More Hands - Daft this time

February 27, 2008

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In the spirit of the hand clapping from the earlier post. Here's another hand related vid that's just fun. And groovy. It takes a min to get going, hangs out for a bit in the realm of intresting, then gets just a bit crazy. I'm not sure which came first, the hands or the bodies, but this one is also fun: I doubt I have either the fine or gross motor skills to pull of either one of these. Makes me wonder how many takes it took to produce these since there's no cuts. I'd like to think it was just one for each.


Wedding Excuse

February 27, 2008

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I'm shooting the wedding of a couple of friends on Sat. This works out well because there are a few photo related things that I've been wanting to pick up for a while. Since I haven't really been shooting (or even really had a chance to shoot) in the past while I couldn't really justify getting the stuff. With a wedding though, easy call. I've also been working tonight to actually get my recently built computer setup to edit/work-on photos. Pretty darn excited about that.


Dilbert

February 23, 2008

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I saw Dilert a few times when I was in College. Didn't find it funny at all. I now work in a fairly corporate environment and find it funny way more often than not. This is one from the other day that I really enjoyed. image Since I'm the tech guy and the majority of what I work on is Greek to the rest of the staff, I figured it would be a good one to print out and stick on my door. It's probably obvious, but I should point out that "Framistan" and "Gabol" are made up terms. This also reminds me of some people that I've worked with before that pretended to know a lot more about technology than they actually did. I would occasionally make up fake technology terms or abbreviations, combine them with real terms and ask things like, "You know how Rapid-Q2 XML delivery works, right?" The answer would invariably be "Of Course!" with a bit of that tone that implies insult by asking such a silly question. Neat trick since Rapid-Q2 isn't anything.


Speed and Angels

February 18, 2008

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Looking forward to seeing this one: speedandangels.com. It looks like Top Gun (which gets referenced a few times in the clips.) Except that it's a documentary. One of the clips in the previews has a recording of a pilots first launch off an aircraft carrier. Sounds exactly like what I think would be going thru my head, but I'd probably be too freaked to get the signal to my brain.


Excellence in almost anything tends to amaze

February 11, 2008

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I've said before that even if I'm not into something at all, I pretty much always like seeing examples of excellence in any category. Some folks I've met aren't like this. If something is outside of their normal orbit, they aren't interested or aren't willing to think about what it takes to excel. Thanks to the good ol' net, we can be exposed to excellence we would likely have never seen before. (Assuming it gets found in all the crap.) Take for example, hand clapping. It wouldn't have occurred to me to think about excellence in that field. Glad I followed the link to this just to see it though. Of course, I think it's easier to appreciate excellence in something that we can all understand or do. I can clap, but I sure can't do it like that guy. I don't have any desire to, but I'm still happy I saw it. I'm sure a ton of folks will make fun of the guy and the video, but mocking is easy.


Photoshop theme: Literal translations of popular idioms

February 09, 2008

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From Fark. A bunch of these made me chuckle. link


No more Polaroids

February 08, 2008

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Yet another part of the film world of photography is about to disappear. Seems Polaroid is going to stop producing film. Trigger nostalgia. I never had a Polaroid camera myself, but used Polaroid backs all the time when working on commercial and studio shoots. I'm glad they mention that part of it in the article. I don't think that most people know that pros used Polaroids all the time.


InfraRecorder

February 06, 2008

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I'm trying a new (to me) open source CD/DVD burning piece of software called "InfraRecorder". So far, seems pretty nice. I've said before, I'm a big fan of using open-souce software whenever it acts as a viable replacement for it's commercial counterpart.


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