Clifford’s Tower


Clifford’s Tower, York (North Yorkshire, England)  – in late afternoon Autumn sun.  Clifford’s Tower was the location of one of the worst anti-Semitic massacres of the Middle Ages (see English Heritage ).  In Spring the slopes erupt with the mass blooming of daffodils.



I ‘ate software!

My pc decided it didn’t want to play anymore – automatic fixing utilities gave up the ghost (Windows 10 on a Dell desktop). I’ve having to reload from scratch, which has meant wiping the hard drive.  Fortunately, I have a backup of my data – though my photos are on a separate drive, so they are less of a problem.  

Passwords have been a problem – I’ve had to reset a lot of them as my record of them relied on software I lost to read their data file…. DOH!

I’m not able to pin the original problem down specifically, but I did make two software upgrades during the day – one to some banking security software and another to Adobe creative suite software.

Oh well – nobody got hurt!


Model Plane


I saw the plane first, then I heard it, then I saw it’s owner.  I don’t know much about these things, but by my estimation the guy certainly knew what he was doing.  He didn’t have it tumbling around the sky like some demented mosquito – his control had the little buzzy thing performing a series of well controlled maneuvers between periods of level flight.