Paul Howson’s Website

BLOGBuilding a Better Structured Editor

An ongoing account of my efforts to design and build a new kind of structured document editor. This project is being written in MacRuby, after originally being written in RealBasic circa 2003.

Recent Posts:

  1. Why Don’t All RTF Parsers Recognise Styles? Paul Howson 05-Aug-2016
  2. The Difference Between Document Structure and its Representation Paul Howson 04-May-2016
  3. A Closer Look at Document Structuring Paul Howson 19-Nov-2012

BLOGDesign and Publishing Notebook

A blog about my experiences in design and publishing, which started in the era of manual pasteup and have covered all kinds of technologies since then.

Recent Posts:

  1. Is Glyph Scaling a Good Idea in Book Typesetting? Paul Howson 17-Aug-2016
  2. Using Ruby, Builder and Premailer to Create a Modular Email System Paul Howson 04-Dec-2014
  3. Using TEX for Scripted Generation of Beautiful Documents Paul Howson 07-Aug-2014

BLOGA Film Restoration Diary

A journal of my experiences in the restoration of some early Australian childrens’ television productions from film and onto DVD, with the aim of extracting the best possible quality from the films in the process.

Recent Posts:

  1. More Digital Restoration Tests with Promoscape in Melbourne Paul Howson 14-Oct-2016
  2. Adjusting Framing and Levels in Final Cut Pro Paul Howson 09-Sep-2016
  3. Finding the Smallest Video Raster Crop Size for Downsampling Calculations Paul Howson 15-Jun-2016

BLOGProjector Workbench

A journal of my step-by-step restoration of a 60 year old Pathé Marignon 9.5mm film projector. (hosted at

BLOGDenzil Howson Archive

Denzil Howson (1918–2005) was an accomplished actor, writer, director and producer in television, radio, film and theatre in Australia. His professional career spanned over 60 years starting in radio in the late 1930s. In 1956 he joined GTV9 in Melbourne and played a leading role in the pioneering years of Australian television. This website contains some of Denzil’s photos, films, audio and writings, as well as tributes and stories from family and friends.

Recent Blog Posts:

  1. “Assignment in April” — A 1950s Australian Radio Thriller Hinting At Post-War Nazi Intrigue Paul Howson 16-Nov-2015
  2. The Flight of the Uiver Paul Howson 03-Aug-2015
  3. A Brief Visit to the Former GTV9 Studios Paul Howson 17-Nov-2014