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

Back to Blogger

So I've found my way back to Blogger. Not quite coming around full circle, since I think I started back on Xanga way back when (does anyone still use that, by the way?), but it's pretty close to the first "real" blogging platform I've used. So why did I change, and do you really care? You probably don't, but I changed for the same reason I changed last time; price vs. use.

Drupal Gardens, my most recent blogging platform, is a great setup and I thoroughly enjoyed it and would still be there, if they weren't stuck in 1999. When it came out of beta they had free and fee based plans, which is fine, except their free accounts were limited to a paltry 50 MEGABYTES of storage. I have photos that are larger than that, not that I would upload a full size image there to begin with. 50 megs was just way too small, and I was in fact already over the 50 meg limit. Their cheapest paid account is $100 a year, which isn't really that bad, except I rarely blog and it certainly isn't worth it to me to pay $100 for less than a post a week. So I find myself back at Blogger... for now.


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