I’ve seen the following ad on Facebook a few times over the last few weeks and clearly since I’m both
- Over 40
The language video for me is one that contains imagery of a young happy woman with large mammalian protuberances, standing near a beach.
I wonder if they’ve created a similar video for women. It would probably feature a young happy man with a large mammalian protuberance. Most likely his nose.
My brother recently accused me of having too much fun with my new camera. It’s a used Rebel and I have been having quite a lot of fun with it. His comment got me thinking. Is the Rebel really that much better than the Powershot for my purposes or is it just that it’s a new toy?
To try to answer that question I started a list of containing the features that I like and dislike about each camera. The cameras are the Canon Powershot SX120 and the Canon Rebel XS.
Jane, our lovely host in Kentucky is also a beekeeper!
The morning we arrived, she had slaved in the garage filling many jars of the clover honey her bees had made.
While I’m somewhat allergic to bees (and go to some pains to not find out just how allergic), I did enjoy standing outside near the boxes, watching them fly about.
Yes, that’s a headstone in the background. The bees live in a small cemetery on her property.
Susan also recorded a small video.
If you’re ever near Lexington and see some Honey to Die For, pick some up. It’s yummy.
I had no idea so many of the backgrounds in TV shows I watch weren’t on-location shots.
Take a look.
It was a nice clear night just before I had to leave town and I took the opportunity to capture some video of Mars.
This is the result of 600 frames stacked in Registax
Video was taken through a Canon SD750
This was from the best 314 images out of 800 taken with a Canon SD750 in video mode @ 640×480
The seeing was so-so and the GEM wasn’t fully aligned. Got this just before the clouds rolled in this morning.
This is my first real attempt to stack movie frames to create a higher detail shot of anything. I think it turned out pretty good considering that the seeing wasn’t very good last night and this was my first real try at stacking.
I used a Canon sd700 in movie mode at 15fps to capture 10 seconds of video which was passed through virtualdub to create an uncompressed avi that was then run through several iterations of registax until I got the results above.
One frame from the video looks like this:
I still have a long way to go with the tools but not too shabby. Wish I’d tried this the night before when Io was transiting and the Great Tan Spot (it’s not red anymore) was visible. Oh well, next time.
If you haven’t heard of literal music videos, you’re in for a treat.
They’re music videos (duh) that have had the vocals replaced with a description of what’s happening in the video rather than the original song.
The best ones feature people who can actually sing and sound at least somewhat like the original artist.
It’s most funny if you remember seeing the original video when it first came out.
More after the jump
I use my Palm TX all the time for reading books and watching movies and do so because it’s small enough to carry everywhere and powerful enough to show full-screen video at full frame rates.
It’s useless for note taking thanks to the abomination known as Graffiti 2 (thanks a whole lot Palm) but still functions as an appointment reminder.
So what about the Kindle? It’s big. I couldn’t put it in a pocket. On the other hand it does one thing and some think it does that one thing quite well.
What’s your opinion?
Bridge of Athlone
Walls of Limerick
An Rince Mor
This was just too damn cute for words. More pictures and video tomorrow.
Waves of Tory