Adobe has Photoshop Lightroom on sale for Black Friday as usual. Grab it while it’s hot!
Those of you in the UDS-R (Raring Ringtail) group photo must have been quite disappointed this time around! Instead of having to climb precarious ladders or hang out of third-story windows to get the shot I had a nice stable balcony to stand on! Truth be told, while taping the boundaries, my cohort Brian and I were trying to [...]
I’m a little late to the game but Adobe Creative Suite 6 was announced a month or so ago. Rather than pay the $1,000+ to follow the CS5 to CS6 Design & Web Premium upgrade path I opted instead to subscribe to Adobe Creative Cloud which grants full access to Master Collection. At $29/month for the first year [...]
Another UDS, another chance for me to risk life and limb by climbing dangerously high objects to get a good vantage point to take the group photo! Setup was the same as Orlando; shot with my workhorse EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM mounted to the usual EOS-1D Mark IV on 10 FPS burst to increase the chances of getting [...]
Exploring Taipei (March 2012) Wandering the streets of Taipei and enjoying the sights!
This commercial isn’t real, neither are society’s standards of beauty. – Jesse Rosten A pair short films by Jesse Rosten offers a humorous but blunt commentary on what is considered beautiful in today’s fast-paced advertising-fueled market. Sometimes makeup isn’t enough. Sometimes, just sometimes, you need Fotoshop by Adobé.
Although I haven’t written up a review yet I’ve become a big fan of 5.11 Tactical Taclite Pro vented polyester/cotton ripstop shirts which MSRP for $54.99 USD. They’re absolutely perfect for both photography and travel with hidden document pockets to store your phone, passport, travel documents, memory cards, and anything else you can stuff in! So [...]
It’s déjà vu all over again! It looks just like last year, only a bit more organized! Since getting everyone balanced in a group photo the size of this is akin to herding cats I decided to lay down boundaries with gaffer tape like at UDS-O in Budapest. It worked out extremely well; it’s much [...]
Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Bastard at House of Toth (October 2011) Even the rain couldn’t dissuade the dedicated competitors from battling for the honorary title of Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Bastard at House of Toth while consuming massive amounts of bacon!
4th of July (07/03/2011) Tasty grilled dead critters, blowing stuff up, cakes and pie, and roasted marshmallows! What could be better?
Town and School Warrants Voting – Pelham, NH (03/08/2011) A few months ago I brought my camera with me to grab a few photos when I headed over to the local high school to cast my ballot during the Pelham, NH 2011 Town and School Warrants Voting. I didn’t get anything spectacular; just a few [...]
After 8544 miles traveled, 16 days on the road, 40 GB of RAW photos, and two days of post-travel coma, I’ve posted the official group photos and my personal photo set from Ubuntu Developer Summit Oneiric Ocelot (UDS-O) which took place at the opulent Corinthia Hotel Budapest (formerly Grand Hotel Royal), Budapest, Hungary, EU (9th [...]
Ubuntu Developer Summit Oneiric Ocelot (UDS-O) Logistics at Canonical Group Limited, London, England, UK – 11th – 15th April 2011
Our storage requirements have finally grown enough that it’s no longer feasible to rely on internal drives and direct-attached storage on our notebooks and workstations. Instead, we’ll be testing out a Netgear ReadyNAS Ultra 6 Plus to split up the workload. All archived projects and old media files that don’t get accessed on a daily basis [...]
Canonical Platform Sprint and Launchpad Epic at The Renaissance Dallas Hotel, Dallas, Texas, USA – 10th – 21st January 2011 [cc by-sa 2011 Sean Sosik-Hamor]
For the past week or two I’ve been Netflixing a few episodes of Speed Grapher per night on the Wii as background amusement while working in Lightroom. I added it to my Instant Queue since the excerpt described the main character as a photojournalist and the main antagonist is voiced by Christopher Ayres whom I [...]
I’ve posted the official group photo and my personal photo set from Ubuntu Developer Summit Natty Narwhal (UDS-N) which took place at The Caribe Royal, Orlando, Florida, USA – 25th – 29th October 2010. Overall it was quite a productive trip and, in addition to working event support, running video cameras, photographing the event, and [...]
Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) batteries have an expected lifespan of 3 to 5 years and need upkeep and maintenance just like your rechargeable camera and flash batteries. Unfortunately, after a failed self-test, maintenance pretty much translates to battery replacement for high-end units or upgrading to a new UPS for low-end consumer units. And, whether replacing [...]
Canonical IS Sprint at Hotel Auditórium, Madrid, Spain, EU – 9th – 13th August 2010 [cc by-sa 2010 Sean Sosik-Hamor]
4th of July (July 2010)
Ubuntu Developer Summit Maverick Meerkat (UDS-M) at Dolce La Hulpe Hotel and Resort, Brussels, Belgium, EU – 10th – 14th May 2010 [cc by-sa 2010 Sean Sosik-Hamor]
Anime Boston 2010 at The Hynes Convention Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA – 2nd – 4th April 2010
The Canon rumormill is currently buzzing over the fact that dozens of lenses have disappeared off of Canon’s EOS (SLR) Camera Systems Web site and are now in the discontinued product archive. I first noticed the missing products while researching Canon’s last flagship 35mm film body, the Canon EOS-1v, which was also moved to the [...]
Ubuntu Developer Summit Lucid Lynx (UDS-L) at The Renaissance Dallas Hotel, Dallas, Texas, USA – 16th – 20th November 2009 [cc by-sa 2009 Sean Sosik-Hamor]