The whatever it was thing

It’s metallic structure seemed alien yet familiar, like a giant steel anemite. A fossil not from the past but the future, a future out of my reach and beyond my comprehension. I explored it’s surface unaware that I was perhaps being watched by it’s keeper. I could no longer ponder over it’s meaning, it’s purpose. People passed me by as I seeked angles that would make the images I’d keep.

The whatever it was thing

My little friend the “Aardvark”

Traditionally search engines have been the first place to go when you
are stuck on something technical. I do sometimes find it extremely
hard to put my search query into context and to try and sanitise it
for the sake of an algorithm that breaks it down into a sequence of
keywords which are then used to search a massive database. Google does
a very good job at this and it’s no surprise that it has become the
“Big Guy” on the web. People can instruct computers on what to do but
if you throw some garbled English at them, they don’t necessarily
understand what you are getting at. Especially when you are not
entirely sure yourself what it is you are trying to say or ask for! Continue reading →

Alton 10 selling through Fotomoto

I have been covering the Alton 10 for the last few years as official
photographer for it’s organisers. I always enjoy it as it’s set in a
really lovely location Alton, Hampshire.

Since I don’t charge them for turning up (please note I
do for new clients), print sales do matter very much and it is vital
that the web front-end is easy for people to use in terms of
accessibility and payment options. Continue reading →

Why I am posting loads of test posts today?

I have been messing around with the post to blog feature quite a bit
today, as I am beginning to use Gmail for note taking, sketching out
ideas and above all writing articles for my blog. I like to keep
things simple and in one place where I can. I couldn’t get the
post-by-email-to-blog feature working and then realised that you have
to do so using plain-text – WordPress strips out HTML content for
clean and safe content.

I wasn’t being noisy, honest!

Will Pro Photographers rush out to buy an iPad?

Personally I won’t be buying an iPad anytime soon. I am all geared out these
days and have begun thinking of selling things off rather than buying more.
I do love my iPod Touch and it travels with me wherever I go but then I also
have a HTC Magic smartphone which can do exactly the same stuff and then
there is my netbook which I am using now to write this blog article. See
what I mean? We could give this some kind of label such as “technorea”
perhaps, ooh that sounds way too clinical and potentially smelly. Continue reading →