Month: July 2014

The hardest part of the fun fair

Creating long exposure photographs with movement and blur leads to great images. But if you want a pin-sharp photo, you’ll need to be patient.

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Cloud storage is convenient but dangerous

Once again, a story in the media reminds us all that while cloud storage and shared servers and services are great when they work, placing your valuable data in the hands of a third party is dangerous. Not just when working on web projects, but also for your personal data.

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The Swiss Pyramid

The triangular Niesen towers over the Lower Simmen Valley and the towns of Spiez and Faulensee, on the shores of Lake Thun in Switzerland. The glowing clouds behind the mountains in the distance aren’t illuminated by towns, but by lightning storms above (respectively) Lenk and Gruyères.

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Strolling the streets of Positano

One of the best parts of visiting Positano is a stroll through the roads and lanes from the upper town to the beach-side restaurants, stopping off in the shops and for ice-cream on the way.

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Trümmelbach Falls

Visiting the dramatic waterfalls and cave system in the Lauterbrunnen Valley, Switzerland.

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Picfair: one license to rule them all

Picfair is a comparatively new online image agency, which allows photographers to upload as many of their photos as they like, set their own price, and directly reap the majority of the fee.

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Not quitting Facebook

Deactivating my Facebook account for a week was a great experience. Although I’ve chosen to return, I will be using the social media site with much less regularity and a much more filtered stream.

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The geographic location of a website

Most websites are housed in so-called server farms, where their physical location is only important in as far as their protection and reliability is concerned. It’s quite possible to have a web server in the shed at the bottom of your garden, but I wouldn’t recommend it. A reliable hosting company with a good reputation, […]

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