Picasa for the Mac

I’ve used Picasa on my Windows machine for a few years now, it is my photo library and where I probably do most of my photo editing as well. I just love the way the application works as it ‘just works’. So to hear that, finally, it is available for Macs certainly does warm my cockles. (hang on, I’m not a cockney… there are no cockles here!) The thing about Picasa, something I’ve only really considered since hearing this news, is that the way it’s been designed seems almost Apple-like, with small touches well designed and well thought out. Of all the applications I run on my Windows PC, Picasa is the most pleasurable to use, it is a powerful …

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Too much info?

I’m losing my marbles. It is entirely my own fault of course, due to the fact I’m a complete and utter tart. I sign up for the latest widget, doodah or thingymajig at the drop of a hat, and as I am, believe it or not, fairly security and safety conscious, I do try and use different passwords for them all. Add in the number of websites that I maintain, with different logins for admin screens, blogging platforms, and FTP settings… THEN add in online banking, email addresses and… well you get the picture. Like most people who spend a fair … ok ok… large portion of their time online, I have, quite simply, too many chuffing details to remember. …

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Not Planned

I’m a planner. I plan. It’s what I do. But sometimes things happen and plans need to be adjusted. I received a somewhat alarming email from 34sp, an ISP I use for a couple of sites I run, including this one. Apparently a couple of my sites were hacked recently. I don’t visit the sites in question very often so it wasn’t something I noticed, although as they were both only ‘down’ for a few hours I seriously doubt that anyone else noticed either. Thankfully both sites have now been restored to their previous state. Of course this mean that I’ll need to change my FTP passwords and review my internet security in general. I very much doubt that my …

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Tale of an upgrade

Note: If you can read this, it worked and I’m now running WordPress 1.5 OK, first things first. Some music. Hmmm oh yes a nice playlist with some selected tracks from several “Chillout” compilations. Ideal background stuff (some of which reminds me that Portishead are working on a new album), ohh Gotan Project are up first. Perfect.. Onto the instructions then, making sure to read them all the way through first. Yes, all seems straightforward. Fingers crossed.

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WordPress

This post may not interest you in the slightest, the main point is that you shouldn’t notice a thing but it may be quiet here for a few days in the near future. I think, after four and a half years, through Blogger Pro, the Google buyout, the redesign and all the early day issues, it’s time I finally said goodbye to Blogger. It’s been fun, and I’m forever in the debt of the guys at Pyra for helping me get started – I can still remember finding Blogger, completely independently, when I was looking for an easier way to update my website than having to hand code a page, then hand code additional links and finally FTP all the …

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A lesson in planning

“As some day it may happen that a victim must be found, I’ve got a little list–I’ve got a little list” – ???? Answers in the comment box (WITHOUT Googling!) for the source of the quote.. Now, as I’m on holiday I thought it might be fun to jot down some of the things I’m hoping to get done. Then I can re-visit the list come Monday evening and see how much of it I managed. So, without furtherado (as any more ‘ado-ing’ would only serve to further highlight that I’m kinda struggling to fill this post..) 1. Add album art to all the album I have in iTunes.2. Add DVDs to collectorz software.3. Finish adding books to collectorz software.4. …

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Site news

Updated the Visit page again, removed a few, added a few, hoped to not cause offense by placing site X after site Y, you know the kinda thing… If I’ve missed you, or deleted you, or you think I’m missing out (the sites listed are my ‘regulars’) let me know. Well I would’ve updated it if I could get an FTP connection, grrrrrrr.

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