Sun 31 Mar 2013
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Sun 31 Mar 2013
Mon 23 Jul 2012
Mon 16 Apr 2012
At the end of March we spent 5 days running around Paris. We stayed at a small hotel near Gare du Nord, where we arrived conveniently with the Thalys.
I’ll be adding photos of our trip to this Flickr set for a while.
Sat 2 Jul 2011
Photo collection of Paddy, our new kitten.
Wed 29 Jun 2011
Photo collection of Dot, who had a great, but far too short life with us.
Wed 16 Feb 2011
Mon 25 Oct 2010
Last weekend we of course went to Essen again for Spiel ’10, world’s biggest board game fair.
Some photos of the games we saw and played and the update to our own collection is shown below.
For detailed descriptions, see Suzan’s Geeklist.
Mon 11 Oct 2010
Sat 31 Jul 2010
It’s “Try new things” morning, so it seems. So I’m typing this in the WordPress app on my iPad. I’m even trying ten finger typing, which works amazingly well in fact, in combination with the autocorrect features. Certainly not as fast as a regular keyboard, but it works.
Yesterday OmniFocus for iPad was released, and while I was waiting for this release I was kinda put off by it’s high price: €31,99. Considering I already bought the Mac version ($79,95) and the iPhone version (€15,99 and not really usable sync-performance-wise for the first year) this just seems a lot. In comparison: Things, which is a fairly comparable program, is only €7,99 for iPhone and €15,99 for iPad (unfortunately also not a universal app); so I could buy both mobile Things versions for less than just the iPad version of OmniFocus! The only major difference I could see is the inability of Things to sync using anything else than a local WiFi network, although they say this would be coming sometime this year.
And here’s the Thing (pun intended): (more…)
Sat 19 Jun 2010
While I use Aperture (v3) for my photo editing and organizing needs, my girlfriend uses iPhoto (v7). To get some of her beautiful shots in my library, I would like to use the Share feature of iPhoto. Unfortunately, it seems I cannot access this shared library from within Aperture directly.
Having gotten iPhoto (v8) myself with my new MacBook Pro, I simply start this program, and access her library from there. After copying the files to my iPhoto library (directly dragging to Aperture does show the +-cursor, but does not work) I can then import them in my Aperture library. Tedious, but it works. Most of the time.
During copying of the shared photos to my computer, I often get a message that some of the photos could not be imported due to their file type not begin recognized. After some investigation, I discovered that the photos giving this message have the file type ‘GEPJ’, which incidentally is JPEG spelled backward… Now where does that come from??
Most photos with this problem will successfully import a second time around. However, you have to redo your carefully made selection of photos to copy all over, because iPhoto forgets your selection as soon as it starts importing. There is an easier way though: in the error message of iPhoto, a path is displayed, which looks something like ‘/var/folders/Jf/Jf5z8CcW2RSzKE+1YogdOU+++TI/-Tmp-/iPhoto/DPAP/10.0.1.2/8770/1′. Yes, that’s a weird path. You can copy this path from the iPhoto dialog and paste it in the Finder in the dialog you get when pressing cmd-shift-G (Go to Folder). In this folder, you will see all photos you were trying to import, which you can then drag manually to iPhoto, or even directly to Aperture . I presume however, that all iPhoto-specific meta-data that is not embedded in the photo itself (using EXIF) will be lost this way.