Monthly Archives: August 2007

Lasting Stuff

This is the slow dissolving, long lasting stuff edition: Photography is dead. From Erwins Home: The essence of film-based photography is not only the fact that the mechanism of capturing an image and fixing it in a silver halide grain … Continue reading

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Web 9.75

The precision of naming takes away from the uniqueness of seeing. Pierre Bonnard. Nick Carr comments on Google’s Web 3.0, pointing out the fact that Web 3.0 was supposed to be about the Semantic Web, or, as he puts it, … Continue reading

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Raw Shoots

I’m looking at various RAW editors, including UFRaw and Adobe’s Camera RAW but also downloaded a copy of RawShooter 2006. The company that produced this tool, Pixmantec, is no more having been bought about by Adobe. However, the tool can … Continue reading

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SnagIt Equivalent for Mac

I love SnagIt for the PC. I’m using it for this book, and I’ve included a description of it in the book, as one of the tools covered. It’s a great screen capture tool. Only problem: no version for the … Continue reading

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Going South

It’s almost 8pm, the air conditioner has been on for seven hours solid, and it’s still close to 85 in my room. You can feel the heat pulse through the wall, which is a little unnerving. I can’t even imagine … Continue reading

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DC Weblog

Missouri folks: rest of you close your eyes Missourinet posts a note that Lorna Domke from the Department of Conservation is starting a weblog. One of her first stories is on Pickle Springs. (Remember when I wrote on Pickle Springs? … Continue reading

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Commenting on Aggregated Items

Philipp Lenssen posted on the new Google News commenting feature, where people can submit comments for news items that show up at The folks of Google describe this procedure, as soliciting commentary from those people ‘involved’: We’ll be trying … Continue reading

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