I was recently invited to a tourism event at the Vancouver Art Gallery revolving around the presentation of summer exhibits. The star of the show, occupying the entire first floor, is called "Vermeer, Rembrandt and the Golden Age of Dutch Art". It left me cold. I’ve never really liked Rembrandt and the paintings are too…Details
Note: The following post was initially set up as an open forum. I have since then closed it. Original content follows, with the later updates at the top. Please contribute if you feel like it as long as it remains respectful, open-minded and positive. The purpose of all this, at this stage, is to find…Details
The bottom line is this: when the time comes to send large files to someone out there, email has serious size and functionality limitations. But the cloud computing future is upon us and with it, multiple large-file sharing options have surfaced. The following is a review of the few I’ve investigated recently. Keep in mind…Details
With summer knocking at our door once more, evening walks along English Bay become more frequent. A few nights ago, I’d brought the tripod but decided to play with my lens’ IS instead and these were all hand-held. There are – and here I shall repeat myself shamelessly – very few places on Earth where…Details
What a folly it is to dread the thought of throwing away life at once,
and yet have no regard to throwing it away by parcels and piecemeal.
I read about it in my youth. It is mentioned in the works of Balzac, Beaudelaire and Alexandre Dumas. Some even whisper it could have been the vector by which Napoleon was arsenic poisoned. Et après tout, with such a French name, I had always assumed Vin de Constance came from France herself. I was…Details