Friday, December 31, 2010


As I wrote at the end of 2008, it is a privilege to have a readership, and I wanted to stop and take a moment to thank everyone who has stopped by to read, enjoy, encourage, and comment on this blog. You are what keeps me writing -- which, on a personal note, is very important for and to me, and affects many other areas of my life.

Like I've done before, I took a look at the Google Analytics report for this year, and like previous years when I returned from a long hiatus, the results were excitedly surprising. Aside from a single post in May, I've only started writing again for the past two months, yet over the course of the year, 30 countries have visited the site, from the United States to the United Kingdom, from Australia to New Zealand.

Thank you again for reading, and here's to a wonderful 2011, full of writing!

For those interested, here are the top 5 individual posts (by number of page views) this year:

Have an awesome New Year!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

The D7000 Aperture update is here!

Apple released a Camera RAW update, so now I can use the D7000's RAW files in Aperture! I had to go back into my photo library, right-click on my RAW images, and have Aperture "Reprocess Masters" (and then right-click and Option-click on "Update Preview" to trigger a "Generate Preview" option so that I could see the thumbnails correctly), but now Aperture is working properly with my D7000's RAW files. Awesome!

Monday, December 06, 2010

How the Internet Works

This is a lovely cartoon that explains many facets of the Internet (not just the web) in an easy-to-understand way. For those of us brushing up on our terminology, or to show to someone having difficulty wrapping their head around different aspects of the ubiquitous technology, this cartoon from Vladstudio may just do the trick.

Download various resolutions from the source here.

[via this article]