First photo from the new camera. Finally I've uploaded a photo from the new Canon EOS 350D. I must say I'm loving the feel of this camera, so much easier to keep steady than the smaller Optio 550. Hopefully, lots more (and more interesting) photos to come from this bad boy...
Monday, 30 January 2006
Friday, 27 January 2006
Tuesday, 24 January 2006
Sunday, 22 January 2006
Thursday, 19 January 2006
The Scanner Photography Project, where Michael Golembewski built himself a 115 MP camera using a Canon scanner as a sensor and making the rest from antique parts and gaffer tape. Some spectacular effects as the scanner doesn't expose the entire frame in a single instant, but instead moves across the frame (either side to side or vertically), but it does produce some stunning photos:
Thursday, 12 January 2006
New version of Thunderbird is available. This brings it inline with the Firefox version. I haven't played with any of the intermediate releases since v1.0 so I might have to have a play with this and see if it carries any notable improvements...
Tuesday, 10 January 2006
Sunday, 8 January 2006
Maryamie Scoble writes In Defense of Geeks or Ten Reasons Why You Should Date a Geek. Sadly, three of them involve getting your computer fixed, three of them revolve around other techie gadgets and the remaining four are how much better you'll feel about yourself having such a riduculous creature next to you for comparison (the old theory about okay looking girls hanging out with ugly girls to make themselves look hotter). I mean, obviously it's meant to be a joke but.... yaaaaawn...
Saturday, 7 January 2006
Google launches their new Google Pack, a software delivery vehicle providing all the usual Google software (Google Desktop, Google Earth, Picasa, Google Toolbar, Google Talk and the new Google Screensaver) as well as selected third party software: Firefox, Ad-Aware, Norton AntiVirus, Trillian, Acrobat Reader, RealPlayer and some GalleryPlayer Images. Nothing you couldn't get for yourself independently, but then I guess that's the point of the bundle - it encourages you to try more than you would have normally.
Strangely for me, the Google Updater actually provided a better way of managing my Google software. In came Ad-Aware (possibly to replace my existing Microsoft download) and out went Google Talk - there's only so many times you can load that up just to find you don't know anybody else on it...
Google Screensaver provides a quite nice way of viewing your images in a screensaver, but I think I still prefer the default one that comes with Windows. But the big problem with this is one that afflicts all of Google's downloadable products - if you aren't running Windows you can't play the game...
Friday, 6 January 2006
What (according to Google) are the most common spellings of the words Aargh and Hmmm? Apparently, it's all in the numbers of As, Rs, Hs and Ms...
More importantly, how many references to the two pages above does it take to significantly skew the results towards those two spellings?
Thursday, 5 January 2006
Edit: Apparently it's now the most interesting shot for that day...
Wednesday, 4 January 2006
Tuesday, 3 January 2006
Apparently, you really can sell anything on eBay. Currently going for 51 quid is a unwanted, cooked brussel sprout.
Edit: Apparently it went for £99.50 in the end, with all proceeds going to TEAR FUND.
Monday, 2 January 2006
This year I promise (well, when I say promise I mean I have warm fuzzy intentions to do all of this stuff, but I wouldn't wanna go out on a limb and actually promise I'll do them all in 2006 - I mean, I've only got a year) to do the following:
- Take more photographs. I mean a lot more, if I'm going to deserve the DSLR I've been promising myself, I need to be worth it.
- Buy myself a DSLR.
- Drink more water !
- Implement the 6 month plan I had 2 years ago to sort myself out.
- Not get any more unfit (maybe get a little more fit).
- Try some GTD stuff.
- Make Manager Grade.
- See if this blogging thing will work out...