Mac OS X Tiger is full of features you never notice until someone is looking over your shoulder saying, â€œWhatâ€™s that?â€
In this case, Joseph was looking over my shoulder and what he noticed was an accidental drop down sheet in Address Book that led me to realize that Address Book supports address book sharing through dotMac. I donâ€™t think I ever saw it mentioned but is interesting given who I work for.
This is a sheet that pops up when you select “File->Subscribe to Address Bookâ€¦” from the menu in Address Book. I had no idea it was there until today.
Blake sent me this URL to the Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny. Man, I wish this was on iTunes Music Storeâ€”Iâ€™d actually get an Video iPod for this.
Watch it to see who will survive.
Someone asked on Flickr how you get waterblur in your photographs.
You can go into aperture priority stick and stop down to f/22 to get waterblur, but you are hitting the diffraction limits of the lens and losing sharpness. (Remember, if you have a polarizer hanging around, it doubles as an 2-stop ND filter. If you have a pocket digital camera, your sunglasses can be a filter in a pinch.)
ND filters and a tripod are your best bet. A neutral-density (ND) filter allows you to experiment with waterblur on a sunny day:
I think what Frey did was wrong and probably potentially harmful to real drug addicts out there, but it wasnâ€™t that interesting until I read that Oprah put her stamp of approval on itâ€”â€œessential emotional truthsâ€ my ass.
We live in a world of political double speak, where even the big O thinks she is entitled to it. Continue reading
LA Times reports on a California lawsuit concerning â€œIntelligent Design.â€
Since Intelligent Design as a science was universally shut down, the idea this time is to nominally call Intelligent Design â€œPhilosophy of Designâ€ while teaching it as a science or religion course. Itâ€™s a lot like a long car trip with your older brother in reverse: you agree upon a line you cannot cross and then he puts his finger over, then his arm over, an escalates until you start fighting again. Amusing stuff. Continue reading
Robert Gordon, a Yale Law School Professor, writes the most interesting summary of the case against the Alito nomination Iâ€™ve seen. Continue reading
Ethan pointed out to me this press release from Nikon UK that points out that Nikon Japan is getting rid of most 35mm SLR film bodies, all large-format lenses and enlarging lenses, many manual focus 35mm lenses and related accessories.
I emphasize the word â€œmostâ€ because many people are reading this as â€œallâ€ when, in fact, the Nikon F6 is still being manufactured and sold worldwide along with the Nikon FM10 for some markets. The former is the latest (and possibly last) in a long line of 35mm cameras that people like me used to dream about owning as kids. The latter is an all-manual camera that has a special place in my heart because I hijacked an eyepiece from its grandfather, the FM2 to build my D70 eyecup replacement. Continue reading
Huffpost mentions that the Governator doesnâ€™t have a motorcycle license.
Am I the only person who dislikes Arnold Schwarzenegger being Governer of my state who doesnâ€™t understand the political importance of this? Is this a felony or something?
Sounds to me that he was just being stupid.
Moritz Petersen took this wonderful photograph on Flickr:
This sparked a discussion on C.A.F.E. on how he managed to get the wonderful star pattern on his night shot. Continue reading