Month: February 2009

curing powers of meteorites

The Adler Planetarium in Chicago has a meteorite you can touch. That’s my brother up there in the photo experiencing the awe-inspiring power of a meteorite. It is my wish to rub my ear on this meteorite so it may hear my ear infection.

swivel LCD in an SLR

Can you believe it? Finally there’s an SLR camera with an articulating (swivel) LCD. I’ve been waiting years for this. Of course only relatively recently has preview capabilities been available on SLR LCDs. So that was a critical step one. Last year Sony came out with the A350 SLR which has a “tilting” LCD. (Scroll …

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Rembrandt’s self-portraits

Recently I’ve been doing some artwork with Rembrandt’s numerous self-portraits (40 in all) from It’s a great site to review his work.

Sonic Bed or Coffin or Sardine Can

Here’s Kaffe Matthews’ Sonic Bed. It has a “network of loudspeakers including six very large subwoofers that produce very low frequencies that penetrate the body”. I didn’t know that Dracula was such a fan of subwoofers. via architectradure

Biden’s portrait missing

Yesterday’s blog post came about as I was searching through official documents on the GPO site. You can buy the official president and Vice Presidential portraits are available for purchase in two sizes (8×10 and 11×14) starting at $9. It was easy finding an image of the official President portrait. Heck, I was even able …

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the unofficial official camera of the White House

About a month ago, the official portrait of the President of the United States was released. Engadget dug into the EXIF data and provided the vitals. camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IIlens: 105mmaperture: f/10exposure: 1/125 secondISO: 100flash: none photographer: Pete Souza (official White House photographer)date: 1/13/2009 5:38 p.m. It’s very interesting that the Canon EOS …

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