Author: rutty

Fraternity

Fraternity

I love brass band music. Not quite as much as Metal, but there are certain pieces that really create an emotional response that Metal cannot normally get anywhere near. One of these pieces is the..

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I <3 Toronto

2018 finished in style for us with a two week trip to visit my family in Toronto. I’ve always loved this city and have visited six times now: mostly because my sister, nieces and mum..

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

It is 2019 already. So soon after 2018 too. These years are following on from each other more quickly each year. Last year was a pretty traumatic time for the folks of planet Earth, with..

Adding shade with Apollo

Adding shade with Apollo

I have recently installed a new iOS image editing app called Apollo: Immersive Illumination. It enables you to add in extra lighting onto your photos using the depth information that Apple creates in Portrait mode..

Let’s try lots of blocks

Let’s try lots of blocks

Gutenberg is here and I have no idea how some of the new features work, so let’s see what they look like when you add them to a post. This first block of text is..

Adding YouTube videos

Adding YouTube videos

Just trying out the YouTube embed feature with this Agile-based bit of Christmas fun. You’re welcome. *edit* OK, so the formatting of this post is even worse than the one for the earlier Flickr one…

Updated to WordPress 5.0

Updated to WordPress 5.0

OK, so who’s idea was it to release the new version of WordPress this close to Christmas? WordPress 5.0 is the first major change in the blogging tool for what seems decades. They’ve introduced a..

Oh Flickr

Oh Flickr

I have been a Flickr user for what seems decades. I joined at some point in 2005 (an age ago in Internet terms). Flickr was the only decent place to store your photos at the..

X Marked the Spot — Make 10 Louder

X Marked the Spot — Make 10 Louder

My friend Mike is always coming up with systems thinking ideas. There are a huge number of modelling methods available to us, and this is one of Mike’s more recent ventures into learning new things:..

Holidays on the Kerry coast

Holidays on the Kerry coast

Jo and I have some incredible friends. I’ve been very, very lucky over the years to have met some of the nicest people around, whether during my RAF days or through banding; I seem to..

Metal Hammer’s 100 Best Albums of 2017 – 100 to 96

Metal Hammer’s 100 Best Albums of 2017 – 100 to 96

So, my mammoth listen-through of Metal Hammer’s top 100 albums of 2017 begins. My ears have been subjected to 2,275 different artists, according to Last.fm, but I have not heard of any of the first..

25/1/2018 Fat Curk

25/1/2018 Fat Curk

25/1/2018 Fat Curk by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA I don’t drink Coke very often, but when I do I make sure it is fully leaded, none of those sugar-free versions. I’ve tried diet..