I’ve just uploaded a new banner image based on a photo of Ballinafagh Lake at dusk with my new logo layered over it using Paint .NET.
The previous banner was based on this photo of willow ‘down’ covering a lake-side tree at Russeltown on Blessignton Lake.
Both lakes are in fact man-made. Blessington is a reservoir for the Pollahuca hydroelectric plant and is now the major water source for most of North Kildare and large parts of Dublin City. Ballinafagh is an abandoned reservoir for the Grand Canal system and is a magical spot, particularly when visited on a summer’s evening or at dusk in winter.
I’ve also discovered s3://, a new Firefox extension for accessing Amazon S3. Really simple to use, rather than an FTP type approach, it uses the URLbar. By going to s3:// you can add your Amazon S3 credentials and then manage your buckets, upload new files, or delete existing files.
Big plus, it works with Firefox 3; S3Fox has not yet made the leap (even using Nighly Tester Tools extension to force compatibility wouldn’t work – same applies to the EC2 management extension, Elasticfox ). In fact a whole heap of extensions are not Firefox 3 RC compatible, so much so, when I rebuilt my machine this week after a disk failure, I reverted back to V2.