Wednesday, 19 September 2012

George and the Dragon


Remember me telling you about that strange, shape-shifting, specialist materials shop in the Wiltshire countryside, which I had so much trouble trying to find?  Well I went there again today.  This is the landscape which broods over it, night and day - but more in the night, I would imagine.

These hills are everything to do with the old legends of George and the Dragon.  They are the Dragon.

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  1. I don't know why, but my real camera slows everything down so much on this Mac, that I am now afraid to use it, and use the phone instead. Any techies out there with any remedial suggestions?

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  2. P.S. - Click on't, lad, click on't.

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  3. Does this mean the Scagliola is back on again? I was meaning to ask you about that.

    (Can't help with things techie, I love my Mac though..)

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    1. The Scag has never been off. Most of the time is spent watching plaster dry.

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  4. You either use a Mac or you use some other dire, virus-friendly machine which uses Windows under a variety of different names. I notice that - in the latest reincarnation of 'Dallas', 'Dell' are the laptops of choice. Over here, Dell are student's machines, bought in bulk.

    Any Mac can be programmed with all the latest Microsoft programs, and - as such - are two computers in one. Try installing Mac software on any P.C. and you may be disappointed, despite sharing legislation.

    Macs are the closest things you can get to 'idiot-friendly' machines as well. They do what they say they are going to do, with the minimum of fuss - usually.

    Macs are the preferred machines of artists, and we don't mind paying 3 times as much for them. Honest...

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    1. P.S. - The machine I use is so artistic, that it could (and has) been used for all the CGI on all the 'Harry Potter' movies. I am thinking about plugging in two extra cards in the back of this one (for £90), and that would give me the the capability of editing 3 full-length feature films simultaneously - if I ever had the opportunity...

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    1. Not far, Rusty. They are between Melksham and Calne, (or Devizes and Chippenham...) but - like I said before - there are myriad ways of approaching them. I decided last night that I must see if I can go up them soon, and see what the view is like from the top.

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  6. How very topical, as George himself was from Syria! No doubt, if he'd been modern man, he'd still be trying to slay that bloody dragon.

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    1. He didn't really kill it outright - he just spent about 400 years domesticating it into a tame animal.

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  7. Couldn't agree more about Macs although since my last, very abused, MacBook Pro died, I couldn't afford to replace it so now use a... Dell!

    Regarding the simplicity of using Mac, Macites are the sort of people who would look at a wire coathanger and wonder why it had to be so complicated.

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  8. By the way, if you want to read why I bought my first Mac, see:

    http://hippo-on-the-lawn.blogspot.com/2007/03/dumping-windoze.html

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  9. Just to think that in order to use the first machines, you had to write a series of codes behind each string of text. The birth of the nerd.

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