Author: David Bennett

Revisiting The Panasonic GF1

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Photography

Following on from me thinking about image quality, I have been going through old photos. I have a folder of shots using the Panasonic GF1. I never liked the camera, or rather, I never liked the colours that the camera produced. You can find many people complaining similarly if you google for Panasonic image quality. That said, it was OK when the sun was not shining – pretty much guaranteed in Edinburgh. The camera has […]

The Nikon D700 That I Sold

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I sold my Nikon D700 some years ago. I sold it because it was a heavy camera to carry around, too heavy as a do-everything camera. It was fine for when I knew I would be photographing someone or something. But for carrying around casually, it was too much. Also, it was full-frame. That meant that the lens were big and heavy because the circle described by the glass had to cover the large full-frame […]

Field Work Post-Brexit

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A warning of the consequences of Brexit. At Flying Twigs we are firmly in the ‘No Brexit’ camp – and not only because of the economic consequences although they look dire enough. It’s because pulling up the drawbridge will cut us off culturally from Europe – and we need Europe. Europe needs us but we definitely need Europe. Our ‘No Brexit’ anti-Brexit greeting cards are our humorous take on a serious subject. We need to […]

Should Automattic Disallow Scammy Ads (Poll)

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The title of this post is ‘Should Automattic Disallow Scammy Ads’. Scammy is an urban dictionary word rather than something you will find in the Oxford or Webster’s Dictionaries, but I am sure you get the idea that it means anything that is and/or related to a scam. It doesn’t have to be fraudulent to the extent that it is illegal, just a crappy way of hooking gullible people into a dream that hasn’t a hope in […]

Troubleshooting Plugin Conflicts

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Troubleshooting plugin conflicts is fun. Yes, I know, you can’t have plugins on WordPress.com sites. That is, you can’t unless you have the Business plan (more about that another time). So this is for people who run self-hosted WordPress sites. Today I had a plugin conflict.  There. I said it. Actually, in about ten years of running self-hosted WordPress sites, this is maybe only the second time I have had a plugin conflict. So what […]