Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Preparing to launch

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Montbretia (Crocosmia Lucifer) & Campanula.jpg

Friday, July 27, 2007

Ashton Wood Eagle Sculpture

Ashton Wood Eagle Sculpture, originally uploaded by DSNet.

Taken with an original Olympus OM film camera.


Originally uploaded by DSNet
Taken with my Olympus E-500 using a Vivitar 28mm Wide Angle OM lens. As the Vivitar lens was made for the Olympus OM , it's not digital and there's no electronics for the camera body to communicate with. Therefore it can only be used in fully manual mode.
That's not a problem for close-ups and I really like the results you can get.


This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Drupal : an open source CMS

DSNet | Building Communities

Blogger is great but doesn't have all the features I want, so I've been looking at open source content management systems (CMS). In the end , I chose Drupal, as it is extensible (there are hundreds of add-on modules) and powerful (it's fast!) and has a big active community of developers.

Check out my site, DSNet, by clicking the link above, and let me know what you think.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

moby reflects on 9/11

Moby's birthday just happens to be on 11th September. In his journal on 9/11/2006 (or 11/9/2006 if you're in the UK) he bemoans the way that this day has been hijacked by the media.

i, for one, as a human being, an american, and a new yorker, am not in any way served by once again seeing the footage of the planes flying into the twin towers. i lived through it once, i don't need to be gratuitously reminded of what happened, as every time i look at the sky from my roof i see a giant hole where the world trade center used to be.
to be blunt, i'm tired of the media and the administration milking tragedy for their own transparent purposes.
we know what happened. we remember what happened. leave us alone to mourn and remember in peace.

You can read the whole journal entry here.

"Breaking news" is a photo he took of Bush on TV with the unintended truism of the Sky newsflash "Bush: One of the worst disasters to hit the U.S."

Happy Birthday, Moby.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Olympus E-500

After much deliberation I've finally bought an Olympus E-500 as my first SLR digital camera. It came with 2 Zuiko lenses; a 14-45mm f/3.5-5.7 and a 40-150mm f/3.5-4.5
It's a little overwhelming after my very compact Fujifilm 4700! An immediate benefit is the increase in storage. I have installed a 1Gb Olympus XD card and a Sandisk 1Gb Compactflash which now allows for over 300 shots at SHQ size.

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Small Faces - I Can't Make it

How cool is this? From photo to videoblogging.