18 February 2010

Final post

I give up - my Comments section now contains nothing but spam messages - nine on this last occasion and I do not have time to remove all of this nonsense - so, goodbye to blogging.

09 February 2010


I recently discovered 'photoblogs' - like blogs, but you post pictures instead of text. There are a number of these, but I came across Shutterchance by accident and, having explored further, I think it is probably the best. There's a free membership option, or you can take out a subscription and get access to additional features.

I've used Flickr for some time now, but the sense of community in Shutterchance is much stronger: once you begin to exchange comments, the number of contacts grows quickly - you discover a new photoblogger and find that its already been discovered by others who comment on yours. The aim of people appears to be welcoming and quietly, constructively critical - unlike Flickr, to which I suspect that some of the same people who file aggressive comments to blogs and discussion lists are drawn.

The difficulty is that blogging and photoblogging take time! To the point at which I'm seriously thinking of stopping this blog and continuing with my photoblog, which you'll find here.

There are also directories or aggregators of photoblogs - the two best known are photoblogs.org and vfxy.com.

05 February 2010

02 February 2010

Is Steve Jobs really so illiterate?

I was struck by a comment on the Apple Insider site, where Jobs is reported as saying, in respect of the battery life of the new (court case pending?) iPad (tradename of Hewlett Packard):

"It's all about the display," Jobs said of battery life. "Our chips don't use hardly any power."

"Our chips don't hardly use any power." !!!!! Surely not, this must be a just out of high school reporter here :-) Or perhaps, just perhaps, Jobs meant what he said and the vaunted battery life of the [name removed for fear of legal action] device is not so great???