The idea of making or modifying postcards has always appealed to me. Now, as a result of Marja-Leena Rathe's blog, I have found a site for postcard-makers called Postal Poetry. I have immediately placed it under my links heading and have no hesitation in recommending it to those who don't already know it. Meanwhile, I have found this card, which I made a few years ago with the help of Paintshop, and which I still quite like.
A piece of technology new to me comes to the house in the shape of a table lamp with a touch-sensitive switch. You turn the light on and off and choose between three different degrees of brightness, simply by touching the lamp. The light operates by means of a capacitance switch, which has no moving parts and none of the problems associated with them. What is a capacitance switch? It is based on two loops of wire close to one another, which become part of a circuit when linked, but instead of a mechanical linkage, there is a power linkage created when the circuit output is increased for a second. The power increase is affected by the intervention of human touch. And that succeeds because the electrons, which are present in the lamp, require only to be boosted by those in the human body to complete the circuit. It is simple and not expensive - a beautiful thing, and Barrett, it works well.
In the sun outside the Compasses, a leaf lands in my lap, almost in my beer. Other leaves fly merrily past.