Daily Archives: November 6, 2009

Adrian Phoon in The Age

See Obama can take hope from a favourite author.

During his presidential campaign almost a year ago, Barack Obama cited his two favourite authors. One was Shakespeare. The other was E.L. Doctorow.

The President may be pleased to know that a musical adaptation of Doctorow’s novel, Ragtime, is being revived on Broadway this week. It derives from a production first shown in May at the Kennedy Centre, just a few blocks away from the White House.

In the era of Obama, the musical and the novel of Ragtime are timelier than ever…

Good one, Adrian!

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Posted by on November 6, 2009 in writing


Flock also does this

It has its own rather simpler version of Live Writer — not nearly as good I have to say. But in the meantime it may prove useful. I notice that Irfan Yusuf favours it for his blogs.

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Posted by on November 6, 2009 in computers


I’m back!

Did you miss me?

Yes, computer trouble again. You see there was this system bug notice over the past week or so every time I booted up. I figured it wasn’t very important, but after a while I thought I would do something about it.

So I conscientiously backed up yesterday morning using the Windows backup tool, and a couple of others which proved as useful as tits on a bull, as they say in the country.

I then backtracked to before the bug started using System Restore. Then I figured I would install the backup.

Fine, the bug has gone. But some things didn’t work, so there was a spate of reinstalling programs yesterday. Sadly I still can’t get Live Writer to work though Live Mail and Live Gallery both work fine.

So here I am on an old friend, Flock — just to see how it goes. I used to use it a few years back. It has improved.

Back to serious posting shortly. But maybe I will go the whole hog and install Windows 7 after all… ??

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Posted by on November 6, 2009 in computers, personal, site news