Whew.....

October 15, 2005

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Tide wins of Mississippi 13-10…. 3 seconds left and a field goal puts them over. Tight.


Photos of Matt and Matt

October 13, 2005

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Just posted the shots from last weekend. There were several that didn't make the cut because of the newly discovered problem with back-focusing. Still pissed about that.
Anyway the shots were of Matt Wertz and Matt Nathanson playing at Freebird Live. I got there as M. Wertz was finishing up his show. There was another artist named Kate Earl, but she finished up before I made it to the bar.
I need to talk to the lighting guy and see if they would be willing to point one of the spots a little farther back so it hits the drummers. When they sit with their back to the wall, they are basically in a black hole.
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Further Reading

October 12, 2005

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I was skimming other parts of the model rocket drug launching report and saw this under Computer Forensic Jargon to Avoid
Exact Duplicate: As defined in the Federal Rules of Evidence, a duplicate is an exact representation of the original. Therefore, the term “exact duplicate” is redundant.
Language is fun.


Model Rocket

October 12, 2005

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I've fired off model rockets a few times before. It's a lot of fun. I never would have thought to use them to get rid of drugs. Check out the 10th entry on this report.


20/15

October 12, 2005

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Just went to the eye doctor for a follow up exam after my lasik. Seems I can now read the 20/15 line on the eye chart without assistance. Quite a change from the pre-lasik days when I couldn't read the big "E" that's the top of every eye chart.
So very cool.


Bad|Back Focus

October 11, 2005

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My digital camera is now two generations old (the 10D). In the past there has been lots of internet talk about the a "back-focus" problem with it. Especially combined with certain lenses. I never ran into this problem. That is until I got my new (to me) wide angle lens.
The first time I really shot with it was last weekend when I shot that Matts. After looking at the images I thought I had completely forgotten what I was doing when I'm shooting. Nothing looked sharp at all. That is, until I started looking at the backgrounds. Guess who just setup a lens/body combo with back focusing problems. Piss.
I've really been interested in getting the new 5D, but I wasn't even going to seriously consider it until next year. While I like the idea of having the camera, I'm really not excited about the fact that it looks like I'll pretty much have to purchase it in order to be able to shoot anything wide angle. This is particularly a pain since shooting with wide glass is pretty much my favorite.
Piss.
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P.S. Yes, I know I could focus manually, but I'm really not interested in that. I've gotten too used to the auto aspect. Plus it's a pain with the smaller viewfinder size.


Look! My house.

October 10, 2005

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For those of you who wanted to see where I live:
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Scary. What's really wild is that you can look down on the Forbidden City in China. (Click on Satellite when you get there.)
Boggles the mind a little. Try not to worry about what the government can see.
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The new blade

October 10, 2005

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It has amazed me how much printer technology has imporved. I bought a $100 photo printer a couple years ago that easily bested the $5,000 printer I used at the design lab just a few years before that.
C-Net has a great post up about how the ink for these amazing machines is what you have to watch out for. I rarely print things these days, but the easy of the online shops means that when I do, I almost always go with them.
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