St Andrews prepares for the Royal Wedding celebrations

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St Andrews has been buzzing with activity all week, in preparation for the Royal Wedding 465 miles away in Westminster Abbey, London.

All week the streets have been packed with visitors, and the shop windows have slowly turning red, white and blue.

This morning TV crews started arriving, parking—as they do—outside my office window and raising the giant satellite dishes on the roofs of their vans.

This afternoon, as I returned from lunch, St Salvator’s quadrangle was quite literally a-bit-loud-in-a-white-noisey-kind-of-a-way, as though the entire squadron from Leuchars was passing through the quad, as three stages and a “large outdoor screen” were installed.

The photo above is how things looked at 17:15 this afternoon.

At 07:30 tomorrow morning the quad will begin filling with guests as they prepare for The Royal Wedding Breakfast at St Andrews.

Check out the programme via the University’s press release Romance made in St Andrews.

EXIF Date Changer–for when your digital photos have the wrong date and time

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Have you ever downloaded a batch of digital photos off your camera only to discover that you’d accidentally set the clock wrong and the time on every photo was out by 12 hours, or you hadn’t noticed that the camera had reset itself and all your photos were claiming to have been taken in 2007?

Almost all digital cameras record and store various camera settings, scene information, date/time the photo was taken etc as Exchangeable Image File (EXIF) data within the image file.  This information can be really useful when it comes to sorting or viewing your digital photos, providing you keep your camera date/time settings up to date.

EXIF Date Changer by Rellik Software is an application that can easily edit the EXIF data and correct your mistakes, either by adjusting the time by a certain number of days, hours, minutes and seconds or by setting the date to a specific date and time.

The difference between the free and pro versions is that the free supports only JPG and cannot be used for commercial use.

I find that a combination of EXIF Date Changer and Better File Rename safely gets me out of pretty much every situation.