Twitter Away Your Life With Social Networking

From Wired: “The internet is to human interaction as Pringles are to potatoes. Companionship and closeness are processed into an unrecognizable slurry, then reconstituted as an unnatural recreation of their original incarnation.” read more | digg story

Videomaru: A great Flash video tool

A student of mine recommended a great Flash video tool called video.Maru. It’s a component which allows a developer to create customized video players without any knowledge of ActionScript. All you have to do is create MovieClips on the stage with the correct names. I am experimenting with it now and will post some more […]

Second “shot” at a photo

Grey Nuns II  Originally uploaded by robtain Based on feedback, I went back to my downloaded images and cropped a shorter focal length version of the Grey Nuns doorway shot that I posted earlier. This version should be a little bit more balanced. I find that the effect of the door colour is diminished a […]

Experiments in Photography

Grey Nuns Originally uploaded by robtain This is a picture that I took while walking around in Montreal last week. It is the front door of the Grey Nuns convent. I pumped up the saturation a little in Aperture before posting this. I’d like to go back and redo this shot. A critique that I […]


I use to keep track of new updates for the software that I use. Some software programs seem to be updated on an almost daily basis. I can help but wonder if this is a case of “versionjacking”; issuing incremental updates so as to always be in the list of updated software.