A major project for me over the past year has been using Lightroom to make sense of my photo collection. I have added at least one keyword to and geocoded each of my 6,000-odd raw files and, a couple of months ago, I added all of my JPG files from various sources to the catalogue. Since I went digital at the end of 2005, I have accumulated Continue reading
A couple of months ago, my wife and I moved house. Now that the dust has settled, here are the lessons I draw from the experience. If you’re thinking about putting your house on the market, I hope they might help you. Continue reading
If you’ve got an old PC in need of revival and you prefer to stick with Windows, don’t delay: take advantage now. Here’s my experience. Continue reading
The four-star Sol Gavilanes Hotel sits right on the beach at Cala Galdana, a horseshoe-shaped bay on the south-west coast of Menorca. It has Continue reading
We are now almost exactly half-way through the current Parliament, so now seems a good time to take a tour d’horizon. It makes for a rather depressing sight.
The Coalition continues, albeit with little and waning enthusiasm on either side. David Cameron, to borrow Norman Lamont’s bon phrase, appears to Continue reading
My wife and I enjoyed a peaceful summer day out last weekend, exploring a lesser-known corner of Wiltshire around Great Bedwyn, situated to the south-east of Marlborough. The area is within fairly easy reach of London, Bristol, Southampton and Oxford via the M4 and A34.
Our starting-off point was Continue reading
Last Sunday, Romsey held its annual Food Festival. It was a fairly low-key affair – a collection of stalls in the town’s Cornmarket – but very friendly and Continue reading
Off the beaten track for many tourists, Herefordshire is well worth a visit if you are looking to get away from it all for a few days. My wife and I did so recently, staying at the Garway Moon Inn, established in about 1750, just a mile or so away from the Welsh border to the north of Monmouth. We Continue reading
At work recently, a colleague asked me to reduce a batch of logos to thumbnail size so that they could be added to a web page. This set me thinking: given that logos come in all sorts of shapes, how do you ensure that one logo is no larger – and hence no more dominant on a page or presentation slide – than another?
The answer is Continue reading