Monday, September 7, 2009

It's not that I have more free time

Several times in the past couple of weeks, I've been seized with a notion for a blog entry longer than a tweet. I've forgotten most of the topics, but I still want to talk about my new camera and some pictures I've been taking.

Looks like Fairyland - 16
A couple of weeks ago, I picked up a Canon Powershot SD780 IS, which is turning out to be a great decision. It's so tiny I keep it in my pocket next to my phone. (Admittedly, between wallet, phone, camera, and keys, I think I've used up all my available pocket space.) I also ended up springing for the extended warranty, which explicitly covers my own "negligence", so I don't feel too worried trying to take pictures while riding my bike across the UCSF Mission Bay campus in the middle of the night. Someone also finally wrote a piece of software I've been waiting on for a couple of years now that lets me attach locations to pictures (geotag) in Aperture either by browsing around a Google Map or copying over a GPX tracklog from my phone. (A side benefit of using my phone to record my location is that I can make neat maps (w/ photos) of walking trips, as in The Park Less Traveled (map | photos).

Next up, bad Rails/PostgreSQL bugs!

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