|I love this rendition of Puck.|
|There be monsters here. This reminds me of the old flat Earth maps that assumed the presence of huge and menacing sea creatures lurking the depths near the edge of the world.|
|Only a nerd would be excited at finding a vintage magazine featuring Shakespeare's Britain.|
|Artist's rendition of the Globe.|
Of course, there are always the haters that say Shakespeare didn't write the collected works of Shakespeare. Some say he didn't even exist. Some point to his signature as being a sign of illiteracy. I guess that means the majority of doctors can't actually read. I could say the same for most of my peers in the regulatory compliance world. My signature is beyond illegible.
I have something special for the Shakespeare deniers: a reminder that on this blog he has some muscle behind him.
As an aside, I am becoming reacquainted with an old friend after the utter failure of a new one. I've owned an Epson Perfection 3170 Photo scanner for a number of years. It is a single purpose device with a more complicated interface than most of the family prefers. It had been supplanted by an all-in-one scanner/printer combination, a HP Deskjet 4480. The latter is now declared the worst recent piece of technology I have owned other than Windows Vista. It won't recognize refill cartridges. Expensive high capacity cartridges work for a dozen or so pages and then are reported as empty or start overprinting lines. Worse yet, when there is a cartridge problem, the scanner also stops working.
In contrast, the old Epson still works perfectly and the company has supplied updated drivers for Windows 7. Bear in mind that this scanner dates to Windows XP. Kudos to Epson! I wish I could say the same for Adobe's Lightroom (they never updated RAW profiles for 1.0 and force users to buy new software) and the ColorVision Syder2express (no software updates since Vista). Please bear with me while I get used to the controls and optimize scan file sizes.
For the HP Deskjet 4480, I present an Epic Fail award photo. I will never buy another new HP printer, even if it is tossed in free with a computer package.
|Vultures await the carcass of the HP 4480. Long may it rot.|