The Moon and Mercury

Last night I took my first astro photos for a long time. There was a near conjunction of the Moon and the planet Mercury. I set up my Canon 350d and Sigma 70-300 zoom lens in my bedroom, pointing out through an unopenable (and dirty!) window towards a cluttered horizon. By about half past eight … Read more

Flash fashion

Why oh why oh why are so many websites falling victim to the current mania for Flash graphics? Obviously it’s a good way of doing complicated things like the Scrabulous game or the BBC iPlayer, but just what does it add to a straightforward static page, apart from download time and accessibility problems? The worst … Read more