Saturday, December 19, 2009

Earlier and earlier...

  • Symantec is reporting that porn is among the top four search terms for children under the age of seven. Before we all get bent out of shape wringing our hands about this, know that there are easy steps we can take if we have young children at home and we want to reduce the likelihood of their stumbling upon porn: (1) sign up for a free OpenDNS account and set the appropriate level of filtering for our home network at the router and as a backup also on all the computers our children use, including handheld devices such as the iPhone and iPod Touch; (2) turn on and lock SafeSearch in Google or set the default search engine to one that uses SafeSearch restrictions; (3) set and lock the Parental Controls in the operating system; (4) give our children only non-administrator user accounts so they cannot easily override our settings. OpenDNS can generate reports of which website and domains are being blocked, and we can monitor online activity using the OpenDNS web dashboard from any internet-connected computer or smartphone.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Check out BlockChalk

I'm on BlockChalk. It's the voice of your neighborhood. Use it to talk to anyone, about anything. It's anonymous, there's no sign-up and nothing to install.

 Go to http://blockchalk.com with your iPhone and check it out!

 Sent from my iPhone 3G

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Friday, August 07, 2009

Monday, June 22, 2009

The iPhone is not really a phone at all

My friend Craig Nakamoto just posted his first review of the new iPhone 3Gs. Long story short: he likes it. I'm not surprised. Craig has in the past used (among other devices) a Moto Razr, a Moto Q, a Blackberry, and an iPhone 3G (which got run over by a car).
I've had my iPhone 3G for only 8 months, and I've just updated it to OS 3.0, so I won't be upgrading to a 3Gs but will wait until my current contract ends in 2011. By then, I expect the iPhone 4Gs or whatever it'll be called will have evolved into a badass pocket computer with multi-core CPU, 3D GPU acceleration, universal real-time voice recognition, 2+ megapixel front-facing camera for full video chat, 5+ megapixel rear camera with at least 3X optical zoom that can shoot noise-free RAW images up to ISO6400, full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, 512GB of flash RAM, a micro SDXC expansion slot, outdoor GPS accuracy to under 1 meter, wireless broadband in the 20-50Mbps range, a built-in pico projector with 1+ megapixel resolution, biometric security, and an all-day battery.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Lamborghini Galliardo

Summer in the city brings out the exotic cars, like this blue beauty
 
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A Calgary landmark

I've lived in Calgary for 23 years but I had never gone until today. Cool. This image was stitched together from 3 shots using Pano on my iPhone 3G.

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Sunday, May 10, 2009

Why Capitalism Is Failing?

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Saturday, May 02, 2009

Smashed bus shelter


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Safety glass


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Juice break


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Confession time


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Grocery iced tea break


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At the playground


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Going bike riding


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Dying for cheesecake


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Saturday pizza at Spiros


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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Swine Flu Cases Displayed on Google Maps


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Sunday, April 12, 2009

Good Friday Liturgy 2009



Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Sometimes simple is best

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I recently was asked to photograph a family, friends of mine. As I went over in my mind the logistics of executing this assignment, I fell into the usual pattern of thinking about what lighting to use, how to arrange my subjects, etc. On the appointed day, it was cloudy bright, and because the living room in which I was photographing had large windows, I went back to the most basic lighting setup of all — the same one used by the Dutch masters (e.g. Vermeer) — window light. Vermeer is one of my faourite painters. I didn't even need to use a bounce card or fill reflector, let alone a fill flash. That's it. I think I'm going to use this light as much as possible. It just seems so right.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Understanding the Credit Crisis

 
Part 2 here.

Friday, February 06, 2009

The "University" of Kalgary

I can't say it any better than Ezra Levant did — in serving notices of trespass to student members of Campus Pro-Life, the University of Calgary administration merits condemnation, not just from its alumni, but from everyone who believes that a university has a special duty to protect free speech and foster honest debate about controversial issues. As someone who grew up under the military dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos, I still remember how one of my childhood friends was tortured and then murdered by that odious regime. Alas, Canada seems to be rapidly devolving towards a 21st-century tyranny of the morally relativistic Left, and this idiocy by the university administration is just more evidence of the accelerating suicide of the West. Today the police knock on doors of university students who are trying to raise awareness about a legitimate public policy issue. Tomorrow, what? Be afraid. Be very, very afraid. 

Friday, January 23, 2009

Life: Imagine the Potential



Tuesday, January 06, 2009