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Image by Ed Yourdon
This was taken on the west side of Broadway on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, between 81st and 80th Street — pretty much in front of Zabar’s. I had been walking along behind this woman for a block or two, wondering if she would turn around so I could take a picture of her face. But then it dawned on me — duh! — that no matter how beautiful she might be, her face couldn’t possibly be as interesting as her braided hair, which reached almost to her ankles…
Note: this photo was picked up by Flickr’s Explore list as #252 on their list for Sep 8, 2008.
This was published in an Apr 7, 2009 blog entitled "9 Ways To Save Money Instantly Without Doing Anything." It was also published as an illustration in a July 2009 BellaSugar blog article titled "Extreme Beauty: 16 Supersized Hairstyles." And it was published on a Wikimedia page titled File: Long braid. More recently, it was published in an Aug 26, 2009 blog titled "Beauty Pet Peeves." And it was published as an illustration in a Sep 2009 Squidoo blog titled "The Way Of The Hair: A Visual History of Hairstyles."
Note: on Aug 7, 2009 I uploaded a slightly edited version of this photo; I used Apple’s "Aperture" program to eliminate hot spots and cold spots, and also decreased the shadows on the woman’s back and jeans, to better highlight her long braided hair. Most people probably won’t notice the difference — but since this is (as of Aug 2009) the third most-often viewed image in my Flickr collection, I felt I should make it as good as possible…
Moving into 2010, the photo was published as an illustration in an undated (Jan 2010) blog titled "Seventieth Street Playground in New York County, NY." It was also published, without any particular commentary on a Newbury Images web page. And it was published in a Feb 3, 2010 Peruvian blog titled "¡Harta de tener el cabello corto!" It also showed up, on Feb 24, 2010, on the home news page of a blog/website called Spacethru-dot-com. And it was published in a Mar 2, 2010 blog titled " ¡Harta de tener el cabello corto!" It was also published in a Mar 30, 2010 "Really Natural" blog titled "WTF? Cut Hair Used as Cheap Fertilizer and Food Additive." And it was published in an Apr 1, 2010 blog titled "The modern San Francisco woman: What to do when he loves your hair long and you like it short?" It was also published in an undated (Jul 2010) Tumblr collection of photos titled "my love, it is the size of an oliphaunt." And it was published in a Jul 10, 2010 blog titled "Always There Anytime Relationship Advice Online." It was also published in an undated (Oct 2010) blog titled "Make A Guy Fall In Love: Best Advice," as well as an undated (Oct 2010) blog titled "Relationship Dating Advice For Christian Singles." And it was published as an illustration in an undated (late Oct) Insider Food New York City blog. It was also published in an Oct 24, 2010 blog titled "First vanity sizing. Now vanity aging." And it was published in an undated (mid-Nov 2010) blog titled "I’ve been dating this guy.. advice please!?" It was also published in a Nov 19, 2010 blog titled "Nice Womens Hairstyles photos." And it was published in a Nov 21, 2010 blog titled "Christian Singles Senior Matthews NC? The Delights of Dating," as well as a Nov 23, 2010 blog titled "The Best Make Money Online Strategy For Newbies." And it was published in a Dec 4, 2010 blog titled "The Best Relationship Advice For Women." It was also published in a Dec 8, 2010 blog titled "date advice? how hard to get to play?" It was also published in a Dec 22, 2010 blog titled "Length: How Long is Too Long?", and a Dec 23, 2010 blog titled "Christian Singles – Top 3 Dating Tips To Get Your Favorite Spouse."
Moving into 2011, the photo was published in a Jan 10, 2011 blog titled "3 Quick Money Saving Tips." And it was published in a Jan 19, 2011 blog titled "Short Layered Hairstyles." It was also published in a Jan 23, 2011 blog titled "Twist and Coil Hairstyles." And it was published in a Feb 7, 2011 blog titled "6 Great First Date Questions for Singles." It was also published in a Feb 10, 2011 blog titled "Nice Online Money Making Opportunities photos," with the same caption and detailed notes that I had written here on this Flickr page. It was also published in an undated (mid-Mar 2011) blog titled "AS IF HE’S IN LOVE WITH YOU NOW? BOYFRIEND RELATIONSHIP ADVICE FOR WOMEN." And it was published in a May 15, 2011 blog titled "Kissing tips and advice and relationship advice please!?" It was also published in a Sep 29, 2011 blog titled "http://online-house-trading.com/2011/09/29/pictures-of-blogspot-com-make-money-online/."
Moving into 2012, the photo was published in a Jan 13, 2012 blog titled "Make Money Online." And it was published in a Feb 5, 2012 blog that was titled "What is the best way to make money online in a short period of time?" It was also published in a Mar 13, 2012 blog titled "Generic teenage girl “guy advice” question?" And it was published in an Apr 4, 2012 blog titled "The Revival Of Bye Bye Birdie On Broadway." It was also published in a Jun 2, 2012 blog titled "Tumblr Moving Pictures." And it was published in an Oct 23, 2012 selmicro blog, with the same caption and detailed notes that I had written on this Flickr page.
Moving into 2013, the photo was published in an undated (mid-Feb 2013) blog titled "Braided Hairstyles."
This is part of an evolving photo-project, which will probably continue throughout the summer of 2008, and perhaps beyond: a random collection of "interesting" people in a broad stretch of the Upper West Side of Manhattan — between 72nd Street and 104th Street, especially along Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue.
I don’t like to intrude on people’s privacy, so I normally use a telephoto lens in order to photograph them while they’re still 50-100 feet away from me; but that means I have to continue focusing my attention on the people and activities half a block away, rather than on what’s right in front of me.
I’ve also learned that, in many cases, the opportunities for an interesting picture are very fleeting — literally a matter of a couple of seconds, before the person(s) in question move on, turn away, or stop doing whatever was interesting. So I’ve learned to keep the camera switched on (which contradicts my traditional urge to conserve battery power), and not worry so much about zooming in for a perfectly-framed picture … after all, once the digital image is uploaded to my computer, it’s pretty trivial to crop out the parts unrelated to the main subject.
For the most part, I’ve deliberately avoided photographing bums, drunks, drunks, and crazy people. There are a few of them around, and they would certainly create some dramatic pictures; but they generally don’t want to be photographed, and I don’t want to feel like I’m taking advantage of them. I’m still looking for opportunities to take some "sympathetic" pictures of such people, which might inspire others to reach out and help them. We’ll see how it goes …
The only other thing I’ve noticed, thus far, is that while there are lots of interesting people to photograph, there are far, far, far more people who are not so interesting. They’re probably fine people, and they might even be more interesting than the ones I’ve photographed … but there was just nothing memorable about them.
East Cape lighthouse panorama
Image by l0b0
Canon 40D Video Test
Image by markkilner
I’d heard about the eos_movrec software before, but what I didn’t know (until I tried it) was that it had a 5x zoom capture function built in.
This video was shot through a window with a Canon 40D and a TeleVue-60 (focal length 396mm), and compiled from two separate clips (both averaging about 21 fps):
The first one (no zoom) was originally 1024 x 680 in size
The second one (5x zoom) was 768 x 800 pixels
They were then cut together and made upload-friendly in Windows Movie Maker. I was pleasantly surprised with the picture quality (particularly at 5x). The drawback is, of course, that you need to be connected to a reasonably powerful computer for it to work, so I won’t be filming the kingfishers at Grove Ferry any time soon. However, it might come in useful should the foxes make a reappearance.
Another application would be for astronomical webcam-style imaging. I might even try it myself if I can get my other telescope within USB cable range of my window…
The software works on any Canon DSLR with Live View, and can be downloaded as freeware from:
But be warned: although it writes the video clips directly to your computer, they’re uncompressed and can take up a lot of space. It also drains the hell out of the camera battery, and long-term usage may affect your sensor’s performance, so use sparingly!
Long term packing
Image by Dylanfm
Here’s a shot of all my gear before being packed for going overseas for a year or 2.
I tried to be ruthless but I’m sure there are lots of things I can cut from there.
Quick overview (from top left, clockwise & random):
* T-shirts, a couple of nice shirts, singlets
* Undies x 8
* Jeans, nice pants, shorts, boardshorts, running shorts
* Gloves, 3 grandma knitted beanies and some knitted slippers
* Ski jacket, coat, rain jacket
* Passport, cash, international drivers permit, eurail pass etc
* Sleeping bag
* Grandma knitted scarf, lucky hat and bandana thing
* Headphones (Sennheiser HD 202)
* Toiletry stuff (deoderant, aftershave etc)
* FCS K3 fiberglass fins
* Ski gloves
* Computer stuff (adapters, mouse, charger, external HDD etc)
* Stubby holder
* LED lenser headlamp
* Pencils, charcoal, other drawing stuff
* Watch, compass
* Notebook, sketchbook, eurail timetable book, AA batteries
* Books: Shogun and Mindfulness in Plain English
* Camera bag (Lowepro Toploader Pro 70 AW) with additional lens holder attachment thingo
* Canon 7D with extra battery, charger, assorted filters, 8gb card, 32gb card
* Tokina 11-16mm f2.8
* Canon EF 35mm f1.4L USM
* Macbook Pro 15" i7
* Arc’teryx Bora 80L
* Spare sneakers
* Ugg boots
* Nicer sneakers (not in shot)
* Day pack
* iPhone 3GS (not in shot)
Since leaving I’ve picked up a dodgy but trusty umbrella, some vitamin C, ski pants, replacement ski gloves (much better) and snow goggles. There’s still room left in the Bora backpack – it’s unreal but weighs about 20kg.
Front parts shelves at Freeside
Image by sparr0
This is a general overview of the sorted small-parts shelves at Freeside. Almost everything pictured here is free for members to use in whatever projects they care to pursue.
The feedback is completely aural — you plug in a headphone, hit the "go" button, and listen for updates during your workout on distance, time, average and current speed, max speed, time-of-day, and elevation. My bicycle computer tells me these things already, but the Adeo is designed for "visually intensive sports such as skiing, snowboarding and mountain biking." For winter sports in particular it’s a pain in the neck to dig things out from under three layers of clothing so I can especially see the utility of an audible tool like the Adeo. Even while cycling I don’t always like to look at my computer, especially at speeds over about 40 mph.
If you like to listen to music during your workout, the Adeo has an audio input jack — with an included cable you connect your MP3 player to the Adeo, and the Adeo just passes the music through.
Stated battery life is six hours, so for all day activities such as hiking or climbing or anything in the backcountry you’ll lose the battery. You can buy a wall wart from Motionlingo, but right now there is no officially supported portable power supply.
You can upload the data to the Motionlingo website, where you can see a map of your workout. The site also includes a fairly full-featured fitness journal.
I’ll post a full review to Cyclelicious after I’ve given the Adeo and the online journal a full workout.
You see a plate of carryout sushi (California Rolls) because I grabbed this while I was out to get my lunch. for the sushi plus salad from Dashi Japanese Restaurant on Willow Road in Menlo Park.
Question of the Week: How long does your CCI laptop battery last?
For some UNC students, their college careers will last longer than the lifespan of the batteries in their CCI computers.
Freshmen said their computers’ battery lives last between four and five hours.
“I’m pretty good at making my battery last throughout the day,” said freshman Allison Farmer. “I try to let the battery get pretty low before I charge it, and I don’t leave it plugged in once it reaches 100%.”
UNC’s IT Help and Support website links to the site of CCI manufacturer Lenovo. That page inlcudes tips for extending battery life by utilizing power-saving modes such as hibernation and standby or decreasing LCD brightness. By the time students reach their junior year, CCI laptop battery life seems to decrease.
“My laptop only takes two hours to die,” said junior Tiffany Williamson. “It always seems to die at the most inconvenient times – usually when I’m about to use it for class or homework.”
Another junior had an optimistic view of his computer’s untimely death.
“I think it’s kind of a good thing that I don’t take my laptop to class anymore,” said junior Zach Alexander. “I feel like I pay more attention when I write my notes. The internet is just too intoxicating.”
One senior seemed to suffer worst of all.
“I almost had to buy an expensive replacement battery, but then my laptop was stolen,” said senior Kevin Barnett. “Instead, I got a whole new one.”
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How Long Can A New Dell Inspiron 1525 Laptop Battery Last?
There are always some consumers asking how long on earth their new dell inspiron 1525 laptop batteries can last. Actually, this is really a difficult question to answer, because there are many factors that can affect the dell inspiron 1525 battery run-time. In other word, the laptop battery run-time mainly depends on the power demands required by the laptop components. For example, the display, the hard drive and related accessories which can result in extra power depletion. Besides, the laptop design and the hardware plugged also play an role in reducing the battery run-time. Usually, Laptops and other small electronic devices share smaller and lighter batteries and are rated by their Volts and Ampers or Miliamperes (1 Ampere or Ah is equivalent to 1000 Milliampere or mAh). To learn the run-time of a battery or its Watt-Hours, the Volts and Amps are multiplied by one another. Generally, the higher the volts the longer the Watt-Hours, but this can still vary depending on the Amps. To calculate your inspiron 1525 battery runtime, you may take look at the formula below.
11.1 Volts, 6600 mAh (6.6 Amperes)
11.1 x 6.6 = 73.26 Watt-Hours
A 11.1 volt 6600 mAh laptop battery can provide approximately 73.26 watts for one hour. If you want to calculate how long your battery will last, you may directly divide the 73.26 Watt-Hours by your laptop’s watts. For example, if your laptop requires 21.2 watts per hour, your laptop will probably power for 3.46 hours. (73.26 battery watts/21.2 laptop watts = 3.46 hours of estimated runtime). Actually, this is just an formula and sometimes the run-time may vary depending on the components or any hardware running on the laptop.
Your laptop watt hour information can usually found in the user manual. Please bear in mind that the watt information does not include the use the additional installed programs, hardware or software. If you open other additional software or hardware, no doubt the runtime of your dell laptop battery will be reduced. In addition, wifi, video streaming or play games will also use up the battery power very fast. If you do some simple office work such as Word or Excels, the run-time will probably last longer.
Long Live Your Laptop Battery( I )
Long Live Your Laptop Battery!
Laptop batteries are like people–eventually and inevitably, they die. And like people, they don’t obey Moore’s Law–You can’t expect next year’s batteries to last twice as long as this year’s. Battery technology may improve a bit over time (after all, there’s plenty of financial incentive for better batteries), but, while interesting possibilities may pop up, don’t expect major battery breakthroughs in the near future.
Although your battery will eventually die, proper care can put off the inevitable. Here’s how to keep your laptop battery working for as long as possible. With luck, it could last until you need to replace that aging notebook (perhaps with a laptop having a longer battery life).
I’ve also included a few tips on keeping the battery going longer between charges, so you can work longer without AC power.
Don’t Run It Down to Empty
Squeezing every drop of juice out of a lithium ion battery (the type used in today’s laptops) strains and weakens it. Doing this once or twice won’t kill the battery, but the cumulative effect of frequently emptying your battery will shorten its lifespan.
The good news: You probably can’t run down the battery, anyway–at least not without going to a lot of trouble to do so. Most modern laptops are designed to shut down before the battery is empty.
In fact, Vista and Windows 7 come with a setting for just this purpose. To see it, click Start, type power, and select Power Options. Click any one of the Change plan settings links, then the Change advanced power settings link. In the resulting dialog box, scroll down to and expand the Battery option. Then expand Critical battery level. The setting will probably be about 5 percent, which is a good place to leave it.
XP has no such native setting, although your laptop may have a vendor-supplied tool that does the same job.
You should never recharge your battery all the way.
There’s considerable controversy on this point, and in researching this article I interviewed experts both for and against. But I’ve come down on the side of recharging all the way. The advantages of leaving home with a fully-charged battery–you can use your PC longer without AC power–are worth the slight risk of doing damage.
Keep It Cool
Heat breaks down the battery, and reduces its overall life.
When you use your laptop, make sure the vents are unblocked. Never work with the laptop on pillows or cushions. If possible, put it on a raised stand that allows for plenty of airflow.
Also, clean the vents every so often with a can of compressed air. You can buy this for a few dollars at any computer store. Be sure to follow the directions on the can, and do this only when the notebook is off.
Give It a Rest
If you’re going to be working exclusively on AC power for a week or more, remove the battery first.
Otherwise, you’ll be wearing out the battery–constantly charging and discharging it–at a time when you don’t need to use it at all. You’re also heating it up (see “Keep It Cool,” above).
You don’t want it too empty when you take it out. An unused battery loses power over time, and you don’t want all the power to drain away, so remove it when it’s at least half-charged.
Never remove the battery while the computer is on, or even in standby or sleep mode; doing so will crash your system and possibly damage your hardware. Even inserting a battery into a running laptop can damage the system. So only remove or reinsert the battery when the laptop is completely off or hibernating.
If you’ve never removed your laptop’s battery and don’t know how, check your documentation. (If you don’t have it, you can probably find it online.) The instructions generally involve turning the laptop upside-down and holding down a button while you slide out the battery.
Refrigerate your battery.
Some people recommend you store it in the refrigerator, inside a plastic bag. While you should keep a battery cool, the last thing you want is a wet battery, and condensation is a real danger in the fridge. Instead, store it in a dry place at room temperature. A filing cabinet works fine.
You don’t want the battery to go too long without exercise or let it empty out entirely. If you go without the battery for more than two months, put it in the PC and use it for a few hours, then remove it again.
Also, before you take the laptop on the road, reinsert the battery and let it charge for a few hours before unplugging the machine. Allow the battery time to get a full charge before you remove the AC power.
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How Long Will My New Laptop Battery Last?
This is difficult to determine. Actual laptop battery running time depends upon the power demands made by the equipment. The use of the monitor, the hard drive and other accessories result in additional drain upon the battery, effectively reducing its running time. The total running time of the battery is also dependent upon the design of the equipment. Generally, a new BatteryFuel.com battery will run at least as long (and usually longer) as your old battery did when it was new.
BatteryFuel’s Laptop batteries have two main ratings on them: Volts and Amperes. Because size and weight of laptop batteries is limited when compared to larger batteries such as car batteries, most companies show their ratings with Volts and Milliamperes. One thousand Milliamperes equals 1 Ampere. When buying a battery, select batteries with the most Milliamperes (or mAh). Batteries are also rated by Watt-Hours, perhaps the simplest rating of all. This is found by multiplying the Volts and the Amperes together. For example:
14.4 Volts, 4000mAh (Note: 4000mAh is equal to 4.0 Amperes). 14.4 x 4.0 = 57.60 Watt-Hours Watt-Hours signifies the energy needed to power one watt for one hour. This laptop battery can power 57.60 watts for one hour. If your laptop runs at 20.50 watts, as an example, this laptop battery could power your laptop for 2.8 hours. (57.60 battery watts/20.50 laptop watts = 2.8 hours or runtime)
You can find your laptop’s watt hour usage in the user or specification’s manual. Some laptop manuals will give more than one watt hour specification based on running the already installed OS by itself and or with one other program open as in the laptop’s word processor. Once you open up other programs and start adding pheriphials, the run time will be reduced. Please keep in mind that WiFi, Gaming and Video Streaming will eat up your battery power very fast and the laptops watt hour use does not include these activities.
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