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This is a place where I will be posting all sorts of things not just things relating to Derby and Derbyshire. On here you will find details of any videos I’ve made of things in Derby and also Time-lapse, stop motion animation, Tutorials etc. If I find some useful software for PC or iPhone then I will feature it here.I’m sure that there will be something of interest to someone on my many posts.Please leave comments on any posts if you like them.
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Thursday 27 August 2015

The Flower Pot Pub, Derby "Potfest 2015" Beer and Cider Festival. August 27th to 31st. 40+ Real Ales and ciders. "Coast to coast"

There is a Beer and Cider festival this weekend (The August Bank Holiday weekend) at The Flower Pot pub in Derby. It starts this evening Thursday 22nd and runs through to Sunday 25th August 2015.
Having been to this beer festival a few times I can recommend it for all the free live entertainment alone!
The theme this year is Coast to Coast: "It's based on the famous walking route from Cumbria to North Yorkshire and all the breweries that may be found (loosely, with small detours!) along that route. There will be over 40 real ales and 10 traditional ciders to choose from,"

Entertainment :
Thursday 9pm - Steel Threads
Video of Steel Threads.

Friday 9pm - The band from County Hell
Video of The band from County hell.

Saturday 4pm - Harriet
Video of Harriet.

Saturday 9pm - The silicone Taxis
Video of the Silicone Taxis.

Sunday 4pm - Blackwater
Blackwater's Facebook page.

Sunday 9pm - Rock Buffet
Rock Buffet Facebook page.

Monday 3pm - Mop up with Moonshine

Monday 8pm Flowerpot unplugged.

If you are coming into Derby to try this Beer Festival then why not stop at the Jurys Inn Hotel as its just across the road from the Flower Pot pub.

The Flower Pot pub is located on King Street (A6) very near the Jurys Inn Hotel.
You can see The Flower Pot in this Google Streetview.

Hope you found this of interest.


Saturday 15 August 2015

Corel Paint Shop Pro on Windows 10. Version X3 does not work, time to upgrade.

Seeing as Microsoft Windows 10 has been offered free to everyone it made sense to install it. Everything seemed to still be working ok until I ran Paint Shop Pro X3. The mouse pointer changed to a blue "busy" circle for a few seconds and then nothing happened. I tried it again and the same thing happened.

Paint Shop Pro X3 just does this when you try and run it under Windows 10 :

I then tried altering the settings so it ran it as Windows7 compatibility mode and the same problem.

Looking online I found that the x3 was not compatible so the time had come to upgrade. Thankfully Amazon have the very latest version of Paint Shop Pro and it was listed as compatible with Windows 8.1 but didn't mention Windows 10 but thankfully someone had asked the question if it worked on version 10 and it did.

When I bought PSP X7 it cost £39.95 but I notice now its only £33.99 !
By the way Corel® PaintShop® Pro X8 came out on 19 August 2015 So it may come down in price even more as they will want you to get the X8 version, if you just want to get up and running with Windows 10 then go for the X7 version. See Amazon links below for latest prices...

The version you need is : Paint Shop Pro X7, there are two versions available the Ultimate and the standard version :

The new version X8 came out on 19th August:

When you install the software you have two icons, one for 32bit and one for 64bit.
Here is the splash screen on my version of Paint Shop Pro X7 running on Windows 7 64Bit.

My Paint Shop Pro X7 running on Windows 10 64bit.

If you already have a non functioning older version of Paint Shop Pro on your Windows 10 PC then you need to uninstall it first.

In Windows 10 goto the Start Button, Click Settings, click on the System icon "Display, notifications, App, power", then Apps & features then scroll down to Corel PaintShop Pro X3, click it and am uninstall button will appear like this  :

Click that and it will then start the uninstall process which rather bizarrely looks like the Install process :

Once its removed you can install PSP X7.

Once installed you can update the software so it supports the latest cameras by downloading the latest service patch. At the moment of writing the latest one came out in May:

Paint Shop Pro Update Patches.

I have been using version X7 for a week now and it seems pretty stable on Windows 10 64 bit.
Hope this helps you get your editing situation back up and running.