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Permanent Tourist

A personal website by Mark Howells-Mead

Saving time with a Time Machine

Setting up a new Mac to be just like your old one is easy with Apple’s Time Machine software.

Misunderstood

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Just because we have a device in our hands, don’t assume that we’re not taking part. Merry Christmas.

The Bigger View

A trend I’ve noticed in the past couple of years, particularly when travelling or photographing weddings, is the ubiquity of the iPad as a camera. It took me aback a little the first time I saw an iPad in the wild, but the more often I see it, the more it makes sense. For many… (Read More)

On death

No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is… (Read More)

Apple iPad announced

Apple announced the new iPad today. My first thoughts on how I, as a photographer and media developer, may be able to use such a device.

iPhone and AirTunes

How I’ve hooked up my iPhone, laptop and stereo system to have a 50Gb wireless audio system at home.

A Gift From Mapple

My favourite quote: “I know that our slogan says ‘Think differently’ but our real slogan is ‘no refunds’” :-) Update: It would appear that Fox Entertainment strikes again. The video clip has been removed from YouTube.

An Inconvenient Truth

I’m not usually one for political speaking or speakers who hold forth on environmental issues. Quite often, I find the subject boring or repetitive, the speaker uninteresting or the presentation so uninspiring, that it makes my brain shut off altogether. This evening, however, an hour and a half of Swiss channel SF2‘s evening programming was… (Read More)