The Great Big OggCamp Photo Project

August 27, 2012

I ran a photo project to make a portrait of everyone at OggCamp. I took my camera kit, a couple of speedlights, modifiers and a background stand. Alan had arranged for a roll of white seamless to be delivered to… the hotel down the road from the venue (leading me to re-enact scenes from The Plank […]

OggCamp 12 – this weekend!

August 13, 2012

This weekend, hundreds of people will converge on Liverpool from around the world for… OggCamp is an open source, open culture, rather cool and fun event. It’s free to attend and two of the tracks are unscheduled, so attendees can volunteer talks or workshops when they arrive. This year there’s also an Open Hardware Jam running […]

But which one is the straight man?

July 2, 2012

Tomorrow evening there will be the usual fortnightly live episode of the Ubuntu Podcast. The unusual thing about this episode is that, for the first time since the show started nearly one hundred episodes ago, and the first time since we started streaming the show live at the beginning of season four, I won’t be pushing the […]

What are the chances of that?

June 18, 2012

Last week I heard a fascinating documentary on BBC Radio 4 about serendipity. This in itself was serendipitous: I would not normally have been driving my car at that time of day and am not a regular Radio 4 listener at the moment. Of course, many great photographs come from a moment of serendipity. The photographer […]

Unleash your creativity at OggCamp

June 11, 2012

It’s just under nine weeks until OggCamp, the biggest and best community-run Open Source event in the country! It’s being held in a fantastic new facility in Liverpool on the 18th and 19th August and it’s absolutely free to attend. This is the fourth OggCamp and I’m sure it’s going to be the best yet! […]