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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

On a happier note, I’ve now finished testing Panasonic’s DMC-GF1 – both written and video reviews will be online shortly. Will pop links up here, but in the meantime, here’s Ralph taking a good look at the 20mm f/1.7 pancake lens. Edit – video review is online here.

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Lesson Learned: Paypal’s ‘Buyer Protection’ stinks

Ah, Ebay. I’ve used it to buy and sell all kinds of low-value crap (old video games, more old video games, old camera lenses and so on) and all with no problems, but I suppose that had to come to an end at some point. But in any case, should something go wrong with an […]

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Ponyo

Early warning: expect some mild spoilers here. Earlier this year Helen and I paid a visit – or perhaps a pilgrimage – to the Ghibli Museum in Mitaka, Tokyo. One of the main exhibits was filled with information about a film I hadn’t at that point seen: Gake no ue no Ponyo. The exhibit was fascinating, with […]

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Squids in

Panic over. This site, and all my email accounts, are now happily swimming along on a new hosting account with Laughing Squid Hosting.  If you need me, I’m back on tom@thisdomain.com. Also, an added bonus: I get two spare MySQL databases to play with, so expect some pointless new tools to appear online shortly.

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UPDATED – Email problems

Update – my main email account is working again. After two email outages in a month, though, I’m moving my web and email hosting to a new company, so this website may disappear offline for a few hours at some point as it transfers. — Original Post: If you’re trying to email me then please […]

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Is it just me..

.. or is there something really, horribly wrong with the first three paragraphs of this news story? Reproduced below in case it (hopefully) gets changed: Just to be clear: the lede’s OK, if a slightly tacky sensationalist way to report a serious crime (rape is rape, no matter where, or in which fast-food chain, it […]

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Berlin

The Brunnen der Internationalen Freundschaft, photographed in 2006. Last time I went back this area was being redeveloped; not sure if the fountain survived.

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