James Moody (Moody's Mood I heard from George Benson), Patti Austin, Toots Thielemans, James Morrison, Lee Ritenour, Nathan East, Greg Phillinganes, Joe Sample, Ledisi singing a song I heard from Sergio Mendes - star studded.
Reshared text: The school test results of 15 year old children are in for 2012: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Programme_for_International_Student_Assessment Findings: * Hong Kong beat Singapore in two out of three disciplines. * Netherlands, Finland and Estonia are the best Europeans after all them Asian countries. Oh, and Liechtenstein - how many 15 year olds does a country of 36k people have? Divide by 60? Makes 600? * Canada is the leader of the rest of the world. * And Shanghai is also a county. Whatever.
Then I took the famous Photomatix for a ride and it has a lot more cleverness in it's auto alignment and other controls. I liked the final result colours that I got - you can choose from a range of really garish, over the top looks to reasonably realistic presets.
I didn't bite this time, and so had a less potent Paintshop Pro HDR and was just inspecting it in Sagelight Editor.... and discovered some worthwhile effects.
This is the old Dimmeys site, now being torn down and under construction - the day was so hot and bright that I preferred to have my sunnies on or squint heavily. Scenes looked bleached and washed out - so don't ask whether the real scene looked anything like this..
Reshared text: It’s a hot day out there. And it is even hotter inside a locked car. Temperatures in locked cars can soar to dangerously high levels in a matter of minutes. Never leave children or pets in your car – even if you’re only going to be gone for a few minutes. It is dangerous and potentially fatal, even if you leave a window down or park in the shade. Be sure to spread the word by sharing this important message. http://ow.ly/rlqqy
RESHARE: #reshare I try not to speak ill of other social networks but, employers please give up on LinkedIn so that I can delete my token presence there. Pleeeeaaaase!
Reshared text: What Employers Look For In Your Online Profiles [INFOGRAPHICS]
- What have you done to make your Google+ profile look good for potential head hunters?
"Active job-hunters know that social networking sites can be some of the best tools for finding employment. These platforms showcase companies and their products, connecting job seekers to potential employment at businesses big and small by spreading awareness.
Recruiters are now looking at social network profiles too, using a candidate's profile to assess how good of an employee they'd be..."
Karma - one day it was bound to happen. I often try to help other people by finding their pdf camera manual and reading the relevant pages, then telling them what they are seeking.
Just today, during a conversation, +Nathan Smith decides to read the Olympus E-PM2 manual (my camera) when I referred him to the page of pdf manuals - he then tells me that my camera has JPEG tonal curve adjustment. LOL. Now I'm the one that's informed.
This was one I spotted with Chris Leighton and Gerhard Zelenka - the bright sun was a bleached out but with some persuasion, some nice colours. Chris, this was the Kodak P800 JPEG worked in Topaz Adjust
We don't cook drumstick curry often because drumsticks in Melbourne are hard to come by. I had been missing the taste a lot so even though these were old (woody) I decided to make a meal - we didn't start from scratch but got A1 Malaysian curry paste, a bit of tamarind paste and later on some santan (coconut milk). And chicken. A bit disappointed that the drumstick was woody but the taste / flavour contribution was certainly there.
Reshared text: My homeland faces a catastrophe of a magnitude I cannot even imagine. The loss of life , of home, of everything we hold dear is on a scale that even the indomitable spirit of the Filipino people may not be able to bear.
And so I plead with you my fellow Aussies (and everybody else for that matter) to donate whatever you can as every little bit helps. Cash is best to known organizations (the SBS link below shows how you can help). Goods unfortunately are a logistical nightmare for the people on the ground and create more problems than actually help.
RESHARE: #reshare Coincidentally, just set up gmail rules to filter linkedin email to SPAM
Reshared text: Linkedin, it's the network that hands out worthless awards, where people run around endorsing each other for skills they've never had, all in hopes of selling their product or service, or finding their dream job. Unfortunately the reality hasn't set in for many, as employers in the real world want proof of your knowledge and skills, not a social profile painted with all kinds fictitious garbage. Likewise, the network today is now overrun with companies begging to sell their products and services. Since when does a reputable company troll social networks begging people to buy their stuff? The sad truth is, if you have to beg people to buy your products or services, then they obviously suck.
And, lets not forget all those tens of thousands of people racing around on the network begging employers for work each day. The network probably boasts more out of work professionals than your local unemployment office. The real question is, does all that small talk on your Linkedin profile represent your real world skills? Read The Article For More
RESHARE: I was just handling an iPad Air and felt that it's usefulness in web reading was excellent - good clarity at full page view and very quick and clear zoom in on finger gesture. Then I see this #reshare I guess there's sometimes bad apples.
Been using Windows Snipping Tool and Microsoft Office 2010 and later Insert > Screenshot but giving this one a shot - it saves to Picasa (Google+ Photos) folder named Drop Box without fuss #reshare#screenshot
#reshare I was moaning for my Contacts icon to be available on the App Launcher - it is on Monash Google Apps accounts but not on my personal Google account - thanks to +Samantha Vardanega for finding me this Chrome clientside solution - and it even allows you to export a .json file so you can put it on another machine.
The Melbourne Cup is of course centred around a horse race. But it has become something more than that. It's become a public holiday (a Kiwi gentleman pulled my leg on the shops being closed) as well as a chance to wave your fascinator
As most of you know, I often join in the fun and frivolity of #shoesmonday+Shoes Monday - it's awesome to see all kinds of over-the-top shoes and heels and brings some de-stressing and letting your hair down. This shot however is more reflective. The legs are from a more mature person, yet the shoes are decorative and party. Our legs are so precious to us and we really feel it when we are unable to use them even temporarily. To my friends +Paul Francis+Frank Yuwono who temporarily could not join us for our Photowalk. A nod to +Levi Moore
Now that some people are waxing nostalgic over the Nikon FE, I thought I would take our my aged third digital camera, the Kodak P880 - it's having trouble with batteries and so on, and it was overpriced during launch time (AUD 999). I got it from a closing down sale for much less. Buiild quality, choice of parts (pretty poor LCD and EVF) was unexceptional. But it had a zoom that starts at 24mm equivalent, a slightly bigger compact sensor, and the Kodak ColorScience JPEG engine.
This scene was on a bright day, easily washing colours out and/or creating stark contrasts. But I reckon the SOOC JPEG renders this very attractively