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I've been computer-free[edit]

My desktop computer got ill about a month or so ago, and still is.
I must admit I have enjoyed being computerless!
However, the tax man and Oct 31 approacheth!
Thus, I've resurrected an old laptop (pentium 4 / windows xp) and connected it to the internet. So far, so good.
Next step is to catch up with 6 weeks of email!
And then, do the income tax.
Have a happy Spring. I'll be back in November.
Cheers, Pdfpdf (talk) 11:31, 9 September 2012 (UTC)

David Hurley[edit]

Hello, I was watching the VC award ceremony today and saw that GEN David Hurley has scored himself some more foreign awards. Ive emailed his office to confirm. He now has;

Regards Nford24 (Want to have a chat?) 11:22, 1 November 2012 (UTC)

Interesting! (Thanks.) Hurley was in Adelaide 2 weeks ago. (I actually "ran into him" whilst we were walking in opposite directions along North Terrace. He was in full uniform.) At that time he was only wearing the French ribbon, so these are quite new additions to his uniform. Cheers, Pdfpdf (talk) 14:14, 1 November 2012 (UTC)

Donaldson image[edit]

Hi, In the interests of keeping the copyright paranoiacs at bay, I've removed this photo from the VC for Australia article. Given that we already have a genuinely PD photo of Roberts-Smith wearing his full medal bar and formal uniform, a fair use claim probably can't be sustained for including a non-free photo of Donaldson given that it's also a formal portrait of a soldier with a similar range of medals. Nick-D (talk) 07:02, 2 November 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for the note. I find it sad that our society has become so paranoid that risks are avoided, rather than managed, but yes, your changes are probably the most prudent path to tread. Thanks for addressing the issue before it became a problem. Cheers, Pdfpdf (talk) 23:20, 2 November 2012 (UTC)

Lady Bonython[edit]

Thanks for picking up my gaffe. Someone should do a story on Magill reformatory. Despite threats I never saw the place, not even the outside. I suppose it's now the centrepiece of a retirement village. Doug butler (talk) 13:23, 20 November 2012 (UTC)

There was no gaffe by you - the gaffe was mine in assuming that there was only one Lady Bonython - Jean.
A problem I have is that given that she is referred to by three slightly different names, what do I call the first Lady Bonython? For the moment I've gone for Lady Mary Bonython, which is almost certainly wrong!!
So you were threatened with Magill reformatory too. (They say Adelaide's a small town ... )
I never saw the place either, or if I did, it was not until the 1990s when my sister lived in Rostrevor, at which time there was a collection of cream brick buildings on Stradbroke Road. Pdfpdf (talk) 13:38, 20 November 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

WikiDefender Barnstar Hires.png The Defender of the Wiki Barnstar
Thanks for setting me straight, and for the punched cards userbox! Greenmaven (talk) 04:49, 25 November 2012 (UTC)

DAB[edit]

per WP:MOSDAB a listing in a disambiguation page MUST have a legitimate blue link landing page - you are edit warring to insert a listing that doesnt meet the requirements. stop now. 13:00, 26 November 2012 (UTC)

As I have pointed out to you, many pages appear in the "What links here". Thus, you have NO excuse to delete the entry. If you don't like the fact that there is no accompanying blue link, then add one! (You have many to choose from.) Deleting the entry is just plain laziness. It appears to me that you are more interested in making your WP:POINT than in improving wikipedia.
As for edit warring, "it takes two to tango" ... Pdfpdf (talk) 00:00, 27 November 2012 (UTC)

Thanks re image goof[edit]

Thanks for picking up my half-done correction work over my Combe/West error. I got back after eating dinner to find the magical changes in the Commons file. (I really didn't know how to do it anyway!) Is there some way "Combe.jpg" can now be changed to a more suitable filename? Bjenks (talk) 15:21, 28 November 2012 (UTC)

Is there some way "Combe.jpg" can now be changed to a more suitable filename? - Yes, but I don't remember the process(!!), and it probably involves an admin.
It's probably less effort to upload another copy to the desired name, then ask for the old one to be delete by placing the following on the old image page:
{{speedy|uploader request, wrong file name}};
Cheers, Pdfpdf (talk) 23:01, 28 November 2012 (UTC)

Art Directors Club[edit]

May I bother you to put a copy of Art Directors Club at User:pdfpdf/Art Directors Club? Thanks in advance, Pdfpdf (talk) 09:45, 30 November 2012 (UTC)

 Done LadyofShalott 15:50, 30 November 2012 (UTC)
Thanks. Cheers, Pdfpdf (talk) 16:09, 1 December 2012 (UTC)

Tom Cooper (author)[edit]

May I bother you to place a copy of Tom Cooper (author) at User:pdfpdf/Tom Cooper (author)? Thanks in advance, Pdfpdf (talk) 00:26, 14 December 2012 (UTC)

Is there something in particular you want? The content is mostly all from http://www.ospreypublishing.com/authors/profile.aspx?ID=3441 - well, I've restored the rest, but the original article also had the description from there copy-pasted at the start, but I'd rather not restore that bit to Wikipedia, given that it would be a copyright infringement. WilyD 07:22, 14 December 2012 (UTC)
a) Thanks.
b) Is there something in particular you want? - No, not yet, thank you.
I wanted to see what had been there so I could determine how much work was required to create an acceptable article.
It seems the answer is probably: "quite a bit of work".
but I'd rather not restore that bit to Wikipedia - Fair enough. (Particularly given that I can easily look at the original.)
Many thanks. Cheers, Pdfpdf (talk) 12:44, 14 December 2012 (UTC)

Re: "eponymous"[edit]

From another grumpy old man, you're very welcome. Another thing that annoys me is "self-titled" as in "Fred Bloggs, the self-titled album by Fred Bloggs...". Presumably all other albums are titled by a machine totally unconnected with the performers! Emeraude (talk) 13:23, 14 December 2012 (UTC)

Indeed! Pdfpdf (talk) 13:25, 14 December 2012 (UTC)