I have been losing confidence in our landline for a while. As a volunteer telephone counsellor it is very frustrating to be listening for vital information via a fuzzy connection. Calls on my mobile are so clear, but home phone can be crackly especially after rain. So, today I’m looking into Mobile Broadband with the… Continue reading Australian Internet Jottings
Mum! My first cassock still fits me! Have a look back seven years ago when this cassock was new. Today the boys counted 7 cassocks and 5 surplices in the house. I remember wondering who supplied the cassocks and surplices for all the altar servers. Now I know, they make it up as they go… Continue reading Cassocks many years on…
For homeschool record keeping. Experimentally measuring sine, graphing, then comparing with the calculator.
Image Magick is the go to program for batch image processing for Linux nuts, but the default version does not support jp2 files. Instead, install GraphicsMagick thus: apt install graphicsmagick Scantailor likes input at consistent dpis, eg 300 or 600. Conversions default to screen resolution 72 dpi. So, set the density / resolution as you… Continue reading Processing jp2s from the Internet Archive
I dug up an old Homeschool newsletter I edited and found a few favourite quotes that I had used to pad out the gaps. It’s become more difficult to believe because the world in which we find ourselves is completely made up of ourselves, and God, so to speak, doesn’t appear directly anymore. We don’t… Continue reading Snippets
Easter week is there over the other side of all the hugeness of the Sacred Triduum. It’s time to get ready. Out of all the music for Easter, here is a classic – the Sequence, sung Every Day of Easter Week between the Alleluia and the Gospel. And everyone says – “I can’t read that,… Continue reading Easter Sequence
I first made a Lent calendar ages ago when my boys were little. You can see a bit about it here. It fell by the wayside a little, until this year with a precocious 4 year old in the house, and the discovery of lots of purple tissue paper. Then today I found a printable… Continue reading Lent calendars