dalekboy: (Serious Thoughts)
( Oct. 13th, 2010 01:55 pm)
Been having a rough time, recently. The trips to Cooma are tiring - the work there, the packing here, doing all the loading and unloading on my own, and so on. But the spending of so much time away from my kids seems to be seriously hitting my depression buttons.

I think the clearest sign of this is the fact that, while rewatching season 4 of the 2005 Doctor Who, almost every episode has made me cry. Hell I rewatched Voyage of the Damned and that made me cry every time someone died!

On top of that, we're seriously talking about the need to have Kal put down. He's healthy enough physically but his mental deterioration is getting worse. He's become so skittish and jumpy about everything, and in the last few years has started to be very angry and bitey every time he's handled. So he doesn't seem to be terribly happy, and there's the constant concern that he'll bite Lex. And in actual fact, I don't mind if he does bite Lex, if Lex is mishandling him or anything, but I don't necessarily trust it to be a single nip, given his current demeanour.

So there's the serious consideration to making one of the first acts of moving into our new house putting my dog down.

And today I had a tooth removed. They didn't have to saw the jaw this time, but they did have to cut my gum a bit. So I'm very sore and headachey.

So, the request... )
"There's no doubt that Harry Potter has been good for my career, but I need a change, and I want to head in a dramatic new direction to show my range. I've even had a costume custom made to show my commitment and sent the photo to Steven Moffat telling him my idea. I suspect I'll be hearing from him any day now."

Picture and Doctor Who joke below cut. )
Yes, I've been quiet, but I had to make some sort of post for today.

Many links below the cut...Read more... )
And that done, now I'm off to post some Doctor Who toys to people :)
dalekboy: (Default)
( Nov. 4th, 2007 07:19 pm)
The second last of my wallpaper posts. Another 20 pictures, scaled down to save your bandwidth. Read more... )
dalekboy: (Default)
( Nov. 3rd, 2007 08:31 pm)
The next lot of 20 pictures from my Other wallpaper directory Pics below cut... )
dalekboy: (Default)
( Nov. 2nd, 2007 12:00 am)
Okay, so we now get to the pics from my "Other" directory. It's got a bit of everything in it and is well over double the size of any other folder - nearly 300 pictures. They aren't all beautiful, but I like'em! I got the favs down to 80, so I'm going to break them up over four posts.

The final post will be another friends locked one, just like Wallpaper 6, and for the same reasons - some content that is very much not worksafe.

20 quite safe pics below cut )
dalekboy: (Dalekboy)
( Oct. 29th, 2007 05:42 pm)
Back before the trip, I put up pictures of the wallpapers I have on my PC. In the absence of content, I thought I'd put up more today. For those that missed the originals they are here - Wallpaper 1, Wallpaper 2, Wallpaper 3, and Wallpaper 4.

Below the cut is a large (21) selection of pictures, reduced to 600x480, from another of my wallpaper directories... Doctor Who )
dalekboy: (Flying)
( Aug. 21st, 2007 05:29 pm)
Yes, another post featuring some of my favourite wallpapers on the computer, all scaled down so they don't devour your bandwidth. Space )
dalekboy: (Friends)
( Jul. 30th, 2007 01:37 pm)
Been sitting in here in my sleep deprived, brain-dead, condition, sorting through my wallpapers on my PC. I have around three-hundred and thirty pictures in my six wallpaper folders.

There are probably all sorts of great wallpaper monitoring programs out there, but my favourite is Wallpaper Master Pro. I've been using the freeware version for a while, but finally decided to get the paid version, since I was quite happy with the functionality of it.

It can change the background every day at a specified time, change it at various other user-defined intervals, or whenever you start your computer. You can pick the directories you'd like to use, different people using the same PC can have their own configurations, it's quite neat.

But what I really love about it is that you can set it with one overall display setting for all your pictures, or so that different wallpapers are displayed in the ways that best suits them. You can also give each of your pictures ratings and set the program to display randomly with a bias towards the pictures you've rated more highly.

So much for the pitch. Why I really posted about the program is because while going through my various backgrounds, I realised that I had quite a few that had various friends in them. Not actually enough for my liking, but then I hadn't ever consciously went "I must add friends to my wallpapers", I just occasionally saw a picture of one of them and went "I'm adding that to my lists."

Some aren't the best pictures, but the reason I grabbed them was that I think the person in the shot rocks, and when they come up on my background for a couple of days, even if I'm going througha rough patch, it delights me to have them there and they never cease to bring a smile to my face.

So, below the cut, I present a selection of the pictures of people that I occasionally have as wallpaper backgrounds.

Many pics below cut, but all reduced to 640x480 so it doesn't kill your bandwidth... )
dalekboy: (Serious Thoughts)
( Jul. 12th, 2007 12:59 pm)
And here is the woman that photographed Jean Perier, herself an amazing person.

NSFW - Artistic female nudity below cut )
dalekboy: (Serious Thoughts)
( Jul. 12th, 2007 12:30 pm)
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Jean Perier, aged about 12, had served with the GIs in France. As a Frenchman he had to be left behind as the army crossed into Germany. Lee Miller wrote; ‘He didn’t belong to anyone any more. His father was a prisoner and his mother had been shot by the Huns a short time before we liberated the town. … Only one tear squeezed its way down his dirty GI face, and he smiled for my picture with an effort that would win wars.’

What were you doing at age 12? I had to grow up bloody quick but nothing I went through comes close to this.


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