Vesuvius

23rd November 2014

The centre of attention for visitors to the Bay of Naples is a dormant volcano. Standing massive above the plains containing Naples, Ercolano (Herculaneum) and Pompeii, it constantly draws the eye. As a photographer, it’s pretty difficult to avoid having it as a main element in any wider landscape photo in the region. Its destructive […]

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Piscina Mirabilis

23rd November 2014

Arriving in the town of Bacoli, on the headland a few miles west of the centre of Naples, you feel a long way from the tourist crowds and certainly not anywhere historic or especially noteworthy. But look into the history of the area and you’ll find that the bay here, now surrounded by slightly shabby buildings and busy with […]

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Time Out Switzerland

21st November 2014

Many will be familiar with the Time Out magazine, website and guidebooks, which have been around – according to suitable technology, of course – since 1968. But it’s although it’s taken them a while to find Switzerland, the extension to their website isn’t bad at all. It obviously focuses on the bigger cities and more well-known […]

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Caching problem between TYPO3 and Safari solved

20th November 2014

Internet browser Safari has long been known for trying to make the web faster and faster. One of the ways it’s done so is by having a very strong browser cache – storing pages and files locally for as long as possible. Whether Safari has the best caching amongst modern browsers or the worst is unclear. Perhaps […]

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Race The Tube

12th November 2014

Visitors to London may expect that travelling by Tube is quicker than going on foot. It’s certainly quicker than travelling through London by taxi or by car. But is the train actually quicker than this athlete?

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Blogging for myself

3rd November 2014

A blog is usually started as a place for the author to jot notes and share them with a select few to read; often friends and family. Later, as popularity grows, it’s easy to become drawn into the goal of getting more and more readers and gaining more and more “success”. This sometimes works and […]

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AvatarDay 6

22nd October 2014

Barbara Hess announces the sixth of the annual AvatarDay events: a day in which she and a few helpers provide a day of free portrait photography for everyone to update their online profile photos.

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