I’m fond of telling people who aren’t familiar with Hogmanay about how it’s traditionally the biggest night of the year in Scotland. It’s the one time that you can drink in the street in Glasgow without fear of legal reprisal, and generally everybody is just out to have a good time. It feels like the […]Read more "Hogmanay 2016"
Working remotely is great, but one of the big downsides of being part of a company that is spread out all over the world is that you miss out on the regular social side of things… including that great tradition of the office Christmas party. In my old job, it was the highlight of the […]Read more "UKMattician Christmas Dinner 2016 – Edinburgh"
In my last blog I lambasted the hassles I was having with scanning negatives lately. The Lomo DigitaLIZA holder which I have used for years simply wasn’t holding the latest batch of films that I’d developed flat – sometimes to such an extent that they wouldn’t even stay in the holder itself. I got slightly better […]Read more "New Scanner Results…"
There is a cruel irony to the fact that as I have rediscovered my inspiration for making music, my inspiration for taking pictures has simultaneously dwindled. I fear that the two are related, and that it’s just part of the ebb and flow of creative process. Either way, I’ve not really felt much drive to […]Read more "Post Japan Faces and Photo Motivation"
This past week saw the annual Automattic Grand Meetup take place; the one time of the year where every single Automattician that is able gathers together in the same place. Previously this has been in Park City, Utah (see the posts from 2014 and 2015), but this year we headed up to the mountains, in […]Read more "Automattic Grand Meetup 2016 – Whistler, Canada"
Last month, Grace and I went over to Barcelona for just over a week. I’d been before, but Grace hadn’t, so a trip had been on the cards for a while. Our last few journeys had fallen over the winter months as well (including a visit to Iceland in November), and I felt like we […]Read more "Barcelona on 35mm – June 2016"
The other week was my pal Kerry’s birthday, and so she had a bit of a soiree at her house – complete with her classic jelly shots. The plan was to stay in rather than heading into town, which suited me down to the ground. Everybody loves a house party, or they should. I had […]Read more "Kerry’s Birthday – July 2016"