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Thursday 2 April 2009

Conditional server side includes and cookies

I can’t write PHP or Javascript. I could learn, but I don’t have much interest. Most of my websites are good old-fashioned static HTML and I use server-side-includes a lot.

I thought I would write, in simple terms, about some of ways I’ve used them. (more…)


Filed under: Net & technology — GS @ 12:24 am
Monday 17 December 2007

Jessops sales plummet

The Guardian reports that sales at Jessops, Britain’s biggest photographic chain, have plummeted after losses of £70m in 2006.

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Filed under: Photography,Shopping — GS @ 7:00 am
Wednesday 27 June 2007

360° interactive photo of Blair’s exit from number ten

The Daily Telegraph website has a superb 360° interactive photo of Tony Blair leaving Ten Downing Street.


Filed under: Photography,Politics — GS @ 5:19 pm
Wednesday 20 June 2007

St. Peter’s Square, Manchester

Men demolishing the spire of St. Peter's Church, St. Peter's Square, Manchester, 1907
Workmen demolishing the spire of St. Peter’s Church, St. Peter’s Square, Manchester, 1907

Looking through the pictures in the Manchester Local Image Collection, I came across this wonderful photograph.

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Filed under: History,Manchester — GS @ 3:11 pm
Friday 15 June 2007

BBC Springwatch swallows

I just managed to catch the young swallows leaving the nest on the BBC Springwatch live webcam. Cute.

It was a great show this year, especially the ‘Nightshift’ infrared cameras after midnight, which have regularly featured the antics of badgers. It has had better viewing figures than the Big Brother live feed. I hope the late show will be back next year.

All of which is a good excuse to show my photo of swallows yet again!

Swallows

I would love to rig up a live camera one year.


Filed under: Wildlife — GS @ 7:48 am
Monday 21 May 2007

Strange grey blur and circles on photographs

These are three photographs that I took on 11 February 2004 at about 6pm. At the time I thought they were rather odd and sent them to a few friends. Now it seems that other people have experienced strange circles and ‘orbs’ on digital images, so I thought I would publish them with some information.

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Filed under: Photography,Strange — GS @ 12:29 pm
Saturday 19 May 2007

Manchester’s Odeon cinema subjected to a damaging ‘systematic and methodical’ assault to prevent preservation

The former Odeon Cinema, Oxford Street, Manchester

Manchester’s former Odeon cinema, on Oxford Street, has been subjected to a ‘systematic and methodical’ assault to prevent it being preserved, according to the man who tried to save it.

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Filed under: Buildings,Crime,Environment,Manchester,Politics — GS @ 4:18 pm
 
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