Goodbye Facebook. It Was Nice Knowing You.

You’re a fat slob and you suck at everything. I mean, you literally consume my device’s resources and slow me down. Your application has become heavy and it’s no longer practical to keep you around. You’re obese, sluggish, and give me no thanks for putting up with your Royal Chunkiness. I thought I needed you…… Continue reading Goodbye Facebook. It Was Nice Knowing You.

I Searched, Found, And Bought The First Book I Ever Read As A Child

I finally received a book in the post this week that it took me six years to find. It’s the first book I ever read (that wasn’t part of regular schooling). It’s an old book (child’s) that has been reprinted many times over since it was first published in 1960. It’s had a couple of…… Continue reading I Searched, Found, And Bought The First Book I Ever Read As A Child

How Many Rubbish Objects Pass Through The Antiques Roadshow?

It’s the show where an amusing guy in track pants and a puffer jacket says he pulled an old oil painting out of a skip (dumpster). A professional from the Antiques Roadshow team inspects the work and tells him that it’s from the 1700’s and is painted by an artist who was the best of…… Continue reading How Many Rubbish Objects Pass Through The Antiques Roadshow?

Photography Tips: Ending Pixelation!

So you want to make a large photo from a smaller one. You’re worried about pixel stair-casing showing itself in the final photo? Here’s a quick tip for those wishing to enlarge photos using Photoshop (or many others) and eliminate pixelation.  Photoshop incorporates a fabulous enlarging engine in its program. It already works well if…… Continue reading Photography Tips: Ending Pixelation!

The Art of Letting Go Article Goes Ballistic!

It’s surprising what attracts readers to some blog posts and not others. Some topics miss the mark while others hit directly into the bullseye. During the course of last month, I wrote and posted an article about Letting Go Is Hard But Holding On Can Be Harder, a kind of How To approach to enduring…… Continue reading The Art of Letting Go Article Goes Ballistic!

Squids Theatrical Inc Comes To An End.

It touted itself as being the next premier musical theatre group to rival the best theatre companies, including the professional ones. For a time, it flew high. Then it ended. So what the hell went wrong with Squids Theatre Inc and its founder, Deanne S? Squids were a breakaway group — a collection of performers…… Continue reading Squids Theatrical Inc Comes To An End.

If Your Profile Ends In Eight Numbers, Move On.

That’s the cry of many desperate social media-rites trying to stem the tide of unwanted mass friending and unsolicited correspondence from spammers and ‘bots. It usually translates to: “Stop that,” “Go away,” or “Piss off!” as the never-ending junk torrent flows. It’s not an unusual request. Many people practice this ritual of hanging up a…… Continue reading If Your Profile Ends In Eight Numbers, Move On.

Sex in Exchange For Fresh Fish

I love my little Singaporean friend, Lizzy. She’s crazy. She’s mad about fish… and men. At 44 and recently divorced, she’s living the life she didn’t get before she got married. People half her age would be envious. She’s adventurous, confident, alive and free to explore everything and anything she likes — anyone she likes.…… Continue reading Sex in Exchange For Fresh Fish