Category Archives: Photography

Erwin Olaf: I Am

My blog post about the photographer Jimmy Nelson reminded me to write a post about another photographer whose work I really like: Erwin Olaf. There’s recently been a major exhibition of his work in two museums in The Hague, and … Continue reading

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Homage to Humanity

While I was in Deventer at the book market, I popped into Deventer’s largest bookshop to check out the new book by photographer Jimmy Nelson: Homage to Humanity. I already have a copy of his previous book Before They Pass … Continue reading

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Selfie Deaths

Selfie deaths – a report. But I disagree strongly with the conclusion. It would only serve to affect the number of Darwin Award winners in a negative fashion.

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Microsoft Photos – Still a Disaster After All These Years

Our local village community organisation – Heelwegs Belang – is holding its annual New Year’s Reception today. I thought that I would make a slide presentation to run continuously during the reception and be displayed on a screen in the … Continue reading

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Facepalm Time Again

I see that Microsoft has at last introduced a much-requested feature into their Photos app for Windows 10. Unfortunately, this being Microsoft, the feature is half-baked and not useful. Let me explain. With the Fall Creators Update, the Photos app … Continue reading

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Search in Microsoft’s Photos App – Simply Not Good Enough

Another day, another rant at Microsoft. And once again, my despair is directed towards the team developing the Photos app in Windows 10. Ever since the Photos app had its debut in Windows 8, back in October 2013, it has … Continue reading

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Microsoft: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back – Again

Once upon a time, back in 2013, Windows had a feature called “Smart Files”. I found it very useful – I was able to use Windows Explorer to search all of the files stored in my OneDrive, even though the … Continue reading

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