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Photographic Techniques

This is the first of a series of articles by Marta Demarteau.

In this first article Marta discusses the use of:
Circular Polarising Filters and ISO H
Low-key and Red Graduated Filters
Creative Visions

Click on the 'Orbica' link below to view Marta's own website:

      

Receiving and Viewing Weather Satellite Pictures
A 'One Wire' Weather Station
Accurate Time on a Windows Computer

These three articles by Barry Smith describe how he built his own system
for receiving APT (automatic picture transmission) weather satellite images.


Go Green - with your Lighting Part 1
Go Green - with your Lighting Part 2
Go Green - with your Lighting Part 3

 by Barry Jerome, Barry Smith and Chris Walker

The authors discuss 'greener' alternatives to incandescent lighting

These articles first appeared in 2004 in the printed magazine, Living with Technology
Living with Technology is no longer published.
A CD containing all Living with Technology articles can be obtained from:

  Abbey Press
  32 Norbins Road
  Glastonbury
  BA6 9JG


Let There Be Light - Part 1
Let There Be Light - Part 2
Let There Be Light - Part 3    by Alan Wilburn

"Using the lighting effects that have been covered in the three articles
 have helped us to alleviate stress and promote relaxation"


Connecting AV Units Part 1 (65 KB)
Diagram for Part 1 (24 KB)

Connecting AV Units Part 2 (44KB)
Diagram for Part 2 (13 KB)

Connecting AV Units Part 3 (49 KB)
Diagram for Part 3 (14KB)

Connecting AV Units Part 4 (39 KB)

A set of four articles by Richard Watkinson and T.O.M.S.

To make it easier to read, the block diagrams are supplied as separate PDFs


Wireless Audio Video Connections    by Gerald Fitton

Gerald describes an alternative 'no wires' solution to transfering
Audio and Video programmes around your house


Go Wild in Your Garden    by Barry Jerome

Barry describes his experiences of installing and operating a 'Birdcam'.
This is a video camera mounted inside a bird box connected to his TV set


Choosing a Digital Camera)    by Barry Thompson

Barry discusses the factors you should consider when chooing a digital camera.

Download a zip archive containing some camera pictures


Creating Panoramic Views    by Barry Thompson

Barry describes in detail how you can create Panoramic pictures from a set of stills.

Barry Thompson has produced a Full Cylindrical Panorama which runs in QuickTime

To download the 360 degree Cylindrical Panorama of Calke Abbey click on the link above
Note that although this is a 4.11MB download the 360 degree view makes it worth the wait
Note that if you zoom in (use the "+" button) then you can tilt as well as pan

Gerald Fitton has produced a Partial Cylindrical Panorama which runs in QuickTime

To download the (200 degrees of arc) Partial Cylindrical Panorama of Sutton Bank click on the link above
Note that this is a 8.8MB download - however the amount of detail which can be seen is excellent


Google is your friend    by Paul Beverley

Using Google.


SMTP, IP, ISP and DNS    by Gerald Fitton

The internet is a wonderful place - when it works.


How to Back Up    by Barry Thompson

In this article Barry explains in great detail how to back up your important data.

Using EZBackUp    by Barry Thompson

In this article Barry describes the use of a particular utility, EZBackUp.


Copernic Desktop Search    by Barry Thompson

On a Windows PC with gigabytes of data, it can often be difficult to find that elusive bit of data somewhere in an email, a datafile, a Word file, etc.

Barry Thompson shares his experience of using the free Copernic Desktop Search facility and finds it fast and versatile.

Copernic Upgraded    by Barry Thompson

The program Copernic Desk Top Search has been upgraded in November 2006
Barry describes a more recent version of this software.


Portable Coolbox    by Gerald Fitton

The Evercool Thermoelectric Cooler and Warmer


Portable Electricity    by Gerald Fitton

The Clarke Jump Start 900 12 Volt Battery


Traffic Information    by Gerald Fitton

The Traffic Master YQ2


New Razors for Old    by Gerald Fitton

Changing NiCd batteries


A Very Useful Grabber    by Alan Wilburn

As anyone who has had a hip replacement will know, the inability to bend down and pick things up can be very frustrating.
Alan Wilburn describes a very capable 'grabber' from Lakeland, and asks if anyone knows of one better.


A Review of the Panasonic DMR-EH60DEB DVD Recorder    by Alan Wilburn

In 2004 Alan Wilburn bought a Panasonic DVD Recorder with Hard Disc and wrote a review in LwT covering its main features. When it failed it was replaced free of charge.
Alan describes his new machine.


Laminator Problem

Barry Smith has had a problem with his laminator. Gerald offers a few tips.


The Death of a Favourite Gadget    by Alan Lancashire

Alan's article is about automatic toasters


Feedback from Readers

Paul (our editor) has been sitting on some feedback to articles in the printed magazine for some time now. Also we have some TechnoTips and TechnoClips outstanding.


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