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Friends don’t let friends buy from spammers

September 17th, 2013 · No Comments

I admit it, I don’t have much time to check this site any more. And so some spam gets through the filters – people posting comments about how wonderful my blog is (gee thanks) and by the way they also write term papers.

Those are spammers folks, don’t buy from them. And if you don’t, sorry but don’t be surprised if it is all junk.

 

 

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More dog food – and DIY SG-3IR

December 10th, 2012 · 5 Comments

I actually used the photo script for the first time in probably a year a couple weeks ago.  I wanted to do some bulk document copying, specifically to do copies of some old paper photo albums.  There were far far too many pages to sit and scan properly, but I wanted soft-copies as backups as they are important personal things.  So as a compromise, and to test my understanding of how to do document copying, I decided to quickly set up a station to do that.

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Should have got there earlier

October 15th, 2012 · 3 Comments

Was going to a redbull “soapbox car” race yesterday, took all the gear hoping to get some nice pics.  Of course by the time my bus finally gets there the police are saying it’s closed and nobody else is allowed in.

Finally ended up taking a couple of pictures in the mall on the way back home.  That’s about it for my photography these days.  With kids how do you find time!?

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Malware… sigh – clean now.

August 14th, 2012 · 3 Comments

someone put malware on this site, luckily Google spotted it and let me know.  All clean now but could have done without the work!

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Turn any object into a shutter button…

May 30th, 2012 · 2 Comments

Take a look at this:

 

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/joylabs/makey-makey-an-invention-kit-for-everyone

 

It can turn any object into a mouse click or a spacebar press.  Which of course can be used to press a button in a tethering software, mine or anybody elses.

Photobooth with a banana as the shutter button?  Not just possible, but easy, using this.

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Reports of my death have…

May 10th, 2012 · 14 Comments

… as Mark Twain put it, been greatly exaggerated.  Well to be more accurate it was this website that was reported dead, but it isn’t, it’s here and I still pay the hosting bills, but it isn’t being updated.

At the moment my life is well….  Not so free as it once was.  Some good reasons, some bad.

Photography has taken a back seat though, and as I no longer take many pictures, and never make pictures, I’m not updating this site as there is nothing to say.

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5.1 dev = 5.2

April 23rd, 2010 · 73 Comments

Oops, I see I failed to increment the number on the header of the script before publishing the last version. So “5.1 dev” is really what I mean to call 5.2.

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Lightroom 3.0 beta 2 arrives

March 24th, 2010 · 13 Comments

And it has… “Native tethered shooting support for select Nikon and Canon DSLR cameras”… So that may make my script obsolete, at least for those with Lightroom.

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Interest in Photobooth functions?

March 11th, 2010 · 35 Comments

I noted that several people have used the Camera control script as the software to drive a photobooth as events, such as wedding, where guests can come up and take their own picture.

The script can be used like that, but is hardly ideal. However I can imagine making a “photobooth mode” specifically for this purpose which would take away some of the problems.

E.g. you could have a simplified control – basically only one button to press.

Let me know if that sounds interesting and if you have any ideas to add and see if I should spend some more thought on it.

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Maybe it is all in the cable…

March 10th, 2010 · 4 Comments

Seems strange but if you are having trouble with Camera Control being unreliable or failing to perform, try making sure that your USB cable connection is good:

  • Use a short cable
  • Use the best quality cable you have
  • Plug the cable directly into the PC, not via a hub

Strange as it may seem this has fixed some of my own problems. Apparently it is possible to have an unreliable USB connection which is good enough for some purposes (including downloading images in batches), but not good enough for tethering.

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