Colour management on Ubuntu

December 17, 2011

Any good photographer will tell you that colour management is important in ensuring that your photographs look their best regardless of where they appear, be it on screen or in print. Making sure that the screen you are using is calibrated to display colours correctly is the first step. The Windows and Mac software that […]

Jorgenson Album Designer on Ubuntu

September 25, 2011

Jorgenson supply beautiful, customised photo albums and I’ve selected them for my wedding photography. Not only is the variety of albums wide and the quality very high, but they have album design software which is dead easy to use. I use Ubuntu on my computer, and software isn’t always made available by third parties in […]

The writing on the quilt

September 11, 2011

Whenever I visit my Mum and Dad, I’m usually presented with an assortment of possessions I’ve never got round to removing in the years since I left. I visited Mum yesterday and amongst the obligatory pile was a sort of paper-based quilt, apparently showing the story of my life thus far. Among the holidays and […]

Ubuntu Membership

August 31, 2011

Partly inspired by Lorna Jane‘s talk at OggCamp, I have decided to pursue membership of the Ubuntu project. I’ve been involved with Ubuntu for several years, but have never seriously considered applying for membership as my contributions have been in areas other than development. I don’t really program and I don’t file many bugs (at least, not compared […]

Little Brother

August 23, 2011

I’ve recently finished reading Little Brother by Cory Doctorow. Set in San Francisco, a city I’ve been lucky enough to visit a few times, in the aftermath of a terrorist attack, it tells the story of a group of tech-savvy teenagers who find themselves on the receiving end of the violent crackdown which the attack […]