TV Tributes

Art inspired by some of my favourite TV shows. Coming soon – Sherlock, Doctor Who and House.

Graze

Graze boxes are aimed at snackers, those who like to nibble (or indeed graze) on little bits and bobs during the day. They’re very popular with office workers and I’m sure they’ve saved many a desk-jockey from reaching for the biscuits. For just under £4 a time, Graze will send you four punnets of savoury […]

A Glitch in the System

Sam and I have both started playing Glitch again. That means there may be no new content on PigPog again for another year or two.

Sorry.

Nibbling pigs is just too enjoyable.

Working Anywhere – Reality

I posted the other day about working from the top of a mountain. The mountain was played by Sheeps Tor, a bit of a rocky hill; and the work was played by copying a few images from camera to MacBook. I actually did transfer all the images while we were still there, but from the less impressive location of our car.

MacBook Air, using Eye-Fi card to copy images from my camera. Sheeps Tor seen through the windscreen.

I use an Eye-Fi card, which is an SD card like any other, but with the addition of WiFi. If it doesn’t find a WiFi network nearby that it knows about, it sets up its own, which the Mac can then connect to, letting the Eye-Fi software pull images from the camera. Once set up, it all happens automatically, as long as the camera and MacBook are sitting close to each other. I took the photos with the camera while the images were being copied from it, and they just joined the queue to transfer.

I’ll write a bit more about this soon – it’s time to update on my photo workflow, as it’s changed a lot since I last posted about it, with some nice automated stuff going on.

Working Anywhere

In ads for things like laptops and mobile internet services, people are always shown working in the most unexpected places. Sitting on a beach writing their monthly sales report, or emailing their boss the latest production spreadsheet for the EMEA region from the top of a bleak mountain somewhere.

Originally, the boss would receive it at work or home, and nod, impressed that our hero is in the office at all hours. These days, the boss may well be receiving the results on the golf course, or even on the next peak across the mountain range.

Well, when I found myself at the top of Sheeps Tor on Dartmoor, I couldn’t resist the urge to pop my MacBook Air out of my bag, and transfer a few images across from my camera wirelessly. Can’t miss a chance to emulate an annoying git in an advert.

More pics from the same trip should be coming soon.

And yes, the rock did scratch the bottom of my Mac a little. And I knew it probably would. And I did it anyway, for the sake of getting the photo.

The Spoon Theory

A superb explanation of what life is like with an “invisible” illness.

I can relate to this more than usual today. Yesterday we went adventuring. I love it when Michael and I go off on spontaneous trips out and end up in completely unexpected places. When we do things like this, naturally I want to make the most of it. I went thundering around like an elephant with its arse on fire; not sparing a thought for my body, its dreadful condition, and how I might feel the following day.

Today I’m paying the price. Because I used all my spoons. Going to have to be careful for a few days.

Costa for Breakfast

We started our day today with breakfast at Costa, and it was good. I couldn’t resist the giant Bourbon biscuit, which even pulled apart as a real bourbon should.

We continued on to Dartmoor later, and visited ponies. Many ponies. Photos of ponies and Dartmoor should follow at some point soon, but I took 679, so there are a few to sort through.

WordPress for iOS

WordPress for iOS has been updated, and now supports post types. Just trying it out. If it works, this should be just a sidebar post on the mail page.