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March 22, 2012

Aperture 4 is on it’s way?

Filed under: Uncategorized — cygnl7 @ 4:41 am

Ultimately image quality is what is important to me in photography. Lightroom 3 beats Aperture 3 in my book for image quality, and I’ve spent a lot of time with both (about 6 months each), making comparisons, and deciding what looks best to me. Actually, throw Capture NX2 into the mix, because I spent about 6 months with that, too. But I really like the Aperture interface and “Apple ecosystem” integration, so I’d switch to Aperture if the image quality and tools were to be upgraded to match that of Lightroom.

So now I’m trying to decide whether I should upgrade to Lightroom 4, because it makes even more improvements in the image quality department. If figured, though, that I’d wait for a bit more to see if an Aperture 4 could sway me. In my search for clues, I just happened upon a book on Apple Aperture 4 that is due out July 4, 2012. Does this mean it’s actually on its way? Check it out:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/apple-aperture-4-john-lewell/1109129362

Just in case they pull it: http://grab.by/ctj2

February 21, 2011

Headphone Stand

Filed under: Do-It-Yourself, Music, Uncategorized — cygnl7 @ 6:15 am

I wanted a headphone stand that was functional, was inexpensive, and somewhat matched the iMac black and silver theme.  I found this at Sears:

And guess what.  It was only $11.69.  It’s actually a banana hanger!  The headphones can rest on the banana hook on the front or on the top.  There’s also a hook on the back for the cord which was really for the included banana slicer.  That’s right, I got a headphone stand *and* a banana slicer. 😀

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