This video clip is about an hour long. If you really want to improve your photographic skills, then it is worth watching.
Okay. I’ve bit the bullet and have purchased a new Blue Yeti microphone from Guitar Center. That, and the Open Source program Audacity, are going to help me turn some of my stories into audiobooks. Over the next few weeks, I’ll share some of the trails and tribulations of this effort. Feel free in asking … More AudioBook
A bit of geek news on Slashdot this past week provided me with a small case of future shock and reminded me of a story I read many years ago. Here’s the news link: http://hardware.slashdot.org/story/12/06/08/1815251/mits-self-assembling-3d-nanostructures-the-future-of-computer-chips Back in 1975, Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle wrote a classic hard science fiction novel called “The Mote in God’s … More Biological Integrated Circuits?
A news release from the Large Hadron Collider, near Geneva, Switzerland, tells of a possible explanation for the lack of antimatter in our universe. Part of the article mentions a new type of quark, called LHC-Beauty. If I recall my elementary physics, that means we now list seven types of quarks. They are, Top, Bottom, … More New Type of Quark!
I ran into this neat artist’s conception on one of my favorite websites. http://challenge.cgsociety.org/nvart06/entry/cat007 The illustration shows an idea for the next generation of pocket cellphone/tablet/computer. I think the artist is correct in that it might be technically feasible in the next few years. Would you like one?
This is from a Panasonic commercial website… “The “i-PRO SmartHD” is drawing great attention in the Panasonic booth at the “SECURITY SHOW.” Its ability to detect age and gender of customers is being proposed here as a marketing tool for the store. Not only will it let you monitor and survey using network cameras, it … More Future Shock!
More than a few years ago, I noticed that there were some email and blog taglines I really liked. In many cases, they were better than the message content. With this in mind, I started collecting them in the form of a raw text tagline file. I chose raw text because I didn’t want to … More Taglines?
After a rough start to the week, tonight wraps up on some high notes. New Ride! My wife and I just traded up to a new car. We got a 2010 Subaru Forester 2.5XL. It’s very comfortable, has all-wheel-drive and gets 26mpg on the highway. Since the weatherman is promising some nice weather tomorrow, we’re … More Happy New Year!