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Round Tripping with ACR and Aperture 3

Aperture has long made it easy to round-trip with an external editor. That is, if you want to edit an image in Photoshop or GIMP, then all you need to do is right click the image from within Aperture, and it will open in your desired editor and when it’s saved, the image is automatically in your Aperture library, right alongside its original version. However, open files in Adobe Camera Raw has takes a bit more configuring. The reason is that when Aperture round trips, it creates a new file from the master, and ACR will only open files under certain conditions, and it won’t open PSD files.

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Tagged:  aperture  ACR  adobe  raw  macs  cameras  photography  editing  photoshop  round tripping  aperture 3  AP3 

Originally Posted:  Jun 11, 2012 at 07:27 am

Importing Large Memory Cards to the iPad

iPad with Camera

If you’ve ever used the iPad Camera Connection Kit (CCK), then you know that using memory card readers for importing compact flash cards is dicy, and anything other than an SD card is more work. Often, we resort to using the camera and a USB cable. However, this is not the best solution as it can be slower and will drain the camera battery.

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Tagged:  ipad  photography  mobile  usb  compact-flash  memory  ios  camera  import  aperture  iphoto 

Originally Posted:  Jun 03, 2012 at 07:34 am

A Semester of Tech


A New Mac

Well, my previous Mac had been having a few problems over time and I had multiple trips to both the Berkeley and San Francisco Apple Stores. Finally, today Apple decided to simply replace my Mac with a newer, but equivalent, model! Thunderbolt seems so cool, and I can't wait to use it for something exciting, but so far the Intel i7 is amazingly fast.

I just want to publicly say Thanks to the guys at the San Francisco Apple store, and especially the market leader, Larry Verter who has been helping me with everything the past couple months. Apple does stand by their products and AppleCare is an excellent value and if you ever have problems, someone will help! It's great that even though it took a little while for everything so get sorted out, it all went better than I expected in the end. :)

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Tagged:  school  college  cal  classes  computer  macs 

Originally Posted:  Jan 16, 2012 at 07:29 am

Quad Solver Updates!

Great news! There's finally an update to Quad Solver! Quad Solver 1.5 brings mostly small, but welcome updates:

  • New Loading screen
  • Better/faster keyboard for entering numbers
  • Dismiss keyboard by tapping outside any field
  • A couple minor typos and bugs fixed

If you already have a current version, the update is free as it always will be! If not, do me a favor, and please head over to the App Store and check it out! Thanks!

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Tagged:  quad-solver  ios  iphone  math  site  announcements  updates  news  blog 

Originally Posted:  Dec 21, 2011 at 06:57 am

Cal: Part 1 of 8

Berkeley in the Rain

Reducing college to 8 semesters feels weird, but kind of exciting. Things do move pretty quickly!

So, what's happened? Lots! Though most of it was reading, projects, and other homework, naturally. It turns out the classes you expect to be easy aren't, and the hard ones are still hard. (This is Cal, so I suppose I shouldn't be surprised.)

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Tagged:  college  life  blog  cs  computer-science  Berkeley  cal  CS10  classes 

Originally Posted:  Dec 20, 2011 at 06:51 am


Well, there is it! I've finally gotten a new site together. Actually, I think it speaks for itself at this point so there isn't too much to say. My previous site was OK, but hosting on my old laptop wasn't the greatest idea for reliability. So, welcome!

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Tagged:  announcements  blog  welcome 

Originally Posted:  Nov 27, 2011 at 05:19 am