The World’s Most Viewed Photo

From twitter account 

Bliss was the name of the default computer wallpaper of Windows XP.  The photograph was made on June 24, 1996 for the digital-design company HighTurn by Charles O’Rear, a former National Geographic photographer.

According to O’Rear, the image was not digitally enhanced or manipulated in any way.  The image was captured from the side of the highway 12/121 with a hand held medium-format camera. The approximate location is 3101 Fremont Drive  (Sonoma High Way), Sonoma, California.

3101 Fremont Dr. (Sonoma Hwy.), Sonoma, CA
3101 Fremont Dr. (Sonoma Hwy.), Sonoma, CA



The same location in November, 2006, showing vines covering the hillside and foreground.
The same location in November, 2006, showing vines covering the hillside and foreground.

Andrew Mwenda – making a stand against anti-gay law…

In February 2014  Uganda’s president President Yoweri Museveni signed off a bill toughening anti-gay laws allowing those convicted of homosexuality to be imprisoned for life.    The anti-homosexuality bill passed through parliament in December after its architects agreed to drop a death penalty clause. The legislation requires those found guilty of repeat homosexuality to be jailed for life.

Andrew Mwenda spoke to NTVUganda’s Newsnight programme and maybe it’s my own ignorance but I really didn’t expect him to say what he did.  I was just used to the anti-gay sentiments that have been reported from Uganda. Andrew’s interview was galvanising and reminded me that I too – should not judge all Ugandan’s as I had done previously – not everyone is the same!

Astronomy with Mike Culley

Mike Culley is from the Southend Planetarium and on 31st March, he spoke with Jason McCrossan about the latest happenings in the sky at night. Monday Matters broadcasts on 106.9 SFM every Monday night from 7pm and online at: