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I’ve just gone through moving a set of WordPress sites that was part of a multisite network on a Digital Ocean droplet. The motivation was having the multisite move off Ubuntu 14 to the more recent version Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS so I could use certbot to install and keep up to date SSL certificates from […]

There’s no clear instruction on how to allow this via the Unifi Controller. On my UDM running 1.5.6.2150 the solution is to Accept IPv6-ICMP protocol on the WAN-IN interface of the Firewall. Most settings say to use the WAN-Local interface and the ICMPv6 protocol but I found that my setting is the one that allows this https://ipv6-test.com […]

Just saw a video on using Fujifilm cameras as a web cam on Apple computers. Basically the steps are: Download and install Camera Live app on Github Download and install CamTwist Studio Run a command on your Mac via Terminal on the app you want to use the camera on Setup your Fujifilm camera Connect […]

Lightroom Classic users know that there are five types of previews. The original four are Minimal, Embedded, Standard and 1:1. Then Smart Previews came along with the cloud based Lightroom. You also probably know that the time it takes to render 1:1 previews takes a lot longer than Standard and Smart versions. But you probably don’t know […]

There are good reasons to have your own private secure DNS server, with the Pi-hole ad-blocker. If you want to setup a private server on your home’s network, you can have a read on why it’s a good idea, and how to do it via https://scotthelme.co.uk/securing-dns…. I didn’t want to have a box running on […]

Since 2013, compatible Macs can be conveniently unlocked with an Apple Watch. However, this feature sometimes suddenly stops working. There are web pages that have solutions, but these are no more than reprinting Apple’s support pages. When my watch stopped unlocking, I was unable to reactivate it. The Mac displayed an error “unable to communicate […]

Selected photos from the GP. More photos here.

This should simplify photo backup and quick editing without the need for a laptop when travelling. Just two cables and a lightning to USB3 adapter will allow you to transfer JPEG and RAW to an iPad or iPhone. The 3rd generation iPad Pro uses USB-C connector so a dual ended USB-C cable like this one […]

Here’s a tip for my Lightroom friends. Was frustrated that my imports were taking too long – over 20 seconds to import a small number of images.Decided to test it with an empty catalog and not unsurprisingly the import was nearly instant. So my workflow is now use a new catalog during an event and then […]

As a follow up to the Nikon Z7 with 500mm post, here are a few photos from covering the MotoGP in Australia. All photos are out of camera JPEG, shot with the Z7 and the 180-400mm zoom. Some are with and some without the 1.4 teleconverter flipped on. The lighting condition ranged from cloudy to […]

Took the new “tiny” Nikkor 500mm f/5.6 PF lens with the Nikon Mirrorless Z 7 out for a run last night at the A-League opening match for the season. Lots of mixed autofocus posts and youtube reviews by bloggers so I wanted to see how it went in an event. The round 1 derby at Marvel Stadium […]

The Nikon Z7 can send photos to an iPhone or iPad using the Nikon Snapbridge app. It can do this via Bluetooth as photos are taken, but only a low-resolution version. The app can also connect to the Z7 via Wifi and download full size jpeg images but this needs to be initiated from the […]

A selection of images from the various runways at Melbourne Fashion Week 2018. Full gallery is here.

For the 2018-19 A-League soccer season Keisuke Honda has signed up to Melbourne Victory. Probably the biggest star to play in the A-League, it will be a most interesting season.

There are hundreds of discussions about a “Disk Not Ejected Properly” Alert. And there are lots of suggestions of how to fix from changing Energy Saver settings to firmware updates on external disks. None of the existing solutions worked for me with a 2017 iMac Pro and a Seagate Backup+ Hub 6TB disk. Every time […]

16 February 2018 – Philippe Mouchel held a tribute dinner for Paul Bocuse, who he worked with in France, Japan and Australia. Here are some photos from the dinner.

Highlights of Caroline Wozniacki’s  journey in winning the Australian Open and her first grand-slam title. More images here.

Highlights of Roger Federer’s journey in defending his Australian Open title. More images here.

The Australian Open starts next week and the players are practising ahead of the event. Some shots from practise sessions and the family event. Stay up to date via the gallery.

A few more excellent places to round out 2017: Aqua, Wolfsburg – absolutely worth the trip from Berlin, excellent service, food and ambience (3*) Facil, Berlin – delicious food, patchy service (2*) Grill Royal, Berlin – classic grill (1*) 5 Cinco, Berlin – beautiful food and ambience, a must (1*) Cookies Cream, Berlin – innovative […]

Visiting Berlin and taking the opportunity to eat at some nice places. Aqua in Wolfsburg, Horvath and Cookies Cream in Berlin, and a fun Vietnamese place called Madame Ngo. These shots were done with a Nikon D500 and the 16-80 f2.8-4 DX lens.

Shooting some marketing shots for Philippe Restaurant for the upcoming festive season.

I gave a presentation at a Nikon sponsored event yesterday on how to transfer images from your Nikon DSLR to your smart device or laptop. Here’s the recording:

Photographs from a dinner celebrating chef Philippe Mouchel’s 25 years in Australia. Gallery here.