Tuesday, October 30, 2007
LiveRetouch.com is service that allows you to send in your files or slides. They do the the workflow, key wording, photoshop, printing, just about anything that you can think of. This is cool for photographers, but it farms out a lot of the work that is traditionally done by assistants. Also the work is done on the cheep the retouching services start out at $5!!! So the retouchers that get paid good money better get ready to change their lifestyle, or is this just a passing fad?
Canon Pulled its unsold 1D Mark III's today because of the autofocus issue. I guess canon decided that X is more than the cost of a recall (read below!)
INT. AIRPLANE CABIN - IN FLIGHT - NIGHT
Jack sits next to a frumpy WOMAN. They chat. Jack turns to
look at his food, takes a bite. He turns back and it's...
--a BALD MAN next to him, talking. Jack takes another bite,
turns back and it's...
--a BUSINESSMAN next to him. Jack takes another bite, turns
back, and it's...
--a BUSINESS WOMAN next to him.
The people I meet on each flight --
they're single-serving friends.
Between take-off and landing, we have
our time together, but that's all we
INT. AIRPLANE CABIN - LANDING
Jack's eyes snap open.
You wake up at Logan.
INT. WAREHOUSE - CONTINUOUS
A giant corrugated METAL DOOR opens.
On a long enough time line, the
survival rate for everyone drops to
Two TECHNICIANS lead Jack to the BURNT-OUT SHELL of a
WRECKED AUTOMOBILE. Jack sets down his briefcase, opens it
and starts to make notes on a CLIPBOARDED FORM.
I'm a recall coordinator. My job is
to apply the formula. It's a story
Here's where the infant went through
the windshield. Three points.
A new car built by my company leaves
somewhere traveling at 60 miles per
hour. The rear differential locks up.
The teenager's braces around the
backseat ashtray would make a good
The car crashes and burns with
everyone trapped inside. Now: do we
initiate a recall?
The father must've been huge. See
how the fat burnt into the driver's
seat with his polyester shirt? Very
Take the number of vehicles in the
field, (A), and multiply it by the
probable rate of failure, (B), then
multiply the result by the average
out-of-court settlement, (C). A
times B times C equals X...
INT. AIRPLANE CABIN - MOVING DOWN RUNWAY
Jack is speaking to the BUSINESSWOMAN next to him.
If X is less than the cost of a
recall, we don't do one.
Are there a lot of these kinds of
Oh, you wouldn't believe.
... Which... car company do you work
A major one.
Sunday, October 28, 2007
So I was sitting doing some image editing and my computer tells me that I have no disk space left! After doing some investigating online I found this thread on apples Support, but it was not very helpful, assuming we had the same problem, they thought that it had to do with the cover flow cache (as did I at first). After doing some investigating I found the incredibly large 120GB file at this path your-disk/users/username/library/filesync, the file that is in there was a file for .mac iDisk syncing. It appears that Leopard has an issue with its iDisk syncing. This is a minor issue that I am sure they will have resolved soon!.
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Do a fresh install of tiger or else you run the risk of the dreaded blue screen. Also don't forget to do a compleat backup, many people just the gun and get to antious to install new stuff, but always back up first!
Leopard rocks on the Intel! But if anyone have any issues lets talk post them! I ran it threw the ringer today with the following: Lightroom, Aperture, CS3, Leaf Capture 11, C1Pro, EOS Capture, and Live, I have not had any crash Issues. The RSS function in Mail is Awesome, and Spaces is too cool for tech's. Over all the system feels faster and more importantly smoother.
Two machines tested:
MacBook Pro: 2.33 Ghz Intel, 3 GB Ram
Mac Pro: Quad Core 3.0 Ghz Intel, 8 GB Ram