Playing with Pro HDR

I found out about the Pro HDR app from a video by The Verge which talks about various iPhone photography workflows. The app is a pretty straightforward implementation of HDR, but with the interesting twist that it lets you visually specify two metering targets for each of the exposures, and then combines the two into […]

Olympus E-M1 first impressions

I did something a little out of my comfort zone and ordered the E-M1 before my X-E2 even made it back, leaving me in the potential state of having two cameras on my card. Thankfully it all worked out (Amazon is usually awesome about this stuff) and I didn’t have to go more than a […]

Facebook Page

I like having a separate blog to post about stuff that interests me, w/o feeling like I’m spamming my friends. And yet, it’s hard for people see the posts here. You either have to be an RSS user (a dwindling population) or be a tumblr user, which is also a small population. So I’ve started […]

Fuji XE-2 more impressions

Since my last post, I had the chance to take the XE-2 outside on two different occasions. Autofocus. AF has seen definitely seen a big improvement over the X-E1, and in good light outdoors the improvement is even more noticeable (likely because of the PDAF). That being said, I did notice a good number of […]

Phoblographer's review of the x100s

With that in mind, we’re bound to get questions of whether someone should get a mirrorless camera or the X100s–and this little camera is wiping the floor with Micro Four Thirds options right now in terms of sensor performance. Sigh. I don’t think I’m going to be able to resist trying the X100s. Sounds like […]

Fun with VIM: autocmd part 2

More to write about after spending a weekend hacking on vim plugins. Autocmd is probably one of the most powerful features of vim, but also one of the easiest to mis-use. If you ever end up copy-and-pasting someone else’s autocmd examples, beware! Here’s one that I had in my .vimrc forever autocmd BufRead,BufNewFile,BufAdd *.php setlocal […]

Fun with VIM: autocmd

Here’s a fun gotcha. I had this snippet in my vimrc, which kills trailing whitespace in buffers full of programming code, right before the buffer gets written out… autocmd FileType c,css,cabal,cpp,haskell,javascript,php,python,readme,text autocmd BufWritePre <buffer> :call setline(1,map(getline(1,”$”),’substitute(v:val,”\s\+$”,””,””)’)) Which is all well and good. Except when your kind of anal like me, and you end up editing […]

Perhaps I spoke too soon about Mountain lion. I discovered a pretty bad bug where the OS doesn’t remember the arrangement of your external monitors. Seems pretty bad, especially since they’re up to .2 and haven’t fixed it yet.