Photo Dropper

Sunday, June 15th, 2008

I shall illustrate my posts uncontrollably from now on! I've just installed Photo Dropper, a Wordpress plugin that searches Flickr for any keyword, and offers a range of Creative Commons licensed photos I can use with just a click. They even offer a range of sizes. I've used every size ...

Alphasmart Neo

Monday, October 15th, 2007

I've been researching a device I can take everywhere for writing. My handwriting is too slow and messy for a notebook. I can type at over 70 words a minute, so why waste time with a pen and paper? But a laptop doesn't cut it. They ...

Online at last

Thursday, April 13th, 2006

My e-mail is downloading. And downloading, and downloading...I must have 200 new e-mails by now. I finally managed to get wireless internet for my laptop - at a Starbucks for 5 pounds an hour or 45 pounds a month. London doesn't seem to have wireless ISPs, like Unwired in Sydney. ...

You’ve won!

Saturday, November 26th, 2005

From Dear Novelist, You did it. Despite everything else going on in your busy life, you managed to pull off the creative coup of writing a 50,000-word novel in just one month. When the going got tough, you got typing, and in four weeks, you built vast worlds and set them in motion. ...

2048/2048 ADSL getting cheaper

Tuesday, March 8th, 2005

You can now get 2048/2048 ADSL with a static IP for $119.95 a month. A few months ago, speeds like that were nearly $300. Of course, it's a bit of a rip off, with 1 prepaid gig and $100 per extra gig but it's on the right track. If I want ...


Tuesday, November 2nd, 2004

I'm in the garden, using my laptop with wireless internet connection, as a warm red sun sinks below the horizon. Ahhh, this is the life! :-)