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December 23rd, 2012

My brother works at the local aquarium and as it was quiet this weekend he let us in for free. Lot’s of fishy things in tanks to take photos of. The jelly fish took endless amounts of fiddling but I’m super pleased with the results.

First Sign of the Mayan Apocalypse

December 21st, 2012


Updated Lunar Lander

December 16th, 2012

I’ve released a minor update to my Lunar Lander clone. Version 0.6.3 0.6.4 fixes a build error when using recent versions of Boost that a couple of people have noticed. There’s also a new Dutch translation:

Download it here: lander-0.6.4.tar.gz

UPDATE: apparently some configure script changes I made cause breakage on FreeBSD so I’ve released another update, 0.6.4. Rapid Innovationtm mantra of the day: deployment is testing.


November 27th, 2012

Went for a wander on Sunday the weekend before last from Wallingford to Swyncombe Down and then to Henley. Really nice day for taking photos: today’s theme is trees.

Colourful Sunrise

November 21st, 2012

Really pretty sunrise a few mornings ago.


November 6th, 2012

Here’s some photos from my wanderings at the weekend. This week it’s the charming village of Ewelme in Oxfordshire and an equally delightful nearby pig farm. Factoid of the day: the building in photo #19 is apparently the oldest state school in the country.


October 23rd, 2012

Went for a ride on the new Emirates Air Line cable car at the weekend with blodgett and another acquaintance. It’s pretty awesome and heartily recommended. Unfortunately while we there it rained continuously so instead of photos of the amazing view here’s a collection on the theme of rain droplets.

Boring Machine

October 14th, 2012

There’s a rather good program on the iplayer at the moment about infrastructure projects by that nice man Evan Davis off the radio:


It features the BORING MACHINES Ada and Phyllis (they’re German apparently). Blodgett recently alerted me to this excellent website which plots daily the current location of BORING MACHINES!

Nice Sky

October 13th, 2012

On a similar theme to the last post, the sky was quite pretty this evening just before it rained.

Last Day of Summer

September 10th, 2012

Everyone knows Autumn has the best sunsets. Out and about near Henley yesterday evening. It’s lighter than it appears: hard to get the sky and ground to both expose nicely; presumably need some HDR trickery.