The Pros and (Mostly) Cons of Upgrading to a 4K Monitor

I'm in the process of getting back into photography which will mean a new camera, more on that in a later post. But the first step for me was a new computer, one with the horsepower to handle a modern day camera and its RAW files. Along with the computer comes a new 4K monitor. 4K is great for media consumption, right? Your characters on your favorite show or movie really look detailed and realistic. Scenery looks wonderful. Everything looks great, right? Wrong. You know what doesn't look great? That photo I took in 2012 that I thought was sharp but is very much not. I transferred over my past catalogs of photos over to Lightroom Classic and eagerly began opening up some of my favorite photos. At first I was happy with how the colors looked and how the scene was composed. Then I noticed it was a little soft. Well I had just gotten a new contacts prescription so that must be it. Changed to my glasses and the photos were even blurrier! I went through photo after photo and most ca

Why Do I Even Have A Website

I was asking myself this question last night as I was talking to a friend about what I do. I basically spend all day working on other people's websites, figuring out how to integrate a feature into their site, or how to make something that they have thought out in non-programmer language to work on their sites. I enjoy my work, taking a client's idea and making it become real, in a digital world.

I bought the domain and hosting space on some July 4th special with Dreamhost. Awesome deal. Something like $10 for a year of hosting and registering a domain name. I bought it because I thought I'd enjoy a website that I'd get to play with and try things out on instead of a clients. Yeah, that's hardly happened, primarily because each site I work on is distinctly different and it would take too much time to set this site up like the other sites.

So then I thought I'd blog, and share photos and what not. Well, considering this is blog entry #2... since JULY (!) we can all see how well that's going. I was going to integrate my Smugmug account with this; matching menu system as much as possible, possibly the same background thing so that it feels like my Smugmug was just a part of this site, instead of a completely separate site. So I took some time to look at the blogs I do enjoy reading; they're either tech related (boring to the average user) or funny tech (I'm not funny), or they test drive cars. I could do the test drive bit, but I'd run out of cars to test drive (own) pretty quick. And I don't think Porsche or Ferrari would be willing to let some no name blogger take some of their finest out for some test drives, but I can dream.

In the end I want to try and update the blog part of this site a minimum of once a week. I've even entered it into my Remember The Milk to do list. Along with blog/photo updates I want to work on the backend of the site. So, here's hoping I get it together, or next year I'll have a hard time justifying the $100+ to renew my Smugmug and this site.


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