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Croydon NSW
Old man with illusions of grandeur
Interests: War gaming, Arguing with Paul, Eating Cinese Food, Cooking, Programming computers
Recent Activity
Got 'im. Copy over the msvcr100.dll from Nazgul c:\windows\SySWOW64\ to Puti and ATG just starts. It is a Jun 2011 file. Those who do not read history are forced to repeat it!
Latest driver has moved to here:
I wanna cry. I have been teaching you ATG since the FMW in New Zealand. You still have headquarters with insufficient staff!
Spetz is king of the Mega Beasts. Personally I blame Charlie. Mi'Lord blames his children. Both are correct: After installing ATG for the very first time, and you run it, you get a horrid error: When the tears dry from your eyes, you recall that Vic, one of the designer... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2021 at Remembering PRESTAGS
Python went to the Streeton exhibition at the NSW Art gallery earlier this month. Arthur Streeton was a brilliant, impressionist landscape painter who never really made it overseas. When he was in Britain, World War 1 broke out. He was not accepted into the army, but late in the war... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2021 at Remembering PRESTAGS
They were looking at me when I pulled out my camera but return to focussing on each other while I fooled with framing. I think the Maggie was trying to muscle the Kookaburra away from its nest. I am not sure what the Galah was about. Probably got the time... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2020 at Remembering PRESTAGS
Python manages the kitchen and its contents. Pythona manages the dining room and its contents. Pythona has invested in summer. Python should be with mates tasting Canberra Gin this weekend. Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2020 at Remembering PRESTAGS
Is this evidence of illegal voting?
Toggle Commented Nov 8, 2020 on An afternoon walk at Remembering PRESTAGS
I remember the Jacaranda tree in the park opposite as we were bidding. Best import ever from South Africa. The overcast skies of earlier this week subdue the effect, as does the barbed wire fence of a primary school - kids are dangerous; ask any parent! Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2020 at Remembering PRESTAGS
I found this on the ABC ( The number of hexes show them number of college votes each state gets. it is a completely archaic system, but makes for a great War Game map. The Chump has Made Elections Great Again! Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2020 at Remembering PRESTAGS
Here is the dawn photo for Spetz. Although taken at 6:20am, the sun was up and behind clouds. There is some pink in the clouds above the island. but drowned out by the other colours. There was one patch of red though, from a final visitor. Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2020 at Remembering PRESTAGS
One reason for a future FMW in Sydney - we can go photographing dragons! This is an Australian Water Dragon. They are prolific in Manly, but found around the harbour. His camouflage is pretty perfect for the rock he is on. Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2020 at Remembering PRESTAGS
I think I like decline and fall - probably my Roman heritage. This is the old coal loader on Sydney harbour. Coal was brought into here from Newcastle and loaded onto trolleys as fuel for steamships in Sydney - up until the 80s apparently. Around the time we discovered that... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2020 at Remembering PRESTAGS
LOL! I have just been reading the history of the game. The first guy who commercialised it sold two copies!!!
Toggle Commented Oct 12, 2020 on Look what I found at Remembering PRESTAGS
It even has a paragraph on the Wikipedia: I am getting old. I find myself pining for old games more than new ones now.
Toggle Commented Oct 12, 2020 on Look what I found at Remembering PRESTAGS
I am intrigued than when we moved house 17 years ago, we moved about 6 kilometres but completely changed our avian niche: Australian miners for Indian Mhynahs and wattle birds King parrots for rosellas Pluvers for mudkarks But no replacement for Kookaburras. I saw this pair on a long walk... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2020 at Remembering PRESTAGS
This fellow dropped in on my work day last week. I took him outside as there was no food for him. You can see that I do not use the Nazgul keyboard often. Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2020 at Remembering PRESTAGS
There are parrots on the bottlebrush this morning. If I were not so dignified, I'd be trying to catch them.
Toggle Commented Oct 5, 2020 on Attempting to match MiLord at Remembering PRESTAGS
With the telescope, half moon is the best because you get strong shadows making the topography more clear - plus less light so you do not need to use such a strong filter.
Toggle Commented Oct 5, 2020 on Just because it was there at Remembering PRESTAGS
Yes - the Lebanese Cedar and red stripes faded into the Australia flag. A bit of fun!
I noticed an odd flag flying on the walk home from the office earlier this week. It took me several seconds to deconstruct it. I think it is a clever bit of fun, and, for me, symbolises pride in the past and the future. I think my mates will bitterly... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2020 at Remembering PRESTAGS
I opened the latest Strategy and Tactics last week and the map reminded me of something! Of course prettier, but structurally just like PRESTAGS. The leader counters are reminiscent, though again prettier. The archer and artillery had similar factors, but the absence of skirmishers (on of my favourites) was noticeable.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2020 at Remembering PRESTAGS
Getting in the car today i noticed a bee working the bottlebrush. I set the phone to close up and took 20 shots. I could not get the focus right and often blurred the flower. MiLord is the master. Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2020 at Remembering PRESTAGS
Good fun! The top photo seems cut in half
Toggle Commented Oct 1, 2020 on Accidental naturalist at Remembering PRESTAGS
Can do
Toggle Commented Sep 23, 2020 on opportunistic macro at Remembering PRESTAGS