If you’ve ever taken an image with atrocious white balance, and, despite your best efforts at adjustment in Lightroom or Adobe Camera Raw, found it shifting from one color cast to another rather than becoming neutral, today we’ve got a tutorial for f64 Academy to help. Some types of scenes are inherently more challenging to obtain correct…

via How To Fix Bad White Balance | A Simple 3 Step Method — SLR Lounge

Sangita’s Bench

April 29, 2017 — Leave a comment

One of my first “real” woodworking projects.

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ZX Spectrum Next

April 29, 2017 — Leave a comment

Super excited about this project, it’s a new “enhanced” version of the Spectrum!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1835143999/zx-spectrum-next?ref=email

 

FPV Car Racing!

April 28, 2017 — Leave a comment

Perhaps you like the idea of FPV (first-person view) drone racing, but you’re a little uncomfortable with the thought of piloting a rapidly-moving quadcopter through the air. If you are, then maybe FPV car racing would be more to your liking. Although hobbyists have been doing it on a DIY basis for years, there’s a…

via FPV car racing is getting kinda gnarly — New Atlas

Some of my Favorite Books

November 14, 2016 — 1 Comment

Chris Anderson has worked with the best speakers in the world and despite all the books on how to give good TED speeches, he decided to write the official one. It really is on the money so if you ever have to give a speech, get this book!

Was a great book when it launched, some really simple concepts (like checking you have an audience before you make the product) that many people do tend to miss.

I’ve done a lot of pitching and this book explains why you can’t download a template pitch off the internet and just fill in your data. I think of pitching as telling a story and this book makes it really clear why the “Why” matters.

This is a short and very simple book that just reminds you that an offer can be improved, and offers ideas on how to think about improving it. It wasn’t a GREAT book, I just keep finding myself thinking about the ideas when I see someone pitching a product.

This is really a psychology book, with really interesting examples of how changing a few words can impact a business. A good example was “Will you call our restaurant if you can’t make your reservation” vs “Please call”. Saying “Will you” gets a commitment and can improve the business.

Seth Godin writes a lot of books, but this one remains one of my favorites thinking about teams and social groups.

Modern thinking on how to improve engagement.

Really excited to see the final version of Jeremy Snead’s TV show “Unlocked”, he’s managed to get an interesting cast of characters involved.

You can request pre-order notification here:  http://www.unlockedtvshow.com/preorder/

 

Red Dead Redemption 2

October 20, 2016 — Leave a comment

Let the countdown begin!   Just one more year…