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Last year I sold my Canon 700D DSLR because it was just too bulky and cumbersome.  Having had a tinker with my dad's Canon G1X, I was impressed enough to think that I do still need a proper camera rather than relying on the iPhone's limited (but nevertheless useful) capabilities.

So I've gone for a Sony DSC-RX100 III.  My first ever digital camera (bought around 15 or 16 years ago now) was a very clunky Sony DSC "Cybershot", so it seems appropriate that I'm going back to Sony. 

Time to get back on Flickr too.  And to get my head around Lightroom.
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Ah, the VFX industry. 

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"I wish I could fly, right up to the sky, but I CAN..!"

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-31711446
An amateur photographer captures the image of a weasel riding on the back of a green woodpecker as it flies through the air.
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Two Russian bombers were escorted from near UK territory. Here's a spotter's guide to Russian military aircraft.
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Reminds me the army. And the advice when seeing a mi-24 gunship: don't shoot, it's useless.
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From Alan Bleasdale's excellent G.B.H, dodgy Daleks.
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Oh North American folk, aren't you glad not be living in the Un-united States of Europe?

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I don't know this Ben Wyvis chap but I'm pretty sure I don't want to swap places with him... To be fair to the Press & Journal they took it well after the mistake was pointed out.
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Before today, the latest versions of Word, PowerPoint, and Excel for OS X came with Office for Mac 2011, a suite of productivity apps which you can tell from the name included dated software withou...
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Nice try, but no cigar for you.
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Today's speed walk was rather challenging. 
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Got this reply from Google relating to the new VAT rules and Google Apps for Work.  I always understood it was the responsibility of the company whose service or product your were using to collect and pay VAT to the relevant authorities.  Am I responsible for paying VAT as a personal user?  In any event, I paid some form of VAT on my January bill.  Which I can't access because Google has broken things.

In any event, an email has been sent to the HMRC.
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Is it possible they may have made a mistake or are similarly confused over this tax nonsense (the billing manager told me even he got himself mixed up at one point)?
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It's Top Deer day at work.  The star in the reasonably maintained forest is doing well, but has a tendency to backfire.

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    Senior Systems Administrator, 2008 - present
  • Imagineer Systems
    Systems Engineer, 2008 - 2008
  • Moving Picture Company
    Production Systems Administrator, 2002 - 2008
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Shazam app launches second-screen experience for 20k AMC, Regal, & C...
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NCM Media Networks, owners of the largest cinema network in the U.S., is about to roll out a new preshow program to its 20,000 theatres that

The Pope says he'll baptize space aliens if they ask him to
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In his weekly homily on Monday, the Pope explores the idea that extraterrestrial beings might want to join the Catholic church and determine

Game of Thrones
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Trouble is brewing in Westeros. For the inhabitants of this world, control of the Iron Throne holds the lure of great power...and far-reachi