Monthly Archives: May 2011
I’m currently reading through Scott Kelby’s book, The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 Book for Digital Photographers. It’s a fantastic book and classic Scott Kelby. In Chapter 2, Scott makes the case for using flags over ratings or colors to sort photos.
On his blog, Matt Kloskowski, agrees and elaborates. He gives us 3 (and a half) Reasons to Use Flags Instead of Ratings in Lightroom. It was enough to convince me.
If you’re a Lightroom user, check it out, and see if you’re convinced.
The Obama’s Finances
Yahoo! Finance has an interesting look into the finances of President and Mrs. Obama.
LinkedIn IPO Did Awesome Today
Business social network LinkedIn (LNKD) had its IPO today. The IPO price was $45, shares soared to $122, and finally closed at $94.25. Good for Reid Hoffman, et al.
The WSJ had some great coverage. And here’s the Yahoo! Finance chart for the day:
Lightroom Photo Count
I’m just beginning my foray into using Lightroom as a part of my photography workflow. One nagging issue came to a head this afternoon, as I was trying to sort through some photos.
For some reason, the count of photos in the toolbar wasn’t counting all my photos.
I couldn’t figure out where the three missing photos had gone.
Fortunately, a search on the Adobe Forums turned up this article. And then I realized that because I had some photos stacked, they weren’t available to be selected. Unstacking them then allowed me to select all 144 photos:
So there you go! If for some reason, Lightroom won’t let you select all your photos, check to make sure they’re not stacked.
Why Lightroom is Better than Bridge and Camera Raw
Scott Kelby and Matt Kloskowski have a great series of 100 videos on why they recommend Lightroom over Bridge and Camera Raw.
Check it out! I was sold after watching the first video.
Why a Soulmate isn’t Good Enough
I ran across this article on Boundless and thought it was quite interesting.
It explores the idea of not needing a ceremony to be married as long as there’s a “spiritual covenant” between the two parties, and ultimately argues that a ceremony in one form or another is ultimately a requirement. “It doesn’t so much matter whether one spends $40,000 or $400 on the ceremony. What matters is the couple publicly consents to be married to each other. [emphasis mine]”
I thought this was interesting, particularly for couples who co-habitate and use this logic as a rationalization. I hadn’t thought about using that logic before, but I can definitely see how couples would draw that conclusion.
What do you think?
I don’t post enough
As with many personal bloggers, I struggle to post on a regular basis.
I’m not making any promises, but I’m gonna try to post more often. There’s so much going on, I think a lot of it deserves some attention. I was looking back over my posting history, and realize that I used to post some really interesting (to me at least) stuff on a fairly regular basis. My goal is to get back to that.
A quick glance on the right side with my Archives shows that I was able to do at least one post every month from February 2008-May 2010. What happened in May? Not really sure, but I did start work at DayNine in April 2010, and that may have led to a higher level of busy-ness, which in turn led to a lower level of posting.
In any case, we’ll see what happens. But here goes nothing…