Once upon a time….

In my Documents folder there is a folder called “Old Data”, which was copied over from the old laptop, andin there is a folder called “From other computer” which was copied over from the desktop computer that preceded the laptop, and in there is a flder called “Other Drive” which was copied over from the…

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A tale of two letters

Something I do a lot is compare different lots of handwriting to try and work out if they’re done by the same person, and that usually involves comparing capital letters because they tend be the most distinctive. The smaller letters usually running together makes it hard compare them. So, to these two letters. Both on…

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Cows are red*

(The Australian, 1 September 1825) An early mention of specific beef breeds shows the popularity of Devons and Durhams. Devons are a very old, solid red breed, formerly dual-purpose but nowadays beef. Durhams, which became Shorthorns, were another old dual-purpose breed that commonly came in red. The Durham Ox in 1802. (From Wikipedia Commons) Which…

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Once is an accident, origins of… or not

I wondered when the saying “Once is an accident. Twice is coincidence. Three times is–” (this varies) was first used. The Internet will tell you it’s in the James Bond novel, Goldfinger (1959), in the form “Once is happenstance, twice is coincidence, the third time it’s enemy action”, and that is no doubt what popularised…

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To market

Something of a conflict: I like visiting the weekend markets but not so keen on the 4 hour round trip involved in getting to the nearest one. It goes like this: Leave home and catch the bus that goes past about 10.56 am into the city. Arrive in city about 11.10 am (the same time…

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Time of death, estimation of

This is a handy summary for estimating the time of death, for when you need to know such things. I don’t know where it originally came from but I found it here. For all the web sites that have such information, and there are many, they don’t usually provide handy summaries like that. That was…

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A day of little things

Finally renewing driver’s licence. Posting off paperwork to uni. Being able to pick things up off the floor (bah to stupid muscles). Editing edited scene of WIP. (New work pattern. Might be more productive.) (Image: river somewhere between Sheffield and the West Coast.)

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Web paging

Did some tweaking of website. I added thumbnail images to the Recent Posts (see, on the right there), tried to work out why Top Posts is obsessed with Lefroy, and  changed the images at the top to my postcards, like I have on the home page for the website. Have to see how that looks…

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