I Never Thought I’d See This Happen…

Fires show up on the news all the time, right? Right. Fires happen in one’s neighborhood all the time, right? Uh, no… I never thought I’d see it happen in my neighborhood. But today, it happened. It got me out of the shower, too. (Yes, my schedule is weird, and late. Don’t bother me. 😛 ) My mother just happened to look out the window. It was really a luck thing; otherwise, I would have missed the beginning part of it. I heard the sirens as I was getting into the shower, but sirens are common enough in this city…

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How Should I Respond to Copied Photos?

Update (2009-11-02): I had the content removed this summer. Pretty fast, too; Facebook’s DMCA team had both offending albums deleted within about 24 hours. All right, it’s time to get this issue out there.  I tweeted it a few times before, many months ago, but last night I was just reminded of the issue by an entire Facebook album of photos uploaded by someone I went canoeing with last summer — but represented as original works.  No credit, no acknowledgment, not even anything about the fact that someone else took the photos! Fine, I did upload the photos to Picasa…

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Grammar Photo from Chicago Published

Image via WikipediaIt’s pretty well-known in my circle of friends and family that I’m a grammar nut. While I was in Chicago in April, at Union Station [right] on the way back to Minneapolis, I saw a great sign at the check-in desk. I submitted it to Bethany Keeley’s “Blog” of “Unnecessary” Quotation Marks a few days after I got back, and this morning I got an email that she’d posted it. I have another email in requesting a correction of my display name and blog address (lack of numbers and extra [incorrect] tracking data, respectively), but that photo is…

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Kingston’s Got 16GB SD

How big is your SD card? I have a couple 2 GB cards (one for my camera, one for my PDA), and my dad has a 4 GB microSD for his new phone. Kingston has now introduced a 16 GB SD card, which will hold somewhere in the area of 6,000 photos from my 7 megapixel camera (extrapolating from the values I was given). For a paltry (ha!) $231, you, too, can have the biggest SD card on the planet. Given that the 2 GB cards I use now are about $30-$40, let’s do some math here. It takes eight…

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Canon Camera Numbering Hack

I finally decided to blog about the little hack I discovered over the summer. My Canon PowerShot SD750 (and all other Canon cameras, as far as I know) numbers files by user preference, either continuously or resetting on each new folder and blank card. I found a way to hack this setting so experimental pictures you don’t want to count in your photo total can be re-used. This only works on deleted photos right after your last kept one, so it won’t reuse other unused numbers in the sequence. For example, you keep picture 1343, then take five test pictures…

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Get Back your Canon Camera’s Numbering

I just had the experience recently of trying to reset my Canon PowerShot SD750’s numbering back to the last picture I had saved. The I discovered over the summer was that I could go into the menu, cycle File Numbering from Continuous to Auto Reset and back, and any file numbers I’d erased since the last saved picture were re-used. It worked great when I was carrying the whole summer’s worth of pictures on the card. With an empty one, though, it reset the numbering back to zero. I wanted my numbers back, so here’s how I did it. I…

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