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It’s Screen Time!

Too much screen time?
Camera: SONY DSC-RX100M7 | Date: 28-07-2021 06:25 | Resolution: 4939 x 2469 | ISO: 400 | Exp. bias: -1 EV | Exp. Time: 1/30s | Aperture: 2.8 | Focal Length: 9.0mm (~24.0mm)

Is this what they mean by “too much screen time”?

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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

Saturday, July 17, 2021 in Humour, Thoughts on the World, Travel

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

Sunday, January 17, 2021 in Humour, Thoughts on the World

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

Saturday, September 19, 2020 in Humour, Thoughts on the World, Travel

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

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 in Humour, Thoughts on the World

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

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 in Humour, Thoughts on the World

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

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 in Humour, Namibia Travel Blog, Thoughts on the World, Travel

The Andrew Johnston Iceland Camouflage Masterclass

The trouble is, there’s a recurring theme here… Continue reading

Monday, December 3, 2018 in Humour, Iceland Travel Blog, Namibia Travel Blog, Travel

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

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 in Humour, Namibia Travel Blog, Photography, Travel

The British Government Reviews Its Brexit Strategy

Sorry it’s a bit fuzzy and not properly focused, but that’s nothing to do with my photography! Continue reading

Sunday, November 25, 2018 in Humour, Myanmar Travel Blog, Thoughts on the World, Travel

The Decisive Moment

My old mum has recently moved from her house to a smaller retirement flat, and is still in the process of sorting out some of the accumulated lifetime’s possessions. On this visit, I was presented with a large carrier bag Continue reading

Sunday, December 17, 2017 in Humour, Photography, Thoughts on the World