Archive for July, 2011

You Know You’re Old When…

Microsoft MS-DOS is now 30 years old. When I first started in computing, operating systems were mainframe systems and hobbyists had home-grown systems. Then along came CPM and everything seemed so much simpler. Later came the IBM PC with a cassette interface and 64Kb of memory – it booted into ROM BASIC – and set […]

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Carl Palmer vs Buddy Rich

I was over at Bill Murney’s Blog reading about Buddy Rich. The video of Buddy Rich got me thinking how similar it was to some solo performances by Carl Palmer from Emerson, Lake and Palmer. One of my favourite ELP tracks was Tank. The record (yes, vinyl) had especially wide grooves to accommodate the volume […]

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Fortune Learning Systems LLC. Sued by FTC

The following is a news report on an intricate set of companies that have scammed thousands of people, including me when I first started online. Luckily, I pulled the pin and saved all my data before they were shut down, but not before losing a great deal of money that I could ill afford to […]

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Drambuie 101

It’s cold and bleak here in the land of Oz. We are experiencing a series of antarctic wind blasts that have caused havoc in suburbia and blizzards in the higher altitudes. We have two trains stuck in the Blue Mountains due to trees falling on them but luckily no serious injuries. The wind has been […]

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I’m Busy Trying Out WordPress 3.2

I have now loaded my test website (one of my old PC’s) with the latest WordPress version 3.2. The user site appears to be the same, but the Admin (or Dashboard) area has changed significantly. So far, I prefer the old v3.1 Dashboard, but I guess I have little choice as updates are pushed out […]

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