This seasonal piece of stencil graffiti is just up the road from me. It has actually been there for over a year now, and I’ve been meaning to photograph it that whole time! UPDATE 2011.09.19: Sadly, the Darth piece has … Continue reading →
So, if Torchwood is such a super-secret, literally underground operation, then why do they brand everything? There is not a detail on the set that doesn’t have a logo – old or new – stuck to it somewhere. Even the drinking fountain!
The ‘subway’ used to link the different Torchwoods together (Besides Cardiff, there is the one in London that featured in Doomsday, one in Glasgow, and apparently one that went missing). The network fell into disuse, so now it’s where they have pizza and beer. As realistic as all these tiles are, when you touch them you can tell that they’re painted wood and paper.
The Welsh dragon on the wall is a nice touch. Apparently Tosh was painting it there, but that backstory never featured in an episode. I guess it never will now.
Some more pictures of the Torchwood set. Check out the coral on Jack's desk – apparently he’s trying to grow a TARDIS! The old style television sets appeared in the Dr Who episode, The Idiot’s Lantern. To the left, on the floor, you can see the hatch to Jack’s ‘bedroom’, where Chris Moyles got stuck. There is a copy of Little Dorrit on the desk, in reference to the BBC show, starring Eve Myles.
A few more long exposure abstracts – probably the last I'll bother doing – but I do like the effect. I want to grab a tripod and try and get some good quality night photography, so look for that later. … Continue reading →
I stumbled across my camera’s long-exposure mode a few days ago – here are some of the better results. Llandaff Cathedral features again, by virtue of being on my walk home. Luckily enough, there seemed to be some evening choir … Continue reading →
So, on Windows, if I want to move the My Documents folder elsewhere, I dig around in the settings and find out how to do that. It's a little buried away, but you can find it logically enough.
But if I want to do the same trick with my /home directory in Linux, I have to type in some gibberish. Now cutting and pasting isn't hard, but if it goes wrong (like it just did) then I'm none the wiser. What went wrong? How do I fix it? I'm left running back to Google, or begging for help in forums, to probably be ignored.
Two steps in a GUI or freaking ten lines in terminal!
There's plenty I love about Linux, but this shouldn't be the trade-off…
A selection of photos from the fantastic Torchwood set. This impressive 360º set was detailed for HD, so everything is highly realistic – until you touch it! Check out the slides up on the big lightbox wall. The dead body on the slab is a corpse from ‘The Lazarus Experiment‘.
Here is just a little sneak peek at some of the photo’s I took today, on the amazing Torchwood Hub set and, of course, the Tardis! I have many other pics I’m working through so expect more over the next few days. I need to relax a little now though…
Sadly this shot didn’t come out the clearest, but I spotted today that one of the computers on the Torchwood Hub set was running Ubuntu. It had VLC running, so I’m assuming that they use free software to play all the graphics that give you the illusion of a super-advanced OS.