Happy new year Continue reading Happy New Year
Keeping it uncomplicated, so a mixture of photographic disciplines from two Sony cameras with SEL1855 and SEL1018 lenses. Theme – “A walk”. Continue reading A Walk And A Dragon (Well Two Actually)
Some more random photographic experiments … Continue reading Dragons And Random
Some recent photos experimenting with macro photography … I’m quite busy right now, so sorry in advance if I don’t get a chance to reply … Continue reading Experimental Macro
People have frequently asked me about my blogging patterns, and why I stop doing this/that or change how I’m blogging, how often etc. Well one answer is that I get involved in other things which take up my time. One … Continue reading Vaping – How I Quit Smoking And Started Living Again
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So many terrific movies wowed me, in 2015. Either “Birdman” or “Whiplash” could have made this list. But they are from 2014, although I saw them in 2015. That’s also true of “Selma”. Anyone interested in civil rights should see this magnificent work of love. Reducing the list to 28 films was tough enough. But here goes. This is my list of the 10 movies I enjoyed most in 2015. 1) The Martian. So much here is original and evocative. Matt Damon leads a fine cast in an excellent and well-researched story of space… Continue reading Top 10 Movies of 2015
The problem is that when stocks start selling, others start selling their stocks too, it turns into to a selling frenzy. Short selling on stocks is rarely pretty, or predictable, fortunes have been wiped out in seconds. From what I understand, RBS has advised their clients, well basically to “sell everything” within the last few days. Doesn’t sound particularly responsible for a global bank, but I have no control over what they say. It’s also possible that RBS might be right. Continue reading Why I Think Stocks May Crash, Hard
One very wonderful thing about Thailand …
Is that you don’t have to look far to find beauty. Continue reading Transpicuous Balcony Sunset #0010
My local TV station has been showing World Science Festival, TED, and some other science shows. It’s fascinating to hear the accepted theories on how the universe was created, stars, black holes etc. From what I understand our universe is thought to be a little under 14 billion years old, which is a staggering length of time …
Some of the other quantities like the number of stars (10-200 sextillion) and number of planets they think are in our universe are even more vast, so vast in fact it’s pretty challenging to comprehend things like – there are (perhaps) more stars in our universe than grains of sand on all the beaches on earth.
From what I understand, our universe is expanding, has been since the beginning. It’s what scientists call “inflation”. Liking to think beyond what I’m told, I do puzzle about what exactly the universe is expanding into.
Is there simply more “space” which is infinite ?
Or is “space” being created to expand into ?
Or, something else ?
It’s lovely when you spot something new … this sailboat is a new addition to the beach sunset near where I stay, happy days ! Continue reading Breathtaking Sailboat Ocean Sunset #0182
The shot says it all … a privilege to witness and capture, the overhanging tree frames it all off nicely … Enjoy 🙂 Don Charisma is … Continue reading Paradise Lensflare Beach Sunset #9412
One thing I’ve started to find a minor annoyance is the adverts that YouTube inject into my watching and listening experience on their site. Frustratingly, the adverts here are in Thai language, so not really relevant to me.
After a little research and some geek magic and I came across something really very useful. It’s called “youtube-dl”, and basically it’s a Linux (and Windows) tool to download YouTube videos so one can watch them locally. AND YES WITHOUT THOSE DAMN ADVERTS.
Continue reading How To Download YouTube Videos Using youtube-dl
Occasionally I’m party to majestic paintings on god’s canvass … August sunsets in Thailand are Splendiferous! Continue reading Splendiferous Beach Sunset #9733
Seems like my readers are enjoying the (recently discovered) PostModernJukebox tunes, the same as I … so Don Charisma proudly presents Robyn Adele Anderson singing Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” Continue reading Call Me Maybe
«Experience is the teacher of all things.»
— Julius Caesar Continue reading Experience is the teacher of all things.
Who is George Boole? How genius’s invention of Boolean logic paved way for the computer age
19th century academic behind logic that underpinned the digital revolution celebrated with Google Doodle on 200th anniversary
— telegraph.co.uk Continue reading George Boole’s 200th Birthday Today
Further to Beauty And A Beat by PostModernJukebox, a reader suggested this one, which after listening to (at least thrice), I really really like …
Again I prefer this version to the “real” one … much more character here than the corporately bleached Lorde original 🙂 Continue reading Royals
A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing. — Emo Philips Continue reading A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing.
Tropical greenery on a lovely sunny day at the floating market … a fairly typical Asian scene in some parts ! Continue reading Bounteous Palm Greenery #9955
Leslie’s been a reader and contributor to the Don Charisma blog pretty much I think since she started blogging. She’s always “upbeat” and a talented jazz musician …
Leslie – thanks very much for taking part, I really like what you came up with. And thanks also for being a friend and consistent contributor to the Don Charisma blog. Continue reading Night Markets Of Thailand – Leslie
I believe hard work is important in life, for many reasons, foremost of which is that we’re taking responsibility for ourselves, our lives and our loved ones. Additional benefits are sense of purpose and achievement. It’s what I call “doing”. Continue reading Being Versus Doing – Unblocking Creative Block
This appeared on my TV recently … I had to research the song, never actually heard the Justin Beiber version before, I’m now one of the 540,000,000 people who’ve watched it on YouTube … I MUCH PREFER this vintage remake though, I found the JB version a bit pretentious TBH 🙂 Continue reading Beauty And A Beat
On a trip to the floating market … beautiful hanging plants with a backdrop of the floating market ambiance. Enjoy 🙂 Don Charisma is on FineArtAmerica, … Continue reading Hanging Orchid Vista #0310
One of the stations at London’s docklands, Heron Quays … looks like the underbelly of some kind of futuristic dragon ! Continue reading Underbelly Of Heron Quays Station #0812
I’m not sure what’s most pretty … the ducks or the reflections on the canal water. Continue reading Mallard Ducks On The Canal #1107
“The Green Inferno” popped on my screen a few days ago … whilst watching the intro I was trying to remember who “Eli Roth” is, eventually my somewhat dim grey matter reminded me that he did the “Hostel” movies. Horror … Continue reading The Green Inferno
Just when I thought I’d seen it all … Instant beer ! Comments Comments are often welcomed, provided you can string a legible, relevant and polite sentence together. In other cases probably best shared with your therapist, or kept … Continue reading Instant Beer
A wider than average on camera panorama of … a stunning Thai sunset. Continue reading Wide Ocean Sunset #4707
It’s amazing how Dilemmas can sometimes resolve themselves either by just making a decision, or “phone a friend”. In my case of the WordPress vs Lightroom plugin dilemma that I blogged about, a little bit of both solutions wise. First … Continue reading Dilemmas Solved … What’s Next
Right here right now we have a certain variety of tree that is in bloom. There’s a sickly sweet aroma of the nectar in the air … and my eyes hurt, my sinuses are stuffy and my skin’s itchy. Eventually … Continue reading Hay Fever