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26
Feb
10

Shutting down

Straight to the point. I really don’t think I have much more to say on this blog.

I’m not going to delete it completely, but I don’t intend to maintain it anymore. To remove the burden, I will just move the content back to WordPress.com, and let it stay there. I don’t think the images will survive the moving process as they are scattered all over the place. Some are in the wordpresss database, some are linked externally, and some are just stored elsewhere on my own server. Some of them will probably disappear as I start to clean things up.

The new URL will be (as it used to be a couple of years back) https://lentic.wordpress.com/, but don’t bother putting it in you feed reader, it’s just kept for reference.

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13
Nov
09

What's up

It’s been a while now.

As you may already know, I have made a transition to my Norwegian blog (http://speilbildet.no), but there are other things happening as well.

My son is getting older every day. He’s closing in on 7 months now, and he has already started to stand up, supporting himself on tables or anything I can get a hold on. He has even started to take a couple of steps while pushing a box in front of him. Needless to say there are intense and fun times right now.

In addition to that, I started in my new job 4 weeks ago. I have more fun at work than ever before, and I’m excited to go to work every morning now. One side effect of this is that I am more spend in the evening, resulting in less photography at the moment. I guess I will find time for more photography when the dust settles.

07
Oct
09

Do you hate Flash? Here's a solution

If you’re a Mac and Safari user, you can download the ClickToFlash plugin and block all flash content. Ok, you may say, how about just not installing Flash in the first place? That’s of course effective, but there are some good pages made using Flash you may want to see. This plugin replaces all the Flash content with grey boxes with a “Flash” label in them. If you click on the label, the content is played. You can also add a whitelist of pages that are allowed to play Flash as usual.

If you use YouTube, this plugin also gives you the choice of viewing the videos in high quality H264, HD format instead of the crappy default format (which is flash based).

You can also read more at AppleInsider.

27
Sep
09

The old posts still attract some traffic

It’s a reoccurring trend that whenever I don’t post here for a long while, the traffic on my blog starts to pick up. My theory is that when there has been a long time, you start to think that something great is about to show up, but when I post something you discover it is only the same old, and the traffic drops back to normal.

I can live with that.

I got another comment to my “Fixing a broken LightRoom catalog” post. It is good to see that someone actually find some of the information useful.

22
Jun
09

a nice text editor

I just came across a really neat little application. It’s called jDarkRoom, but even though the name suggest some sort of relation to photography, it’s not. It’s a very simple text editor with a rather unique feature.
When you start jDarkRoom for the first time, it will fill the entire screen with black, removing all menus, task bars, docks and everything. When you start to write, green text will apear using a simple monospace font. The idea is to minimize the number of distractions while you write. It is also the most basic text editor you’ll ever find, featuring only the basic funcitons like open/save, cut and paste, and search functions. Some may consider this a drawback, but for me it is all I ever want.
When I write a piece of text, instead of using a word processor (like Word or OOWriter), I prefer a simple text editor for its pure simplicity. I will usually start to capture the content, adding formatting, graphics and tables later. A word processor distracts me, and I start to worry about formatting and figures as I write, breaking the flow. When I have written things more or less finished, I will paste it into a real word processor for spell checking, layout and formatting. Another good reason why I don’t like writing in word processors are the tendency they have to pause everything for some background task. Not too seldom, I find I have written more than a sentence before the word processor wakes up and start the catching up. The basic text editor is snappy.
This editor is not suitable for coding, but it will probably be my first choice for capturing ordinary text.
You’ll find it here (http://www.codealchemists.com/jdarkroom/), it is written in Java and is available for all platforms. I’ve tried it on both Mac and WinXP, and works fine.
PS.
I may slow down on posting here, not shutting it down completely

I just came across a really neat little application. It’s called jDarkRoom, but even if the name suggest some sort of relation to photography, there is none. It’s a very simple text editor with a rather unique feature.

When you start jDarkRoom for the first time, it will fill the entire screen with black, removing all menus, task bars, docks and everything. When you start to write, green text will apear using a simple monospace font. The idea is to minimize the number of distractions while you write. It is also the most basic text editor you’ll ever find, featuring only the basic functions like open/save, cut and paste, and search functions. Some may consider this a drawback, but for me it is all I ever want.

When I write a piece of text, instead of using a word processor (like Word or OOWriter), I prefer a text editor for its pure simplicity. I will usually start to capture the content, adding formatting, graphics and tables later. A word processor distracts me, and I start to worry about formatting and figures as I write, which breaks the flow. When I’m more or less finished writing, I will paste it into a real word processor for spell checking, layout and formatting.

Another good reason why I don’t like writing in word processors are the tendency they have to pause everything for some background task. Not too seldom, I find that I have written more than a sentence before the word processor wakes up and start the catching up. The basic text editor is snappy.

This editor is not suitable for coding, but it will probably be my first choice for capturing ordinary text.

You’ll find it here (http://www.codealchemists.com/jdarkroom/), it is written in Java, available for all platforms, and it’s free. I’ve tried it on both Mac and WinXP, and works fine.

PS.

I may slow down on posting here, but I don’t intend to shut it down completely.

19
Jun
09

Transition to Norwegian

Sorry about the slow posting, but I’ve finally started my long planned transition to more writing in Norwegian. I have just got a Norwegian blog up and running with a couple of posts, and I guess it’ll be more geeky stuff there along with the photography related. I guess I can’t deny it any longer, I’m a computer and gadget geek as much as I am an “serious amateur photographer”. So the English blogging will probably scale back to more picture publishing and some occasional comments, at least for now.

Also, I won’t deny that having a 2 month old son is putting some restrictions on the web activities, but not as much as I would have expected. He’s really very nice, sleeps well at night.

Anyway, if you read Norwegian you can stop by http://speilbildet.no

If not, just keep me in your RSS reader, who knows when I find the time to post something.

11
Jun
09

WordPress 2.8

Just upgraded to WordPress 2.8, and it works fine (as far as I can tell)




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