The artwork for our dinner menu is finished -- check it out.
Also, I've re-arranged the navigation menu on the web site, and consolidated the (formerly) two pages for the audio and video webcasts into a single page. Let me know if I've broken anything...
You should come see The Phenomenauts at Bohemian Carnival this Saturday. They're a lot of fun.
Next time, on a very special episode
of "Strip-Mining Your Childhood"...
...and then Starbuck shows up.
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Thanks to the wonders of Tivo, I never see commercials, so perhaps this is old news. But it is awesome.
Pay attention to the background.
PS: Thank you, LiveJournal, for completely screwing up the formatting on this post with the complementary fifty pixel border you put around the videos. That's awesome.
I shoot with a Canon EOS 5D. I shoot in the dark a lot. It's a great camera, but it doesn't auto-focus very well in low light, so I usually have a flash attached (Speedlite 580EX) and have the flash set to "emit, no fire". This means that when the camera tries to get a focus lock, the flash unit flashes a dim red light, but when I take the picture, the flash itself doesn't fire. (I don't understand how the on-camera, flashless autofocus works, but it doesn't involve emitting visible light.)
This works reasonably well. But, the flash is bulky and heavy.
Can I get a device that is, like, just the bottom inch of the flash unit? The "focus-light" part, but not the "flash" part? (Will an ST-E2 do this?)
Alternately, what's the smallest/lowest-profile flash I can use for this instead? I'd like something I can just leave attached to the camera without making it be twice as big.
Update: I guessed right, the correct answer is "ST-E2".
In case you were wondering -- iMovie and iDVD are still categorical piles of shit. I'm pretty sure they are the worst designed, worst implemented, and buggiest software that Apple has ever released. How did this happen?
Google Shareholders say "Go right ahead, be evil."
This is the proposal that was rejected. Google's board of directors, and a majority of their shareholders, think the following is a bad idea:
- Data that can identify individual users should not be hosted in Internet-restricting countries, where political speech can be treated as a crime by the legal system.
- The company will not engage in pro-active censorship.
- The company will use all legal means to resist demands for censorship. The company will only comply with such demands if required to do so through legally binding procedures.
- Users will be clearly informed when the company has acceded to legally binding government requests to filter or otherwise censor content that the user is trying to access.
- Users should be informed about the company's data retention practices, and the ways in which their data is shared with third parties.
- The company will document all cases where legally binding censorship requests have been complied with, and that information will be publicly available.