Untreated photos taken with my Voigtlander Bessa-L with a Industar-61 L/D lens (previously). Ilford XP2 Super film. And a decent lab. View on Flickr.
Philosophies as postcards. There.
Videolab is an educational software piece that teaches and lets users experiment with concepts of digital video technology. It can be used standalone by students or as a lecturing tool by instructors.
I developed this Educational Software project as part of the coursework required for my Digital Media PhD, but I hope it’ll come handy in my own teaching. This prototype was made with Processing 2.08b and was thoroughly tested on Windows, but should work on other systems as well.
Observing a solar eclipse on January 1, 1907, in the Tian-Shan mountains, probably in modern-day Uzbekistan. This is a photograph taken by Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky, a chemist and photographer who invented a new process for color photography and used it to document the Russian empire in the time period 1905-1915. You can view many of the photos on Flickr or at the Library of Congress.
— From the Science Tumblr.
It seems Twitter is seven today, to which my first reaction was “Wow, already?!” Lately I’ve been disappointed at Twitter’s handling of its API, so I’ve been hedging my microblogging through Identi.ca, but it is still worth remembering my first tweet:
Trying hard to do nothing.
Some things never change.
Google will shutdown Google Reader on July 1st.
This is terrible.
Not because I’m a heavy gReader user. I’ll have to move my subscriptions over to some alternative feed reader (like the appropriately-named The Old Reader) and import all my favourites to my Pinboard account, but that’s easy and not much of a problem.
This is terrible because this is the final nail in RSS’s coffin. Without a popular and efficient feed reader, those small personal blogs that made the Web great will struggle even more to find audiences. Blogging is dying, replaced by the efficient ‘sharing’ of Facebook and Twitter. RSS would have been the federated open alternative, but syndication is contrary to walled gardens.
It seems we came full circle. With the demise of Google Reader, it seems having a small online presence on the Web outside of Facebook or Tumblr or Twitter is again the province of hackers and nerds…
If you look for it, there is wisdom in technical manuals: Life Advice from Machines.