Sent this to some of my friends two weeks ago… I don’t know if I remembered to mention this but Adobe CS3 is in public beta. It requires your Adobe CS2 authentication to use past two days. One big thing is that this version is native on Intel Macintoshes. According to the latest benchmarks it … Continue reading Photoshop CS3 Beta
Well I’m stuck in the Bay Area for Christmas before I drive home to San Diego tomorrow. What do I find but a photo of mine finally made the Flickr Explore frontpage! Thanks for the Christmas present, Flickr (and Leviathor for pointing this out)! [Finding yourself on Flickr after the jump]
Catching up on some of my RSS newsfeed, I see that Hoya will buy out Pentax to create Hoya Pentax HD Corporation. I think this makes a lot of sense, Tokina (a Hoya trademark) already markets Pentax-designed lenses for the Nikon F-mount and Canon EOS-mount. My next lens purchase is going to be a Pentax-designed … Continue reading Hoya-Pentax
Found on Flickr: Ok so the deal is right now I’m looking at either a Sigma 70-200 f/2.8 or a nikkor 80-200 2.8. But I see there is the AF-D and the AF-S version of the Nikkor. I can’t find the AF-S anywhere on B&H or anything.. is this an older model? What are the … Continue reading Lens QWERTYUIOP
iLounge has a great overview of their site’s resources. Their Free iPod Book and Buyer’s Guide are my favorite because they’re drool-ready and a free download. Remember when this stuff was published in book (and later magazine) and you had to pay for it? I’ve been using them since I got my first iPod in … Continue reading Got a new iPod for Christmas?
The origins of this rant begin with a question about Canon’s camera roadmap that occurred during a Christmas party. It built up steam when reading Ryan’s excellent series on camera purchasing and overtopped my levies of tolerance when I was reading this thread on Flickr. I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take … Continue reading Nikon going full frame
With Christmas here, Ryan has been writing a series on purchasing a digital camera. I thought I’d link them for a number of you who have expressed interest: About $100 or less. Mid-range ($150-$350) dSLR alternatives: Why not to buy a dSLR and high-end non-dSLR digitals. Entry-level dSLRs and Entry-level dSLR models To Infinity and … Continue reading Buying a digital camera
Chris pointed me to a new Ajax security hack. The way it works is by loading a window.onerror handler and then loading a remote site as a <script> tag that will generate a slightly different error when logged in vs. not logged in. That’s pretty clever. The reason Chris probably chose to add Amazon to … Continue reading window.error and login checking
I got an e-mail today in which someone asked to use a photo of mine for a Christmas prayer. This use is well within my creative commons license, but it’s always a nice touch when I’m shown how my photos are used. Besides, I always had a soft spot for Episcopalians. I noticed they’re using … Continue reading Using a photo
Someone’s blasting Christian Pop in the small apartment complex I’m living in. Somewhat bothersome. At least it wasn’t anyone who has complained to me about noise.