Category Archives: Humour
The World’s Worst Panorama 2023
Here’s my “group panorama” from Richard Bernabe’s Feb 2023 trip to Patagonia. From the left: Gero, Nigel, Thomas, Karsten, Jörn, Lisa, Richard, Alejandro, Glenn, Alex, John, Pat, Yours Truly and JoAnne. Please don’t study the stitching too carefully, or complain … Continue reading
This is Really Scary…
This morning’s subject was a “guanaco hunt”, capturing one or more of the charming Patagonia llamas in a nice pose, ideally in front of a mountain or similar. Over lunch, as beer was consumed, we got talking about how we … Continue reading
It’s Screen Time!
Is this what they mean by “too much screen time”? Continue reading
No Middle Way
A study in UX atrocity – the Mercedes Benz COMAND SatNav I drive a 2011 Mercedes. Like many of its brethren, most of the vehicle is a demonstration of engineering excellence: smooth, efficient, safe and smart (in both senses of … Continue reading
Disasters and Dystopias: Where Are We Now?
There’s a darkly humorous meme doing the rounds: It makes you chuckle, but it’s wrong. Firstly, I’m not sure even the most disheartened would actually claim to be living the events of The Matrix. Of course, there’s always the possibility … Continue reading
Design Lessons: Hotel Rooms
A humble (or not so humble) hotel room may succeed in delivering a satisfactory service to the user, but it may also fail dramatically to do so. These failures suggest that the “designer” either hasn’t thought about the user at … Continue reading
Shit Hit Fan!
Something in the note on my desk this morning hinted that my day was not going to go quite as planned… 🙂 Continue reading
The Jester and The Unicorn
A fable, sort of… The jester who wanted to be king asked the crowd “Do you want a purple unicorn?” Almost half the crowd said “We are happy as we are, and we don’t believe unicorns exist”, but slightly more … Continue reading
Normal Service Will Be Resumed After Completion Of This Rant
The last day of any trip is always a bit sad, and hard work with the travel. However this year three separate organisations covered themselves in something which is not glory, and I have to get this out of my … Continue reading
The Andrew Johnston Iceland Camouflage Masterclass
The trouble is, there’s a recurring theme here… Continue reading
The Twin-Lens Reflex :)
I noticed while gathering for the bushman walk that five of our group were "packing" a pair of Canons. This shot was inevitable. Thanks to John B for the title – excellent photographer’s joke. I am happy to explain if … Continue reading