I recently had to work on a VMWare guest and no matter what I did I could not get the mouse to work. It turns out that the VMWare Remote Console is not Windows 10 scaling aware. The fix is to set the Windows 10 scaling to 100% (The default is 125%). Once you do this the issue completely disappears. I guess that is what happens when you don't upgrade your infrastructure. It works perfectly fine on ESXi 7
Saturday, June 12, 2021
Sunday, June 6, 2021
Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Sunday, May 30, 2021
Sunday, May 16, 2021
Last week Penny and I attended our first wedding post pandemic (without restrictions) and we stayed at the magnificent Chateau Yering country house hotel here in Victoria's Yarra valley. Of course I see a major fluffy moment as soon as I walked in the room. Sitting on the bed was this... They call them privacy cats. If you want to be left alone you simply place the cat at your door. I think this was Decastella, named after the room.
Saturday, May 15, 2021
Friday, May 14, 2021
Back in 2013 Penny and I went to watch the Seekers for their 50th anniversary concert. This was the concert that Judith Durham had a medical incident after it finished. It looked like it may have been their last concert at the time. As you can see from this image we were second row in the middle.
Thursday, May 13, 2021
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
This is the waterwall at the National Gallery of Victoria. It is a favourite haunt for local photographers here in Melbourne. When it was opened in the early 70's the glass used was the longest continuous piece of glass anywhere. The blur is from the flow of water over the glass
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Monday, May 10, 2021
Sunday, May 9, 2021
Saturday, May 8, 2021
The idea for this image came from Penny. This is the breadcrumb trail through the forest from Hansel and Gretel. The ant in the left hand corner was a happy accident and actually fits another theme still to be revealed. Image was taken early one morning at sunrise in the Dandenong ranges national park. All other entries can be found here https://scavengerhunt.photography/round-31/round31-reveals/round-31-reveals-fairytale
Friday, May 7, 2021
It is again time for reveals in the latest scavenger hunt. The word for today is 'ink'. Here is my interpretation of the word. this image was created using oil, water and coloured inks. Lighting was from beneath the image using a Lume cube and a diffuser. Other images can be found here https://scavengerhunt.photography/round-31/round-31-reveals-ink/
Saturday, May 1, 2021
Friday, April 30, 2021
Monday, April 26, 2021
Saturday, April 24, 2021
and I am not talking baggy trousers. I went to an auction around the corner from home today. there were more than 100 people in the crowd and perhaps 5 bidders. The house sold for $1,401,000. Surely the market will run out of steam soon. That price is insane. Image the auctioneer in the middle of the road extracting every last dollar.
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Last year on this day I found this in my mailbox. Just what you need in the middle of a pandemic lockdown. I have no idea what was on it but there was zero chance of it going into my computer. Just a tip if you find something like this anywhere and you are not expecting it. Do not open it as it is likely to be a scam of some sort. At best you will lose some money at worst you could lose important data.
Monday, April 19, 2021
Back in 2018 I was on the way to work and snapped this image in one of Melbourne's many lanes lined with cafes. This is the city of Melbourne's beating heart. Part of my cinematic series. Apologies that I haven't been posting for the last week. I have a new job and it has taken a lot of my time.
Monday, April 12, 2021
Yesterday Penny and I visited Rochester in country Victoria for a memorial service. It was to remember Penny's brother Geoff, who passed away during the first lock down that we had here last year. Because of this all who knew him were forced to grieve without others to help them through the process.
The Geoff that I knew was an alcoholic, constantly in and out of rehabilitation and the footprints that I knew of him was the pile of discarded openers from beer cans on the chair near where he used to love to sit.
What I learnt at the memorial was that Geoff, was a teacher, poet, writer, musician and inspiration to many students that were in his care. Nothing at all like I imagined. The family buried his ashes in the roots of the apricot tree that he loved to sit under on warm summer evenings. The real footprints he leaves behind are his children and the people that they have become.
In recent years I have been to a couple of funerals of significant friends and I must say that I much prefer this memorial service way of celebrating the life of those that are departed. One year is enough time for people to remember the positive things about the person and the footprints that they leave behind
Vale Geoff, sorry I did not take the time to get to know you better
|Footprints echoes of a life well lived|
|Geoff's daughter Rebecca in a reflective moment under the Apricot tree |
where his ashes now reside
|Stuffed toys in his children's bedroom. Untouched since they left home more than 15 years ago|
Saturday, April 10, 2021
This image was created for a scavenger hunt back in 2018. I had the idea to create an image in context with the word "Ends" that contains all the other words. I completed the task in PhotoShop and include the original unedited photo for comparison. It turns out it is quite difficult to replace text on the spine of a book and make it appear like it was always there.
Friday, April 9, 2021
During lock down last year Penny and I snuck out to a local park to shoot the word shoes for the scavenger hunt. The image is a composite of two images. The idea was to have only the shoes and newspaper in the image. I have included the original images
Thursday, April 8, 2021
Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Monday, April 5, 2021
Sunday, April 4, 2021
Friday, April 2, 2021
Or black swan in the local indigenous language. Connewarre is a small town near Barwon Heads in Victoria. Lake Connewarre which is at the mouth of the Barwon river has many there. Yjos was taken at Jells park here in Melbourne. I have never seen one there. This time there where babies as well.
Thursday, April 1, 2021
Back in 2015 it was about the change in the seasons. This was from a tree in our front yard. In recent years it hasn't changed colour until much later in the season. I will post a picture of what it looks like today after the sun comes up.