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location Aztec, NM
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Software developer, professional since the early 90s, amateur back to the mid 80s.

Maintainer of MySQL++.

Maintainer of the Winsock Programmer's FAQ.

Pixel pusher for fun, mostly photography, but some 3D (my avatar is one of my pieces) and 2D art.


Oct
17
revised Why are my pictures so shakey?
added footnote 3
Oct
17
revised Why are my pictures so shakey?
added more detail after OP posted comment with more exposure details
Oct
17
answered Why are my pictures so shakey?
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
24
awarded  Good Answer
Sep
15
revised Can I programatically manipulate Lightroom's “rejected” flag in images?
expanded answer, added some explanatory external links, improved formatting, added footnotes, and added tip on getting exiftool
Sep
10
comment Why does my camera turn off after taking 2 to 3 shots?
If they're truly new, they should perform well in any camera. The camera may simply be damaged.
Sep
9
comment Why does my camera turn off after taking 2 to 3 shots?
NiCd should be fine, but I'm having a hard time believing they were "new." Cadmium is highly toxic, so NiCd is increasingly uncommon, even illegal some places. Maybe they gave you some 5-year-old stock they can't legally sell any more. Nickel chemistry cells that sit around for years usually won't hold a charge.
Sep
9
comment Why does my camera turn off after taking 2 to 3 shots?
Are you sure they are rechargeable alkalines? That's a relatively uncommon thing, and they're not the best sort for a camera. Cameras require a lot of current very quickly, which makes nickel and lithium rechargeable chemistries a better fit. (NiMH, LiIon, etc.) So, try a pair of NiMH cells.
Sep
9
comment Why does my camera turn off after taking 2 to 3 shots?
You're certain they gave you a new battery, not the same battery as before? Do you have a spare battery to try yourself?
Sep
8
awarded  Popular Question
Sep
2
comment Can Lightroom CC be sandboxed (Mac)?
The uninstallation procedure for LR on OS X is drag app to trash, then delete the prefs file. That hardly counts as "files in many places."
Sep
2
revised What is your workflow for “don't care” photos?
assorted minor improvements
Aug
28
revised What is your workflow for “don't care” photos?
Tightened the answer up a bit, moved some points down into the footnotes, added the gray/color cal card para, added the Blink reference, and fixed a few bugs.
Aug
28
revised What is your workflow for “don't care” photos?
genericized "CF" -> "memory"; added tailings pile para; updated for LR5; added footnotes
Aug
16
revised Why is my camera so forgiving for overblown exposure?
using superscripts for footnote references; added lossy DNG reference
Jun
30
comment Long exposure photoshop?
@MattGrum: I dunno. Photoshop is awfully powerful in itself, and in the right hands, it is capable of wonders. The new motion blur path feature in Photoshop CC 2014 would help sell a faux water blur in a rocky stream by letting you shape the blur over the rocks. If you're not on the CC train, some judicious liquification should do the trick.
Jun
22
answered Lightroom: Photoshop documents not displaying in catalogue
Jun
18
comment Long exposure photoshop?
+1, but you might add some more detail on the "Replacing the black background with the original photo" step. I'd do that with a blend mode (lighten?) but you might have another technique.
Jun
18
answered Long exposure photoshop?