Technique

I have an odd relationship with photographic technique. I don’t eschew it but it doesn’t reign me in. Some years ago I used to work with an ex-physics teacher who saw the camera as a piece of precision equipment, and he would only take photos accordingly. Now he took some great photos, but he could see […]

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The Marvel of Media Network

For several years now I’ve been enjoying having access to the archive of vintage editions of the Media Network programme, as broadcast on short-wave by Radio Netherlands in the period 1981-2000. I was a short wave listener in the 1980’s but must confess that I was never a regular listener to any one station. I […]

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Flickr: finding images not in groups

Flickr has been one of my most-visited websites for nearly the last ten years, and rarely a day goes by if I am near the internet that I don’t check it out. I love the ability to share my photos with the world and to also see the work of others. Things have changed a […]

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Thoughts on Tumblr and Flickr

See here for my attempts at using Tumblr. I’ve never fully understood it and still don’t after having had one for the past 3 years, but I’ve noticed that some of my Flickr photos have appeared on there and I’ve been experimenting with posting to it (particularly since it’s a 2-click process from Flickr and […]

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Blank on Blank

Interesting article here from www.niemanlab.org that uses one of my photos to illustrate a service for retrieving old content from cassettes. I was pondering earlier some of the video content I have on Hi-8 that ought to get digitised soon; the digital format is less relevant to me than the availability of reliable hardware to […]

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Coffee Time!

The sheer brilliance of Google Analytics reveals that no one has actually played this video via this embedded player. Yet.

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A DTD for Life Redux

Around 5 years ago I began working intensively with XML and XSLT at the company I was then working for. My main task was to write XSLT stylesheets to turn book and journal XML into online products so that anyone in the world could access them via the internet (providing they had a subscription for […]

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I wonder what would happen if…

…you developed colour film in black and white chemicals? Well, you get a negative of sorts. Having just shot a whole roll of 200 ASA film in a camera set to 400 ASA, I got a bit concerned about sending it off to a lab who were not going to realise what I'd done and […]

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