Don’t delete bad photos

I'm no longer going to worry if home videos I take are too dark, or if photos are out of focus or badly framed. I'll keep all of them.

Such is the potential (and early evidence) of AI-enhanced photos that I believe one day in the next 5-10 years I'll be able to run all these low quality images through some software magic and turn them into pin-sharp, perfectly exposed items.

Podcast episodes worth a listen – January 2017

I listen to a lot of podcasts & audio stuff and then tell you which ones are good.

NEW – audio books of the month

OK, so I’m bending the theme a bit here, but it’s all long-form intelligent speech so I think audio books fit. I recommend Audible.com to buy them. For extra geek bonus points, get an Amazon Echo so you can say, “Alexa, play Audible” to continue listening to your book while doing the washing up.

  • Clive James, Play All. This is heaven – one of the great writers on popular culture reviewing a whole heap of the best box sets. The Wire, The West Wing, The Sopranos – they’re all there
  • David Hepworth – 1971, Never a Dull Moment. I wasn’t sure about the idea of this – the claim is that year was the high watermark of rock music – but David Hepworth is a great writer and the book is an excellent, highly enjoyable look back at the social history of Britain and the US as well as some great records

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Got any podcast or audio book recommendations? Email me.