Archive for the ‘News’ category

Didcot Power Station gallery

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Didcot Power Station was completed in 1968. In 2013, it was closed down. At the end of July 2014, the first three of the cooling towers are due to be demolished. As a tribute to this fixture of the south Oxfordshire skyline that has become synonymous with the town, I have chosen

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China photos uploaded!

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

My photos from Hangzhou and Shanghai are finally online! It’s taken me five months to upload just 72 photos, but as usual they are labelled with extensively researched captions…

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Leicester Spring 2008 Graduates’ Review

Friday, 18 April 2008

I received my copy of the Spring 2008 University of Leicester Graduates’ Review today, and was quite surprised to find my photo of Leicester Prison accompanying an article on TV and internet in prisons. They have credited the photo to “”, which is actually my page of terms and conditions for using my photos. At […]

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New website layout

Sunday, 3 February 2008

I have just switched to a new layout, which has been a work in (very slow) progress for a while now. Hopefully the new design is an improvement on the old one. For comparison (and posterity), here are the two side by side: The new layout is much wider, which means anyone with a resolution […]

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Marking 10 years online

Saturday, 29 September 2007

Today marks 10 years since I was given my first e-mail address and started using the internet on a regular basis. The occasion was that I started university. The internet was only just starting to find its way into people’s homes, so the majority of people online were academic users. I kept the same university […]

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Romany Wood

Monday, 17 September 2007

I was quite surprised to hear the name David Gaukroger on the Classic FM Evening Concert this evening. His Romany Wood was the first work played on tonight’s programme. David Gaukroger taught my GCSE music class at King Charles I School, Kidderminster, in 1993–94. There were only seven of us in the class, so I […]

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Deregulated buses in Oxfordshire

Thursday, 13 September 2007

Letter in today’s Daily Telegraph: Sir- I agree with Ken Livingstone (Letters, September 11). In Boris Johnson’s native Oxfordshire, where bus services are operated by a number of different companies, I often find myself waiting for a late-running bus. In the meantime, I have to let another bus, which is going to my desired destination, […]

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Edinburgh photos online!

Sunday, 26 August 2007

It’s nearly two months since they were taken now, but finally I have uploaded some photos from Edinburgh. I have taken some time to write a little about each image, as I usually do, so that they become a guide to parts of the city rather than purely a set of photos. With only three […]

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Beating the China Flickr block

Thursday, 21 June 2007

As of earlier this month, the Chinese authorities appear to have blocked access to Flickr. More specifically, Flickr images are blocked, but the rest of the site (all the text content) is still available. The reason for the ban seems to be that some photos of the Tiananmen Square massacre were posted on the site […]

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Happy Anniversary!

Monday, 2 April 2007

Today is the first anniversary of the launch of my new website, complete with blog. Here are some stastistics for that first year: 42 posts (two of which were later removed) 124 comments on posts 35,000 spam comments automatically filtered 12,000 blog post page impressions (excluding the homepage) Most popular post UK music industry silences […]

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