Category Archives: people, fun

Playing back a movie made in Picasa 3 on a MacBook Pro

I made a movie, or rather, I asked picasa to make me a movie out of an album of tagged photos. It’s based on photos of a friend in different situations, so the transition to pan and zoom to face … Continue reading

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learning photography through my ears

I’ve been getting into photography lately. That means I’ve been learning a whoooole bunch of stuff, from technical mumbo to creative jumbo. And get this: I’ve been learning through my ears. How? Podcasts. Lots of ’em. How do you learn … Continue reading

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unitasking is catching on?

photo from dumblittleman.com It’s not new, but hopefully it’s starting to gather momentum: unitasking. I’ve never been a big fan of multitasking, but somehow I got through the last decade or so of its popularity, one task at a time … Continue reading

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how learners experience information dumps

This comic from The Usable Learning Blog provides the perfect, visual, I’d say even visceral, explanation of why information dumps do not work. You can really feel the learner’s reaction. I especially love how the author/artist Julie Dirksen concludes (emphasis … Continue reading

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learning – and improving – by doing

Want to improve your photography?  This looks like fun. Work, but fun work. The best kind of work: the kind that gets you motivated by your own progress. Join Tasra Mar on this photography improvement challenge: each day, make a … Continue reading

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when does a snapshot become a photo?

Are you trying to move beyond taking “snapshots”  into making decent photos? How do you know when you’ve gone beyond taking snapshots? Don’t get me wrong, I love snapshots, all the gazillions of them stuffed in shoeboxes or hiding out … Continue reading

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wordle play

Here’s a wordle image of noahlittle.wordpress.com: Looks like wordle is weighted toward newer topics, maybe it takes just the posts that appear when you land on the blog. Anyway, you can tell that I’m getting into photography lately. 🙂 Have … Continue reading

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picasa wins out over iphoto

I’ve been using Picasa for mac for about a month now, more in the last few days. I really like it.Why? It’s simple, intuitive and pleasing to use. Here’s how I’ve been using it so far… First, I download some … Continue reading

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woohoo! picasa for mac is out. but what about the latest iphoto?

Hmmm. Apple announced some interesting improvements to iPhoto just this week. And today I stumbled upon news about Google finally releasing picasa for mac! Decisions decisions… iPhoto’s way of managing image files has always rubbed me the wrong way. I’d … Continue reading

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learning through my ears

I learn, therefore I am. That’s my motto (borrowed/shared with the brain friendly folks behind Head First books).  And lately I’ve been doing a lot of learning through my ears. Bliss… My two recent favorite podcasts provide plenty of fascinating … Continue reading

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