Bought my parents a WiFi digital photo frame for Christmas and just uploaded some old photos that were transferred from slides. Tried to fix colors, scratches, noise, dust, etc., but didn’t spend the amount of time each photo probably deserved. I’ll save that for another day. Anyways, here they are. Read more
Oddly, I feel kinda bad about what they put this robot through. We are almost there, aren’t we?
A couple months ago, I blogged about an upcoming $180 analog control for computer program interfaces. The concept really intrigued me, although I wasn’t sure a single dial was really going to do it for me. Recently, I was listening to the Cool Photo Tools podcast and one of the hosts mentioned a product called Palette Gear which sounded more useful. Well, after doing a bit of research, I was quick to order one from the limited supply available at B&H. Read more
It’s been a while, but I’ve got another set of MMK9 dog photos for you! It was held at Maury Mavericks, Jr. Library, which was celebrating its 10th anniversary. Only three dogs were at the event, but I got some nice shots. Read more
Ok, there’s probably not a lot of you out there that care about the “Analog Hole,” but I’m going to tell you why it’s important…at least to me ;-) Basically, it’s what people use to get around digital copy protection. Recording the audio output from a CD player is taking advantage of the Analog Hole. For video, recording from the component output was used. Unfortunately, HDMI has all but replaced the giant five-connector component audio/video cable as the HDTV connection of choice, but along with HDMI comes digital copy protection. Read more
I’ve always loved GIFs and the ancient animated file format introduced by CompuServe way back in 1987 just seems to be hanging in there, if not making a comeback. The problem back in the day was they weren’t particularly efficient and even a short one would be large, at least for the time. Now, with mega-megabyte videos being tossed around, the inefficient compression isn’t too big of a deal. Here are a few I just picked up.
Also, I’ve got my GIF Insanity page working again! Had to hack a couple lines of code on an existing plugin, but it seems to work. Yippee!
On February 18, 2016, my birthday, the FCC has this on their meeting agenda:
- Expanding Consumer Choice:
The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that seeks comment on a framework for providing innovators, device manufacturers and app developers the information they need to develop new technologies to access video content. (MB Docket No. 15-64)
Basically, the FCC wants anybody to be able to make a cable box. Apple, Google, Samsung, Microsoft, etc. must be dancing a jig since they will no longer need to bang their heads against the wall trying to make deals with content providers. They can just get to work on making awesome products!
FYI, I will still be accepting birthday gifts despite the size of this one ;-)