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2021: A Photographic Retrospective

Over the last few weeks, in what has become an annual event, I went through the photos that I shared on this blog over the last year, choosing twelve photos for sharing again in this retrospective. As usual, this means that the photos have appeared on this blog since I published the last retrospective, but may have been taken earlier. For those who are interested, … Continue reading 2021: A Photographic Retrospective

Pool of Light on a Country Lane

Last week I processed another photo from an evening outing with R in Għargħur. I thought I’d share this today, while more recent photos wait in my pile of photos still to be processed. This was an unplanned photo, which I find often enough is the best way to approach photography, or at least the most rewarding. As we walked along the Victoria Lines, looking … Continue reading Pool of Light on a Country Lane

Fixing ZoneMinder and zmNinja on Upgrade to Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Another quick technical post today to talk about getting ZoneMinder and zmNinja to work again after upgrading Ubuntu from 20.04 LTS to 22.04 LTS. If you’re struggling to get ZoneMinder working again, or having trouble connecting with zmNinja, after upgrading Ubuntu, then this is for you. Background I’m assuming, if you’re reading this, that you already know that ZoneMinder is a popular open-source software for … Continue reading Fixing ZoneMinder and zmNinja on Upgrade to Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

VPN Errors on Upgrade to Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

I recently upgraded my home desktop from 20.04 LTS to 22.04 LTS, in anticipation of rolling out similar updates at work and on my home server. As upgrades go, this went down reasonably well, with the main inconvenience being Ubuntu’s insistence with snap, and its recent migration of Firefox from a regular package to a snap release. (For reasons I’ll go into another time, I … Continue reading VPN Errors on Upgrade to Ubuntu 22.04 LTS


Today’s photo is, unusually, a portrait. Rather a simple one, from an outing Roberta and I did last week in Għargħur. It was one of the best kinds of outings, a spontaneous decision to pack a simple picnic and head up to Għargħur to eat it outside while watching the sun set. Followed by a short amble along the Victoria lines in the dark. A … Continue reading Roberta