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Mac experiments 29 April 2006

Posted by Basilios in Thoughts.
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I am experimenting using a Mac Mini. I quite like Mac OS X, but I feel a bit restricted sometimes. Maybe it's my lack of confidence with Macs.

One thing that I definitely don't like is iPhoto. Photos that are sharp and defined with other viewers feel fuzzy and vaguely foggy. I also don't like that any tag I want to apply to my photos is not stored in the description of the photo itself, but in iPhoto's database. That means that I cannot read them and use them outside of iPhoto itself. Another thing I would have liked not to be mandatory is the way iPhoto forces its own way to organize photos in folders.

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Let’s Invent Daft Sports 29 April 2006

Posted by Basilios in Fun.
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How about a nice game of Broom Cycle Hockey? It's similar to Hockey, but played on bikes and with brooms in place of hockey sticks. Of course you can't play it on ice, so how about a nice concrete courtyard instead? I actually tried to play this with my younger sister when we were little kids – then she fell off the bicycle and scratched her legs.

Or maybe you prefer Pillow Volleyball? In this game you play volleyball with a pillow nicked from your mum's sofa. At least you can't get hurt with this one.

If you can make up any daft sports, post them here!

Some pictures of Newcastle 6 April 2006

Posted by Basilios in My Pictures.
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I took some pictures around Newcastle a few days ago. I put them up on my page on Flickr. I particularly like this one: I uploaded a thumbnail version here as well.

The Quayside from the High Level Bridge