Hi I'm new here, and I thought I'd better say something about me. OK well at 53 years I'm incredibly old (fashioned). I have been on-line since 1995, and consider myself 'just about' PC literate, but they keep moving the goal posts. I live in England and, apart from a few visits here and there (Mexico, Holland, France...) have been here most of my life. When I am not trying to improve the profitability of my clients, I can be found pursuing one of two of my hobbies which include: Spreadsheet model design... yes I do this for fun as well as for work, for example a Premiership (English Football) table calculator, that takes two minutes a week (tops) to update. Why, do you ask... well Burnley Football Club are in the Premiership this season. Need I say more. Photo Image editing. I use Photoshop Elements. Mostly I touch up the pictures I take on my Canon Powershot G3. Sometimes I touch up / add colour to some old B&W's for my main client - pictures from his youth - as a favour. Audio editing. Well there's loads going on here. I have just finished archiving some classical LP's. This means converting from analogue to wave. The next phase of this project is to narrate the relevant sleeve notes. And then I might follow that up with some snaps of the cover artwork. I have stopped trying to compose in midi. The results were pleasing to me, but if I am being honest, my musical attempts were pretty awful. Writing Having had GSP Novel Writing Software knocking about, untouched, on my shelves for over two years, I decided to give it a go. I have written 80 (that's eighty) pages of the most awful tripe, but I have had some fun writing it. If I ever finish it, it will be, oooh at least 150 pages long. I have no intention of publishing. If you are really unlucky I might post some on this site. That's enough about my hobbies, here are some interests. I am interested in politics, philosophy, religion, economics... and Football (or soccer if you live in the remote continent of USA) My favourite authors are too many to mention but here are a few that I have enjoyed and why (SF & fantasy only) PK Dick: dark humour, funny; R Zelazny: religion and historical motifs into SF & fantasy; RA Heinlein: future history, likeable rogues, optimism, realism; A Norton: coming of age, coping with ostracisation, well researched fantasy motifs; I Asimov: just for the three laws of robotics, oh and the superimposition of the Roman Empire motif on an interstellar civilisation; F Herbert: Wow!* Dune, religion, politics / dynastic planning... I still get something new out of Dune even now, and there are not many books you can say that about; D Lessing: The human condition intelligently portrayed, without the prism of spacehips, hokum technology / 'do anything' machines; J M Straczynski: for making TV SF evolve. * Wow! in this context does not equal World of Warcraft Thanks for reading this.