Month: April 2016

Photo sharing via Google Maps

Photos shared with geographic coordinates in Google Maps are viewed many, many more times than those in other photo sharing services.

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Oberhofen Castle

A thousand-year-old castle on the lake shore near Thun, with wonderful gardens, terrific views, and a hideously ugly restaurant.

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Arisdorf, Switzerland

Arisdorf, Switzerland

A picturesque village set in a rolling landscape, whose name is perhaps more often associated with a nearby motorway tunnel.

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Romont from the Route de Bossens

Better lighting conditions can make a good landscape photograph great. Being in the right place at the right time is a skill which you can learn.

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Some website designs from my archive

Until I had to switch to doing mainly technical work on web projects, I used to do a lot of design work. I came across my old designs when clearing out my home office and thought you’d like to see a few of them.

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Twenty Sixteen

2016 sees the tenth anniversary of this website. I decided that this was to be the year when I’d do some major overhaul work on my site: improved technology and a long-awaited clear out of some legacy data problems. That’s all been completed, so now it’s time to work on the appearance of the site.

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Someiyoshino in Bern

The Someiyoshino (Japanese cherry trees) on the hillside below Bern’s Rosengarten park were given as a gift by Yoshiyuki Urata in 1975, after he visited and was very taken with the city. They bloom in early April and the spectacle only lasts a few days, before the blossom falls. I was lucky enough to get time to photograph them […]

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Laufenburg am Rhein, Germany/Switzerland

Laufenburg am Rhein

The picturesque and history-rich town of Laufenburg straddles the river Rhine: one half being in Switzerland, the other in Germany.

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WordPress plugin to get rid of the need for CAPTCHA images

“Comment spam” is a term which relates to automatically-generated website comments. People with too much time on their hands make software to submit to websites like mine. It’s then down to me to ensure that the nonsensical or downright abusive comments don’t appear on my website, and that my email inbox doesn’t get swamped with […]

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