23 Oct 2016

Photo Project: Cafe Signs

Photo Project: Cafe Signs

Back in June 2011, I posted the first picture to my Cafe Signs blog. Back then the blog was called Cafe Typography. I was just starting to learn a bit about the web and type design, and the writing on cafe signs had started to interest me. It turned out to be one of those hobbies that stuck. The blog […]

19 Oct 2016

Taking a Test Shot

Taking a Test Shot

A useful camera habit for you today: the test shot. Every time I pick my camera up at the start of a new day, I take a test shot. Here’s one: On its own, a test shot is the absolute minimum of double-checking: you know you’ve got a battery in the camera, and you know […]

9 Oct 2016

First Impressions of the UK Amazon Echo

First Impressions of the UK Amazon Echo

Gosh, but isn’t the Amazon Echo bloody brilliant? I mean! The speech recognition, the voice of Alexa herself (we’ve come a long way since I were a lad), the way it can pick your voice out from across a noisy room and home in on exactly what you’re saying… What? You already know? What do […]

6 Oct 2016

Low-Energy Days

Low-Energy Days

Some days, I wake up and I cannot brain. This is often accompanied by lethargy and and desire to eat many carbohydrates. No, it’s not always coincident with drinking the night before. I have a trick for days like this, so that I can at least feel like I’ve done something, even if I’m not up […]

5 Oct 2016

Review Corner: The 1byone Folding Bluetooth Keyboard

Review Corner: The 1byone Folding Bluetooth Keyboard

A review of the 1byone Foldable Bluetooth Keyboard.