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Day: April 25, 2008

Twitter Updates for 2008-04-25

  • Up at 5:11 AM today – Drifted a bit but was mostly awake when the alarm went off at 6:30 – Need a new project #
  • Finally got my "Clean Exif Data" conext menu item to work (did you know you needed quotes around the target?) #
  • I’m so excited, I just finished a series of tests…. maybe leading to a job in the local area? Maybe? Fingers Crossed! #

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So Bad it hurts Kittens

YouTube – where is my mind

where is my mind

This is so bad, I need to share it! This (I imagine) is someone’s idea of cute or clever. It achieves only revulsion and annoyance from me. Not because I feel Ballet is above rock (it’s not) and that the Pixies cannot be used for High Culture (not in the least) it’s just this is so clumsily choreographed. It’s one thing to attempt to make a fusion between Alt Rock and Classical Dance, it’s another thing entirely to have it performed like a middle-school talent show extravaganza (which I admit this could be, but it smacks of “I’m so clever” so I don’ think so).

This is like strapping knives to a pair of kittens and setting them in a box while playing the audio from Thunderdome over it (Two Kitteh Enterz, One Kitteh Leaves), it sounds like a funny concept but really, the kittens will just fall all over themselves and one of them might get hurt.

And who wants to hurt kittens?

Color Correction is your Friend

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I’ve posted these two images to illustrate a point. With access to some post-processing tools (Photoshop, Photoshop Essentials and even Picassa) we an “fix” the little inadequacies of the original images. In this case contrast, sharpness and color issues.

This article is not the one I was looking for on this matter, but it covers the same ground.

You can achieve the same basic fixes in Picassa using the image correction tools therein. Shadows and Sharpen for the most part, with some color correction too. It can make all the difference in an image.

(If you are interested, I was illustrating how bad the countryside smelled, I was ill on the way up to Kincardine last week due to the smell of the poultry farms)

EDIT: Removed Ava Knight’s Pictures