Monthly Archives: November 2010

What Lies Beneath

As you may be aware, I’m not very happy with the current version of Windows Live Photo Gallery at the moment. I believe strongly that it has problems that desperately need to be fixed. There are other, less pressing, issues … Continue reading

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Metadata Myths or Misconceptions

David Riecks, over at the Controlled Vocabulary web site has put together a list of the top twelve myths of embedded photo metadata. Well worth checking out if you’re a keen photographer interested in learning more about just what else … Continue reading

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“Treating People Like Pigeons Really Does Work”

Adam Curtis has another fascinating blog entry. This time he takes as his cue the Behavioural Insights Unit recently set up by David Cameron to advise the UK Government. Curtis argues that this unit is built on the Operant Conditioning … Continue reading

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A Taxonomy of European Birds

Looking through my photo collection, I see that I have taken over 1,300 photos that have a bird or birds as the subject. Up until now, I’ve catalogued these in a rather haphazard fashion, that’s to say that as I’ve … Continue reading

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The Alternative Masterchef Final

I rather like watching the Masterchef programmes on the BBC. The series for professional chefs has just ended. I rather like this spoof version of the finale: Hat tip to Andy Hayler for the link.

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“The Story of Us, Then”

BBC Two is currently running a series of programmes on History. Last night kicked off with the first episode of a series called Ancient Worlds, fronted by historian and archaeologist Richard Miles. I thought it was very good. Here’s a … Continue reading

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The Answer Is No

There’s an article in today’s Observer that asks: Has Strictly made a national treasure of Ann Widdecombe? For those of you unfamiliar with both British politics and the BBC TV entertainment show Strictly Come Dancing, I should perhaps point out … Continue reading

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