First of all: thanks for all the comments on the shots that went up while I was away, they were much appreciated.

Second: I didn't have any time to take anything while I was in Bristol so have decided to put this one up. A while ago, I mentioned that I'd got hold of a Cyber-shot T9 for a project I was working on. I'm still not in a postition to tell you much else about the project but in the absence of any other archive to raid I'm posting a modified version of one of the project shots. Anyway, it's not especially noteworthy, but I do like photographing stairwells :-)

On a totally unrelated matter: I have a technical question for all the Mac/photoshop gurus out there (so feel free to not read the following). I currently use a PowerMac G4/800, and my wife has a 1.42 GHz iBook, but we've got to the point where a) we need a server, and b) the G4 is getting a bit long in the tooth.

The cheapest option, which addresses the first point but not the second, would be to get an old PC, chuck a couple of hard drives in it, and run a Linux server. But I don't know much about PC's or Linux, and I'd still be stuck with the G4 as my main machine.

Both the other two options I've thought of involve converting the G4 to a server and getting either a Dual 2GHz G5 or a 17" MacBook Pro. But both those options have their problems. If I get the MacBook I'll have to put up with CS2 running only marginally faster than it does on my G4 (until Adobe release a version that will run on the Intel chips that Apple are now using). Alternatively, I could get the G5, but then I'd be buying one of the last machines to utilise the PowerPC chips and wouldn't have any of the cool benefits of the MacBook: portability, a less cluttered desk, and so on.

Alternatively, I could do nothing. What would you do?

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11.16pm on 2/3/06
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T9
normal program
compressed to 1x1
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