Echoes — A Beginning

Inspired by Scott Willsey’s WTF Weekly (which I regularly read and enjoy) I thought I might shake the cobwebs off this site (hey, at least I kept the back end patched) and try something similar. The idea behind Echoes is to put down short thoughts, most likely around tech but Read more…

Good night Mac – an Alfred 3 Workflow

For a long time now, I’ve had an Alfred Workflow that I use every night when I leave my Mac (and often at other times, too). It prepares my Mac for staying on all night without disturbing anyone. I just added an extra feature today and it appears I’ve never shared the Workflow, so this post remedies that.


TIFF scanning and compression

Over the last year or so, I have been slowly scanning my father’s large collection of photographs. He was a bit of a stickler for collecting his negatives in an orderly fashion so I am able to work my way through numbered folders of negatives, each of which generally contains the content of a single roll of film. This post covers my journey to find software and process that yield the best and most efficient results.


When we observe the world around us we are frequently to be found comparing what we see with our previous experiences. “That’s a lot of rain” is not an absolute measure of the volume of rain without considering the observer – do they come from Thailand or southern California? So it should come as no surprise that the technology we are already familiar with has a significant bearing on our assessment of new gadgets. It recently occurred to me that my own judgement has been clouded in this way and I think it’s a common affliction.