Pages tagged “quentin”

19 Nov 2015

Cam coffee cams

I’m lucky to work with a great friend who is one of the inventors of the webcam. I spend quite a bit of time on video calls with him - obviously, though a webcam. The original application of the webcam was, as is well known, looking at a coffee pot. Today I was pleased to have an opportunity to use this coffee-related invention to capture a mugshot of its inventor drinking coffee from a mug which commemorates the invention.

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24 Jan 2013

Digital Spring Cleaning

I heard this quote from my good friend Quentin. A philosophy with which I wholeheartedly agree: “You know you have reached perfection in design, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing more to be taken away.” Antoine de Saint-Exupery There’s no such thing as a perfect software project, but the results of my day’s work included a net deletion of 5,359 lines of code - satisfying, in a way.

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09 Aug 2012

Is this Richard Morrison?

A couple of screenshots thrown up recently. First one is a cracker from iPhoto. erm, I think you mean “Is this a red-fronted lemur, Eulemur rufifrons?” The second was shared with me by Quentin. Apparently came up during a Skype chat history search…

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