Note to self… AF Assist on the D700

Friday, 27 December, 2013

Note to self - AF-assist only works when in single servo mode and with single point focus on the centre spot. It don’t work otherwise and you can’t focus in a dark location!!!!

Relive those compouter games!!

Friday, 27 December, 2013

For those raised in the 70s and 80s there is a nostalgia for some cracking and quaint old games - forget Elite (although it is cool!). Pacman and Frogger are the name of the game!!!! BBC News carried a nice article on the Internet Archive’s emulation of some classic consoles and the games they run all within a web browser. Easy way to fritter away a few hours :)

Packt boot deals

Friday, 27 December, 2013

Try them out…. (I reviewed the Python one earlier this year


Tuesday, 24 December, 2013

See Earthrise as Apollo 8 saw it in 1968 - for the first time. Fabulous Earth Observatory and great NASA video.

Digital Globe Best Image

Monday, 9 December, 2013

Cast your votes! Some corkers here…..

Why are maps still so powerful?

Sunday, 17 November, 2013

Nicely blogged by the OS - and listen directly at the BBC here

Night skies….

Thursday, 7 November, 2013

Night skies by Mark Gee…. stunning.

Make it wide screen, pump up the volume, get lost in the universe….

Big data…. (some) big problems

Thursday, 7 November, 2013

Nioce post from Donald Clark on when big data goes wrong. A timely reminder about how messages become distorted, pushed to serve the purposes of their authors…… and up front is a classic map issue which all GIS students should be more than familiar with!


Tuesday, 29 October, 2013

Everyone’s at it!!


Friday, 18 October, 2013

Nice pickup by GoGeo on free SPOT VEGETATION data with the impending end of the product. Comparable with AVHRR and worth a punt if you need wide coverage