Author: Mike Garrity

How I Manage my Digital Images 3

How I Manage my Digital Images

A number of people of have asked me for details about how I manage my collection of digital imagery. I assume that they’re asking because they know that the collection is large (~30,000 images)...

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Cerulean = 26, 4.54, -24.55 (in L*A*B*)

I’m sure that every time you played with your Crayolas, you wondered what the the exact difference was in the spectra of green-yellow and yellow-green. Well I did. Mark Meyer has done all of...

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Foldit

Have you seen Foldit? It’s a video game where the goal is to fold proteins. Protein folding is a very interesting problem. If you sequence DNA, you can get an ordered list of the...

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Redefining Sanity

I find the sheer craziness of modern US politics hard to understand. The best explanation I’ve found is Richard Hofstadter’s classic Anti-Intellectualism in American Life. This morning, Chris Ladd posted an interesting article called...

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ElizabethForMA

Elizabeth Warren announced her candidacy for the Senate yesterday. If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you’ll already know that we’re big fans of hers. The press coverage yesterday was pretty annoying....

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Peter’s New Computer

Peter’s been building a new computer recently. It’s built around an i5-2500K and a Z68 motherboard, and a case with a lot of blue fans. For the most part, it went together very quickly....

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Breakaway Wealth

I liked Barry Ritholtz’s comments on the recent Washington Post special report called Breakaway Wealth. My favorite quote: Legalized theft of shareholder assets, approved by a corrupt Congress. If you haven’t seen it yet,...

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Lime Rock 2011

We just got back from the vintage car races at Lime Rock. There were an amazing number of MGs there this year. One of the nicest MG’s was this one from the Simeone collection....

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A Sparrow of a Different Color

There’s a flock of sparrows that live in some bushes down the street. They all fly in and out of the bushes whenever you go by. When I was coming home today, I noticed...

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CS 178

Feeling left out as the kids head back to school? Maybe you should curl up with these, the course notes from Mark Levoy’s digital photography course at Stanford. It covers a lot of ground....