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
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
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
I love it – this post learned me everything I must do to write rightly!
by Frank L. Visco
My several years in the word game have learnt me several rules:
- Avoid alliteration. Always.
- Prepositions are not words to end sentences with.
- Avoid cliche like the plague. (They’re old hat.)
- Employ the vernacular.
- Eschew ampersands & abbreviations, etc.
- Parenthetical remarks (however relevant) are unnecessary.
- It is wrong to ever split an infinitive.
- Contractions aren’t necessary.
- Foreign words and phrases are not apropos.
- One should never generalize.
- Eliminate quotations. As Ralph Waldo Emerson once said: “I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.”
- Comparisons are as bad as cliches.
- Don’t be redundant; don’t use more words than necessary; it’s.highly superfluous.
- Profanity sucks.
- Be more or less specific.
- Understatement is·always best
- Exaggeration is a billion times worse than understatement.
- One-word sentences? Eliminate.
- Analogies in writing are like feathers on a snake.
- The passive voice is to be avoided
- Go around the barn at high noon to avoid…
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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
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
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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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
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