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A complaint free world?

[amazonify]0385524587:right:product:thehigginswebsit[/amazonify] Complain? You want to complain? It’s tax return time and the forms are SO annoying! The grass has started growing fast and that means I’m going to have to spend a lot more time cutting it than I want… Continue Reading →

Arthur C. Clarke, sooner or later it was bound to happen

[amazonify]0451457994:right:product:thehigginswebsit[/amazonify][amazonify]0553287893:right:product:thehigginswebsit[/amazonify]Arthur C. Clarke, writer, visionary, and scientist, born 16 December 1917, passed away on Tuesday 18 March, 2008, at the age of 90. To quote the opening line from one of my favorite books by Clarke – Rendezvous with Rama… Continue Reading →

Canon 40D reviews

[amazonify]B000V5P90K:right:product:thehigginswebsit[/amazonify]I’ve had my Canon 40D digital SLR camera now for a few months and really like it. Some photographers are very much into the computer editing of photo, but I’d rather get usable or near usable images right out of… Continue Reading →

Rolling Stone magazine endorses Barack Obama

[amazonify]1400082773:right:product:thehigginswebsit[/amazonify]Rolling Stone Magazine has published a great article endorsing Barack Obama for President. While I don’t agree with everything the article’s author, Jann Wenner, has written, or everything Barack Obama says for that matter, Barack Obama is very compelling, seems… Continue Reading →

Hillary Clinton wins Texas, Ohio, and Rhode Island primaries

Regardless of the resulting delegate counts, team Clinton will spin the results that Hillary is back, in charge, and ‘inevitable’. It was a great day for her, and with a very strong win in Ohio, it seems likely she will… Continue Reading →

Sigma DP1 – a very intriguing new digital camera

[amazonify]B0013DCOZC:right:product:thehigginswebsit[/amazonify]It’s not an SLR, but it’s got a decent sensor, an excellent lens, and so it takes great pictures. Carl Rytterfalk’s initial impressions are available here. You can click on his small samples there to see full size versions. Beautiful… Continue Reading →

Obama vs. Clinton on Tuesday

The Texas and Ohio primaries are on Tuesday and if Hillary doesn’t win both, she’s in big trouble and even if she does win both, she needs to win by reasonable margins or the overall delegate race won’t change much…. Continue Reading →

Digital cameras are still in the early days

[amazonify]B000V5P90K:right:product:thehigginswebsit[/amazonify]I recently bought a Canon 40D digital SLR camera. “SLR” stands for single lens reflex and basically means you can change lenses. SLRs are also more robustly made and definitely don’t fit in a pocket like regular ‘point and shoot’… Continue Reading →

A wild U.S. Presidential election year, and ‘inevitable’ Hillary may lose the nomination

Having just re-started my blog I didn’t get to ramble about the fun to date, but now we’re down to Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama on the Democrat side, and John McCain on the Republican side. Oh yes, and now… Continue Reading →

Starting over

After building a personal web site years ago and tweaking a bit here and there and adding a pretty weak blog and gallery tool I decided to jump to something a bit more robust. This is WordPress. Millions already blog… Continue Reading →

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