Scanning Negatives with VueScan (Multi-frame)

Some years ago I began the task of scanning my father’s large collection of photographic negatives, comprising several hundred films. I have had many starts on this project and many different approaches, each with their own issues. Some approaches have been easy to perform but yielded suboptimal results. Others much harder to perform but with…

Lightroom Classic Smart Previews… aren’t

I’m posting this short treatise because I spent hours today scouring the internet looking for this information and only found it in a forum post — not in countless blog posts on the topic. In Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic (ugh, let’s call it LrC), as with most digital asset management systems, there is the concept…

Why I’m No Longer Ruled by Activity Tracking

When the Apple Watch first arrived, its core strength was yet to be realised, but in subsequent years the health aspects have come to the fore. I’m on my third model now (original, Series 3, and Series 5) and I still enjoy having it on my wrist every day, but the obvious, there-from-the-beginning activity tracking…

On Right and Wrong

I wrote these words in late 2011 — I still believe in them today. No matter what you think, no matter what you believe, no matter your intentions, there will always be someone who disagrees. While the only meaningful course of action is to stand up for, stand behind your beliefs, just remember that –…

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RBG on Selective Deafness

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, quoted in a New York Times article… Another often-asked question when I speak in public: “Do you have some good advice you might share with us?” Yes, I do. It comes from my savvy mother-in-law, advice she gave me on my wedding day. “In every good marriage,” she counseled, “it helps sometimes…

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Add Glanceable Information to Your Mac Menu Bar with SwiftBar

This post is adapted from an original contribution I made to the NosillaCast Podcast. You can find the original post here, or listen to the audio recording I made in Episode 826. On an episode of the Upgrade podcast Jason Snell talked about an open source utility called BitBar. This utility puts customisable information in…