Running From Camera

The rules are simple: I put the self-timer on 2 seconds, push the button and try to get as far from the camera as I can.

Official unlocked iPhones will be sold in France

According to The Guardian, Orange will sell unlocked iPhones as French law mandates that phones can only be locked to a network for a maximum of 6 months.

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Looks very nice – Nokia N810 Internet Tablet

From The Guardian.
I wonder how big that keyboard is? Is it as big as the one on the Psion 5mx? If so, I want it!

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Lighting faces

* The soft light you get on overcast days is especially good for photographing people, as it delivers the best skin tones
* Side or ‘cross’ lighting is more interesting because it gives depth and form to your portrait sitter
* Keep backgrounds and other distractions to the minimum so that the viewer can concentrate on the face
* In this picture, soft light from a window lights the faces of the girls from the side, while a zoomed-in setting throws the foreground face out of focus.

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Paris Hilton and Nicky Hilton


Original from Planet Hiltron

Jimmy Webb


I’m a huge Jimmy Webb fan and was delighted to find this great post by The World Of Kane with a nice bio and links to interviews, mp3s and his website.

More Contractors to leave the UK?

From the Financial Times comes an article concerning the coming UK budget.

The chancellor will announce plans to tackle elements of the tax system used by the private equity industry; the super-rich taking advantage of non-domicile status; and small family businesses that distribute profits among relatives.

After so much furore about IR35, this can only mean more contractors seeking to maximise their profits by working elsewhere.