As 2006 becomes 2007

Without a doubt, the highlight of this year for me as far as rock music goes has to be hearing from the Led Zep babes. John Paul Jones recently let it be known he has been enjoying himself with all his bluegrass and helping out other people with their albums, but it is GREAT to hear that he is still working on his own album. It has taken a while, but when you are getting something from him, you know it will be worth the wait! I adored both Zooma and Thunderthief, so I know I will love the new one. YES!!!

Preserving Digital Images

A nice article on Digital Shot on Preserving Digital Images. I tend to empty my SD cards by moving, not copying, the files to a network share on Sam’s machine, then very rarely delete anything at all. Edited stuff only tends to be kept temporarily, usually on its way up to Flickr.

It’s all very careless of me, though. I really should take the time out to get rid of completely worthless shots, and get the rest stored in some way that would make them findable again later.

Sam’s List of the Year 2006

2006 has been one of those years where it’s tempting to borrow a line from the great thespian, philosopher and thinker Keanu Reeves


So, on with the list…

Flash Earth

There are a few different mapping services around now, and often you just need whichever one has the best maps for a specific area. Flash Earth gives you a quick and easy way to compare them – just click to select a different service, and it switches to using their maps. Once you’ve found the one with the most detail, you might want to go to that site for the extra features, but at the very least it saves you a lot of time trying several sites out each time.

Found via Lifehacker.

The Rule of Thirds

Latest Update: Added a link to DIYPhotography’s article on the rule of thirds – a really nice clear description of it. Thanks to the anonymous commenter for letting me know about it – I do read DIYPhotography, but I’d missed this one.

A quick and easy tip to make your pictures better.