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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
Getting Started in Observational Astronomy
Introduction to Programming with C# 7
10 Tips to Help You Take Better Smartphone Photos
Astronomy
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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.

Building a Vue.js Website with Axios and Flickr API

Do Herodotu's Logs Show Who First Rounded Africa?

On his travels in Egypt, Herodotus recounted a story of Egyptian sailors who witnessed sunrise to the north, thus proving they were in the southern seas.

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5 Radio Telescope Discoveries That Are Significant In Astronomy

Since radio telescopes were developed, significant discoveries have been made. Here we list 5 amazing radio telescope discoveries.

Photography
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How to Take the Perfect Snow Snap

Snowfall can cause a huge frustration for those of us who have to trudge to work, but it can also present some fun opportunities too, especially for photographers. Here are five tips to help you take some great pictures during some tricky shooting experiences.

Technology
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.

Building a Vue.js Website with Axios and Flickr API

13 Essential VSCode Extensions You'll Actually Use

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

Building a Vue.js Website with Axios and Flickr API

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
Building a Vue.js Website with Axios and Flickr API

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
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The Bargarran Witches of Glasgow

Those hung and burned were victims of a widespread hysteria in Scotland during the 17th century - fuelled by the fear of Satan and the occult.

Blog
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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?