Paul Howson’s Website

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. An Introduction to Cameraquip and the Golden Eye Scanner
  2. Investigating Another Dust & Scratches Repair System
  3. Situation Review After Two Years of Silence
  4. Home-Grown Jitter Stabilisation — Part 7 — The Stabilisation Works!

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?
  2. Using Ruby, Builder and Premailer to Create a Modular Email System
  3. Using TEX for Scripted Generation of Beautiful Documents
  4. Using Font Events to Refine Font Parameters When a Web Font is Not Available

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. Lists in Word and RTF
  2. Lists Within Structured Documents
  3. Why Don’t All RTF Parsers Recognise Styles?
  4. The Difference Between Document Structure and its Representation

BLOGProjector Bench

A journal of my efforts to restore and rehabilitate film projectors. Includes a step-by-step restoration of a 60 year old Pathé Marignon 9.5mm film projector.

Recent Posts:

  1. A Failed Speaker on the EIKI NT
  2. The Second Hand 16mm EIKI NT1 Needing Some TLC
  3. About this Blog

BLOGThe Tarax Show Website

The Happy Show (1957–1964) was the first regular live children’s show on Channel Nine in Melbourne. Created by Denzil Howson and initially hosted by Happy Hammond, it was later re-named the Tarax Show. Perhaps the most famous stars of the show were ventriloquist Ron Blaskett and his doll Gerry Gee. Visit our Tarax Show pages for history, photos, recollections, audio and video.

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.