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Permanent Tourist

A personal website by Mark Howells-Mead

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The (Not So) Secret Powers Of The Mobile Browser

I have a 16Gb iPhone, with comparatively few apps installed. 70% of these 16Gb are filled with data for these apps, although only 6% are music stored for offline listening, and only 2% are photos. From the apps, the main offender is Facebook, which currently needs 571.6Mb to tell me what’s going on. One has to… (Read More)

The best little tripod

It’s not all about the size.

Google Photo Sphere

Google View is an online community for sharing spherical interactive images, and Google has released an accompanying smartphone app to go with it called “Photo Sphere”.

Chüematta

A higher-resolution version of the panoramic view from my previous post about our hike from Isenfluh, photographed from high above the southern end of the Lütschine and Lauterbrunnen valleys as they open into the Bödeli plain near Interlaken and Lake Brienz. This part of the mountain is called Chüematta: Swiss German for “Cow Meadow”.

The Best Camera

…is, according to Chase Jarvis, the one you have with you. By that, he means that if you don’t have your beautiful Leica or professional Nikon with you, but you have your iPhone, then the iPhone is the best camera to grab the shot that you would otherwise have missed. There’s always been a lot… (Read More)

Good things

Cool new techniques for creating responsive websites and for saving you loads of time when writing CSS are helping me to rebuild the technical infrastructure of this (and other) websites.

Casino Kursaal, Interlaken

The historic Casino Kursaal conference and event centre is one of the must-see stops on a tourist day in Interlaken. The gardens are beautiful and full of bright green lawns and well-tended flowers, with fountains in front of the “Jugendstil” building which must draw hundreds of tourists for a photo opportunity every day. Since 1st… (Read More)

Imogen Heap in Bern

A snapshot from the crowd of Imogen Heap, a British singer-songwriter, performing live at Bee Flat in Bern on 10th March.

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.

Takeoff from Edinburgh airport

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A five minute video shot out of the window of an easyJet flight leaving Edinburgh and banking west over the Firth of Forth in Scotland.