Monthly Archives: August 2015

What I Did in the Summer Holidays

Remember Get Lost? Probably not. It was a great Alan Plater 1981 series on ITV (predating The Beiderbecke Affair) about a couple of school teachers who investigate people vanishing. One of the characters was an English teacher and she always … Continue reading

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Using an old Wacom Graphire tablet in OS X 10.10 Yosemite

I love it when I make things work that shouldn’t and I also love saving money. This does both. I have an old Wacom Graphire graphics tablet model ET-0405-U. It’s not supported by recent versions of OS X, but graphics … Continue reading

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Bitmap fonts

I used to love making fonts – even back in the 1980s I made bitmap fonts for the ZX Spectrum. This is a homage to the font I made for my mid-80s A-Level Computer Science project, which did on-screen graphics … Continue reading

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Windbreak slideshow – click on arrows either side of image to view the set. The British seem to love windbreaks. I got a bit obsessed about them yesterday, on that rare thing: a windless, hot summer day on the beach … Continue reading

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Hop Stuff Brewery – podcast

After a bit of a hiatus, the new Last Orders podcast is here: Today I visited the brewery that links South and North London, Hop Stuff, where I was showed round by the lovely founder James Yeomans. Listen to the … Continue reading

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