Online Graph Paper

June 28, 2007

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Found myself at work today needing a piece of graph paper. So, go to google and type in pdf graph paper and sure enough, the first link is to a site that let's you make your own pdf graph pages for printing. The internet is cool.


Project Cartoon

June 22, 2007

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For those of you have who ever done development work in a company this will be extremely funny: Project Cartoon. Further example of the scary transformation that started taking place when I first started my real job into someone that finds Dilbert funny way more often than not.


More fire in the eyes

June 16, 2007

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Here's another shot of Dave with his eyes on fire. Not one of the picks, but it shows the fire even higher. I should mention that I shot this on IR film. I was using a strobe and everything in terms of the exposure was a complete guess. I'm pretty sure I had never shot infrared with a strobe before and I sure hadn't shot fire before. The negs are pretty dense. I'd say over exposed by about two stops. Three on some frames. If I had missed that far in my guessing with digital it would not have been recoverable. Of course, when you get virtually instant feedback with a histogram, it only would have taken one or two test shots to dial in the exposure. Fire Eyes 2


New Music: Feist

June 16, 2007

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Just hear an interview with Feist on NPR this morning. Nice and chill. Will have to pick some up.


Handshake

June 16, 2007

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I love overly complicated stuff. Check out this handshake.


Goodbye, Mr. Wizard

June 14, 2007

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It's a sad day for the world of science. The L.A. Times is reporting that Mr. Wizard has passed away. I hadn't thought about him in years and then mentioned him in a post about the Mythbusters two days ago. Not a happy coincidence. Having lived to 89 and probably done more to inspire young scientists than just about any other individual, I think it's safe to say he had a good life. Everyone should do a kitchen-sink science experiment this weekend to pay respects.


That's Not Photoshop

June 14, 2007

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Here's one of the images I was scanning. One of my favorites out of all the ones I've ever shot. Yes. The flames are real. Dave ended up with second degree burns on his nose. Can't say he wasn't willing to sacrifice for art. Fire Eyes


Scanning film

June 13, 2007

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I'm scanning in some old film negs that I want to have printed. I had forgotten exactly how time consuming it used to be to get a digital version of an image. And this is film that is already developed. Wild to think that with a tethered (or wireless) connection today, you can be editing in image in Photoshop about as quickly as you can put the camera down after taking a shot. I have some nostalgia for the darkroom days of film, but not really any at all from that middle time period when I was shooting film but doing edit work digitally and had to transfer the analog to digital myself. (There is a faint, faint, faint smell of fix on a few of my old black and white negs. That smell brings a flood of great memories.)


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