age and the invention of Google Image Search.Â Of course going on an image search can get […]
February 12th, 2011 · Comments Off · Technology
My printer has been playing up a lot lately.Â Lots of error messages about the ink system failing, and it would also lock up a lot when scanning. I did a bit of research on the net and found that it was most likely a hardware fault that could easily be fixed with a couple […]
February 2nd, 2011 · Comments Off · Life
Earlier today I found what has to be the bleakest, most harrowing, and depressing website in the world.Â Â It is the result of an 18-year photographic documentary project called The Julie Project. Have a look, but don’t blame me if, afterwards, you feel that a little bit of yourself has died.
January 31st, 2011 · Comments Off · Life
There are some remarkable photos by somebody called Vivian Maier over at this site. It appears that she took photographs, thousands and thousands of them, around Chicago from the 1950s onwards, possibly for her own amusement.Â Many were not even developed before she died.Â Somebody bought a job lot of her photos and films at […]