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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Happy 20th Anniversary Tomorrow

    Quote Originally Posted by handrawn View Post
    it just used to mean end-of-trip piss-up to trawlermen round here, back in the day
    Once a week then.

    Acorn
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    Default Re: Happy 20th Anniversary Tomorrow

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    Default Re: Happy 20th Anniversary Tomorrow

    That's a fascinating historical record, just like Mr Priester.

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    Default Re: Happy 20th Anniversary Tomorrow

    Well done Gary and congratulations. You certainly have been of great benefit to Xara and asset to the TG community.

    I think Xara itself had it’s 39th anniversary in July, I wonder what they’ll do for their 40th! Maybe release an update!

    Off topic! handrawn that Mainly Norfolk website is interesting. Over the past few months I’ve rekindled my liking for English folk music and discovered a few shanty’s that have now become favourites. I particularly like the ‘Thames barge’ songs sung by Bob Roberts, like Whiskey Johnny, Stormy Weather etc. They’re great to whistle to myself at work (under my face coverings!).
    Jono (Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 16.1.1.56358, Renewal due: 04 June 2019)

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    Default Re: Happy 20th Anniversary Tomorrow

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    Default Re: Happy 20th Anniversary Tomorrow

    Congratulation Gary, but of course that wasn't the begining, this forum is only the latest one. Before that you were equally active on the old i/us Xara forum.
    Egg

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    Default Re: Happy 20th Anniversary Today

    And I believe before Xara he was CorelDraw author..
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    Default Re: Happy 20th Anniversary Today

    Ack. I just assumed this thread was something to do with Xara.

    Before TalkGraphics there was i/us which was started by Chris Dickman and Arlan Bartch and is long gone. Arlan Bartch was a former director of marketing for Corel Corporation and Chris was a graphics software authority and magazine and book author. Arlan and Chris started i/us and commissioned the original XaraXone. And they also started the conference site that is now TalkGraphics. When i/us shut down and Arlen and Chris started their new venture, I approached Xara to sponsor the XaraXone. Working with Kate Moir all those years was a pleasure. I think there were only one or two occasions when Kate specifically told me to do something. Basically I was on my own.

    In the early years of the XaraXone I created the Featured Artists Gallery and Egg Bramhill was one of my first featured artists.

    I started using CorelDRAW I think in the early 90s and co-authored a book with David Huss. OG (other Gary, Gary Bouton) and I met in Ottawa at a Corel World Design awards dinner. CorelDRAW at that time was the only credible design and illustration program for Windows, which at the time required a run-time version of Windows. Mary and I had our own graphic design company in San Francisco and I used CorelDRAW for all our design work. Bouton, and Dickman, and Huss and Altman, and I all wrote for CorelMagazine, a really fun time. I also met Alison Moore, one of the moderators here at TG at one of the CorelDRAW Conferences.

    In 1996 at one of Rick Altman's CorelWorld Conferences, in Texas think it was, we saw a demo of a new application that Corel had just agreed to market, Xara. When the presenter from Corel, Leah Haymen demonstrated the Linear transparency feature by simply dragging across a photo with the Transparency Tool to magically reveal part of a photo that was beneath, I knew Xara was the design tool for me.

    It was all so long ago. I'm probably wrong on a half dozen points.

    Thanks all for your we wishes. Co-incidentally, Mary and I met 46 years ago today!
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    Default Re: Happy 20th Anniversary Today

    steady on guys, you will be making him feel old at this rate

    @Jono

    Ewan MacColl's song ' the shoals of herring' was based on [the life of] sam larner, wriiten for the BBC Radio Ballards in 1960, when I were but a sprat, but Gary was already well on the way to being 'a fascinating historical record'

    Gary you snuck in whilst I was writing - congrats to you and Mary - stay safe
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    Default Re: Happy 20th Anniversary Today

    Happy 'meeting' anniversary Gary and Mary.
    Egg

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