Category Archives: Thoughts on the World

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

Cross-Posting

Musings on how to streamline the photo blogging process Continue reading

Yes, Kit DOES Matter

Picasso had his blue period. I had a blurry period. There’s a common line in much of photography writing. Set aside those actively trying to sell you something, and most will at some point claim that "kit doesn’t matter”. The … Continue reading

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 in Photography, Thoughts on the World

The Spy. Why?

While this is an enjoyable read, it prompts one big question. Why did the author feel that a heavily fictionalised re-telling of this utterly thrilling true story was needed? In the preface Gross says that he wants to tell “the … Continue reading

Sunday, April 21, 2019 in Reviews, Thoughts on the World

Random? That’s a Coincidence…

My programming project of the last few weeks has been to build my own “rolling portfolio”, which shows random images from my photographic portfolio as either a screensaver or a rolling display on a second monitor. I’ve implemented a number … Continue reading

Thursday, April 11, 2019 in Code & Development, Photography, 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

Icons, or Heroes?

I’m slowly working through, and very much enjoying the BBC series Icons. There’s been a lot of discussion about whether it makes any sense to have a "final" in which "iconic" sportsmen, politicians and scientists go head to head, but … Continue reading

Friday, February 15, 2019 in Thoughts on the World

The Favourite: A Great Opportunity Missed

I was really looking forward to The Favourite. It had a lot going for it. The period – the reign of Queen Anne, the end of the Stuart dynasty and the wars with Louis XIV – is an important piece … Continue reading

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 in Thoughts on the World

Why I Like My MacBook, But I’m Beginning To Really Hate Apple

Battery Replacement on a 2015 MacBook I realised a couple of weeks ago, much to my horror and chagrin, that I had been walking around with a potential incendiary bomb. Not that I had done anything wrong – this is … Continue reading

Monday, December 17, 2018 in PCs/Laptops, 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 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

Fraud Prevention: Why Don’t Banks Do More?

Banks constantly tell us to do more to protect our financial details against online fraud, but we live in a world where there is often no alternative to exposing important financial information to potential misuse. The frustration is that there … Continue reading

Thursday, August 30, 2018 in Thoughts on the World