Monthly Archives: July 2006

more sub-aqua

22°C, some rain- nice Linseed: quite a long session on this today, nearly 2 CDs worth of time. Only had ot stop to let paint dry before adding the next layer tomorrow. Most of the work was with a No.2 … Continue reading

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Live®Messenger

27°C, +wind & showers. Live messenger: do I need it, is there any advantage from new features. It should work with Win 2000, but does that mean a bigger memory footprint? Does anyone know? Follow up: well, that did exactly … Continue reading

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Spotting

28°C, still hot Linseed:Sub-aqua day 6– detailing the refraction patterns from the ripples above. Following on from here will be more work on the figure in the background and then the foremost layer- the bubbles. this is turning into quite … Continue reading

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Today Friday, WOMAD

27°C, last hot day for a while Back home before the main act came on stage, and I live 100 miles away!  We nearly came home much earlier.   Best bits: music on the BBC Radio 3 stage. Good musicians, … Continue reading

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Gibbons

27°C, cloud & sun Twycross: cycled past from the west, the sound of the primates could be heard from near to Orton-on-the-hill, which must be nearly two miles away. There were chimps, howler monkeys as well as other sounds that … Continue reading

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day four

30°C, hot and very humid Linseed: you’ve missed the whole turpentine stage on this picture. Though it’s day four in the photo, the sessions are  short. My time has been taken up with loafing about in the garden broken up … Continue reading

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Quality

24°C, +easterly. mp3 degradation: BBC written about a group of self confessed HiFi geeks"He said many people did not realise what a compromise they were making when ripping CDs into formats such as MP3. "People have not been trained. MP3s … Continue reading

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Putting the windows back in

27°C, hot Re-installation is tiring: It takes ages to put windows back on, the OS is the easy bit, but it’s all the fiddling with different software. MS Outlook is still generating errors, possibly due to this version of ZoneAlarm. … Continue reading

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get rolling

20°C, clearing Hit the road: why such a slow start today? Get-up-&-go stayed in bed today – though I didn’t. Quite why eludes me right now. One of the Ladies has peed on the kitchen floor. Oh well, the bike … Continue reading

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Reena, who are you?

24°C, humid & feels no cooler. End of term: it quite a busy thing. It has throw wet sponges at the teacher ( on a very hot day really was fun); a staff "do" for all the staff who are leaving. The rest … Continue reading

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