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I Only Forget what I don’t Remember


It is taking me a while to get used to posting this extra post on what’s happening in and around me each day. These are my ‘365 Posts’ for the Blog, where I try and do one post a day concerning my life, something I experience, etc – for each day of the week. I haven’t bee too successful in being consistent at this as of yet. Hopefully soon I’ll achieve it.

The problem is I keep forgetting, but I only ever forget what I don’t remember, and that which I remember I never forget.

Save the Words


Save the Words is an interesting little site set up by the Oxford Dictionary. It is all about saving words that are no longer used much these days by encouraging members of the site to use them each day. Worth a look – and join as I have to save the English language. The site has a lot more potential and it will be interesting to see if it is developed any further.

http://www.savethewords.org/

Borenore Caves – Caving


Borenore Caves Reserve - Andrew HewittThis photo was taken quite a few years ago caving through Borenore Caves, near Orange, in the central west of New South Wales, Australia. We used simple torches for the most part in getting through the caves, though Andrew (pictured here) used a head lamp.

 

Borenore Caves – Caving


Borenore Caves Reserve - Graeme PageThis photo was taken quite a few years ago caving through Borenore Caves, near Orange, in the central west of New South Wales, Australia. As can be seen in the photo we used simple torches for the most part in getting through the cave.

Graeme, pictured here, never went too far into the cave. He stayed near the entrance while Andrew and I went far deeper into the cave.

 

Borenore Caves


Borenore Caves ReserveThis photo was taken quite a few years ago at the entrance to Borenore Caves, near Orange, in the central west of New South Wales, Australia. I was able, with a friend, to follow the cave internally for some distance. We used torches and eventually made our way out through a side entrance.

 

Spruz – Create and Grow Your Own Social Network


After being through the dramas that occurred at Ning and now Grou.ps (see yesterday’s post), I have now moved by social networking activities over to Spruz. I did think that Grou.ps had a lot of potential, but having abandoned that platform I am trying out the Spruz platform. So far I am impressed. I think some of the themes could do with some work and the one I am using is fairly average I guess, but it does the job. Maybe I can tinker with it some more when I have a bit more time.

Without doubt I’d have to say that the platform at Spruz is far more stable and the outfit far more professional than what I was used to over at Grou.ps. So in short, thus far Spruz has my endorsement.

http://www.spruz.com

Zamzar: Free Online File Conversion


This link is to a web application called Zamzar. Zamzar is a free online file conversion web application. Zamzar can be used to convert document, image, music, video and other files as outlined on the website. Files can be up to 100MB in size. You will need an email address in order to retrieve the converted files.

See more at:

http://zamzar.com/

FastPencil


FastPencil is said to be the easist way to write, publish and sell books. If you have an interest in books, particularly writing books, then this site might be for you. I haven’t yet used FastPencil because I currently used Scribd, however, I do intend to check FastPencil out – to see what is on offer there. It looks very interesting and useful.

http://www.fastpencil.com/

Namo Web Editor


I used to use Windows Live Writer to update my various Blogs. I found it to be a very useful application/tool. However, as the number of posts in my Blog grew, I found that the software slowed down dramatically and it also began to play up on a very regular basis. Eventually I decided I needed to try something different. This process has interrupted my Blog posting for months and I have now settled on using the same software I use to maintain my various other websites – Namo Web Editor.

I use Namo Web Editor 2006 on my Windows 7 lap top without a problem and feel I have no need to upgrade to the latest version. However, I suspect that at some point I will probably do so and will very happily pay to do so. I believe that Namo Web Editor is a brilliant product and very easy to use.

To post to my WordPress Blogs, all I do is copy the HTML code and paste it into the HTML editor in my WordPress dashboard. On the dashboard I input the various post categories and tags, as well as set the time for my post (often posting for the future). This way I get my Blog post to look exactly as I wish it to look – especially given that I prefer a fully justified paragraph format.

Visit Namo Web Editor at:

http://www.namo.com/main/?skin=productdetail_webeditor.html

PS: I wasn’t paid to advertise or comment on this product – I use it and love it.

The Windies


I have always loved cricket and the team I’ve supported for many years is the West Indies. Sure, they aren’t what they used to be – but I’m a loyal West Indian cricket team fan. Yes, I am Australian – but I have always loved the Windies way of playing cricket – think Viv Richards, Brian Lara, Malcolm Marshall and Curtly Ambrose – my kind of cricket.

http://www.windiescricket.com/