Trooping the Colour – 2016

With Trooping the Colour being last Saturday, in the Queen’s Birthday long weekend, I could hardly fail to include a video of it in the year of the Queen’s 90th birthday. I’ve always enjoyed watching it over the years. In the early years of her reign the Queen rode in uniform, sidesaddle, in the parade. In … Read more

JPS Harmonic Synthesizer

My interest in keyboard synthesizers and computer music began in 1990 when I bought a Korg M1 and already had an Commodore Amiga computer at home. That was my first experience with what is now called a DAW – Digital Audio Workstation. On the Amiga I used several of Dr T’s music programs including KCS … Read more

Computer Keyboards – 1

In the past, I’ve always used the keyboard that came with my computer.  The only exception was years ago when I bought a special keyboard that had a small piano keyboard (which could be covered to form a hand-rest) that connected to the computer and could play musical notes and chords.  It was handy for … Read more

Digital camera sensor colour filters

There’s an old photographers’ gag with a great moral. A Time Life photographer is sent to cover a huge bush fire. His instructions are to meet a light aircraft pilot at the landing strip. Arriving in a hurry as the nearby landscape blazes, he hops into the waiting Piper and shouts “Go go go!” to … Read more

Epson Perfection V800 Photo Scanner

My Plustek OpticFilm 8200i Ai film scanner only scans 35mm slides and film.  So, in February 2015 (last month) after a lot of thought and Google searching for reviews and opinions, I bought the Epson Perfection V800 Photo scanner so that I could scan the old 620 and 120 roll film negatives I have going back to my Kodak … Read more

Plustek OpticFilm 8200i Ai scanner – 2

This post was originally on my jthonline site (now closed) and it went as follows: I‘ve already made a post about my new scanner on my blog site where I explain that after years of wanting to scan my 35mm slides and negative films, last month I was finally motivated to do something about it, and after … Read more