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.
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.
A recent post by
Derek Parker introduced me to
advisory locks in PostgreSQL.
Advisory locks are a very straightforward way to prevent multiple instances of a program from running at the same
time. However, there are some cases when you shouldn’t use the database to enforce this constraint.
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:
A Syrian fighter jet apparently dropped a napalm bomb on a school playground.
Tragically, just another day in Syria. It’s images and scenes like this
that anger me all the more when people tell me their opinions on foreign
policy using statements like “Syrians are stupid.”
I recently needed to issue several dozen HTTPDELETERESTAPI calls of the
form http://www.example.com/blah/n where n was a sequential version
number. In this post I’ll show how to do this easily from the command