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7 comments | 13th July 2017, 11:28 AM

Second Pride journal in a row, but this one is maybe a little different from Vodka95's.

Many of you know I'm currently down in London for a few months on the biggest job (so far) of my freelance career. Here's my expert 'directing finger' in action, plus my lovely 70-200mm 2.8. Very, very pretty lens

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So one of the biggest advantages of being in London right now is that I managed to get to Pride; a huge festival of love and acceptance. It was one the best days of my life, honestly. Tens of thousands of people partying solidly for ~12 hours - smiling and loving life the entire time. It was a beacon of sense amongst recent headlines.

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6 comments | 8th April 2017, 05:37 AM

I got to see one of my favourite bands of all time last night. Utterly, utterly phenomenal performance - somehow from a bunch of geriatrics.

My voice is gone from singing and shouting, my ears are ringing and I can't stop grinning.

14 comments | 19th September 2016, 15:12 PM

Melting point: 1246C
Boiling point: 2061C

19 comments | 24th June 2016, 07:48 AM

There are no words.
Scotland must seize this opportunity to get the fuck out of the UK, rejoin the EU and try not to wince as Farage's England tumbles further and further into a Dystopian wasteland.
This is a victory for xenophobia, short-sightedness and lies. Trump winning is the next milestone on this journey. This is the darkest timeline.

14 comments | 13th December 2015, 16:29 PM

I recently asked you guys for some advice about 1440p displays. After much deliberation, I went for the AOC Q2770PQU sitting at a glorious 27" which takes up my entire desk width - an impressive feat on a desk this big.

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I've now been living and working with these panels for about six months and I've got to say I haven't had a single problem. The colour reproduction - which is easily my most important priority - is staggeringly good. I had them calibrated to broadcast standards in mere minutes and the faithful, bright and vibrant colours are simply beautiful. I'm also running them on the absolute lowest power settings and they're still totally bright and rich. On the full power setting it's like looking out of a real window.

For work, the extra screen real estate of 1440p is phenomenal. I have almost all the tools I ever need on screen at once in After Effects and it creates a painless and efficient workflow that makes work so much less tiring.

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For games, I was worried that I would notice the slightly lower-end refresh rate. I don't, at all. Maybe if I was playing a twitch-fps like Counter-strike at an e-sports level I might see a difference, but for gaming for enjoyment, the beautiful picture, immersive screen size and ridiculously crisp resolution more than makes up for anything lost in the refresh rate. I was using a 144Hhz monitor for years and I don't feel any worse off at 60.

There are some nice bonuses like USB3 ports in the sides and I personally quite like the design of the bevel, though it's nothing mind-blowing. The stands are sturdy and easily adjustable and sit on lazy-susans so that rotating your displays won't scratch your desk. Nice touch.

Overall, I couldn't be happier. Would heartily recommend to anyone on here, but especially to those with jobs in design or video - I can't stress enough how stunning the colour is, even at basically a 180 degree viewing angle. What a display.

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