Some time ago in this journal, I posted a statement that I was going to start posting some of the things I photographed with my Nikon D5100. After setting up a little Photobucket account and trying to get to grips with how Photobucket in its present form actually works, I started uploading some photographs that I took or edited in order to provide some examples here. Continue Reading
This is a category that I have created in order to put any posts that contain photographs that I have taken myself, or talk about various aspects of the photography that I do or have done.
Before we begin, I should clear something up. Like a lot of autistic lads around my age, I had an interest in some things until I dug deep enough or saw them change enough to recoil in horror. Information techology, or rather the way it is implemented today, is one of those things. I could go on for a while about how it came to be this way, but it is not really all that relevant here. The reason I mention it is because I want you to understand where I am coming from when I talk about the new iPhone and certain details thereof. Continue Reading
Ah, Sydney, I have missed you so. But no matter how you try to push me away again, I am not leaving.
So, as I wrote that I would do in the last entry that I completed before I went quiet, I moved back to the place in Australia where I grew up. (This is a totally separate discussion, but do not ever call me Australian. I am autistic. If you do not understand the distinction, please go and read something else.) Western Sydney, or Central Western Sydney as the transit authority and its contractors are calling it nowadays, has always been a puzzle of contradictions. There are problems with it, some of them enormous, but the thing that has made me anxious to return to it since long before I began to experience serious respiration problems remains the same. As bad as it sometimes seems, it is often by a long road the best part of the “commonwealth” of Australia. Continue Reading
As much as I gripe about the business and programming practises of the software company known as Blizzard Entertainment, I have to hand it to them where marketing skills and revenue stream diversity are concerned. Like any good company in a deregulated economy, Blizzard are well aware that they cannot make anywhere near the profit they do if they restrict their trade solely to software. So novels, keyrings with authenticators, novelties based on the games, and even digital pieces that can be added to the games, are offered in their online store. Continue Reading
Around this time last year, whilst I was still on vaguely speaking terms with all familial units, I used some chicanery and creative monetary organisation to purchase a digital SLR camera. My reasons for doing this were as short-term-focused as many of the other reasons I do things, but I like to take pictures. Going through a large collection of pictures that I have taken and picking out the best of the lot is a joy for me. Especially when an unexpected and pleasant result is found. Continue Reading