Paul Howson’s Website

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. Innovations to Like in the Affinity Apps
  2. Re-Publishing an Old Book using TEX
  3. Starting the Gradual Move to Affinity
  4. Nine Months with Hugo — The Experience So Far

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. Approaching the Soundtrack
  2. Dust-Busting with Loki
  3. A Closer Look at the Golden Eye Scanner
  4. An Introduction to Cameraquip and the Golden Eye Scanner

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 and an EIKI NT 16mm projector.

Recent Posts:

  1. More Signs of Moving Parts that Had Seized Up
  2. Broken Supply and Take-Up Belts on the EIKI NT
  3. A Failed Speaker on the EIKI NT
  4. A Second Hand 16mm EIKI NT1 Needing Some TLC

BLOGBuilding a Better Structured Editor

An ongoing account of my efforts to design and build a new kind of structured document editor. This project started in RealBasic circa 2003 then moved to MacRuby and now Ruby.

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

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.