Misc

Easy Backup for Lightroom

Screen-grab showing a bunch of windows on my Mac's desktop

I found an easy, free, and robust way of backing up my Lightroom catalogue to an external drive without any third-party software, and thought I’d share via this quick how-to post. Prepare for Terminal geekery.

Why Batteries Die and How to Stop Them

Without a single shred of scientific evidence, I’m going to make sweeping generalisations about battery technology, and give some personal recommendations on how you can help your rechargeable devices live longer. I’ll also touch on Battery Health Management in macOS, and why that’s important if you’re user of Thunderbolt 3 devices which always want to charge your laptop. Hold tight, this one’s gonna be geeky.

Open-source Mapping on Garmin

Small section of OSM map

Availability of open-source map data has been eroding sales of Garmin’s proprietary maps for some time now, and in this short post I’m going to share my approach for getting several countries worth of routable maps onto my handheld device and my laptop.

Berlin: Imagine a City & Stasiland

Welcome to Book Club. Followers of this blog will have noticed a theme developing over the past few posts, and to be honest if you find historical dereliction a worthwhile subject for photography you will sooner or later come across…

Time Machine backup over VPN

I like TimeMachine for its simplicity. Like most OS-X features it’s simple to configure and just works, but if your use case is slightly more advanced than most people’s then configuration can be less straight forward. Take backing up to a NAS for example. Not all Network Attached Storage devices can be used as TimeMachine disks, and those that do offer the service only do so on the local network. Or so I thought.

Free Custom Ringtones

Got an iPhone? Want some free ringtones? You’ve come to the right place. Here’s a selection I’m using on a daily basis, just download and drag into iTunes.