It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of A. Tripod today.
A. Tripod was not a wealthy or expensive, but endeavoured to do his duty and served with distinction through several years of photography, providing support when needed. Indeed, he was still hapily active last night when called upon to help with photographs of Henrietta the bear.
This afternoon, however, the long arm that is used to tighten the platform into position appeared to strip its thread; the arm would turn uselessly, leaving the camera to slowly but assuredly fall forwards, soon to be facing the ground.
Let us not dwell on the plight of the photographer who had dragged himself out into the cold rain to take some pictures, instead let us remember the service provided by A. Tripod.
No flowers, by request.
I had a meeting in South Queensferry today, and after it went for a walk looking for something to photograph. This large branch, which had been washed up onto the beach, proved to be the answer.
I decided today that it was time to start learning about Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF). WPF is a way of controlling what a Windows computer displays on-screen when you are running programs.
So I signed up for a free trial of an online training company, and got a day's worth of WPF training for nothing. I think I'm probably going to have to pay them some money to get the rest of the course, but that course does seem quite good, so it will be worth the money.
But no matter how good online training is, it's not as good as face-to-face training, and it can certainly be hard to stay focused all day!