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February 19, 2006

On the beach

I'm really enjoying the photos posted by Gemma and Nathan and Nick and having just got back from a week down at the beach, I thought I'd have a go too.

Waves on the beach, New Milton, Feb 2006

(Click for larger image)

Camera: Casio Exilim Z750
Date: 14th Feb 2006
Location: Highcliffe Beach, new Milton
Shutter: 1/120s
Aperture: F/3.6
ISO: 100
Comments: Bizarrely unlike what I actually saw, since it was about midday and a sunny blue sky, but pleasing anyway.
Post-processing: None.

Writing about web page

Click to visit Despair.comYou know those supposedly motivational posters that say things like "You will never know what you can achieve unless you try" and "If you are not living on the edge, you are taking too much room"? At best they're irritating, at worst a waste of space.

Fortunately there is an antidote: makes posters and other stuff with what we might fairly call demotivational messages which are much more appealing. As well as the example shown here, some other quotes I enjoyed included:-

  • Incompetence: When you earnestly believe you can compensate for a lack of skill by doubling your efforts, there's no end to what you can't do.

  • Meetings: None of us is as dumb as all of us.

And in a nice pop at the market that they're satirising:-

  • Motivation: If a pretty poster and a cute saying are all it takes to motivate you, you probably have a very easy job. The kind robots will be doing soon.

Amusingly, I notice that this brand of anti-motivational material is now so popular that if you do a Google search for motivational posters then rather than any of the designers that they're lampooning is the first result.

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