Friday, February 10, 2006

Photography | World War II in color

A very impressive, and sometimes disturbing collection of rare World War II photographs in color. Quote from the site: "... For so many years, historians and casual observers alike have observed the events of World War II through faded black and white images. What most people do not know is the fact that quite a large portion of the WWII was shot using color film! However, it wasn't until recently that a lot of the photographs and motion picture footage was de-classified by the U.S. Government.."

Cool | Next generation touchscreen

Check it here: Multi-Touch Interaction Research

Rumours | 3" Ipod Video with touchscreen

(note: this image is an artist impression and NOT the new Ipod Video)
ThinkSecret has an article on the new Ipod Video with 3,5" video screen and a touch-screen clickwheel. People speculate that the new Ipod will be released on April 1st (no joke) on the 30th birthday of Apple.

DTP | Free tutorials from Computer Arts magazine

Check here for some awesome and free tutorials from the leading graphics magazine Computer Arts.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

News | Intact tomb found in Valley of the Kings

A new, completly intact tomb is found in the Valley of the Kings in Egypt. Very exciting news.
It's not yet on the pages of the Theban Mapping project. But I think they will cover the news with interesting facts and background info. Check their website also if you are interested in Egyptology.
UPDATE: 5 mummies found at the discovered tomb.

Music | Paco de Lucia - Cositas Buenas

Paco de Lucia - Cositas Buenas
release date 1/27/2004

Cositas Buenas features eight new de Lucia compositions, including three blazing bulerías “Patio Custodio,” “Volar” and “Que Venga el Alba,” the latter featuring guitar great Tomatito. Paco sings on “Antonia,” a soleá-style bulería dedicated to his daughter, who can be heard contributing three hearty olés to the track. Rounding out the collection are the tango title track, “Cositas Buenas,” two rumbas in “El Dengue” and “Casa Bernardo” ( with Gonzalez on trumpet and Alejandro Sanz on tres) and the tientos, “El Tesorillo,” featuring a lead vocal from Diego el Cigala. Other tracks feature affecting lead vocals from La Tana, Montse Cortés, el Potito, and Paco himself , raising de Lucia’s latest masterpiece to even greater heights. De Lucia also resurrected the voice of his long-time collaborator, the great flamenco singer Camarón de la Isla, who died in 1992 at age 43, to create a new setting for Camaron's vocal on "Que Venga el Alba".

password: (thanks to the original uploader)

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Photography | update Personal portfolio

I've updated my personal Photography portfolio.

Cool | Itunes companion for Konfabulator

I installed a very cool Konfabulator widget here. The Itunes Companion
Now my recently played tracklist on the right is updated with cover art !

Tech | Xara goes Open Source

Xara switched to Open Source for their grapic tool XaraExtreme. The new version is called Xara LX. At this moment XaraLX is still in development but I think it's worth the wait and check it out when the full version is released. Read it all here.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Tech | While My Guitar Gently Beeps....

"...Fed up posing in front of the mirror strumming a tennis racket? Still searching in vain for the lost chord? Help is on hand for all aspiring rock gods thanks to Fender® and Intel, who’ve teamed up to create a concept guitar that explores the possibilities and redefines the term ‘music on the move’ – an internet-enabled super guitar**..." read more
Fender Intel Centrino with USB??... just give me my trusty -analog- Fender Strat and my Marshall stack -analog tubes!-
**This is a concept guitar only and is not available for purchase from either Fender or Intel

Tech | New Ipod Nano model - 1GB

Apple today unveiled a new 1GB iPod nano for just $149, essentially a 2GB nano sans half the flash memory, as first rumored in December. The new 1GB iPod nano is thinner than a #2 pencil and features Apple's patent pending Click Wheel and the same color screen as the other iPod nano models. Each 1GB iPod nano holds up to 240 songs or 15,000 photos.

source: Appleinsider

Ebook | Shoot Like a Pro! Digital Photography Techniques

Shoot Like a Pro! Digital Photography Techniques

Through a series of tutorial projects, author Julie Adair King shows readers how to light shots, choose the right camera settings, use camera accessories and photographic software, and much more. You’ll learn step-by-step to use your existing digital camera for professional results. Set up a home studio, create a 360-degree panoramic image, learn low light and action photography, work in black and white, and adopt many other professional techniques.

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