Tag: Photography

Stuff I Won't Get For Christmas

Mostly because it is not available yet: MAKE: Blog: 4 floor advanced engineering demolition toy set. This appears to be sold out, site is hammered. Way cool Kindle 2. Love my existing Kindle, still. Addonics NAS adapter. World’s smallest NAS. […]

Stuff I Want But Don't Need — grab bag

* Clickjacking. Pretty ugly form of attack. * Self-powered wireless light switches. Pretty cool, instead of running line voltage to every lightswitch, they harness ambient power and send wireless signals to outlets. Now if you just combine this with… * […]

Photo Stuff

onOne Software – Developers of Award Winning Plug-Ins for Adobe Photoshop.  Need to try out. Phantasmagoria — free effects software to try out Rich explains F/Stops to me again.  Goofy. Sony CP1 Canvas picture frame.  Looks cool, doesn’t seem to […]

Home media server

Now that I have a PS3 I want to serve up photos etc to it. Trying to decide between all the choices out there: * Google’s new media server * Free Media Player Streams iTunes, Syncs Content, Converts Video for […]

Rich's photo tools recos

Photo Tools: FDR Tool, PortraitProfessional, Lumapix, Digi-labs | Tongfamily.com — lots of great tips here. I am currently using Aperture and Noise Ninja, with an occasional dip in Adobe Elements — I can’t bring myself to spring for Photoshop but […]

Basic primer on white balance

Basic 1 minute primer on correcting white balance — all phrased in photoshop-ese but works the same in any other tool. Most of my photos this spring are outdoors but still useful.

Software notes — bloatware alternatives

* Crapware: Superior Alternatives to Crappy Windows Software — i didn’t know about cdburnerxp * Rsyncx on the mac — potential beyondcompare alternative * Passpack password manager. I am not ready to give some service all my credentials but man […]

Fixing Noise in ISO 1600 Pictures

Imagenomic – Imagination at Shutter Speed — free and pro versions of noise filtering software — standalone and plugin version. seems to do a great job, has a depth of features that I haven’t begun to tap. I paid for […]

Watching AVCHD on TV

I’m trying to figure out the best way to watch AVCHD movies on the family room TV. I’m not excited about installing a media center pc or appletv. this little box might be useful — Consumer Camcorders – High Definition […]

Importing AVCHD files into iMovie

Did this for the first time last night. Movies look great on the mac but the import process is dog slow, basically happening at something close to regular playback speeds. This software may be worth trying — iMovie & iDVD […]

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Current Books

Jhludwig's bookshelf: read

City of Saints and Madmen
Cowboy Angels
Deep State
Cleopatra: A Life
Lords of the Horizons: A History of the Ottoman Empire
The Elegance of the Hedgehog
Through the Language Glass: Why the World Looks Different in Other Languages
A Journey: My Political Life
The Post-Birthday World
The Hunter
This Is Not a Game
Rules of Deception
Denial of Sunlight
Sixty-One Nails
The Glass Room

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