Saturday, September 25, 2010

Wendy Bucklew: Buckets of Rain

For the weekend, a guilty pleasure.

Sony Records recently went through youtube with a fine tooth comb. Gone are clips by Bob Dylan. Still, the song and danceman still has a presence.

From Dylan's 1975 album Blood on the Tracks . . .

Friday, September 24, 2010

broken dreams

A gnashing of teeth and rending of garments has broken out in a corner of a little island in the South China Sea.

Why so?

Mister B is no longer able to send email attachments out.

Nor upload photos to the blog.

No idea why.

Tried all the usual: checked all the cables, checked all the settings. Googled to find out what the error message means.

Finally spoke to one of Netvigator's tech support. We spent an hour going this way and that. He was really good, knew his stuff. Yes, I'd even already tried doing a System Restore from a week ago.

So in the end he suggested what I dreaded: reinstall Vista.

Oh, that I might. Reinstall Vista, that is.

Why so?

A good friend went to Wanchai Computer Centre 12 months ago and got me this laptop. Everything has been tickety-boo until now. Now, I discover that I can't find the receipt (and hence the name of the shop).

This, it turns out, is important. I need to change the Vista install cd, the one I have is in Chinese and I can't read Chinese (my bad) so I won't be able to follow the instructions..

So I am stuck for the moment.

Mightily stuck.


Thursday, September 23, 2010

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

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Happy Mid-Autumn Festival 2010

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Monday, September 20, 2010

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Tropical Storm Fanapi made landfall a few hours ago well to the east of a little island in the South China Sea.

According to Hong Kong Observatory, Fanapi is about 180km north-northeast of here and is forecast to move west or west-southwest at about 20km/hr across Guangdong province.

There was some really, really heavy rain around six pm since when it has just been continual but lighter rain.

So it goes.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Michel Legrand: Les Parapluies de Cherbourg

For the weekend, a guilty pleasure.

Opening credits of the 1964 Jacques Demy film. Yes, even more umbrellas . . .

Friday, September 17, 2010

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Monday, September 13, 2010

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It's Monday; the rain stopped, the sun shone

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Burial: In McDonald's

For the weekend, a guilty pleasure.

Lowkey London dubstep meets the McDo scene in Wong Kar-wai's film Fallen Angels . . .

Friday, September 10, 2010

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Moon watching tips for Mid-Autumn Festival 2010 (21-23 September 2010)

It's too soon to forecast if the nights will be cloud free, but here are the times of moonrise, transit and moonset during the Mid-Autumn Festival 2010: Hong Kong Observatory

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Monday, September 06, 2010

Sunday, September 05, 2010

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Sunday afternoon

Tony Blair's book A Journey is a dark fantasy?

Back in the motherland, there is disagreement about where in the bookshop belongs the venal Tony Bliar's book, A Journey: Daily Telegraph

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Sun Ra: That's How I Feel

For the weekend, a guilty pleasure.

What it says on the label . . .

Friday, September 03, 2010

Thursday, September 02, 2010