Corel Painter 2018, First Take: The state of the natural-media art Review | ZDNet

The latest version of Corel’s classic natural media painting application adds more tools for professional artists, but also makes it easier for new users to get to grips with the software.

Source: Corel Painter 2018, First Take: The state of the natural-media art Review | ZDNet

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An Open Letter to Rev. Franklin Graham from a “Small Church” Pastor

A reasonably long read, but one to undertake nevertheless.

Peter's Outer Cape Portico

Dear Frank

Can I call you Frank? This is just pastor to pastor. Feel free to call me Peter. Anyway, I have to say I was flattered when I learned that your Decision America Tour took a detour off the beaten path to call upon us “small community churches.” We are nothing if not small. We seat 30-40 on a good Sunday. And we are a century old fixture of our small community. Most often we are overlooked and overshadowed by mega-churches and politically influential religious voices like your own. We don’t hold a candle to an auditorium filled with the music of a one hundred voice choir led by professional musicians. We probably will never be recognized in any nationally syndicated media. After all, we don’t do anything really “newsworthy.” We just preach the good news of Jesus Christ; love one another the best we can (which sometimes isn’t…

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Corel PaintShop Pro now includes depth-enabled ‘refocusing’ editing

I skipped version X8, so I’m getting up to speed on this new version. I continue to be a fan.

In their latest release, Corel adds compatibility with Intel RealSense depth images, workflow enhancements and more in PaintShop Pro X9.

Source: Corel PaintShop Pro now includes depth-enabled ‘refocusing’ editing

For 18 years, I thought she was stealing my identity. Until I found her

A woman apparently using my name meant a nightmare of unpaid traffic fines and a criminal record. But when I tracked her down, a different story emerged.

 

Source: For 18 years, I thought she was stealing my identity. Until I found her | US news | The Guardian

How Black books lit my way along the Appalachian Trail

I am not the outdoorsy adventurous type, and some people’s concept of the Appalachian Trail is one filled with mistresses. However, this one person made the journey and is sharing it with us. 

How Black Books Lit My Way Along The Appalachian Trail