New Adobe Color Profiles for Lightroom

I just watched this video about Adobe’s updated colour profiles, and it’s a really interesting update for Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop users!

I’m editing some photos from a morning jaunt with our kids and our new puppy in the park, and I like the new options. I hadn’t thought about colour profiles before, and now that I’ve experimented with them, I enjoy using them.

Here’s an introduction from Adobe:

Should You Quit Facebook?

Whether you’re concerned about recent news about the extent of Facebook’s tracking or not, this discussion is worth watching:

Love The Strings In Tall Heights’ “Horse To Water”

I really enjoy Tall Heights‘ “Horse to Water”. In particular, I love the strings you hear in the chorus. The music video is a little odd, but the music is terrific:

I first heard the track on Spotify so here it is:

The War on Drugs and the beauty of Pain

I first heard Pain by The War on Drugs in an iTunes Radio playlist recently. It's one of my new favourite tracks. What do you think?

I first heard Pain by The War on Drugs in an iTunes Radio playlist recently. It’s one of my new favourite tracks:

I follow a couple bands that just create beautiful, meaningful music. I think I’ve found another to add to my little list.

The rat race and our search for Happiness

Steve Cutts' video titled "Happiness" is disturbingly accurate portrayal of so many aspects of our daily lives. When I watch this video, I can't help but wonder why we buy into all these promises of happiness, and chase them so relentlessly?

Steve Cutts‘ video titled “Happiness” is disturbingly accurate portrayal of so many aspects of our daily lives. When I watch this video, I can’t help but wonder why we buy into all these promises of happiness, and chase them so relentlessly?

Cutts’ work seems to capture so much of the futility of so much of what we do to achieve happiness in our lives. There is a better way to live our lives. Realising that and shifting our perspective isn’t as easy as it seems, though.

Why you should learn to program

I just watched Christian Genco's 2012 talk at TEDxSMU titled "You Should Learn to Program". It's a fun 10 minute talk that highlights why it's so awesome to learn to code.

I just watched Christian Genco‘s 2012 talk at TEDxSMU titled “You Should Learn to Program“. It’s a fun 10 minute talk that highlights why it’s so awesome to learn to code.

You should watch this video, regardless of whether you can code or not. As an aside, Genco is a pretty interesting person to follow too.

[Video] Writing the software for our computer brains

This is a fascinating lecture about brains as computers and who writes the software for these machines between our ears.

If you’re interested in the notion that our brains are computers then watch this recent talk titled “If Brains are Computers, Who Designs the Software?” by Daniel Dennett at the Royal Institute:

You can read more about this lecture on the Royal Institute website.

Why Harry Potter wasn’t lost in translation

Some of the most widely translated books are the Harry Potter book series. It turns out that the translations weren't a simple matter.

I didn’t realise that quite so much went into translating the Harry Potter book series. It makes sense after watching this video. At the same time, wow.

Image credit: João Silas