Today Microsoft announced the launch of HD Photo (formerly Windows Media Photo). Microsoft Launches HD Photo – Engadget I had seen info on this sometime ago (HD Photo 1.0 Specification) and was less than impressed namely because its a proprietary Microsoft file format. No format is immune to “proprietary”ness, given past patent issues with JPEG, but Microsoft is notoriously bad with “open̶
In late December an amazing event happened. The Bush Administration proposed “listing the polar bear as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, putting the U.S. government on record as saying that global warming could drive one of the world’s most recognizable animals out of existence.” This was quite an about face considering the history of this administrations staunch denial of Global Warming
The CEO of Adobe made news recently by announcing that Adobe is to take Photoshop online… CNET: Adobe to take Photoshop online If you’re like me you took a double take upon seeing this headline. Photoshop online?! This certainly seems like an odd approach and if you read this article in full you’ll even see that this model will impact Adobe’s new product Photoshop Lightroom. I have an interest
CNET is reporting that the Bush administration is accelerating Internet surveillance efforts by pushing that Web sites keep records of images and/or videos in case police determine the content is illegal and choose to investigate. Justice Department takes aim at image-sharing sites It won’t be long before George Orwell vision of Big Brother is a reality… if it’s not already.
The clock is ticking on this years Mavericks surf competition. The time frame for the prestigious surf competition is between early January and the end of March. Only a couple storms have pass through northern California generating big enough surf for the event, but these swells did not align with favorable weather.Â With only a month remaining it leaves big wave surfing fans wondering if there will be a competition
In case you were unaware there has been a lot of controversy around TXU, Texas’ largest utility company, and their plans to build 11 new coal burning power plants. Plants that combined would produce enough greenhouse gases to offset the entire effort made by California’s tough environmental laws. TXU faces a Texas coal rush Today a huge event happened… TXU announced they are being acquired and in th
After holding on to a rental of “An Inconvenient Truth” for 3 weeks I finally got a chance to watch it. I expected it to be depressing, but after watching it I realized the only thing depressing about the movie was not doing anything to address the problem. I have some co-workers that are hung up on Al Gore and have a tough time looking past him. Whether you like Al Gore or not you have to respect the eff
This is something that didn’t get a lot of attention, but it speaks to the resilience of nature when protection is given. Beavers… yes beavers have started to show up in New York City rivers. It’s been 200 years since they were hunted out of existence in the area. Sad when you think that the Beaver is on NYC’s official seal and only now are they making a comeback in the area. Beavers return to