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Wed, May. 7th, 2008, 09:43 am
Do you have a Canon point-and-shoot?

If you do, you may want to check this out: http://lifehacker.com/387380/turn-your-point+and+shoot-into-a-super+camera

Basically, it's a firmware hack that will open up unused features on P&S Canon cams, such as some in the Powershot family. The most useful features, in my opinion, are RAW mode, DOF indication, and especially live histograms. I'm going to try this on my SD500.

Wed, Mar. 19th, 2008, 08:44 am
Match It for Pratchett


Help match Terry Pratchett's £500,000 ($1M) donation to Alzheimer's research. As you may recall, the author of the Discworld series was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Of course, at the time he reminded us that he "aintn't dead yet", echoing the words of one of his beloved characters.

Tue, Mar. 18th, 2008, 09:32 am
A few new pictures

A few more here.

Now that warmer weather is finally showing up, I feel more inclined to go out and do things, such as taking pictures. I also recently bought a new 70-300mm telephoto lens, which is nice for candid people shots, and I'm also going to try my hand at dabbling in bird photography.

Sun, Dec. 16th, 2007, 11:17 pm
Recent Wankery

Couple new ones recently put up on flickr. I picked up one of those toy Holga cameras and have been fiddling with it, with some results.

Ghost in your Closet

An Emboldened Skyline

Sat, Nov. 10th, 2007, 07:38 pm
Home Movies

I recently inherited a good deal of old kit, including a Super 8 movie camera, a S8 projector, and a couple cans of home movies shot between when I was 1 and 2 years old.

Thu, Oct. 18th, 2007, 12:23 am
Ahab's Last Ride

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"To the last, I grapple with thee; From Hell's heart, I stab at thee; For hate's sake, I spit my last breath at thee." - Melville, Moby Dick

Mon, Sep. 24th, 2007, 03:23 pm

I saw two interesting things today as I drove out to pick up lunch.

The first was a little sign that read "Warning: Community Watch" and was hung below a mailbox. I know what they're going for, there, but I can't help but imagine they've got a bunch of nosy old codgers locked up in their back yard, sniffing the air for ne'er-do-wells and yelling at speeding cars as they go by. Does the postman cast furtive glances into his mirrors as he delivers the mail?

The second was a bumper sticker which read "I <3 My Wife". Which begs the question (to me, at least) of whether there's a range of these things. I mean, there's an entire spectrum of devotion one can feel toward one's wife--but I've yet to see "I think my wife is OK", "I've developed a mild fondness for my wife", or even "I love my wife, except for the times she dances naked in the flower garden wearing only an oven mitt on her head". Look, if you're going to go to the trouble of proclaiming something like that to the world, you ought to at least be specific.

Sun, Sep. 16th, 2007, 11:21 pm
Killbot 2000

Wed, Sep. 12th, 2007, 10:35 pm

I went to a local figure drawing session last night, for the first time in a good long while. It felt nice to be back in the saddle.

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