Wednesday, 22 August 2012

1006 number 2

I liked the idea of these 1006 challenges so much I thought I'd do another quick one. I haven't done a baby picture here yet, so we're due one I am sure. It was snapped by my wife, Vietnamese seem to have an inherent sense of how to frame photos - I guess it is because they take soooo many.

Anne Geddes, eat your heart out.

Monday, 20 August 2012


I've had Delft's blog in my RSS feed for a while now, originally for their writing, but I've been enjoying the recent photos paired with poems. They suggested a 1006 word challenge, which is an absolute rip-snorter of an idea, smashing together two fantastic sayings - that a picture is worth a thousand words, and I'm guessing the six words you choose to accompany it is a tip of the hat to the baby shoe story of Hemmingway.

Today was the first day back at work, so here's my entry. A quick (and very rough) bit of photoshopping.  Neither words nor pictures are mine because of all the extra paperwork a new class brings. Not that I can complain with a class of eight (that I eased into since only 5 rocked up).

"My God—it's full of stars!"

Next time I promise to be original.

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Dammit, Butthead!

So we got a Nexus, and silly me left the Sync everything ticked. And so it pulled down a whole host of junk I didn't need, like every email address I've ever written to as a contact, and a bunch of pictures too, which were ones I'd used here.

couldn't work out how to remove them, but finally found the info on some forums somewhere. Delete it from Picasa it said. I didn't think I had been using Picasa, but I guess since Google owns it they rolled everything in together. So I went in and deleted everything, using some Picasa app on the Nexus, thinking it'd only wipe it from there. Nope, broke everything here. A fair few of them I didn't save, like the ones for the Steampunk Superheroes piece, and I really reckon it made that one. So they're gone for good.

No big deal as I don't get many visitors, but the place will look a mess for a while. Maybe I should swap to Wordpress. But both Blogger and Wordpress are blocked at work, and I've been too lazy on the new computer to load TOR, but I'll have to get around to it sooner or later, especially as this year I will have a lot more free time for writing.