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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: […]