Daily Archives: Friday, 1st Mar 2013

Weight and Stuff Report – 1 March 2013

Down a wee bit today, but well within daily fluctuation range, so nothing to get excited about.

Today’s picture is a quick test of how OnOne Perfect Effects 7 works on the new iMac. On the old machine, sending an image from Lightroom to Perfect Effects worked, but was veeerrry slooooow. Once the image was loaded, actually using the software was OK, then saving back was another moderately slow process. But now, it zips! It zooms! It, errr, loads in a few seconds, applies effects very quickly, and saves the result back to Lightroom almost instantly. This means that I’m now much more likely to spend some time learning how to get some good results from Perfect Efffects. This is just a quick sample using a preset and just a little adjustment.

Cardiff Bay

Cardiff Bay

Camera: FinePix X100
Aperture: ƒ/8
Shutter speed: 1/1100s
Focal length: 23mm
ISO: 200
Taken: 15 February, 2013

Doctor Who – new series news

Well, here we are in March, which this year exists only as a waiting period for the return of Doctor Who on its penultimate day.[1] But as the return gets closer, information is beginning to be slowly released.

We already knew there would be Cybermen and (insert suitable fan SQUEEEEEEEE noises here) Ice Warriors, of course. But now we have one whole episode title! And a very tantalising hint from Steven Moffat[2]

And in the finale, the Doctor’s greatest secret will at last be revealed!

Hmmm. Some sort of resolution to the Doctor Who? thing that’s been going on lately? A revelation that his middle name is Colin?[3] Something else altogether that we haven’t thought of?[4]

Anyway, there will be eight episodes starting on the Easter weekend, and no doubt building to a mad climax. Will we find out more about Clara? Will Clara do a Rory-style death of the week? Will she keep calling the Doctor “Clever Boy” and telling him to run? Only time will tell. Avoid spoilers, and ignore the rumours, especially the fake ones created by Mr Moffat.[5]

After that, it’ll be another wait until November, when it seems we’ll be getting some kind of 50th anniversary special episode. But let’s not start speculating about that yet.

BBC – Blogs – Doctor Who – Doctor Who to Return with ‘The Bells of St John’ – First Official Picture!

[1] That’s Saturday 30 March
[2] Note: Mr Moffat’s hints are often misleading in the extreme. He’s good at that.
[3] Oh no, that’s me. So probably not that
[4] Seems likely
[5] Well, that’s my theory…