I love having time off. I love holidays too, but just having a stretch of a few days when I'm not in the office and let my brain drift to where it will is my idea of heaven. So as you can imagine I've been having a great old time of it over the Easter weekend, building code and customizing the BIOS on my Lenevo IdeaPad, cooking a lovely load of lamb ramekins for dinner, watching lots of football, reading about these weird new 4-quark particles, working on PCRControl and listening to some frankly astounding religious broadcasts from the US.
PCRControl has undergone a pretty major load of work over the last couple of days, and it's now approaching the app that I want. I'm using it more or less all the time to use the PCR1500 now, which is just how it should be. If you've got a PCR1500, why not give it a go? It's a free and open beta I'm running, so get stuck in!
I will also be working on a bit of astrophotograph image processing software I've been working on, which is supposed to help you stack images together and get something pretty out of it. I've been concentrating on solving one of my major issues with astoimaging - light pollution. More or less all my non-planetary images have an unhealthy pink or orange glow to them, thanks to my location in the middle of a town. I've hit upon a way to remove this almost entirely from images, and I'll be showcasing the images and the software very soon.