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Friday, 10 August 2001. My efforts at digi-photography is going not three bad! I did a photo shoot with a neighbour and her family + dog. There was a problem with skin tones. I used a halogen lights supplemented with flash, but the skin tones came out with a predominant blue. Now, I have got "daylight" bulbs and I will see how it goes. I am using the bulbs for this day's video diary. I will put up some of the photos in a gallery later.

Thursday, 02 August 2001. Excellent results in publicising my web site. This is from my letter being published in "PC Basics and my promotion on Seniority.

Friday, 27 July 2001. Splashed out on a photo quality copier, Epson Stylus Photo 890. That's almost all my "lifeboat" reserve gone. Hope nothing goes wrong with anything, won't be able to get it fixed! I think that Seniority is a lost cause - completely at the mercy of muppets.

Thursday, 19 July 2001. Seniority has been going potty over the questions God posed regarding religion. And, they called ME a blasphemer! I have put God's last bit on my ramblings page.

Wednesday, 18 July 2001. Started to organise my galleries. This may get a bit bigger! When I was a youngster I was interested in photography - doing all the processing as well. (Did a bit in my 40s as well). My main interest is in portraiture.

Saturday, 14 July 2001. I have been trying to get some experience with my digital camera. Problem is I have no models! Will have to try the harem! Have a look of the photo of me here.

Ho, Ho! They have God on Seniority. That should please the "bucket mouths"!

Friday, 13 July 2001. Black Friday!? Maplin did a good job. Ordered the lights at 7.15pm Tuesday and got them 8.30am Wednesday. Good value.

Tuesday, 10 July 2001. After the purchase of the web/digital camera, and being impressed with the quality of the pictures, I have invested in a digital camera. It is a HP Photo Smart 315. I have been very impressed with the results. Though I really need a good colour printer to do it justice. The images on the computer are marvellous! I intend to have a go at portraiture. When I was in my teens and in my forties I did a bit. Might to able to show off to all of you (big head)! I have just ordered a couple of 500 watt halogen flood lights from Maplins - cheap at 8 each?

Thursday, 05 July 2001. Lesley, my daughter, passed away eighteen years ago today.

Wednesday, 04 July 2001. Had my letter published in 'PC Basics', best "user" magazine I have found. Made a bloody cock-up! Went to organise my address book, just in case I got a lot of emails from 'PC Basics' readers, and deleted ALL the contents of my address book! Oh, well, it will sort itself out. All who know me, email me and I can get it up-to-date again .............!

I have made my 'Home' page less cluttered and easier to see what's there. The items for contacting me have been given their own page.

Have now completed Annie's web site and handed it over to her. It is a basic site but looks professional. It took me about 30 hours of work. I'm proud!

Saturday, 30 June 2001. For the record - my first attempt at cyber painting! Annie, eat your heart out!

Friday, 29 June 2001. Nearly finished the web site for the Devonian lady. Just need the hi-res graphics files to complete. But worth looking at.

As an afterthought, and to show how really clever I am, I have put up the basic web site I designed for the opticician! It was never used.

Thursday, 28 June 2001. I have removed the page about my Seniority "companions" as they are a waste of space. I will return there with my Alta. Ego!
With the purchase of my Kodak EZ200 digital camera, I have put up
some photos of my neighbours and where I used to live. Give it time to load!

Saturday, 23 June 2001. Late! Go squash the mossies!!

Monday, 25 June 2001. You will see that I have the facility for you to send me private and anonymous messages. Well! Below is an "anonymous" message from "ol' Clo's" . She can't spell, even when she is helped and has a spell checker ( she always was a bit thick - but very cunning). She says that she is lovely, I am a liar and that I need psychiatric help. Though, she has given me the opportunity to again direct you to her story. Good on ya "ol' Clo's"!!

You are a lier your first wife Chloe is a loverly
person and we dont believe a word of what you say.
In any case why still dwell in the past. Forget the past and go on.You are a very sad and lonely man if twenty or thirty years you still can not forget her.You need help.(Physichiatric)

Saturday, 23 June 2001. I have left Seniority.

Tuesday, 19 June 2001. Another poser for Seniority. As it is a philosophical poser I have put it on my Ramblings page.

Monday, 18 June 2001. Finally I have got round to putting Lesley's paintings on here! And I have put a decent picture of our Coat of Arms on the home page.

Saturday, 16 June 2001. There is now a page of how I had my IQ tested in 1966 when I was 33 years old.

Friday, 15 June 2001. I have been helping a Devonian lady with her web site. It was made using a DTP type prog. Nothing ventured ...... I had a day learning Serif Page Plus-6. It was terrible. I don't know how newbies manage to make a page with it! Compared with MS Word97 it was tortuous and devious! Anyway, looking at the lady's site I learnt a bit about graphic presentation and applied it to my home page. I think it looks better. What do you say?

Thursday, 14 June 2001. I have added a couple of bits that I think are interesting on my Seniority page.

Wednesday, 13 June 2001. My GP asked to see me yesterday. I thought it might be about me not taking my heart medication (that's 21 months now - still going strong!) But, no it was just to see how my little op went. He was very understanding about me not taking the medication but said that he would have agreed and monitored me.

I also gave him my living will. You may find it interesting.

Saturday, 09 June 2001. Saw the specialist on Thursday and had the minor op. Great relief! Have to wait now to see if the prob has gone for good or whether I have to have the op again.

I have put up a page about and the contributions I have made.

Friday, 01 June 2001. Elsewhere, I talk about my Wonky Willie. I saw a specialist two weeks ago and the news was excellent. Next Thursday I have a minor op ( just a little prick!!). I'm hoping that this keeps the prob in control.

Considering the above, how can I get upset by footballs being kicked into my garden? Yet I have! It can be very irritating! Still the council are trying to sort it out.

Thursday, 24 May 2001. I have been a naughty boy and put a saucy page on here - not for the squeamish!! (Removed 03/08/01 because of the kiddies!)

Saturday, 19 May 2001. Just checked how many files on my site - 298! - 119 htm pages and 179 image and sound files. Bit of an advance on when I started two years ago!

Thursday, 17 May 2001. I have to tell you about a little giggle happening on this page . What a life some people have!

My Zip drive went caput - the power unit gave up. I got one from Maplin. Good service - ordered Saturday - received Tuesday. I also bought a multi-meter - makes testing easier.

Saturday, 12 May 2001. My ram upgrade failed. I posted it Wednesday midday and got a replacement Friday 8:00 am. Good service from Novatech!

Found another good site Rapstok. Has personal, comedy and business items. Worth a look.

Saturday, 28 April 2001. I have put another communication feature on my home page. If I am on-line you can call me direct. (Removed 03/05/01 - getting too cluttered!) Do you like the Teddy Bear cursor on my main index page? (Saturday, 14 July 2001 - removed - too cluttered)

If you wish to join my web ring click on join at the bottom of my home page. (Removed 03/05/01 - getting too cluttered!)

I have added suitable sounds to my RBL pages this one & that one!!

Monday, & Tuesday 23/24 April 2001. I have to confess to making a big mistake! In analysing the past RBL treasurer's report for 1998/99, I did not allow for VAT. This was inexcusable. I have decided to drop all involvement with the RBL accounts and leave it to others. I have advised the accountants of my error and modified the relevant pages. The accounts do show an increase in profits of over 7000 and a reduction in honorariums of over 2000, so I may have had some effect! (Angels rush in ..........................!)

The accountants were very understanding over my faux pas. It was refreshing to deal with a true gentleman. If only the people at the RBL could behave in a similar manner.

All other RBL pages will remain as written.

Saturday, 21 April 2001. To persuade people to leave an anonymous and private message I have put a modified form on here. I will not know from whom it is and other visitors to the site will not see it. It avoids the email addy being on an email response and keeps it private - the Guest Book allows all to see the message. Hope it helps. The link is on the main index page.

I am getting quite a few hits from search engines now - mainly and

Friday, 20 April 2001. I felt that I had to advise someone of the RBL accounts problems, so I have advised their current accountants. (see above)

Today the divorce decree became absolute.

Wednesday, 18 April 2001. I'm a bugger for punishment! I have been asked to comment on the Royal British Legion accounts for 1999/2000. Against my better judgement I agreed.

Friday, 13 April 2001. This site is now two years old. Never thought it would be like this when I started.

A day unlucky for some!!

Just put another 128meg of ram in - that's 256 now. Funny, seems to be running slower.

Upgraded from McAfee virus scan 3.1 to 5.1. May have a prob - getting freeze up and unusual DOS error - Abnormal Parameter Passed in file .\HDLC.c at line 550 - any ideas? They won't let you email them unless you pay $25/year. I'll have to find a way round that!

Thursday, 05 April 2001. I found a good search engine. I gave it some obtuse searches and it came up trumps - a link is on my links page. I found a school in Newfoundland that has fifteen Aylwards in seven of its classes! Four in one class!

Thursday, 29 March 2001. Put an acknowledgement to the host of my site, beeb, on my main index page. The beeb people a very helpful.

Wednesday, 28 March 2001. Got me .com addy today. "Next year I'll be a dot com millionaire !" It will be easier to tell people the addy - Get yours @ simpleurl

Tuesday, 27 March 2001. Something new! A guest book for you to sign.

I hope to have a personalised URL in the next few days - I'm getting posh!

A nice fella - almost my twin by a few years and a day - gave me the code to prevent right clicks on a page.

I'm having a very fulfilling series of emails with a lady who practices healing. Later I may summarise them as a "ramblings" page.

Friday, 23 March 2001. Had a bit of a storm in a teacup this week. I was visited by a door-step salesperson selling a home optician's service. I have set out a resume of what happened.

Wednesday, 14 March 2001. I had an email from an interesting fella, Stuart Ashing. He is a hypnotist entertainer.

My good friends David and Diane emailed me with an offer I can't refuse - want a good car?