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!

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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Needham Fourth Annual Winter Arts Festival

Announcement for Needham’s Fourth Annual Winter Fair on December 8th and the 2019 Needham Nature Calendar. Continue reading

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A Gallery of Available Photos

People often ask me if I have a site on which I show my photographs. Well, I used to have a couple of sites, but today, not so much! I place photos on my Facebook page, on Viewbug and Flickr, but I’m … Continue reading

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Unique Gifts Fall Fair

Fall Gift Fair Announcement! Continue reading

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Hover Flies and Macro Photography

Macro photography is a trial even in the best weather. Add a little wind and a hand-held camera and it becomes a serious challenge! When shooting tiny objects, the key is to hold the camera very steady, so a tripod … Continue reading

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