Last Word, Travel, Writing

Updated Travels


Yep! I've been busy upgrading, in the last few weeks, I have upgraded: USB hub ( actually, the old one died, so this is technically, a BCP replacement ) NAS drive Ethernet switch from 4 port to 8 port New video card for the Windows machine Monitor for the Windows machine ( old one went… Continue reading Updated Travels

Last Word, Memoirs, Travel

Punjabi in Paris – Normandy Notes 3


This is the concluding part of the Normandy sub-series within the Punjabi in Paris series. You can, of course, read Part 1 and Part 2. Part 2 has more pictures and even, hold your breath for this one, shaky videos!! We left Ste Mere Eglise after a late lunch / tea of fries, beer and… Continue reading Punjabi in Paris – Normandy Notes 3

Peeved Punjabi, Pomes

Yosemite tangle


I'm tangled up in Yosemite and the need to write a blog. The pictures need fixing but the software's just a dog. Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we try to edit photos, so we can reduce the file size and watermark each photo so we can use them on our blog… Continue reading Yosemite tangle

Last Word, Writing

HOW TO WRITE GOOD


I love it – this post learned me everything I must do to write rightly!

Kenneth Harper Finton

by Frank L. Visco

My several years6f9b0bd7-adc8-463c-8f16-0bf9bc250395 in the word  game have learnt me several rules:

  1. Avoid alliteration. Always.
  2. Prepositions are  not words to end sentences with.
  3. Avoid cliche like the plague. (They’re old  hat.)
  4. Employ the vernacular.
  5. Eschew ampersands & abbreviations, etc.
  6. Parenthetical remarks (however relevant) are unnecessary.
  7. It is wrong to ever split  an infinitive.
  8. Contractions aren’t necessary.
  9. Foreign words and phrases are not apropos.
  10. One should never generalize.
  11. Eliminate quotations. As  Ralph Waldo Emerson once said: “I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.”
  12. Comparisons are as bad as cliches.
  13. Don’t be redundant; don’t use more words than necessary; it’s.highly superfluous.
  14. Profanity sucks.
  15. Be more or less specific.
  16. Understatement is·always best
  17. Exaggeration is a billion times worse than understatement.
  18. One-word sentences? Eliminate.
  19. Analogies in writing are like feathers on a snake.
  20. The passive voice is to be avoided
  21. Go around the barn at high noon to avoid…

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Cricket, CWC15, Opinions

#CWC15 – QF 2: IND vs BAN


A memorable match for Bangladesh, for many reasons, such as their first knockout game at the World Cup ( ever ) and the robbery under the lights that put their lights out. The second reason will be big news in Bangladesh for a while yet. ( If you drive down to Buffalo, NY, you'll still… Continue reading #CWC15 – QF 2: IND vs BAN

Cricket, CWC15, Opinions

#CWC15 QF 1: SAF vs SL


This is the World Cup that started with a bang, with plenty of excitement, some strong showings, and surprises. It then tapered off into a sludge of matches of little or no import. About the only thing left was to see whether Ireland could pip the West Indies and Pakistan to a quarter final spot.… Continue reading #CWC15 QF 1: SAF vs SL

Last Word, Memoirs, Writing

Memory Indexed


Well, you thought maybe you've seen the last of The SloWord, that I'd given up writing and inflicting my confusing thoughts on to you, that I'd gone off and got another job and therefore become too busy. You wronged me, for what I've been doing is designing a way to make your life easier, much… Continue reading Memory Indexed

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The Mars Club Member’s Daughter


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Last Word, Writing

Blogging news


This is a quick post, just an update really. You know, the kind of post that doesn't actually say  anything. The kind that starts of like this, in fact, and goes steadily downhill from there. Ah, that got you reading this far! You either love this blog more than anything else in your life or… Continue reading Blogging news

Cricket, CWC15, Opinions

#CWC15 – Cliches


This is a World Cup that I have watched after a long time. Watched, as opposed to, followed via ESPNCricinfo.com typed out commentary. I miss my old commentators. On radio, I grew up with Anand Setalvad, Dicky Rutnagur and the like. Setalvad's voice changed as he built up the excitement. "Bedi bowls, from between the umpire… Continue reading #CWC15 – Cliches