Category: Technology & Gear

  • Tracing Family History in Old Photographs

    I began to scan old Kodachrome colour film transparencies taken by my father. This post is about researching images with which you know nothing of where or when they were taken. I picked-up my magnifying glass, opened Google Chrome browser and travelled the world. Finding a Place from a Photograph The scanned photographs were found inside…

  • The F1 British Grand Prix at Silverstone

    F1 THURSDAY SKY SPORTS F1 SHOW F1 FRIDAY PART 1 F1 FRIDAY PART 2 RACE DAY SUNDAY PART 1 RACE DAY SUNDAY PART 2 I have visited a few Formula 1 Grand Prix, but this was my first British GP and lasted five days.  What a spectacle of cars. What an audible experience. One hundred…

  • Communications 107 years ago – atoms not electrons

    We found an old postcard sent from a friend to an ancestor at 9:30am on 22nd April 1910 – 107 years ago today. It depicts a football match between Scotland and England played twenty days earlier at Hampden Park, Glasgow. The score was 2-0 to Scotland, yes we used to play and win football matches…

  • Cherished item 001

    Cherished item 001

    I know the photo omits the spit and polish of a Vogue magazine cover shot, thats because this is a work-a-day tool that had ‘some work done’. Its a Dualit Combi 2+1 toaster which I bought in 1997 for a very very princely sum. I’m embarrased at the amount I spent on a toaster. I could…

  • sWearable depreciation

    sWearable depreciation

    How does a bad wearable depreciate? Ninety days later… worth 62% less.

  • Hold still, until my iphone reboots

    Hold still, until my iphone reboots

    Ever the photographer I’m keen to capture family events big and small, I ask my youngest child to stop hugging his mum goodbye and stand in front of his departing ski bus. A few friends join the line-up as other parents whip out their smartphones and get their shot. I can’t. I  ask the kids to wait…