Cookie monster

May 28, 2012

There’s been quite a bit of chatter in the press about the new EU cookie law, which comes in to force today. For those who don’t know, a cookie is a small text file placed on your computer by your web browser when you visit a website. Cookies are used for useful things like indicating […]

A hard tablet to swallow

April 16, 2012

Recently, I’ve been experimenting with tablets. No, not the sort that make you dance for hours or think you’re reeeeeaaalllly interesting. The sort that glow enticingly and give you something to swipe at on train journeys. That’s right, this is going to be a fairly geeky post. I want a device onto which I can […]

From Bibble to Aftershot

April 2, 2012

I use Ubuntu for my wedding photography business. I do it reasonably successfully: I don’t have a Mac or Windows system in the house. But sometimes it can be hard to find software that offers the level of sophistication and specialism of the┬áproprietary offerings.┬áThis time last year I wrote about my quest for a professional […]

The Return of the Ubuntu Podcast

February 27, 2012

I’m really rather excited. Tomorrow evening we’ll be dusting off our microphones and mixers, firing up our laptops and diving head first into the new season of the Ubuntu Podcast. We’ll be streaming the show live on-line so you can listen and even participate through the IRC channel. Visit the live page on the website […]

The most wonderful time of the year

December 24, 2011

I’m a big fan of Christmas. Not just because I take two weeks off work! I love preparing for the Christmas episode of the podcast (the version of A Christmas Carol in this year’s is getting rave reviews!), spending time at home as well as travelling through the dark to visit friends and family. This […]