Let’s Dance (Week 7 of 7)

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feet Well, here we are, seven weeks (and three left feet) later, we’ve now had the final dance-class of this series. It all starts again in September, but I’m not sure we’ll be able to commit to it. It’s all been very enjoyable and Bob and Marjorie have been excellent feet (and patient) tutors – but 9pm is just too late for us – we’re normally thinking about going to bed at that time!

Tonight, we started with the cha-cha and then moved feet onto learning the quickstep – apparently, it’s one of the easier dances to learn, but you wouldn’t have guessed it if you were watching me! I finally ‘got it’ by dancing with Marjorie – but even that took three or four attempts.

Well, we’ve certainly learned a lot and I’m not quite as bad as I thought I’d be – and it was also good (comforting) to see others struggling as well! If the next series starts earlier than 9pm, we’ll be there!

HTC ‘Firestone’

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What is this new phone that the ‘net is talking about? – it’s supposedly the ‘iPhone killer’ – the ultimate in mobile phones/PDAs. Dubbed the ‘Firestone’ by its makers HTC, there seems to be two images ‘doing the rounds’ but they may of course both be fake!

Allegedly, the specs are:

  • Quad-band GSM/EDGE connectivity
  • Dual-band HSDPA connectivity (900/2100 MHz)
  • 4.3 inch WVGA (480 x 800) [iPhone: 3.5 inch, 320 x 480]
  • capacitive touchscreen display
  • Wi-Fi
  • GPS, A-GPS
  • Accelerometer
  • Light & proximity sensors
  • 3.5mm headset jack
  • 5MP autofocus camera with dual LED flash [iPhone: 3MP] 
  • 512MB flash memory
  • 320MB RAM
  • MicroSD card support
  • 1230 mAh battery
  • 121 x 67 x 11 millimetres [iPhone: 115.5 x 62.1 x 12.3mm]

That would make it a pretty powerful beastie

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Techy Session with Jane

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dreamweaver Jane spent the morning here learning the basics of Dreamweaver together with image management courtesy of the excellent FREE utility, Irfanview.