· Naughties
· · 2007
· · · January
· · · · 30 (3 entries)

How Many Pixels? · Now that you have a ten-megapixel camera, do you sneer at miserable peons like me who are still limping along with a mere six or seven million? It turns out that you may not be getting the use of all the pixels you’re paying for. There’s an <a href='http://www.luminous-landscape.com/essays/Equivalent-Lenses.shtml'>intensely technical debate</a> between Charles Sidney Johnson and Nathan Myhrvold (yes, <em>that</em> Nathan Myhrvold) at <a href='http://www.luminous-landscape.com/'>The Luminous Landscape</a> (boy, does that site ever wrap some beautiful pictures in some butt-ugly web design). Frankly, I didn’t go slowly enough to follow all the math, but that’s OK, because there’s a tutorial called <a href='http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials/diffraction-photography.htm'>Diffraction & Photography</a> over at <a href='http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/'>Cambridge in Colour</a> with a working demo where you can see how cranking the <i>f/</i>-stop decimates your pixels. Oh, and while we’re on things photographic, here’s some <a href='http://www.dpreview.com/news/0701/07012902hasselbladh3d-31.asp'>extreme camera porn</a>.
Obie Says · That would be Obie Fernandez; he offers <a href='http://www.jroller.com/page/obie?entry=some_of_my_software_opinions'>Some of My Software Opinions</a>, and I recommend it heartily. I agreed with almost all of them; enough that I fully intend to re-use them myself.
XML 2.0? · Anne van Kesteren <a href='http://annevankesteren.nl/2007/01/xml-20'>suggests</a> an XML 2.0 mostly defined by less-<a href='http://www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2004/01/11/PostelPilgrim'>Draconian</a> error handling, provoking <a href='http://www.intertwingly.net/blog/2007/01/26/XML-2-0'>further discussion</a> over chez Sam Ruby ...
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