Sunday, November 09, 2008

Yes we can.

Above is a photo taken this evening of my home office, complete with computers and assorted radio gear of varying vintages. I tend to spend most of my free time here, as it brings the world to my finger tips. I am typing, listening to the Blues special programme on Planet Rock presented by Paul Rogers.

As you are probably already aware, I am a big fan of Open Office, the free and open source office package available for pretty much every operating system - Windoze included. I have also been tinkering with Lotus Symphony by IBM - I have got this suite installed on my Apple Mac and my Ubuntu Linux mini notebook. Worth a try as it is currently available as a free download.

Andy Walker of local radio station WNKR has had quite a rant this weekend - you can catch his words by clicking here - not office friendly by the way.

Last night I was surfing around my Flickr photo account, as one does. I found an unfamiliar ID had linked a couple of photos to another account; when I had a look, I was gobsmacked to say the least. The shots that Bongo sent me a while back have been around and come around to say the least. You can see my original Blog posting here. The rather famous person who had linked to my photos can be seen here. A pity that a couple of tabloid newspapers have now picked up on this, and it is now public knowledge - I had planned to say nothing, as the photos had not been publicised. Trust the press. Festering scumbags one and all.

I am gratified to see that our former colony seems to have finally got itself in order; I congratulate the chap who has got the gig; I do not envy him the onerous job one bit.

A group of people are in the process of making a high end fan movie prequel called Born of Hope, to Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy - it has unofficial support from several key members of the LOTR production team - you can see an early teaser trailer below. I am keen to catch up with this when it is available for a free download next year. Click on the box below to watch the first fruit of their endeavours.

1 comment:

  1. Hey mate, its not all meeting the next president, you wanted to know what happened to Dolby?

    Its still around, has been since Ray Dolby - physicist & inventor - developed his original analogue noise reduction system.

    Right now we have Dolby E. Its a coding system developed for the TV production process. Basically, it enables up to 8 channels of audio to be carried on a single pair, along with the metadata.

    Really techenical stuff really, I'm surprised I get it, but if you want to know more, then let me know.

    Right, I'm back to hob-nobbing with the stars. . . . . . . . .