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Welcome to Lonewolf Online

Hello and Welcome to Lonewolf Online, the website of Tim Trott - photographer, astronomer and software engineer.

I'm originally from Bristol, England and I'm currently living a few miles from Glasgow, Scotland. I love travel and photography so naturally, I'm creative. I also love writing and over the years my blog has become part of my journey to see the world in a new way.

On my blog, you will find many articles and tutorials on a range of subjects from photography to astronomy, travel, computers, gaming and more. Learn how to program, take better photos, get started in astronomy, build some DIY projects and more.

Get started using the links below, or use the menu above to find something new and interesting.

Lonewolf Online - Since 2005

Tim Trott
Introduction to Photography
Introduction to Astronomy
Stargazing Basics
Introduction to Programming with C# 7
10 Tips to Help You Take Better Smartphone Photos
Astronomy
How to Use The Setting Circles on Your Telescope

How to Use The Setting Circles on Your Telescope

Finding objects in the night sky with your telescope can be one of the most difficult challenges you face, If you have an equatorial mount, being able to use its setting circles will help you considerably.

Can Astronomy Explain Why Egyptians Built the Pyramids?

Can Astronomy Explain Why Egyptians Built the Pyramids?

The pyramids have exerted a powerful spell on the western world. Where once they were thought to be giant granaries, astronomy has revealed their true purpose.

Hypergiant Stars: The Most Massive Stars in the Universe

Hypergiant Stars: The Most Massive Stars in the Universe

Imagine a star so big that if it replaced the Sun, it could engulf the Solar System as far out as the orbit of Saturn. Or one that produces as much energy in one second as our Sun does in a hundred days. These are hypergiant stars.

Photography
How to Edit Image Metadata on Windows 10

How to Edit Image Metadata on Windows 10

How to add, remove, or completely strip image metadata from digital photos to reduce file size and maximise privacy when sharing photos online.

Technology
Linux Gaming: All You Need To Know

Linux Gaming: All You Need To Know

I've long preached at how good Linux is and why you should switch from Windows to Linux, but there is one thing I still use Windows for and that is gaming.

Web Design
Building a Vue.js Website with Axios and Flickr API

Building a Vue.js Website with Axios and Flickr API

Step by step guide to creating your first Vue.js app. We install and configure Vue.js, create a new project and build a portfolio website using Flickr API.

13 Essential VSCode Extensions You'll Actually Use

13 Essential VSCode Extensions You'll Actually Use

Here is a curated list of the best VS Code Extensions for developers to enhance productivity.

10 WordPress Themes for Artists and Creatives

10 WordPress Themes for Artists and Creatives

If you're an artist looking for a responsive WordPress theme with an awesome design and built-in portfolio to showcase your work, these 10 themes are perfect for the job.

Programming
CLR Strict Security on SQL Server 2017

CLR Strict Security on SQL Server 2017

There is a new configuration option in SQL Server 2017 called CLR strict security, it is enabled by default, and can cause problems when using CLR.

Paranormal
12 Advanced Ancient Technologies That Should NOT Exist

12 Advanced Ancient Technologies That Should NOT Exist

A look at several advanced ancient technologies that should not have existed until thousands of years later. Where did they come from? Who invented them? Why are they isolated in history?

Blog
Thirty Seven

Thirty Seven

This post is a self reflection article and my annual review of the past year, what have I achieved since my last birthday?