Odds and ends

It’s been a busy week. In fact, October is turning out to be a massively busy month. I’m not complaining, but it rather came out of nowhere! Hence this blog post is a little list of things that have happened in the last week.

I mentioned last week that I’d recorded a couple of interviews for the podcast whilst I was at Skycon. The first one was with the Self Appointed Benevolent Dictator For Life himself, Mark Shuttleworth. Mark wasn’t around for long during Skycon but was good enough to give me a few minutes of his time to talk about Ubuntu, the future of Unity and what he thinks about people who complain about it. The interview is available from the Ubuntu podcast website¬†now. There will be another interview from Skycon in the next episode.

I wrote a few of weeks ago about returning my 50mm f1.2L lens to Fixation UK for servicing. The good news was that it was within the manufacturer’s specification and it got shipped back to me. The bad news was that when I opened it, the UV filter had smashed. It was rather strange, as the packaging, box, lens cap and lens itself all seemed undamaged. Even the metal rim around the filter showed no signs of mistreatment. Fortunately, the Fixation people shipped the lens back to them, re-tested it and replaced the UV filter. So although it was an unfortunate thing to happen, their customer service was great.

Even longer ago I wrote about the Great Big OggCamp Photo Project, and shared a few of my favourite photos. Hopefully the photos will appear on the OggCamp website soon, but Fab is a busy man so I thought I would upload the photos to Google+. Head on over and check them out. Tag away!

And last but by no means least, my good friend Stuart and his lovely wife Zoe had their first baby a couple of weeks ago. The little fella was born almost exactly one year to the day since I had the pleasure of photographing Stuart and Zoe’s wedding. Congratulations to them both and welcome to the world¬†Alexandros Stuart Anastassiou-Burgess! I know you’re going to have a great time here, you’ve two wonderful parents to look after you.

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