Author Archives: ileneh

About ileneh

I am a Macintosh expert, writer and photographer. I have published many articles on Apple related products, but I cut my writer's teeth producing grants and market research reports when the Web was just something a spider made. I've also worked as a photographer, dancer and social worker. ilene's Machine was born in 2000 when I realized everything I did involved some kind of machine. First, my answering machine, next a Vic 20, then a Mac 128. Add a variety of Macintosh machines and iOS devices over the years and before you know it, you have reached ilene's Machine. Please leave a message!

Great Blue Heron and Beavers at the Needham, MA Reservoir

I’ve had a frustrating two years shooting photos with two bad cameras (Nikon D7500) and a Sigma Bigma (50-500mm) lens that wasn’t fixed properly. Finally, I “retired” the Bigma and bought a Tamron 150.0-600.0 mm f/5.0-6.3 lens in March. I … Continue reading

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New Photos and New Products for 2020 and Beyond

See my new products for Fall 2020.
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New Photos New Products

In preparation for a couple of exhibits and fairs, I ordered new products from different sources this year (previously I only used Shutterfly). To my selective selection of self-printed 13″ x 19″ and 8.5″ x 11″ and 8″ x 10″ fine … Continue reading

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Needham Fifth Annual Winter Arts Festival

[Note: Optimized for desktop and tablet viewing. Not so good on a phone!] Join ilene and many other artists in the Needham’s Town Hall,  Powers Hall for a stunning display of crafts, photography, jewelry and more! When: Saturday, December 14 … Continue reading

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Everyone Loves Instant Pot

Amazon’s Deal of The Day Today is an Instant Pot Duo Mini 6 Qt 7-in-1 Multi- Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Sauté, Yogurt Maker and Warmer. RUN RUN Fast and get one today! Great gift item … Continue reading

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