Viewing entries posted in June 2012

Re: Viber

Posted by Jack <ixion-at-stringertrailriding.com> on 30 June 2012 | 0 Comments

On 30/06/2012 23:34, Ben Darthjoy wrote:
> For example, for most shoots I no longer do proofs: I charge enough
> upfront that I can include a set of web-res photos without watermarks.
> But I had a shoot on Friday (arranged by an Ixie - samples to follow)
> which was old-style: no upfront fee, show proofs and sell from those. 22
> sets of photos. For each, select photos and rename <event>-<set
> number>-<photo number> (the <photo number> bit was automatic). Then
> export using a Proof macro, but having to manually select the overlay as
> <set number>. Then import gallery to Wordpress. Then create separate
> order page (this is just selling CDs of sets of photos). What I really
> ought to be able to do is say "Computer, these photos are set 1, these
> are set 2, etc. Create proof galleries and bung 'em online." and it
> ought to do the rest.
>
> And yes, I'm sure several Ixies could do that, but I'm a reasonably
> techy guy and I can't yet, and Joe Public certainly can't.

Import to Lightroom, Delete Blurred Crappy Pics, Rename using pre-set
layout[1], Add Keywords (Names, Crashes, etc.), Export to Website from
within Lightroom[2].

Jack
[1]<TLA(2 or 3)>_<date>_<incremental number>.jpg
[2]Actually I lie, I can use this function but I choose not to as I
prefer to upload via FTP then ask my site to sync with the images in the
folder.

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Re: Viber

Posted by Ben Darthjoy <ben.darthjoy-at-gmail.com> on 30 June 2012 | 0 Comments

On 30/06/2012 23:42, Ian Ellison wrote:
> Unlike the MobileMe to iCloud transition if you're on less than Lion. Had
> some very messy situations to deal with there.

Yeah, they really didn't think that through. Even if you are on Lion,
there is missing functionality for MM users. I get the impression Jobs
was embarrassed by MM and just wanted to pretend it had never existed,
though personally I didn't think it was that bad.

Ben

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RE: Viber

Posted by "Ian Ellison" <ian-at-ianellison.org.uk> on 30 June 2012 | 0 Comments

> It's all remarkably clever stuff, I'm finding myself increasingly
attracted to
> these iWotsits, they seem to just work.

Unlike the MobileMe to iCloud transition if you're on less than Lion. Had
some very messy situations to deal with there.

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Me 1, Main Beam Twit 0.

Posted by Jack <ixion-at-stringertrailriding.com> on 30 June 2012 | 0 Comments

Driving home I noticed a transit minibus overtake a small car. I thought
to myself that the van looks well lit up by the car. Then another car
came the other way and the small car dipped their lights...ah...lets
see. Yup he put his main beam back on while the minibus was still only 2
car lengths in front. So the small car got a dose of my main beam + spot
lamps. They turned off their main. I do fsking hate twits who put main
beam on after you overtake...it makes it so much harder to get out of
the way.


Jack

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Re: Viber

Posted by Ben Darthjoy <ben.darthjoy-at-gmail.com> on 30 June 2012 | 0 Comments

On 30/06/2012 22:56, Lee R Bell wrote:
> It's all remarkably clever stuff, I'm finding myself increasingly attracted to these iWotsits, they seem to just work.

I think this is the age of integration. It's only in the last five years
or so that things have started to work seamlessly across apps and
devices, and I would say Apple still does seamless better than anyone
else to date.

For me the Next Big Thing has to be making computers live up to their
original promise: automating repetitive tasks. Even with macros and
Automator et al, it's amazing how often we spend time doing repetitive
tasks on computers that the computer really should do for us.

For example, for most shoots I no longer do proofs: I charge enough
upfront that I can include a set of web-res photos without watermarks.
But I had a shoot on Friday (arranged by an Ixie - samples to follow)
which was old-style: no upfront fee, show proofs and sell from those. 22
sets of photos. For each, select photos and rename <event>-<set
number>-<photo number> (the <photo number> bit was automatic). Then
export using a Proof macro, but having to manually select the overlay as
<set number>. Then import gallery to Wordpress. Then create separate
order page (this is just selling CDs of sets of photos). What I really
ought to be able to do is say "Computer, these photos are set 1, these
are set 2, etc. Create proof galleries and bung 'em online." and it
ought to do the rest.

And yes, I'm sure several Ixies could do that, but I'm a reasonably
techy guy and I can't yet, and Joe Public certainly can't.

> I first had a PC in the late 1980s when twin floppies were the norm and hard drives were just coming in, Macs were strange devices only used by graphic designers and the like, I used the first version of windows coz it was better than what I had before that you had to write your own run command line, since having an iPad I find the only things I really need a laptop for is big storage such as music and photographs.

You youngsters and your new-fangled floppy drives. My first computer had
a cassette drive.

> And at least, with the iPhone I've always got Siri to talk to....

:-)

Ben

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Re: Viber

Posted by Lee R Bell <lb-at-elbee.org> on 30 June 2012 | 0 Comments


On 30 Jun 2012, at 22:09, Ben Darthjoy <ben.darthjoy-at-gmail.com> wrote:

> It does now. On the iPhone, it knows which of your contacts has Viber so p=
icks up their details from your normal contacts app.

It's all remarkably clever stuff, I'm finding myself increasingly attracted t=
o these iWotsits, they seem to just work.

I first had a PC in the late 1980s when twin floppies were the norm and hard=
drives were just coming in, Macs were strange devices only used by graphic d=
esigners and the like, I used the first version of windows coz it was better=
than what I had before that you had to write your own run command line, sin=
ce having an iPad I find the only things I really need a laptop for is big s=
torage such as music and photographs.=20

And at least, with the iPhone I've always got Siri to talk to....

Lee=

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Re: give me TKISRD

Posted by Ben Darthjoy <ben.darthjoy-at-gmail.com> on 30 June 2012 | 0 Comments

On 30/06/2012 08:16, Adamx wrote:
> I haven't slept last night, bad conscience. I SMIDSYd a cyclist last night
> on a roundabout. I always look twice for bikes, so why didn't I see her?

Sounds nasty for both of you. :-(

As others have said, if you want to post details at some point we can
theorise about it.

Thick A-pillars are a real hate of mine. I once failed to see a car
approaching from the left when I was turning out of a side road into a
main road because the angle and closing speeds kept it hidden behind the
A-pillar the entire time. It only came into view after I'd crossed the
give-way line, at which point I stopped, but it was a real shock. I
always do the head-bobbing thing at roundabouts, but it had never
occured to me it would be possible for a car to remain hidden in that
particular situation.

So there but for the grace of god ...

Ben

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Re: XKCD Comic

Posted by Paul <cliffedge10-at-googlemail.com> on 30 June 2012 | 0 Comments

On 30/06/2012 22:07, Ben Darthjoy wrote:
> At school, I was taught a *f*ew = *f*our or *f*ive, and *s*everal =
> *s*ix or *s*even. So you had one, a couple, two or three, a few, several
> and many. Totally arbitrary, of course, but seems to work.

I think I have the sequence the same, but I think they overlap in my usage.

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Re: Viber

Posted by Ben Darthjoy <ben.darthjoy-at-gmail.com> on 30 June 2012 | 0 Comments

On 30/06/2012 15:03, Lee R Bell wrote:
> Anybody else using it?

Yep, been using it for a few months. Seems as reliable as skype.

> If so, any idea if there's a catch and if so what?

Nope. I have no idea what their business model is, but they claim they
will never charge.

> For the curious it an app you can put on your iPhone, dunno if it works with Android

It does now. On the iPhone, it knows which of your contacts has Viber so
picks up their details from your normal contacts app. Not sure whether
it does that on Android?

Ben

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Re: XKCD Comic

Posted by Ben Darthjoy <ben.darthjoy-at-gmail.com> on 30 June 2012 | 0 Comments

On 30/06/2012 16:11, Clinton Gardiner wrote:
> I don't think I would bother arguing about a couple. I might dispute his
> definition of several though. I would put it as around seven. Not two to
> five.

At school, I was taught a *f*ew = *f*our or *f*ive, and *s*everal =
*s*ix or *s*even. So you had one, a couple, two or three, a few, several
and many. Totally arbitrary, of course, but seems to work.

Ben

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