Archive for November 2008

San Francisco from Treasure Island

Treasure Island is a nice spot to shoot the SF skyline, I went there yesterday with the SF Photography Meetup group. That was my first event with them, got there half an hour late and just setup and started shooting, didn’t talk to other members. I think one of the organizers walked by to see [...]

Canon 5D Mark II noise performance at different ISOs

Found this photoset by ttstam from the Flickr 5D Mark II – group. The noise control at high ISOs on the 5D Mark II looks impressive from these images. You really have to go to Flickr and look at the full resolution versions to see the noise performance. He also included reference shots with the [...]

from ServerBeach to Amazon AWS/EC2

I’ve had a dedicated server at ServerBeach for about 5 years, overall they were pretty solid, one time the hard drive died but they were able to mount the dead drive in read-only mode so I could recover all my data. After they were acquired by Peer 1, there were some connectivity issues, but after [...]

“Late 2008″ MacBook Pro display color profile calibration

I spent most morning messing with color profiles of my MBP. The “late 2008″ MBPs come with 2 different panel models so far: 9C84 and 9C85. I have the 9C84, probably because I got mine on the release day. I’m not sure which model is better, but it’s more important to have it calibrated correctly [...]

This is pretty crazy

The San Jose Mercury News reports that a 47 year old man named Jing Hua Wu, after being laid off from his job at a fabless digital radio semiconductor startup in Santa Clara called SiPort, came back to the office on Friday afternoon with a gun and killed three people. Sid Agrawal, the company’s CEO, [...]

Toles, November 5th, 2008

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