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Olive O4HD

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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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A New Interest – but for how long?

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Late Sunday night, for some unknown reason, I bought a crossword puzzle app for my iPad.  I’ve no idea what brought this on, because I’ve always been hopeless at doing crossword puzzles and I’ve therefore had no interest in them. The thing is that I’m having a fresh look at crosswords now that I have an iPad and iPhone that …

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New iPhone Apps

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Today is a great day to write about some iPhone apps, because Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple, announced the iPhone 4 today.  It’s a sensational update, and the good news is that the new iOS 4 software will be a free update for 3G and 3GS iPhones. It might seem a little odd, or at least conflicting, that I’m writing …

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Learning Italian 2

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Colin was spot on in his comment to my last post when he wrote that learning a language from a desk calendar was novel. What I didn’t mention in my post was that the desk calendar not only gives a new Italian word every day (with a guide to pronouncing it), but it then uses the word in a short …

My New Interest – Eat Real Food

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A few weeks ago when the Apple iPad was announced, a friend of mine showed some interest in it as a way of buying and reading books.  She’s an avid reader of books, and I got the impression that her main interest was that electronic books don’t take up any space in your home or add to the clutter.  They’re …