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Showing posts from April, 2006

I have another cold!

I don't know why, but I have another cold, I thought having one last month would mean I'd be alright for another 6 months... This one's around a level 2 cold, I'm hoping it will get better rather than worse. I'm in work, but I'm concerned that I might be infecting other people. I guess that's just the way it is, and presumably if anyone else if infected, then it'll boost their immune systems - so it must be a good thing?

Double Deckers, Dairy Milk with Creme Egg

Apparently Double Deckers have changed, in a bad way, not in a good way, here's a pic of what they should be like, quite large for a chocolate bar, 60g, with 36% nougat. Also - have you seen the new Dairy Milk Bars with Creme Egg - they're quite nice - but not as much fun as the real creme eggs. The chocolate's not as thick as the bottom bit in real creme eggs either so that's a bit dissapointing, but if you prefer more chocolate than creme, then they could be for you.

The Digital Lomo Recreated

Here's a "Lomoesque" photo - it was taken with the Sony Cybershot DSC-L1 and edited with Photoshop ( here's the original ). The L1 is a great little camera that I can take with me everywhere I go, I especially like the generally high saturation the photos have. Unfortunately photos have lens-flare more often than I'd like. Anyway, on the subject of "Digital Lomo", there are numerous Photoshop Actions * that are supposed to provide a digital equivalent to the Lomo camera, but in my opinion, it's not possible to produce one set action or process that produces the same results as a real Lomo LC-A . Lomo photos tend to be more random, one photo may come out looking like a normal camera has taken it, whereas another will have a large yellow area, and another will show a very small depth of field, another photo will have vignetting, another lots of lens flare. Digital photos all tend to be the wrong aspect ratio to start with (4:3 instead of 3:2), and o

New Dell Inspiron 1300

I've had this Dell Inspiron 1300 (in the middle) for a week or two now, as a replacement for the dead Toshiba Satellite Pro 6100 that Toshiba wanted £520 to repair! The Dell cost me £336 inc vat and delivery, and I also bought another 512mb from the excellent Crucial for £36. The Inspiron has a 1.5ghz Celeron-M (1mb cache version of the Pentium-M), 768mb DDR2 ram, DVDRW/CDRW, 15.4" widescreen TFT, built in wireless, and a long life battery. Flipping bargain if you ask me. I've also managed to sell the dead Toshiba on ebay for £139! Panoramic courtesty of the cute little Kodak Easyshare V570 . The Dell has a nice keyboard that is easy (and enjoyable) to touch-type on. The base and screen plastics feel solid and robust, and the built in wifi works well through-out the house. Added this new page to the site: The Animals of Sefton Park, Liverpool .

Squirrels, Sefton Park