Daily Archives: Sunday, 9th Dec 2012

Weight and Stuff Report – 10 December 2012

Ho hum (as they say), back up today. Nothing to do with last night’s generous portion of chilli, I’m sure.

Today was a day for catching up after all that being away stuff. Piles of washing and piles of unwatched TV on the TiVo to be dealt with, which is what I did. And I still found time to put the tree thingy up.

Today’s picture is one of a series of sculptures to be found on and around Cardiff’s Queen Street.

Miner

Miner

Camera: FinePix X100
Aperture: ƒ/2.8
Shutter speed: 1/1250s
Focal length: 23mm
ISO: 400
Taken: 30 November, 2012
Location: 51° 28.97′ 0″ N 3° 10.354′ 0″ W

It’s that time again…

So this has appeared at Losing it HQ:

Tree

Tree

Camera: iPhone 4S
Aperture: ƒ/2.4
Shutter speed: 1/15s
Focal length: 4.28mm
ISO: 800
Taken: 9 December, 2012
Location: 54° 56.87′ 0″ N 1° 36.23′ 0″ W

And by popular request, here’s a closer look at the Tigger on top of the tree. It is traditional to have Tigger on your tree, right?

Tigger

Tigger

Camera: iPhone 4S
Aperture: ƒ/2.4
Shutter speed: 1/15s
Focal length: 4.28mm
ISO: 800
Taken: 9 December, 2012
Location: 54° 56.87′ 0″ N 1° 36.23′ 0″ W

WordPress 3.5 is coming very soon

Well DoneUnless any major bugs crawl out of the metaphorical woodwork, the next major release of WordPress should be released to the world tomorrow.

There are the usual fixes, tweaks and back-end improvements. The most visible feature is a shiny new interface for managing media attachments, which will make managing pictures a little easier. And as is traditional, there’s an equally shiny new default theme, called Twenty Twelve. I like this one, so much so that I’m now using a mildly tweaked child theme based on it. More tweaks may follow over the next few weeks, but for now, I quite like the latest new look.

Slight update: Temporarily reverted to Graphene, as I’d forgotten that these highlight thingies were a feature of the theme :duh:

Sir Patrick Moore 1923-2012

Sir Patrick Moore, who died today aged 89, was an inspiration to generations of professional and amateur astronomers. He presented the monthly Sky at Night programme on BBC TV fro over 50 years – only missing one show in all that time. Quite apart from that, he wrote many books which taught many people, including me, huge amounts about the universe.

While his death doesn’t really come as a surprise – he’d been looking increasingly frail in his TV appearances, it’s still a sad day. He will be missed.

Sir Patrick Moore – BBC News Obituary