There has been a movement in Plaxo recently to make the blog â€œmore edgyâ€ and less bland corporate PR crap. I can only say thatâ€™s a good thing.
One little gem of that outgrowth is a wonderful entry by my co-worker Michael Rowley on photographing people at work. Actually, yesterday we had a â€œHaxoâ€ day where we spend our time working on a project not related to my current work. Michael spent his Haxo Day photographing at Plaxo so in many ways this blog entry was an outgrowth of his Haxo project.
If you are curious as to Michaelâ€™s style, here is a candid he took of me:
Continue reading Shooting people at work
parent hacks is a blog created by some technical writers/recent parents, devoted to parenting, O’Reilly geek-style.
As a parent of nobody, this has little value to me, but somehow this blog “works” because it has a nice focused vertical as well as a clever graphic, two features a personal blog like this doesn’t have.
Continue reading about the future of blogging. after the jump
Mark Goldstein has a nice little article on the death of the bridge camera over at PhotographyBLOG.
I talked about the bridge camera in an earlier article. My main contention is that bridge is often better for more people, but they’re going to buy dSLR anyway.
Continue reading about bridge cameras after the jump
Caitlin sent me an interesting website showing off the Andromeda Video Acquisition System.
Basically this system purports to take a 3-CCD DV camera and turn it into a high-definition RAW video stream. Note that this only works with the Panasonic AG-DVX100, which is a DV camera.
Continue reading Video RAW
Google is planning to create GDrive for all your online storage needs.
Is anyone surprised?
Continue reading Google, Google Everywhere
Plaxo just released Server 2.12.
Now that we have a bunch of partners using our website, we had to slide an extra step in the release train that allows the partners to test against the release candidate for a few weeks before release. What this means is Iâ€™ve forgotten what is in this release. For me, it was basically a big bug fix release.
Continue reading Server 2.12 released
Pity Microsoft sometimes.
What possess them to send out hype announcements just before a Steve Jobâ€™s keynote/event? I know Apple has a tiny marketshare, but in the geek world, their mind share is huge. This is why Appleâ€™s announcements top Google News Sci/Tech section even after a mediocre product announcement.
More is the pity because Origami is actually a very interesting device.
(Be warned, the Origami website linked is pointless.)
Continue reading The Origami hype-machine
(Thanks to the people of this Flickr thread for informing me of this.)
It looks like Apple caved into all hearsay by photographers and is releasing a new version of Aperture catered to them.
The major thing to note, IMO, is that Aperture 1.1 will be a universal binary and available as a free update, paving my purchase of a 17″ MacBook Pro in August.
But letâ€™s look at the features in this update:
Continue reading Aperture 1.1