It’s been a while since we last went to London as a family. Our last attempt scuppered by the industrial action hitting the railways in the UK.
Battersea is a Grade II listed beautiful industrial building that was a coal-fired power station until it was decommissioned in the 70’s.
You might be aware of it if you’re a Pink Floyd Fan 🐖
Half Term is done with and the kids are back at school today, but I’d taken a long weekend off from work and myself and my wife went to Lyme Regis to do some fossil digging, roaming and eating. We didn’t find anything breathtaking, just some small partial ammonite’s and sea glass, but it was fun to roam around the beach. there’s a beautiful desolation to this beach with its slowly crumbling Jurassic rock, rusted remains of random machinery and sea water.
The build begins! 🧱
This is some Cyberpunk or Ghost In The Shell style stuff 😂
As items become more connected, with these things running on cheaply produced insecure solutions, this is going to become more and more of a thing.
Played on Xbox
Gaiden is used in Japanese media to indicate a product is a side story or spin off from a main series, and this game follows Ryu Ga Gotoku/Yakuza 1 protagonist Kazuma Kiryu filling in some gaps between the 6th and 7th title in the series which also moved the gameplay style from being a fighting/action game into a full blown turn based RPG.
You can’t help but root for Teyon after their terrible Rambo game and middling but surprisingly fun Terminator game, they’ve swung for the fences with the Robocop licence and made a really fun game. They hit the vibes of the source material well and I had a blast playing this.
After months of trying I still don’t think I “get” Mastodon.
If I spend a huge amount of time finding people to follow I get a little bit of content that I like… but people are difficult to find…
If I follow a hashtag for say… photography, or games then I get a ridiculous firehose I don’t want…
My son is doing one of his A-Levels in photography, and his teacher gave him a “Half Mile” or “neighbourhood” challenge where you photograph what’s around where you live. I thought it sounded fun, so I went out with him and did my own version of the challenge alongside him on my iPhone! 🙂🤳
I decided to use this as an opportunity to push myself a bit out of my comfort zone and edit some of these outside of the usual style I’d put on my photos, and apply some techniques I don’t use so often, such as black and white, white vignettes, grain and so on. Also shooting things I typically wouldn’t focus on such as photos of animals, street photography that includes people as a focus and so on. I’m quite pleased how these came out and we had a really lovely morning adventuring around. 😊
People using the new single-page feature on Micro.Blog? I’d love to see some real world uses for it. I was considering replacing my about page with it and categorising the sections but I’m not convinced…
When I finally make all my Japan Diaries I might make a custom page to link to those… 🤔
The new Unity Bloom wallpaper for iOS is one of the most beautiful wallpapers they’ve ever made.
Love how it’s a dynamic random assortment every time the screen comes on. On OLED it’s incredible looking.
Happy 40th anniversary to the Macintosh! I grew up with Mac’s as my father was a Mac aficionado, From the OG through the quadras and beyond.
My first Mac was a heavily discounted “Pismo” G3 PowerBook. I loved that machine. I’ve had G4’s, G5’s, intels and M/Arm since! 🍻
The more I play with Photomator’s HDR editing the more I’m disappointed with it. You basically need two workflows with one image. One for HDR and one for SDR unless your endpoint supports HDR. The tone mapping from HDR>SDR just looks terrible.
HDR images > SDR Exports are fine from photos.app