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Verdi: The Complete Works

In Gadgets, General, Media, Music, Photography, video by John2 Comments

I have to admit that I’m a real sucker for big collections of classical music CDs, especially if they are of composers, conductors, artists and musical genres.  Or even of a nostalgic recorded music period in my life when RCA Living Stereo and Mercury Living Presence recordings in the years when stereo first came out, and many recordings demonstrated ping …

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The Age for iPad

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One hundred years ago today, on 31st May 1911, the hull of the RMS Titanic was launched (see feature photo on home page).   And on this day in 2011 The Age, Melbourne’s daily broadsheet morning newspaper, launched its new iPad app – The Age for iPad.  A similar app for the iPad was also launched today for the Sydney Morning Herald. …

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Olive O4HD

In Gadgets, General by John4 Comments

If one has been collecting CDs for as long I have (about 25 years), the collection can grow to unmanageable proportions. I have CDs in various plastic cabinets, and on shelves and in piles scattered throughout 3 rooms in my unit, and even in places I’d forgotten that I’d stored CDs – until I did a thorough search last week. …

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Jack Vettriano

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Over the past 9 years I’ve liked to buy cards featuring the works of Jack Vettriano to send on special occasions.   The cards are blank inside, and can therefore be used for any purpose, including short letters of thanks.  To be honest, I’d never heard of Jack Vettriano until I saw the cards with his paintings at a bookshop in Malvern, in 2002 and bought …

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The Apple iPad

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The iPad is a wonderful device for those who have a use for what it can do. But the following video shows that what is better than an iPad, is lots of them working as a team, with different apps playing at the same time, in sync.  Once the video is running, do yourself a favour and click on the X at …