Monthly Archives: May 2014

The Cycle of Prosperity – it Starts with Family Planning

The Cycle of Prosperity – YouTube.

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First Peony

I used my new macro lens extender, the  Canon 70-300mm lens, a tripod, and DSLR Controller from Chainfire*, and post processing in Lightroom 5 to create this photo. note DSLR Controller requires a USB “on the go” cable adapter to hook … Continue reading

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Crop Factor with ISO & Aperture: How Sony, Olympus & Panasonic Cheat You

Here’s my PSA for today – if you buy one of those small sensor mirror less digital cameras or any other crop factor sensor camera then you really need to pay attention to the math & logic in this video … Continue reading

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Test of an Animated GIF

I made an animated .gif in Photoshop just so I could say I did… The motion you see is me moving the focusing cross in the camera about to gain the right focus. I never got there, the edge reticules … Continue reading

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Intensity of Tropical Cyclones Shifting Poleward: New Study in Nature

Tropical expansion, most likely due to anthropogenic global warming, is causing hurricanes and cyclones to stray further from the equator in both hemispheres. The consequences of the Northward drift in the Americas and Asia could be huge as hurricanes and … Continue reading

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Securing That Internet of Things While Keeping it Useful

The other day I sat in on the The Cisco Security Grand Challenge webinar for the Internet of Things. I listened not because I am joining the very worth while challenge, but because I wanted to make sure I am in … Continue reading

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Yesterday’s Photos

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Here’s a gallery of the best photos from yesterday’s walk in no particular order. It’s really a mixed bag, I was shooting through a long telephoto with high aperture numbers, which means long shutter times for hand held telephoto shots. … Continue reading

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How to create and tailor a Smart playlist in ITUNES

When I do want to listen to old stuff or tunes from a certain era I use a smart playlist, and here’s how you can create and tailor them for particular decades in ITUNES. Continue reading

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Redbud Time

It’s Spring, so it’s time for the annual red-bud picture.

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Google’s new trick: knowing where you parked.

While people worry about privacy doing tricks like this is all about your machines tracking you, and then guessing the meaning of your daily motions through the contextual sense of multiple sensors. If Google can do this then they can … Continue reading

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