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Sorry about the mess

December 29th, 2009 · No Comments

Hackers have been at my wordpress database and filled it with links, mostly hidden with a display:none style, to all kinds of spammy things. Very irritating as I’ll have to spend some time cleaning up. Unfortunately my sql-fu and my regex-fu are not really very powerful so this may take a while. Time I should be spending on something else!

Looks like I’m going to have to edit the posts table offline, so first thing is to use the delete revisions plugin to remove the unnecessary items in that table.

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Do you Backup as you shoot?

November 3rd, 2009 · 3 Comments

I do, at least I am able to do when I’m shooting tethered with my CameraControl 4.1 script. Every image goes onto the flash memory card in the camera *and* onto the hard disk of the attached PC.

That matters to me when I’m doing a critical shoot. To me a critical shoot means one of my wife or my kids, capturing moments near to my heart which may never be exactly replicated. Particularly true with a 4 month old baby! It’s amazing how every week he is do different – so no going back and saying “I’ll take that picture again next week”, coz it won’t be the same will it?

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Photowalk is today

July 18th, 2009 · No Comments

I’ll be going on the local city edition of the worldwide photowalk arranged by Scott Kelby today. Nothing DIY about it thought, well I’ll have a folding paper grid in my kit and a few other things like that, but mostly walking and meeting some new folk.

It will be the first time I’ve been out shooting for a while, at least since the baby was born (who is well now, thanks to those who commented).

Trying to get more sleep is a priority most days rather than spending time on photography!

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DIY Wireless tethering USB solution

May 18th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Amazing DIY solution to wireless thethering is described here, with much discussion here.

Particularly interesting is that this is doing standard USB so it matters not what type of camera, software, computer etc you are using.

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