May 04, 2007
Adjusting your photographs to get the color 'just right' can be a chore. Think about this: The Old Masters of painting spent years of their lives learning about color. Why let all their effort go to waste on the walls of some museum when it could be used to give you a hand with color correction?
When Photoshop entered the CS series it included a new tool called 'Match Color.' This tools was made so that you could match a series of photos to one another.
But there is another thing you can do with 'Match Color' that is much cooler: You can match the colors in your photos to those in famous paintings.
I keep a directory of about 30 of my favorite paintings and anytime I need to do color correction, I just scan through them to find the one that gives the photo I'm working on the best look.
This technique can be used in other ways. For example, use the color from a scanned-in 1970's Kodachrome snapshot to give a recent photo a vintage look. Need to make a picture more menacing? Use the color from a picture of a storm.
8:55pm: McCain loves amnesty for people that broke the law to get into America. He could not be less my candidate if he tried. Which, it seems, he does.
If the GOP is stupid enough to nominate McCain, I will write myself in for president.
Now there's a campaign for you: Physics Geek 2008!
May 03, 2007
If theres a bigger buffoon or more gutless weasel in the intelligence world than George Tenet, hes being hidden in a black ops prison on Guantanamo Bay.
Tenet, a poster child for The Power Of Positive Brown-Nosing, has hit a new low, even for Washington. Having worked his way up the political ladder by leaving no back unslapped, on the way down hes leaving no back unstabbed.
George Tenet is the Barney Fife of the spy world. Every bad guy got away, and he never took his bullet out of his pocket.
Screwing up the pre-Iraq war intelligence alone makes him a failure. Utterly missing the 9/11 attacks and having not a single CIA asset in the Taliban or al-Qaeda at the time earns him Worst CIA Chief Ever.
But Tenets incompetence overshadows even these accomplishments.
Does the media even care that much of Tenets book is nonsense? He claims he was astonished to run into neocon Richard Perle exiting the White House on Sept. 12, 2001, and to hear him say, Iraq has to pay a price for what happened yesterday, they bear responsibility.
If Tenet was surprised, imagine poor Richard Perle! He was in France on Sept. 12, 2001, unable to fly back to Washington due to, well, you know. And George Tenet wonders why the evil Bushies keep linking pre-war Iraq to al-Qaeda. He should read his own 2002 statements to Congress about solid reporting of senior level contacts between Iraq and al-Qaida and credible reporting that al-Qaida leaders sought contacts in Iraq who could help them acquire WMD capabilities.
No one ever went broke betting against the ethics and honesty of a politician.
May 02, 2007
Sen. Orrin Hatch should know better: He supports giving the District of Columbia a special seat in the House of Representatives. So does Utah's other senator, Robert Bennett. Their backing has everything to do with the fact that under a deal brokered in the House, Utah would get an additional seat as well. It certainly has nothing to do with the Constitution, which says only states may be represented in the House. And DC isn't a state. Read the NRO editorial, here.
I'm certain that Hugh Hewitt will continue to extoll the virtues of having supported Hatch in 2004. Maybe the sandwich has grown even more tasty over time.
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Anyway, give it a shot if you're interested.
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Mention LISP again, and I'll run my CAR over your CDR.
I almost choked on my Diet Dr. Pepper. Don't worry if you don't understand the above exchange. All that means is that you probably had something resembling a life during college.
May 01, 2007
Stop by her place and offer your congratulations.
Truthfully, I didn't recognize her immediately on Drive because her hair used to be blonde.
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