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by Bart Arondson

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I'm a PhD student in computational biology at the University of Birmingham in the UK. I've been programming steadily for nearly 15 years, though rarely professionally. I started programming in C, took an unpleasant detour through VB6 then learnt Java, C++ and most recently, Python.

Oct
17
comment How can I open a very, very large image to downsize it?
Try uploading it to Facebook or Flickr or Google Photos. Those services will reduce the size of the image so you can just download it back in reduced format. If that doesn't work, I'd suspect that you have a corrupted file.
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
21
revised Nikon D3200 screen colors problem
Fixed grammar and removed email address
Sep
21
suggested suggested edit on Nikon D3200 screen colors problem
Sep
7
awarded  Notable Question
Sep
2
comment Slideshow software for handling 1000000+ photos
@DanWolfgang: I see this as a fairly simple random photo viewer that works in full-screen mode. No transitions, no music, etc makes it as simple as using the right library to display images in a full-screen window.
Sep
2
awarded  Yearling
Sep
1
comment Slideshow software for handling 1000000+ photos
If you're genuinely willing to pay $250-300 for it, a lot of devs would be happy to code you something for that price. You're more than welcome to get in touch with me if you wish (no contact details because I don't want to spam p.se, but if you comment here, we can find some way of contacting each other).
Aug
26
comment Which of my lenses to choose for shooting the Milky Way? 17mm 2.8 or 10mm 4.5?
Note that there is a Samyang/Rokinon 10mm f/2.8 lens available for APS-C cameras that costs about the same or less.
Aug
26
comment Best websites to find deals on purchasing Digital Camera / Equipment?
Also, just a note, but I've seen discounts of up to $1000 on high-end gear (5D Mark III and 1DX, mostly), and I'd gladly trade the warranty for that much of a discount. These extreme deals are fairly rare though.
Aug
26
answered Best websites to find deals on purchasing Digital Camera / Equipment?
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
30
asked Can long/heavy lenses deform the lens mount?
Jun
25
accepted Quickly reset EC on Canon 600D
Jun
24
asked Quickly reset EC on Canon 600D
Apr
3
answered How long is too long to leave the shutter open before prolonged exposure to light damages the sensor?
Apr
1
comment How to cover all your needs with just one lens?
If you shoot Canon and have an extra ~$2700 to spend, look no further than the 28-300 f/4-5.6L IS USM. This is probably the widest range wide-to-supertelephoto zoom lens that still produces decent images. If that sounds ridiculous (because it is, for most people), perhaps something like an 18-200 lens would fit your needs. These can be had cheap, but won't win any image quality prizes.
Mar
27
comment Where to fix Canon lens, other than Canon?
Also, the 70-200 2.8L IS II is a pretty hard lens to service (lots of elements, IS group, weather-sealed). I wouldn't necessarily trust a third party shop to get it right, not on lenses of that much complexity and cost.
Mar
15
comment Is there any reason to prefer a T3i if a T4i has the same price?
The T4i also has a touchscreen interface, which is apparently really nice to have.