Category: Personal

Personal posts about Michael “Garstor” Garstin and his life.

First Light – The New Sigma 10-20mm Lens

I mentioned last week that I had bought a highly recommended Sigma wide-angle lens. Here are the first photos taken

Keeping My Mind Busy

In an effort to keep my thinking away from the event of Friday afternoon, I am going to delve into

R.I.P. Debug (2006–2018)

Thank-you Debug for twelve wonderful years. Years of love, purring, cuddles and wake-ups better than any alarm clock. We’ve been

Saying Good-bye To Debug

I am devastated. It’s the decision that no pet owner wants to make about their furry family member. But it

Re-upping The Beard Colour

Beard colour? Yeah, didn’t I mention that earlier? No, I didn’t. My bad. A week before Photoshop World 2018, I

My Poor Little Debug – An Update

It has been a little rough financially since coming back from Photoshop World. I took advantage of a conference special

Happy 151st Birthday Canada!

Happy 151st birthday to the best country on Earth! I am very grateful to live in Canada. It’s not perfect,

Cleaning The Blog Categories

Just like the Flickr albums and images, I really need to clean up my blog categories. Many of these I

Cleaning Up My Flickr Albums

I have used Flickr for a very long time now. Much of that has been not knowing anything at all

Slipping Gears On Blog Posting Again

Here we are, half-way through the month of June and this is my second post. Before that, my last post

Photoshop World 2018

Last Wednesday, I flew to Orlando, Florida for my second Photoshop World. Just like the FFRF National Conventions, I am

Considering Some New Tools

Blogging I have been writing this blog with Windows Live Writer for many years now. I’m used to the tool

In A Blue Funk

Work has gotten me down lately. That has spilled out into my personal life; so I have not posted recently

New Toy!

Last year, my Facebook feed began showing me the Pluto Trigger. Unlike most web-based advertising, this one actually caught my

Happy 101st Birthday Grandma!

My grandma Garstin was born today over a century ago in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England. She attended Carter Lane Public School.

A Week In Hell…

Recently my blog posts have had a somber tone. Bad news for my family and personal interests. This past week