TheJoyOfHack

For people who like to make things

Recreating David Hobby’s Profile Picture

When you’re a beginner learning a new skill, it’s okay to try to recreate the Masters’ works as practice (in private). With that in mind, when I was learning to use external flashes with the Fuji X100S I gave myself the task of recreating David Hobby‘s iconic profile picture. I asked David for his permission to blog about it and he graciously granted it. There are serious ethical issues involved with publishing this sort of practice work. To jump directly to that discussion, go here.

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External Flashes with the Fuji X100S

As an amateur photographer I’ve found it hard to find information on how to use external flashes with the Fuji X100S camera. In this post I’ll show what I did to get it to work and how I used a Fuji with two external Nikon SB-800 flashes.

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LinkedIn Can Read Your Emails

The stupidity of this is mind-boggling. Essentially, LinkedIn is asking you to insert a man-in-the-middle IMAP server that parses ALL your email and modifies the body so as to ‘enhance mobile email, giving professionals the information they need to be brilliant with people.’ The following tweet from Justin Miller first brought this to my attention:

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Leaving Glen Ellyn

Leaving Glen Ellyn

I like how the rays of the sun reflected off the train. I only had a second to take this picture as there was a crowd of commuters right behind me.

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The Case of the Leaking Space Suit

Imagine, for a minute, that you’re an astronaut. On the ISS. Conducting a space walk. There you are, outside your vehicle, and you realize your spacesuit is leaking. You could drown. In outer space.

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