Review of TimeScapes The Movie

After literally years in the making, TimeScapes: The Movie was release earlier this week. If you’re a photographer or videographer…go buy this movie. If you’re a lover of nature and the miracle of the outdoors…go buy this movie. If you enjoyed the Discovery HD Theater’s Sunrise Earth series…go buy this movie. If you want to see …

A Visit to Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Photography

Last year while visiting downtown Chicago, I stumbled upon the Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP). Located at Columbia College Chicago, on Michigan Avenue across from Grant Park, MoCP was something that I didn’t have time to visit at the time.  This past month I was finally able to stop in (the fact that MoCP was …

Review of Snow Leopard Upgrade

A little over 1 hour after starting the upgrade of my MacBook Pro to Snow Leopard, the upgrade is done, system is back up and at work, and after an initial inspection…everything seems the same as before.  Since my MacBook Pro is my uber production system–it is typically at work over 12 hours a day …

ReadNAS Annoyance – Let Go of My Drives

For some strange reason, I decided today was the day that I was going to shut down my ReadyNAS NV+ and clean the dust out of the inside of the drive bays. Maybe the fact that the management console told me the system was “busy” for the past 30 minutes could of had something to …

6 Disk ReadyNAS Pro Announced

I was troubleshooting a problem with the home network this morning (printing problems from one of our machines to the printer attached to my ReadyNAS NV+) when I stumbled across the announcement of the 6 Disk ReadNAS Pro. This looks to be the next generation NAS from the NV+. Some quick run down on the …

Good Bye Wacom Tablet

Years ago when I learned the magic behind the layer mask in Photoshop I went out and bought a Wacom Intuos tablet to make my life easier when creating intricate layer masks. Today, my good friend Jon Hodgson emailed me about a new piece of software that probably makes my Wacom mostly obsolete: Nik Software’s …