Better Lighting for your Computer with F.lux

F.lux is an application for Windows and OSX* that changes the colour of your computer’s display to match the colour of the environment around you, based on the time of the day.

I’ve been using it for the best part of a week now, and I’ve found it to be very useful. I use computer throughout the evening to listen to music and surf the web, but the last thing I need is a direct hit of ‘sunshine’ just before I go to bed. With F.lux my screen is already matching the lights of my flat – giving a much more mellow orange glow, rather than an intense blue one.

As well as the time related features, I’ve also found it quite helpful to set it to the 3400K mode in the day when I’m coding.

I have yet to find a keyboard shortcut for the ‘disable for one hour’ option, but I looks like the application is under (fairly) active development, so new features will hopefully be added over time.

I can totally recommend this software.

* It’s also available on ‘Linux’ but I don’t know anyone that is currently using Linux as a desktop operating system (apart from Doc John…)

Half Moon in August 2011

As my last couple of attempts to take a photo of the moon ended up with cloud, I thought I’d show what my camera can get when there aren’t any.

And here’s a close up of the moon, shown at full resolution.

Not bad eh? I wonder what I can get with a telescope.

Rain in Slow Motion

It rained again this weekend. My previous attempt at creating a video of the rain was interesting, but I thought I’d try for a different approach this time.

This video has gone!

This video was taken with my Canon 7D and then slowed down with Windows Live Movie Maker. Oh, and I also made the soundtrack.