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|WARNING: THIS SITE FEATURES ORIGINAL THINKING...Jim Croce once sang Don't tug on Superman's cape..., which seems like reasonable advice should we not wish to anger the supreme powers. We do have this duality in our culture: the Superman that is the state collective, the leftist call to a politics of meaning managed by the state, the deification of "we're from the government and we'll take care of you" - versus the Superman that celebrates individual freedom, private property, freedom of conscience, free enterprise, and limited government. We humbly take on the latter's mantle and, eschewing the feeble tug, we dare to PULL, in hope of seeing freedom's rescue from the encroaching nanny state. We invite you, dear reader, to come and pull as well... Additionally, if you assume that means that we are unflinching, unquestioning GOP zombies, that would be incorrect. We reject statism in any form and call on individuals in our country to return to the original, classical liberalism of our founders. (We're also passionate about art, photography, cooking, technology, Judeo/Christian values, and satire as unique, individual pursuits of happiness to celebrate.)|
Superman's product of the century (so far):
Made it out to the Nevada desert on the weekend. Back to my favorite Valley of Fire State Park... Here's an image from just about the instant of sunset...
That's some beautiful desert there.
I've been interested in working with the HDR - that's High Dynamic Range - features in Photoshop for a while. So I took this shot with the Nikon D200 body set to capture a series of the same frame at different exposures. Photoshop has an automation facility for taking the group of captures and producing a 32-bit image by merging them together... See more below the fold......Continue reading "Canyons Ho!"
I got Amazon's latest gadget back in December. In a little over a month, it has become indispensable gear.
This device features a non-back lit 'ink' display that is a fantastic reading surface. It has a 'free' cell phone network connection that works most anywhere (in the US anyway) and downloads a book (in Kindle format) in about a minute or so. There are newspaper, magazine, and blog subscriptions available.
I've currently downloaded many books and it's great for reading while traveling. It doesn't completely replace books - but it's the closest thing I've seen and has terrific usability.
It also contains experimental features like a web browser (fairly primitive). You can download PDFs, JPGs, and MP3s on it as well.
Might take a while to get one when you order - Amazon is perpetually sold out - seems like it took about a month to get it from the time I ordered it.