Monthly Archives: July 2017


Picardie, or Picardy in English, is the part of northern France that everybody drives through on their way to the Loire Valley or beyond. However it’s an attractive area with a lot of history, both ancient and more modern. It’s … Continue reading

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Nerd Books

Modern computer books seem to be about either learning an advanced technical skill in 24 hours or biographies of the current industry luminaries. Neither category interests me greatly. The former suffer from being rather superficial and the latter try to … Continue reading

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The Complete National Geographic DVD on Linux

One of the bargain purchases that I made a few years back was the 6 DVD set of the complete National Geographic Magazines from 1888 to 2012. That’s 1,400 issues, 8,000 articles, and 200,000 photos apparently. I bought mine from … Continue reading

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