November 26, 2005

Thanksgiving Photos

My family and I spent Thanksgiving at my uncle's restaurant, which he closed down for the day for our benefit.







More photos here.

If it seems like I do nothing but take photos nowadays, it's because I do nothing but take photos nowadays.

For Photography Nerds (and wannabe nerds)

If you're into digital photography, the Photokit Sharpener and Noise Ninja plugins for Adobe Photoshop completely rock out.

Noise Ninja in particular was especially helpful for this project. All the images above were taken using a slow lens (roughly f/4.0) under poor indoor lighting conditions.

In order to avoid using the flash and minimize the effects of camera shake, I had to push my ISO up to 1600. This increases the sensitivity of the camera sensor, allowing it to capture an image using less light, but the tradeoff is a noisier image.

Thanks to the engineers at Picture Code, we can do things like pump up the ISO and count on the algorithms in Noise Ninja to remove much of the noise during post processing.

In Matters that are otherwise worthwhile

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November 25, 2005

Google in RTP?

Is Google opening up operations in RTP? Maybe, according to Marketing Pilgrim.

(via Sam Ruby)

In General, Local

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November 23, 2005


This is wicked cool.... So is this....

(slightly not safe for work on both)

More here.

Especially if you're into drawing. I can't even describe it. Just go watch them. I only wish that I could read Russian.

(via Tim Bray)

In General

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I've decided that the weather in North Carolina isn't nearly miserable enough this time of year. Therefore, I'll be in Cleveland for Thanksgiving. I'll be in town until Saturday. If you're a Cleveland peep, give me a call.

90% chance of snowTonight: Periods of snow. Low near 26. Breezy, with a south wind 16 to 26 mph becoming west. Winds could gust as high as 37 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

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Triangle Bloggers Bash Photos


Triangle Bloggers Bash photos are available here.

In Blogging, Local

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November 14, 2005

Triangle Bloggers Bash

Join us tomorrow for the Triangle Bloggers Bash at the American Tobacco historic district in Durham, 7-9pm.

Start at new WUNC studios for tour, talk about podcasting and reception with catered food. Short welcome messages from Joan Siefert Rose and Keith Westin of WUNC, Michael Goodmon of ATHD, Stephen Fraser of Lulu. Then move next door to Tyler’s Speakeasy for drinks and socializing. Short welcome messages from John Conway of and Henry Copeland of blogads.

Free food and drinks... Anyone who sees this is welcome to come!

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November 13, 2005


There's this custom amongst programmers of being nice. Just like there's this custom amongst Wall Street people of seeming like a dick.

-- Paul Graham from the Aardvark'd Trailer.

I just pre-ordered a copy of the Aardvark'd documentary as a Christmas present to myself. More info on Aardvark'd here.

In Technology and Software

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November 09, 2005

New York, New York Photos

For this trip, I bought an extra camera battery beforehand...and it payed off.

Here's a sampling of the Photos I took while in New York yesterday.

Many more in my New York, New York photoset...


















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November 06, 2005

New York, NY

Heading to New York tomorrow on business. This will be the first time I've been to the city (yes, I realize how shocking that is). Whee! :)

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The time before...

Mark Pilgrim (from times gone by):

"I had a dream last night about new love. This was undoubtedly inspired by the lingering aftereffects of [Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind] rattling around in my head. Actually, no, it wasn’t about new love. I dreamt about the time before new love… when everything is just new. When a smile or a wave would keep you going all day, and laughter is like emotional crack."

Long been one of my favorite random quotes.

This really is quite a nice feeling. It's a shame that it so often goes wrong.

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