Monday, January 21, 2013

Murrays Lookout

I took a few photos on Arthurs Seat on the week end, and I am wrapped with how this pic (after some minor tweaks in Microsoft Photo Gallery) turned out...

Murrays Lookout

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Siri sings a song and tells a story

When I accidentally activated Siri (the Apple Personal Assistant found on iOS devices such as the iPhone) this week, I was reminded that you can actually have a bit of fun with this built in app on my phone.  Seeing as I haven’t really used Siri in real life, I thought I’d have a play…
First I asked Siri to “sing me a song”; IMG_2885
I then asked Siri to “tell me a story”, but this time “she” was a bit more reluctant and came up with several excuses such as “you’ve heard it before”, but with a bit of persistence I finally got my story;

Siri story
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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Windows Live Writer

As I’ve previously mentioned, my blogs are hosted and written on Google’s Blogger platform.

This post is something different; I’m writing this using Windows Live Writer to see if it’s any easier, if it has any advantages over using the Blogger web site. 

Sure I can insert a smiley face Smile but when would I need that in regular blog posts?

I can insert a table / grid like this…
  but I don’t think I’d use it much

There are lots of plug-ins available for Live Writer too, but most don’t seem to add much more than you can do on the blogger web site.

There are more font options available… Comic Sans, Calibri, Jokerman and many more options you don't get on the web site.

I can even insert a map…

Map picture

Maybe I will just keep Windows Live Writer as an option, depending on what I want in a particular blog post.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Change the blog look

I've had this blog for a few years now, so I thought it might be time for a change.  I'm using the free Blogger platform from Google, so there isn't as many options as some of the paid blogging hosts, but they still have several templates to play around with.

So, as I fine tune the look of "Simon Says Blog", here's one last look at the original layout... 

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Dawn photography

It was a really hot night last night (over 30 degrees C until after 2AM) and I couldn't sleep, so I decided to go and photograph the sunrise.  For the first time I shot in RAW so I had the best chance of getting some good colours in Post-Processing.

Here's the end result on Flickr...