I think I’ve bought my last desktop computer

A couple of years ago, I was all into and enjoyed build­ing desktop com­puters, pick­ing out the right video card, select­ing the best mother­board and gen­er­ally dig­ging deep into the innards of my future com­put­ing plat­form. And design­ing the per­fect ‘office’ com­put­ing envir­on­ment with short cable runs, ample power for my accessor­ies and lots of […]

Free photo app Instagram just got better

The free and pop­u­lar instant pho­to­graphy shar­ing app for iOS, Ins­tagram, just pushed an update through — and it’s a nifty little update too! Aside from some bug fixes, two new fil­ters were added in the 1.0.7 update; Walden Hefe And one has been retrieved from the cut­ting room floor after a bit of a […]

Revisiting an old friend

It’s a new year, so the slate is clean and there’s lots of new things to try. Or old things that dropped off the radar to revis­it. In my case, it’s pho­to­graphy and image pro­cessing. I used to enjoy work­ing in a wet dark­room and watch­ing images mater­i­al­ize on paper. That was years and many […]

Keeping your holiday photos safe

The
hol­i­day sea­son is upon us, which means that we’ll be enjoy­ing time
spent with fam­ily and friends. Many of us will grab our handy
cam­era-enabled data phones and snap price­less shots that we’ll want to
share, and keep for pos­ter­it…

Print? Scan? Copy? Fax? It’s covered!

Recently
I had an oppor­tun­ity to put one of the new Broth­er multi-func­tion
print­er devices through it’s paces, and over­all, I liked what I saw.Priced as an entry level unit, the Broth­er MFC-J615W (that’s a mouth­ful, why can’t they…

Personal Indulgance: Airplanes and Photography

Earli­er this week I found a rather cool web­site that com­bines two of my interests; pho­to­graphy and avi­ation. YouLikeAirplanesToo.com is a simple little Tumblr blog that pro­files inter­est­ing avi­ation pho­to­graphy. It’s clean, almost sparse, giv­ing all the atten­tion to the images. Which I appre­ci­ate. Maybe you will too!

Atlantis on the Sun — Desktop Image

I felt the need for a new desktop image for my com­puters, now that the Apollo 11 excite­ment has died down, and I was tir­ing of my Apollo 8 Earth­rise image. I found this neat shot of Atlantis trans­it­ing the Sun, by Thi­erry Legault. The fol­low­ing sizes at the NASA site: Full Size 1024×768 800×600 […]