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22nd january 2004 - Banished!
22-JAN-2004

22nd january 2004 - Banished!

I got home a bit early today because I was at a client this afternoon. When I arrived, I found David ensconced in my office, working on MY PC. Why when hes got a PC and a Mac does he need my PC? Well, his hatred of all things Microsoft means that he refuses point blank to use or buy any Microsoft software in fact, he de-installed Windows from his new PC and replaced it with Linux, uses Opera for his browser, Eudora for his mail and Lotus Work suite for his spreadsheets etc.

I dont really see the point in kicking against such a big rock though I use Microsoft packages at work and feel it makes my life easier to use them at home too I can just email stuff back and forth and know I can open my documents and use them without aggravation.

So why was he on my PC? Because hes doing a big photography job at the moment for a client and they want all the photos hes taking logged in an Excel spreadsheet ah ha, so thats it..hes on my PC because he wont put Excel on his own!

He sent me away to amuse myself with the Mac while he was working and I took it into our conservatory where I was able to surf the net courtesy of our wi-fi network thats going to be so cool in the summer when sitting in the conservatory takes on a whole new dimension of pleasure. I was sitting with the Mac on my knee, on a steamer chair (mind you no sun has been seen here for a week or more) and looking across the room at my rocking chair in the light of the lamp and thinking ah ha there is my PotD then!

The rocking chair was a birthday gift from Claire and Gary for my 40th and I love it. Its so satisfying to be gently rocking back and forth in it with a cup of tea or a glass of wine.

Rosie was fascinated by the sight of me perched on the seat of the health rider (which I actually do use.though probably not as often as I should), tripod in front of me trying to compose my shot. She just stood there as still as a statue while the 8 second exposure captured her curiosity as well as the rocking chair and lamp!

Canon PowerShot G3
8s f/8.0 at 7.2mm with Flash full exif

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Guest 26-Jan-2004 22:44
Lovely, lovely photo! In response to yours and David's comments, I HATE COMPUTERS!!! Mine crashed before the weekend and I have only just got it going again!!!
TechnoZoom26-Jan-2004 00:42
great choice of white-balance! Beatutiful color and composition.
Guest 24-Jan-2004 18:25
Very warm. Makes me want to settle in with a good book and wine!
brother_mark24-Jan-2004 07:36
A very cozy image.
David Mingay23-Jan-2004 10:30
Re: Bill's comment. See I'm not the only one...!
wpmadden23-Jan-2004 05:07
M$ sucks point blank :-) We love your pictures Linda, B&B
Pall Gudjonsson22-Jan-2004 21:57
Fantastic capture - but Rosie is the hero of the day - would never have dreamed of a dog doing this !
bill burke22-Jan-2004 21:35
Nice composition. I like the look Rosie is giving. As both a Mac and PC user, I find them both very challenging at times.
Guest 22-Jan-2004 20:15
Funny I am a PC guy. Trying to fix a Mac that is in our Digital Production Dept. Norton Disk Doctor is my best friend at the moment.....
David Mingay22-Jan-2004 19:25
er, actually, I usually use OpenOffice these days...
Guest 22-Jan-2004 19:19
What a cozy looking chair! And what a cute dog! A little sneak in there ;)? -- angela :)
Ian Chappell22-Jan-2004 19:16
Ellie says: "Ahhhh, cute little fluffy doggie!"