I have moaned and groaned before about Apple releasing new versions of software they know does not contain all of the features of the previous versions: feature regression.1
Apple did the same thing with iWork ’09. The very latest versions are designed to work on iPads and in the more common browsers (on any platform) for shared (cloud-based) use. To… Continue reading
EWWW Image Optimizer Plugin
In my ongoing efforts to improve the load speed of my WordPress blog, I’ve turned my efforts to image optimization. I like to include photos here on my blog, and loading photos slows down page load speed. Therefore, image optimization: shrinking the images down to the smallest file size possible without losing too much visual quality.… Continue reading
[dropcap]B[/dropcap]een working like a madman on my blog—optimization under the hood. You know: part of the 10 year celebration has been sprucing things up a bit moving forward.
Aside from the new look, which is temporary, here’s a list of some of the improvements:
Page loads, in your browser, should be dramatically faster: between 4-7 seconds on… Continue reading
Someone has finally provided an interactive map of the most photographed places in the world, and, naturally, it would be Google!
It’s like a map with a heat overlay. The hottest areas are the places with the most uploaded photos in Google’s Panoramio service. You can filter by region or the type of location you want to see. You can… Continue reading
RSS has been, well, “up in the air” since Google entombed Google Reader. I’ve been exploring various RSS reader solutions ever since the hatchet fell this past summer. Currently I’m trying 2 strategies at the same time to see which one wins out. So far, I like them both. In this post I’m going to share the more unusual strategy,… Continue reading
This would be really funny if it weren’t such an outrageous act of government intrusion into the innocent lives of its citizenry! Check it out at: http://getprsm.com
Oh, and Mark Zuckerberg, over at Facebook, wants to give everyone the internet, declaring it to be a human right? And privacy and freedom of speech* are not?! His motives are just too… Continue reading
Well, finally, someone is telling the truth about Google Reader and RSS! I’ve said this from the beginning [my link to my previous post about this issue] and nobody else wrote the truth about it that I could find. Thanks, Marco, for nailing it on the head! Everyone else seems to be spouting the Google PR BS.
RSS represents the… Continue reading
Every time I hear the name, I think of people that test beta software and try to break it.
But the name has nothing to do with that. In fact, the name really is: Bay to Breakers: the famous, annual, 30,000 people race that starts on the bay side of San Francisco and ends Oceanside, at the ocean “breakers.” Apparently… Continue reading
I have been wondering: wouldn’t it be possible to have multiple 360º panoramas (pole panos would be best) in relatively close proximity to one another and actually fly a virtual camera (using pan, tilt, zoom) through that 3D space creating the illusion of free flight through space, moving, as needed, between panoramic spheres.
Then, today, I discovered this: hyperlapse.
Totally… Continue reading
I continue on my quest to explore HDR with panoramas. I just wasn’t overwhelmed with the result from PTGui‘s Fusion model. So, yesterday I tried NIK Software’s HDR Efex Pro 2. (Google now owns NIK Software.) These panos are all from several of the presets in HDR Efex Pro 2. I didn’t take the time to do anything to them… Continue reading