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

Other Projects

So for the past couple of months I'd been telling myself that I was going to write an application (my first attempt at this) for my chosen smart phone platform, Palm's webOS. There are a couple reasons why I wanted to do this. First, just to see if I could do it. I'd never written an application before, though I've been tempted more and more lately. Second, because although there are over 350 apps in Palm's store I'd have to say half of them are crap. And before you Apple iPhone fanboys start gloating, I remember what the App Store looked like at the beginning... a bunch of crappy apps. So I've decided to (hopefully) not make a crappy app. This app will handle BART's schedule. If you have ideas for names or logos I'd love to hear them. I chose webOS because it draws on web standards to build an app, standards I'm familiar with.

The other project that I've been batting around is a gadget (Google's term for an app) for Google Wave. This one should be easier in theory, as the whole thing will be web standards, but you never know. Initially my idea was to make a to-do list thing. Since Wave is all about collaboration, a nicely featured to-do list manager could be useful in assigning tasks within a Project wave, or in a party planning wave. I'm considering seeing if I can integrate into Remember The Milk, my favorite task manager, but not sure how that will work. Maybe I could port my BART application into a Wave gadget?

In other news the Sharks play tonight. Home game against Dallas. I still have visions of the 07-08 playoffs Game 7, second round against Dallas. 4 full overtime periods. And a disappointing loss. I've never been a fan of Dallas, since the Eddie Belfour days, so I'm hoping for a thorough trouncing of the Stars. I'm hoping Patrick Marleau gets back on the score sheet in a big way tonight.


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