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The above graphic took ten minutes to produce. I used a font called Medieval Daze it has a dragon in it dragonfont zipextractcomputerThere are thousands of fonts you can download from DaFont.com . You download the font as a zip file, a compressed file. Recent versions of Windows will allow you to extract the zip file. Right click on the zip file and choose extract all. Once it is extracted go to the extracted file and right click on it and choose install.

If your version of windows doesn’t offer this utility go to http://www.7-zip.org/ download the free Windows file and install it. You can then zip and unzip files.  Zip files are used a lot so it is an essential utility. You can shift click on multiple files like pictures and right click and “Send to” the zip file. DaFont fonts are all free for personal use.

page_downloadYou can download Expression Design here it is easy to use and  is sophisticated as you want it to be. I use it for all my graphical work. It will open most file formats and save them in many different formats including Adobe. Manipulating text is a big feature. It uses vector graphics so resizing is very smooth as can be seen in my manipulation of the font. There are hundreds of swatches to use as fills.

Try it it costs nothing and you will see that it will become your graphics program of choice. Please leave a comment especially if you have any questions.

My Main Music Video site is http://RavensKiss.org

 

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My Third Age

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The “third age” is described as the period in the life course that occurs after retirement but prior to the onset of disability, revealing a period in which individuals have the capacity to remain actively engaged.

The aim of this site is to provide a resource for those over 60 like me. I will use it to teach blogging. Below is a bit of background.

My first retirement was at 60. Five years ago I was all set to make an impact on the Internet.  I lost two years because of lung cancer. In March I received my pension from the UK when I turned 65. This was how I can afford a new computer, tablet and smart phone.

Google says: About 5,490 results that’s in 5 years for pjfbncyl.com my unique handle on the Internet. There are 10m hits for Philip Finlay Bryan I come up with all the first 20 but Google is biased towards me. However I do have a presence on the net. PhilipFinlayBryan.com is my named site. If someone asks for my address on the Internet I can just say Google me.

Scribd has 12k reads these are documents and books i have uploaded.

YouTube 79k views many of Second Life, a virtual community of which I spend a lot of time. I have a job hosting in the most popular blues club.

Blogs about 4k subscribers.

Running 50 generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs)

So for an individual I have made some impact. What hasn’t changed is that apart from my partner Storm and friend Steve I haven’t got any customers. So I have really given up. If someone stumbles across my “selling” domains like Personal Domains.net I will happily help them out. Might make the odd video advertising them.

I have new tech, a new very impressive high spec PC; a Windows smart phone and an Android tablet. You can read about it on Irish Secure.com . This was all possible because I received my pension on reaching 65 from the UK government. The Third Age. AND I have new glasses one for seeing outside one for my computer. The computer glasses are superb everything is so clear.

I have also stopped smoking after 40 years. I use e-cigarettes. Fantastic invention. It costs €18 for the kit which includes a battery charger. Batteries last up to 8 hours or so. I have two.

Below is a video I made with me vaping. I can be sooo serious sometimes:

The doctor says I have high cholesterol so i have radically changed my diet to a more healthy one. No more TV dinners. Lots of pro sterols; low fat milk, nuts, oats whole grains etc..

Research has shown that exercise of 200 minutes per week can help stimulate brain growth so I joined the gym where I exercise every day ‘cept Sundays ( I work in Second Life). I also swim. Still early days but i have a good routine designed by my personal trainer.

So at 65 I have radically changed my life I have always been Hi Tech and have reestablished myself with the latest technology, hard to beat my present set up. And I can see it all. I will get healthier as the toxins slowly leave my body. My brain will grow. Don’t see why I can’t look forward to another 20 years or more on this planet. One message seems to be “Use it or lose it” so I intend to use it. I will also do my best to assist others too. To this end I have set up Over60s.me

Oh did I tell you I’m having fun too?

P.S. Please contact me if you would like help over anything Internet especially blogging. I am a not-for-profit person…. This Blog cost €10 a year to register plus a nominal amount to host ,  everything else was free. You can get a totally free Blog at WordPress.com

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Philip Finlay Bryan

+353 89 429 7539        pj@over60s.me

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