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Getting serious about storage

Over the last few months I’ve been get­ting increas­ing­ly wor­ried about stor­age of my dig­i­tal pho­tos. Slides occu­py my very pro­fes­sion­al fil­ing sys­tem (I recent­ly expand­ed into a sec­ond shoe­box!), and seem fair­ly well pro­tect­ed of every­thing short of a house­fire. But pho­tos from both of my dig­i­tal bod­ies were just being sucked out onto […]

Do spammers dream of electric sheep?

Nick Jenk­ins’ recent prob­lems try­ing to iden­ti­fy him­self are hard­ly an iso­lat­ed inci­dent. The whole CAPTCHA con­cept is a fair­ly noble one, but it’s fraught with per­il. There’s been a num­ber of attempts to make this process eas­ier. Util­is­ing every­thing from kit­tens, to sim­ple arith­metic, to boo­bies, but none have been par­tic­u­lar­ly suc­cess­ful. So I’ve […]


I’m on leave for a few weeks soon, and today I was given a sur­pris­ing­ly fat Christ­mas bonus. So instead of doing any­thing use­ful like book­ing accom­mo­da­tion or try­ing to learn Thai or may­be even (gasp!) work­ing, I’ve been think­ing about buy­ing new pho­tog­ra­phy gear to take on my trip. The list cur­rent­ly looks like: Wide-angle […]