An Orwell inspired podcast I recorded with Dr John Perivolaris is playing on an interesting looking Muji CD player at a Salford gallery. It’s a part of of an Exhibition entitles ‘1984 Looks Like This’ by Documentary Photographer David Dunnico. It opened at Salford Museum and art gallery on the 17th of March and will run until the 1st of July.
Just took delivery of a demo unit of the Delkin Devices waterproof action camera.
I met the guys at Focus on imaging and they were kind enough to send me this for review. It has a few features lacking from the standard HD Hero. I’ll blog more and post some footage when I’ve had a play.
I rarely have to print anything.. if ever. This week i found out why i had not been paid by a client after completing some work for them many months ago.
Apparently i had to send in a signed form stating that I was self employed. As soon as i saw what was needed i emailed one over.
I was told this wasn’t good enough as the signature had to be in ink.
This makes no sense to me. Surely a digital scan of my signature is proof enough. Anyone can put pen to paper. I could get a child to sign a piece of paper and post it. The email i sent was from my account. There is a digital paper trail. I have digitally signed stuff in the past that only requires me to type ‘cp’ in a box.. weird..
After a number of emails back and forth i posted this response..
Signing the original requires me to have a printer. I have often digitally signed documents from the UN, The British Council, to name a couple. I think the legal requirements for these things were updated in the early 2000’s. Are you sure you need ink on paper?
When i am next home I will endeavour to drop the document onto a usb drive and find some kind of printing facilities in the nearest town. I live in a village so i’m afraid some patience will be required on your part.
I am in London for a few days this week, live blogging my every move and digitally logging my exact whereabouts in the normal channels.
But, should someone suddenly show up on a horse with quill in hand, I will certainly be at the ready to sign anything to be couriered back to your archives.
Otherwise, Please expect a wax sealed envelope in the not to distant future.
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My survival kit now contains more than just the basics and it’s inevitable that for some emergency gear like flashlights, GPS etc, you need power. As well as a small Powerfilm solar panel, I also need batteries.
I first saw the Nopopo (NO POlution POwer) batteries a couple of years ago but had not seen them anywhere to buy till recently. I ordered a packet of 4 AA batteries for £12 and they arrived individually wrapped in a packet with a tiny fluid injector.
They are not dry cell batteries, you inject 1ml of water which acts as a catalyst and it generates 1.5V of electricity in each cell.
As these are to be used for emergency backup, the main feature for me is that if the batteries are stored in the original packaging and away from humidity, they have a shelf life of an amazing 20 years. Dry cell batteries only normally manage 5 to 7 years.
The company states the batteries can also be charged with beer, sake, coke, or even urine. I don’t exactly envision me injecting the batteries with the 1ml of wee, but it’s handy to know that if stranded in the desert without water, I can at least activate these cells in order to power a radio as I dehydrate to death. Although I guess if that radio enables me to coordinate a rescue then it’s well worth getting wee on my hands.