Tim Trott

 

I'm Tim Trott, a web developer, photographer and amateur astronomer originally from Bristol and now living in Scotland. This website is my online journal, a place for me to record my day-to-day thoughts and write about my experiences and hobbies.

 

Atmospheric Optics16/04/2014
What is the Moon Illusion?

The Moon illusion makes the Moon appear much larger when it is closer to the horizon. Find out why the moon is larger when its near the horizon.

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How-To Guides04/04/2014
Resurrecting an Old Telescope

I've just uncovered my old telescope, how do I go about making it usable again? How do I clean the mirror? How do I get everything back together properly?

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Harley-Davidson,Scotland06/03/2014
My First Harley-Davidson

On Saturday 1st March I picked up my brand new Harley-Davidson Softail Slim (FLS) from West Coast Harley-Davidson in Glasgow.

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Web Design11/02/2014
Optimise Images for the Web

One of the most important website performance ranking factors is to make sure that you optimise images for the web.

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Ghosts11/02/2014
Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms

Beneath the streets of Westminster in London there lies a vast labyrinth of rooms and passages, whose origins go back to 1938, when war with Nazi Germany was becoming increasingly likely.

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Ghosts05/02/2014
SS Great Britain

Built in Bristol and designed lay the pioneering Victorian engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806-1859), SS Great Britain was launched in 1843. At that time, she was the largest ship in the world, a state-of-the-art luxury vessel, designed to carry 252 passengers across the Atlantic.

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Defender 9025/01/2014
Defender Tires and Bumperettes

With rough weather on the horizon I thought it would be a good idea to invest in a decent set of tires to go on my Defender.

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Linux,Windows 722/01/2014
Black Screen after Installing ATI Catalyst Drivers

After installing ATI Catalyst drivers in Windows and Linux, you may encounter an unmovable black screen from which you can do nothing, even though everything else about the computer seems to work.

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How-To Guides20/01/2014
How to Photograph the Moon with a DSLR

Find out how to photograph the Moon with your DSLR camera and a small telescope and capture amazing views of the Moon.

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Electric Guitar18/01/2014
Rockin’ on my New Guitar

Just before Christmas I decided to start learning to play my guitar again, having given up when I couldn't play Jimmy Hendrix Purple Haze after two weeks. I've now started from the absolute basics - Guitar for Dummies and Rocksmith 2014.

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Ghosts13/01/2014
The Flying Dutchman

The Flying Dutchman, the phantom ship doomed to roam the seas endlessly, has struck terror into the hearts of sailors who have reported seeing it. Even King George V recorded seeing the apparition as a young man. This is the story of the accursed ship.

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Security & Privacy07/01/2014
History of Cryptography

Everyone has something to hide, and thanks to the latest developments in codes and encryption, the art of concealment has never been easier.

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