Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Tired of navigating through endless directories everytime you need to open the same files? Change your default Open shortcuts! http://www.puppypc.com/windows/rt/comdlg_placebar.htm

Saturday, December 02, 2006

New Dominica website


New Dominica website
Originally uploaded by Pirate 605.
Launched the new DiscoverDominica.com website yesterday!

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Bad and really Ugly

I was watching The Good The Bad & The Ugly tonight and boy does it have the cheesiest opening sequence/credits in cinematic history.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

£13,000 a day

I had to cross-check before I posted, but it's true. Sven Goran-Ericsson, ex-England manager, is still on £13,000 a day since he's still unemployed. That's US$ 24,793 for being out of work. Or EC$66,190. A day. For not working.

Girls in national dress, Dominica


Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Tracking down a film

I've always prided myself on being able to track down a film I see on TV. You know how it is, you come into it half-way, maybe you recognise an actor but can't recall the name. Anyway, by a process of deduction I can usually find the name of the film using a combination of IMDB.com, Yahoo TV listings, etc etc.

Only last night, a grainy English B&W had me stumped. It was on TCM, which ought to have made it really easy to find it - just go to the Schedule on tcm.com, right? Only every one of their schedule listings - US, UK, France, Latin, had not the film I was watching. IMDB character name searches pulled up nothing. General Google searches failed me. What was going on? So naturally I just sat through the movie to the end, for the credits. It was the 1964 'classic' "Children of the Damned".

But why didn't it show up on TCM's schedule? 24 hours later I figured out to search TCM's database (which by the way is almost as good as IMDBs). Bingo! There was the film, but the time it was playing was a full 8 hours after I saw it... No wonder it didn't show up.

By the way, I did get the previous film on TCM that night: The Thing From Another World. A '50s classic sci-fi horror red-menace, with the classis ending line "Keep watching the skies!"

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Children in national dress, Dominica

Love this photo; it dates back to my slide days. It was taken outside my then office at the grandly named Dominica Banana Marketing Corporation in Roseau, circa 1988.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Shower at sunset


Shower at sunset
Originally uploaded by Pirate 605.
This was takien on one of my late afternoon cycling jaunts, up to the heights above Morne Prosper

Monday, September 25, 2006

Soufriere view, Dominica


Soufriere view, Dominica
Originally uploaded by Pirate 605.
One of my fave viewpoints in Dominica, the village of Gallion which is high above and between Soufriere & Scott's Head villages.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Dominoes in Dominica


Dominoes in Dominica
Originally uploaded by Pirate 605.
Spent Sunday with the guys at the Cool River Bar in Bagatelle. I play d last time; this time I just watched - those guys are too good for me.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Storm over Grand Bay, Dominica


PICT1226
Originally uploaded by Pirate 605.
Summer 2005.. got this shot across the bay as the weather moved west at sunset. One of my favourites.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

View of Woodford Hill looking south. Posted by Picasa

This is one of a series of photos I took on a small plane - we went around the island to take photos and we got plenty - Dominica is wonderful from the air!