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The update to chuqui.com is live — some thoughts on the changes

Saturday I pushed the updated version of this web site live, and much to my surprise, everything went as planned and I ran into zero (count them: zero) glitches or problems. Almost as if I […]

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2015-16 NHL Playoff Predictions

As is tradition around here, it’s time to embarass myself by attempting to predict the NHL playoffs. So herewith is my official bracket. Over time, if you exclude my tendency to pick the Sharks to […]

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Of Interest for Photography for April 8, 2016

Of Interest is a place for things I think are interesting enough to mention and deserve more than a twitter retweet, but aren’t in themselves something that needs their own blog post. Of Interest postings will […]

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The Death of Nik (talking about Om’s In the Future, we will Photograph Everything and See Nothing)

I have massive respect for Om Malik, so when he writes on a topic I tend to listen to him. His latest looks at Google’s decision to make the Nik Tools free, but from a […]

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Of Interest for April 6, 2016

Of Interest is a place for things I think are interesting enough to mention and deserve more than a twitter retweet, but aren’t in themselves something that needs their own blog post. Of Interest postings will […]

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Out with Old Friends: Acorn Woodpeckers

(Check out all of the images) Last Friday I took some time to get out into the hills behind Milpitas and do some birding. This is an area I’ve been exploring and visiting for years, […]

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Getting things Organized

It feels strange to realize it’s been a month since I started the sabbatical, especially since in some ways I feel like I haven’t actually accomplished much, but in reality, that month includes: A week […]

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Does your *(thing)* need a community?

As a community manager a common conversation I end up in is “I have this (thing) and it needs a community. Should I install (forums, slack, name your poison) on my site?” And my first […]

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When the camera fights back

I’ve been in one of those phases where everything I do with a camera sucks. You might notice that my images from Yosemite consist of (a) an afternoon spent with a nice cooperative coyote and […]

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Kicking Unca Walt in the Ankle, and other Apple slices…

Last week I wrote about the latest Apple product releases and event and how it’s lower-key feel was a feature, not a bug — my view is that Apple tech press (and by extension it’s […]

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Google’s Nik tools are now free

https://www.google.com/nikcollection/Google has removed the price from their Nik tool collection, which is a set of plug-ins you can use in Photoshop or Lightroom to process your images. If you don’t currently use a set of […]

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The Genius Problem

Every few years, someone decides to invent a way to scribble on the internet. They generally aspire to some higher goal, but in practice, they create tools that allow the mouth breathers to haul out […]

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New Work: Yosemite National Park

Last week I spent the week in Yosemite at a technical conference, Cocoaconf (for more on that, look here). It was not primarily a photography trip and I’m still arguing with my camera and my […]

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Of Interest for March 23, 2016

Of Interest is a place for things I think are interesting enough to mention and deserve more than a twitter retweet, but aren’t in themselves something that needs their own blog post. Of Interest postings will […]

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Of Interest in Photography for March 24, 2016

Of Interest is a place for things I think are interesting enough to mention and deserve more than a twitter retweet, but aren’t in themselves something that needs their own blog post. Of Interest postings will […]