Monthly Archives: August 2008

Gmail: Temporary Error 502

Update: Were any of you using Google Labs for Gmail? If so, please leave a comment! I’m trying to get to the bottom of this myself. Thanks! Update #2: Thanks to Flo, we have a link that should get you

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Convert < > to &lt; &gt;

Can’t wait to see how WordPress tries to format that URL. ;-) Anyway, there’s a great site hosted at Stanford that will convert your HTML code into its character literal equivalents for posting within a webpage / blog post so

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Google: Top Billing

Heh. I’m feelin’ quite nice about that one. ;-) Here’s the post from the search result, btw: Visual Studio 2008 Is Pretty Damn Slow…

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Flickr: Excellent Photo Advice

One of my Flickr friends, Steve-h just sent me a message today recommending that I read the profile of Bachspics, which contains a wealth of advice on taking better pictures and scoring better in Flickr Explore. Here’s a clip: TIPS

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dPS: Prime vs. Zoom Lenses

Yet another excellent article from dPS, this time about lenses: What is a Prime Lens? A prime lens is a lens that has one focal length only. They come in all focal lengths ranging from wide angle ones through to

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dPS: Moving Toward Manual Settings: Understanding Aperture

Excellent tutorial on a fundamental concept of photography from digital Photography School: In this tutorial Natalie Norton explores the topic of Aperture. A few months back I wrote an article here at DPS that created a bit of a stir:

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Pacific Northwest Parkour Association

Cool stuff! Who We Are: The Pacific Northwest Parkour Association is a non-profit organization chartered by Northwest traceurs (Parkour practitioners) to further these goals: Foster collaboration among Parkour communities Educate new traceurs and the general public about Parkour Build confidence

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ASP.NET: Starter Kits and Community Projects

In relation to the last post, here are some starter kits and projects officially listed at Microsoft’s own ASP.NET site (http://www.asp.net/community/projects/) Starter Kits   DotNetNuke® Web Application Starter Kit DotNetNuke is an open source web application framework ideal for creating,

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BlogFodder: List Of Free / Open Source ASP.NET Web Applications

I started looking for free/open-source ASP.NET applications to run on my development instance of IIS (since IIS is already running on my machine), and stumbled upon this list today: As a big ASP.NET advocate, I’m loving the recent surge in

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ImgBurn: Creating an Audio CD

This one took me a little while to figure out, so I thought I’d share my steps with you: 1) Open ImgBurn and select “Write image file to disc” (or choose “Write” from the Mode menu) 2) Click the CD

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Lifehacker: How to Move On From Life-Changing Mistakes

This is a really good read… I would like to tell you that I was down but not out. That I just brushed myself off and got on with life. I didn’t. At first, I kept myself hyper-busy. That lasted

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The Cameratruck Project

This is super cool – it’s essentially a pinhole camera, but on a gigantic scale… The cameratruck works in exactly the same way as the first cameras ever made. These are called pinhole cameras. They work according to these basic

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Canon EOS 5D Mark II…my next camera.

Update: New post, new information available here: New Teaser Ad for Canon 5D Mark II, 50D compared. From Gizmodo: The calendar tells us that the 5D, Canon’s second best DSLR range, is due for a refresh. It comes from a message

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41 Amazing Tilt-shift miniature faking photographs

So cool! Hard to believe that these are actually real photos of life-size objects! From the post: Believe it or not, all of these photos are of real life-size locations or objects. The technique of tilt-shift miniature faking makes the

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Ubuntu Guide

I’ve been using this guide since the 6.06 version and have found it to be incredibly useful, and increasingly helpful with each new version. http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Main_Page

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Skydome Images (Compiz Fusion/Beryl)

I found this post at my old blog and thought it would be worth reposting; these are cool skydome images and/or great widescreen wallpapers. Click on the images to download the full-size version. (Note: I forgot who made these originally

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YouTube – How to Clean dust off the sensor of the Canon EOS cameras

YouTube – How to Clean dust off the sensor of the Canon EOS cameras.

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Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM Standard Zoom Lens

I’m tempted to invest in this as my next lens, but many people have recommended to me to get a prime lens next. Any thoughts? Amazon.com: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM Standard Zoom Lens

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