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iTunes has stopped working.

WOTW iTunes error

I was trying to import Jeff Wayne’s War of the world Musical when I kept getting “iTunes has stopped working” every time it tryed to import track 1 (The eve of the war).

How did I solve it?
Rather annoyingly I had to uninstall the current iTunes version and download the latest fresh version and install that.
Dunno what the issue was but it was cured in the install.
Never mind I can listen to something interesting in work now.

On the first day, God created the dog and said:

‘Sit all day by the door of your house and bark at anyone who comes in or walks past. For this, I will give you a life span of twenty years.’

The dog said: ‘That’s a long time to be barking. How about only ten years and I’ll give you back the other ten?’

So God agreed.
On the second day, God created the monkey and said:

‘Entertain people, do tricks, and make them laugh. For this, I’ll give you a twenty-year life span.’

The monkey said: ‘Monkey tricks for twenty years? That’s a pretty long time to perform. How about I give you back ten like the Dog did?’

And God agreed.
On the third day, God created the cow and said:

‘You must go into the field with the farmer all day long and suffer under the sun, have calves and give milk to support the farmer’s family. For this, I will give you a life span of sixty years.’

The cow said: ‘That’s kind of a tough life you want me to live for sixty years.. How about twenty and I’ll give back the other forty?’

And God agreed again.
On the fourth day, God created humans and said:

‘Eat, sleep, play, marry and enjoy your life. For this, I’ll give you twenty years.’

But the human said: ‘Only twenty years? Could you possibly give me my twenty, the forty the cow gave back, the ten the monkey gave back, and the ten the dog gave back; that makes eighty, okay?’

‘Okay,’ said God, ‘You asked for it.’

So that is why for our first twenty years we eat, sleep, play and enjoy ourselves. For the next forty years we slave in the sun to support our family.. For the next ten years we do monkey tricks to entertain the grandchildren.. And for the last ten years we sit on the front porch and bark at everyone.

Life has now been explained to you.

Dead Digital Box

I don’t know what the problem is but in under 12 months I have had 4 digital boxes die on me !
The latest to die is an Alba Box brought from Argos.
Lucky I was in the room because the there was a pop and flash and the box dies.I have yanked all the wires and I hope the tv wasn’t damaged. Blast the stupid quality of modern electronics as they always die when I can’t afford to buy a new one.

New toys !

My old S5000 died at christmas (bless its digital soul) so I went out to buy a new camera. After 30mins in the camera shop I’m £512 down.
Why? well I treated myself to a new Sony A230 DSLR (18-55mm kit lens) with a Tamaron 75-30mm lens, spare battery and a new bag.
When I got home I nearly had a heart attack at the price.
After visiting various sites I’m told I need a 50mm F1.8 lens but these are hard to find and the old Minolta f1.7 AF is rare as gold (not good) remembering I had a 35mm slr I rummaged through the bag and thought I struck lucky, I found a minolta 50mm F1.7 MD.
What’s MD? well its the old manual lens and the MD mount is much smaller, back on the interweb (or more particularity ebay) and adapters are available for the lens but most people say they are not good 😦 oh well back to the drawing board.
Oh well heres a test shot taken over at the local village church.

The old school I spent my infancy in

The old school I spent my infancy in

Quake Live

Quake live.

Quake live.

Well I’m back wasting time on Quake games by id softwere this time all can play.
Quake live is an online multiplayer with the feel of the old Q3Arena game. So far I’m hooked and spending more time on it then on working on my Warhammer Dwarfs army.
I really must prioritise my hobbys.

From Lin back to win.

Well after an accident with my laptop yesterday resulting in a smashed LCD

Opps Image missing.

I have had to go and get a new one.
like the old laptop which ended up formated after the first 3 hrs, this one also has vista but unlike its predecessor this one actually works and vista is here to stay.


After using linux for so long I had forgotten how much work it is to set up a windows pc. but never mind I’m going to keep vista (well maybe till Win7 is out) as My photography is becoming more important now.
Maybe I’ll even add more posts to this weblog.