Why do Instagram photos work?

June 25, 2012

Much has been made in the media of the purchase of Instagram and Lightbox by Facebook. Both applications allow people to apply a range of pre set filters to their photographs, adding contrast, grain, saturation, de-saturation, borders and more. The photos can be shared easily through various social networks. (Or rather, in the case of […]

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! […]

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 […]

Gradual and silent encroachments

April 30, 2012

The high court has ordered five of the biggest British ISPs to block access to The Pirate Bay. They have just weeks to implement the block, although it’s not clear how they’ll do it and how effective it will be. It is the first major example of Internet censorship in the UK. I don’t use The Pirate […]