Excellent primer in how ISO works, for newer photographers.
#nofilter Just the best damn sushi ever. Yes, it’s wrapped in tuna and then salmon. And topped with jalapeño. (at Samurai Sushi & Roll)
This is one of the clearest and simplest explanations of this concept I’ve ever seen. Very well stated. (And there’s even some cute factor in there, too!)
The depiction of mathematics in popular science often falls woefully short of reality. Authors tend to prance around the
The new Messages app has a bunch of advantages over the earlier versions (easier forwarding and deletion of messages, time stamps), but the name display was driving me nuts. Just showing the first name for a contact is really not sufficient to identify someone, at least, not for me. I kept going to the Messages settings to look for a fix, and wasn’t able to find anything.
Turns out, I was looking in the wrong place. If you go to Settings, then Mail, Contacts, Calendars, and scroll down to the Contacts section, there’s a Short Name field. Clicking into that allows you to toggle the use of short names, and also allows you to choose the default shortening methodology. This is also where you can select whether to prefer nicknames (I’m not sure if that was an option in iOS 6, but I like that the field is actually useful in iOS 7).
Now, if only I could find a setting to allow more than 3x3 icons in folders…
The Smiths licensing company (Universal Music Publishing Group) has started requesting posts be removed from This Charming Charlie. So far 6 posts have been removed, and it is increasing every hour. If you like the page, please save copies of the comics to your own computer. I will repost the images on my personal site.
It was fun while it lasted, I wish Morrissey and Marr were a bit more understanding.
How is this not Fair Use? It seems like it’s almost the very definition, utilizing two distinct forms of art from different media and creating a new one with different meaning and message.
The pixel density issue makes a big enough difference to me that I tend to read on my iPhone much more than I do on my iPad, despite the fact that I’m a speed reader and the larger screen theoretically means I could read more per page on the iPad. It’s a shame, if the new Kindle line had close to Retina density, I’d be putting a preorder in now.
Strangely, it appears that drafts written in the iPhone app are stored locally. I don’t know why, but I had expected that they would be synced to the server and show as drafts when I logged in via the web interface.
That’s kind of unfortunate — I like using the mobile app to get basic ideas down, but I prefer to flesh them out using a full keyboard. I wonder if the Tumblr mobile app has the same problem…
Do you know what a Farley File is? It’s a tool for people who have a LOT of contacts (and as an independent businessman and consultant for over a decade, that definitely describes my address book). The idea is that you keep a log of contacts with people who you encounter relatively rarely, with pertinent information about them so that when you meet again, you have personal details ready at hand. It’s a very useful tool for me in my professional life, because I’ve consulted at many different companies, and occasionally I’ll run into someone who I haven’t seen for years but with whom I was quite friendly at one point.
The entry for a person could be as simple as information about their spouse/kids/house to snippets of conversations, pictures, emails, letters, etc. A lot depends on how much information I want to be able to recall — former bosses might be fairly perfunctory, while peers and subordinates tend to have richer and more involved information. And, as a creature of habit, my Farley File now includes dancers, old school friends, students of mine, and people from all walks of life.
As the years have gone on, my Farley File has moved from my old Palm contact databases to the Address Book.app on my Mac. The thing is that the Address Book.app just isn’t very good for that kind of information, and since Apple won’t let developers expand on the Contacts capability in iOs, it’s not likely to get any better anytime soon. So I’ve had to find a different solution for the richer data. One of the chief concerns with that was making certain that the data syncs across all of my devices, from my laptop to a web presence to iPhone and iPad.
For the time being, I’m using a hybrid solution — contact info and basic data goes into the person’s entry in Address Book.app/Contacts and the rest goes into Evernote. In fact, when I first meet someone, I grab their card (or sign-up form, if it’s someone at the martial art school, or the like) and take a photo with my iPhone, using ProCamera. Why ProCamera? Primarily because of the excellent antishake function. I then use an app called Genius Scan to take that photo and crop and resample it into black and white and to keep only the information that I really want. I then use the Evernote app to create a new picture note and import the scanned image, plus typing in a few words of whatever additional information I want.
There are a couple of incidental benefits that come along with this approach — geotagging of the image and/or the note make it easier for me to identify the context of new contacts that somehow slip through my periodic review. Using Evernote allows me to use tags for classifying contacts and I use those extensively. Yes, sufficient use of contact lists would accomplish the same thing, but it’s almost impossible to manage contact lists on the iPhone/iPad, and tag management in Evernote is trivial. Evernote’s ability to handle web data, and the clipping extensions available for Safari and Firefox are invaluable — it takes only a single right click to save the contents of a Facebook chat to Evernote, for instance.
I have grown to love this approach because I can input data anywhere. When I’m on a plane and talk to my seatmate, I can very quickly get him/her into my system; if I go into a meeting and am introduced to several people in quick succession, I can take their cards and get them into the system during down time in the meeting; or I can always use my laptop and do everything the nice way. As a bonus, Evernote’s OCR for images and ability to search that OCR data means that I don’t really need to be in a rush to take new entries from the Evernote side and put them into my Address Book/Contacts list.