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Razer sharp

  • December 5, 2018

It's been around 18 months since my new computer sprung to life. Touch wood, cross fingers and prayers to the god of tech, with the exception of the failure of an old drive; it has not given me any problems. Can't say the same for the mouse. The initial mouse was an upmarket Logitech which failed just after a year. As a replacement I bought a down-market Logitech which failed…

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Roundabout no regret

  • December 5, 2018

Kawai is the Japanese word for the culture of cute; and it is everywhere. I particularly liked the small shops where random words were thrown onto a variety of architectural styles to produce something that was, well, kawai.

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Flower Land Pattaya

  • December 4, 2018

Another attraction opened for business this month, and it certainly looked interesting. The brochure: "huge fountains dancing with a modern technology of lights and sounds" "rare flowers imported from winter countries" "a great number of winter tropical flora" etc. etc. Let's go! When we arrived it was obvious that work on the entrance was not yet complete. However, they were offering a 100 baht discount off the normal 300 baht…

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The five million pound yacht

  • December 1, 2018

Off to the annual Boat Show with Rick@Knees whose stated main objective was the photographing of what he refers to as "totty'. He was very happy therefore that we stumbled upon some totty almost as soon as we arrived. The show comprises a bunch of mainly boring stalls and some obscenely expensive vessels. One in particular caught my eye: You will of course recognise it as an MCY96, from Monte…

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Owl Cafe

  • November 25, 2018

Having inundated Tokyo with cat cafes, the latest trend is sharing you cappuccino with an owl. Although the place we visited claimed that the owls were "rescued", I was left with the guilty feeling that even a rescued owl shouldn't have to spend its day locked in a room being gawked at. But they were cute, and I did take some photos. But, don't go! Even though there was aircon,…

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The Dome

  • November 24, 2018

The Tokyo Dome is where they play something called baseball, whatever that is; and is also home to a large entertainment complex featuring rides I had no desire to go on, but was happy to photograph.

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Bit of a backlog

  • November 23, 2018

I still have in excess of 1000 photos from Tokyo to process (of which maybe 10% are usable). Plus I have a bunch of photos taken on a photo outing with Rick@Knees; so enough to keep me busy till the end of the year. So why aren't we seeing regular photo updates Spike, what is going on? This: This particular time consumer goes by the name of Prison Architect and…

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