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Joshua Lowcock sometimes blogs on non-work-related topics, most of which are posted below. For the more technically-skewed posts, you can find a list of those here. Separate from the blog, there is also a list of handy websites, lifehacks, and other useful tips here. For tips specific to macOS, you can find macOS tips here.

Joshua previously published a weekly email, called Last Week in Digital Media. The newsletter summarizes the latest news in digital media, marketing, and technology of the week. The email newsletter was published for several years and was available as both a (limited) free or paid subscription. The archive is still available.

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Recent Blog Posts

Review: Time Twister by Ged Maybury

the Back Cover of Time Twister Jason, his brother Troy and their sister Helena discover that they possess the gift of time travel. Through the Time Twister Video game, they learn that they can use their powers in carrying out an important mission which will prevent the wrong future from coming to pass -- one that would endanger their father. - courtesy of the National Library of New Zealand  my thoughts on Time Twister authored by Ged Maybury I randomly got to thinking about the book "Time Twister" by New Zealand author Ged Maybury just the other day. I read ...
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Privacy Compliant Happy Birthday

I made this fun meme for those of us who work in digital, data, and privacy to make saying Happy Birthday just that much more fun. If you're after more fun, not necessarily created by me but definitely curated by me, check this fun page ...
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Cooking Temperatures (Meat)

I built this page because whenever I cook, I would want to double-check cooking time for various meats. To save me having to search, it's now all on one page. Meat Cooking Times Lamb Pork Steak [ Top ] Lamb Temperature Lamb takes about 30minutes per pound, see this Australian rack of lamb recipe. Lamb should be rested for 3 minutes after it's cooked to reach the final temperature. Medium Rare 135˚F, after rest, 145˚F Medium 150˚F, after rest 160˚F Well 160˚F, after rest 170˚F [ Top ] Pork Temperature Pork Loin, Tenderloin, Pork Chop should be 145° F – ...
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Guide: Castle Wolfenstein C64 Escape Scene

If you have ever wondered, this is the final scene of Castle Wolfenstein when you escape the aforementioned castle. This the Commdore 64 (C64) scene. In this screenshot, I made it out in uniform but without the war plans. Castle Wolfenstein was and really is still such a great game. I remember the first time I made it out and I was ecstatic. Thank you to the late Silas Warner and MUSE for all the great memories ...
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Guide: Castle Wolfenstein C64 Instructions

Welcome to CASTLE WOLFENSTEIN Mate, the internet brought you here to get instructions out of me... One of my favorite games of all time is Castle Wolfenstein originally for the Commodore 64 (C64). Castle Wolfenstein is a stealth game. It is one of the first stealth games and somewhat defines the stealth genre (and I really like stealth games). It was also one of the first games to use actual sampling of voices. The original Wolfenstein is also now sometimes called Wolfenstein 2D although was never formally known by that name. The game was created by Silas Warner and published ...
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Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays! A little privacy safe holiday greeting from me to you. I created this myself, feel free to share. If you enjoyed this, you might like my other fun posts ...
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A few good elves…

The classic film, A Few Good Men, meets Christmas and the little boy who wants to know if Santa is real. Or as I like to call it, "A Few Good Elves". A great mashup. This is a parody, so I believe it qualifies under fair-use rules. I'm not the creator of this, not sure where it comes from, but felt it was too good to be lost. All copyright belongs to the original owners ...
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Works! How to Download your entire Google Photos Library

Important I am not affiliated with Google or any of the companies mention and this is my personal experience.  If you find this helpful and want to say thanks, please buy me a coffee or buy my book on Amazon (it's not about technology!). It helps keeps this page ad-free. Thank you! On November 11, 2020, Google announced plans to end free unlimited photo storage on Google Photos. The new Google Photos limit will be 15GB which Google claims is equivalent to 15GB. The Google Photos storage limit will come into effect on June 2021. After which, if you go over 15GB you will ...
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