Follow up: well, that did exactly nothing. I downloaded live messenger and installed it, all it has done is reinstall MSN Messenger 7.
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 are stuff you listen to at the gym. Audiophiles do not see digital music as throwaway music – which is what digital music has become to some people."
Hear hear! Nice to see I’m not the only one unhappy with the poor sound quality from mp3/WMAs.
Turpentine: the ground is laid on the swimmer painting.
Heatwave: it’s the hottest July since 1911. That means it was hotter back then, so how does that fit into global-warming-journalism?
Computer: fixed MS Outlook . It was ZoneAlarm ( my firewall) that was stopping the home-page loading.
Peak District: it’s all dry and sandy looking. there is no green grass there now, never seen it like that before.