This site is about to go radio-silent for a couple of weeks. I'm going to Japan for 3 weeks if all goes well this week. I'll be back by the beginning of next month, but until then, enjoy the sweet sounds of crickets chirping.
People who have known me very well for the past 3 years or so can attest to the fact that I've been drooling over the concept (if not the execution) of a digital camera. Last weekend Jennifer was incredibly patient whilst I paced up and down the isles of cameras at Frys and turned my options over in my hands and tried to get a "feel" for one that I liked.
Until recently, I've been wedded to the concept of a nice SLR-body digital camera, but with the impending trip to Japan, I decided that portability had a higher priority than having the most control or the highest density sensor with the best optics. I picked up a Casio EX-P600 and a half-gig SD card. The initial results are encouraging, and it's faaaast. In "bestshot" mode, you can select from setup profiles for different conditions and subjects, and even save your own profiles.
Here's a picture (warning: 3meg) I took this morning at work. I certainly don't have any eye for this stuff yet, but at least the camera makes my meager attempts look pretty good.
Horray for the user winning.
I thought San Francisco was supposed to be the place where you could get a good unemployed web geek in any coffee shop...so where'd everyone go?
I know of at least 2 companies that need a top-notch HTML/DHTML geeks in the bay area stat. Send me resumes and I'll see that they get into the right hands. If you've got a URL or an example of work, so much the better.
Moore's law doesn't imply that applications improve in performance, because programmers are always as lazy as their hardware permits them to be.