Blogging software and good shoes

As Dave Winer points out, you know your software works for you when it feels comfortable after using it for a while.

Why Flickr is better than Google Photos

As many predicted, Google relaunched its photos service as the standalone Google Photos just days after I told you why you should use Flickr as your primary photo storage and sharing service. Google Photos is a pretty good service but it still doesn’t beat Flickr where it counts, at least not for me. Keep reading…

The many reasons you should use Flickr to store and share your photos

Update (2015-05-28): As many predicted, Google has spun off Google Photos as a standalone app. Taking Flickr on pretty directly! Flickr recently updated its Web and mobile apps with features that make it one of the most compelling photo sharing and storage services available today. It is so good now that using its competitors would…

When machine learning helps us find photo memories

I am still amazed at how smart machines are when it comes to understanding what we include in our photos. I just ran two simple searches on Facebook and Google+ Photos of my photos and received these results: [gallery type="rectangular" ids="6006,6007" orderby="rand"] I think Google’s machine learning is better when it comes to semantic searches although…

Raindrops on a leaf

We’ve had quite a bit of rain lately and one of the upsides is that I see this sort of thing when I arrive at work after evening showers. This isn’t the first time I’ve taken photos of raindrops on leaves at my office but it is still something I enjoying taking photos of. I shot…

Heading north on the Gautrain

I’m heading to Centurion with my wife this morning for some civil service admin and, hopefully, a more efficient process. I’m using the trip as an opportunity to capture more Gautrain images for my collection. I managed to delete my RAW files from my Rhodesfield collection (I still cringe when I think about it). I…

Weird blue fringing in Lightroom 5 editing window

I updated to Lightroom 5 as part of my Creative Cloud subscription and I noticed this weird blue fringing that manifests in the editing preview window in version 5. I didn’t see this in version 4 and it doesn’t affect the image output itself. It seems to occur only when I intensify blacks or shadows.…

Reeder 2 released for Mac

I noticed that Reeder 2 for Mac has been released and is available from the Mac App Store: Reeder 2 for Mac is out. http://t.co/qOandsz0we https://t.co/OBwGPNEjLD— Reeder (@reederapp) May 29, 2014 I bought ReadKit recently to use as my desktop feed reader after Reeder 1 for Mac pretty much languished and was withdrawn from the Mac App…

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