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techphotoguy

@techphotoguy@mastodon.social

Photographer, writer, speaker. Wrote a book on AI & photography. Everyone should create and share.
Someone is wrong on the internet. It is probably me. Diversity is good. 🌈♿️👊🏾

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matthewcassinelli, to random
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I swear to god this is all just Shortcuts
https://techhub.social/@Techmeme/112581599942833552

techphotoguy,
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@matthewcassinelli Except that maybe it'll work reliably? We hope? LOL. Man, I really hope. 🤞

matthewcassinelli, to random
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Thank god, I’ve been trying to decide for ages how to officially “start” a video.

I just landed on creating a new doc in @ia Writer to hold my logline, synopsis, and treatment 💪

techphotoguy,
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@matthewcassinelli @ia That's way less involved than me, who has a long Shortcut that sets up a bunch of stuff.

You didn't even mention a StreakDeck as part of your process. LOL.

techphotoguy,
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@matthewcassinelli Off the top of my head, my "new video" shortcut grabs a video number (incrementing sequence I use for reference) from Data Jar, asks for the topic, creates a folder on my working drive for files, asks for a target publish date if known, creates an OmniFocus project w/ approx 20 tasks (template is in DataJar), creates a note in Obsidian (sounds similar to your iA document) and applies an Obsidian template

techphotoguy,
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@matthewcassinelli My "build out the script and specific-to-this-video production plan" part is definitely my weak point right now. Figuring out B roll, edit plans, etc.

christianselig, to random
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TIL USB-C trigger boards are a thing 🤯

I can finally charge up my Jackery external battery thingy with just a USB-C charger, instead of needing its bulky AC power brick (just modified its 12V car charger with the trigger board)

techphotoguy,
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@christianselig "USB-C trigger board" made me think it was a board with a bunch of identical-looking USB-C ports and you had to guess which one was what data transfer speed or charging capacity using a handful of identical cables.

christianselig, to random
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Me every time I change my tires: okay next time I’m definitely just paying someone to do that

Next winter: … but I could save $50

techphotoguy,
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nyquildotorg, (edited ) to random
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Lol at Dave Winer discovering "a whole industry revolving around 1/6 scale Scarlett Johansson heads and bodies to stick them on."

(1/6 scale is "Barbie-sized," and people have been doing custom "head-sculpts" of celebrities for decades and decades.)

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@nyquildotorg Oh, he's still around?

Verso, to random
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I have a question: I have a mini with a hardwired USB-A cable. I have varying levels of success getting it to work properly with my USB-C only MacBook Pro.

Have you tried this with a dock or an adapter that makes it work for you? If so please name names!

That said, I am also not averse to completing The Circle of StreamDeck Life, and selling the one I have to finance the one I want (: so if you're in the market for a classic, HMU (:

techphotoguy,
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@matthewcassinelli @Verso I need to find someone selling an XL. Moar buttons all the things.

techphotoguy,
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@matthewcassinelli Feedback to pass along to Elgato: they ought to give their partners a coupon code that at least beats the everyone/everyday price on Amazon :/

nyquildotorg, to random
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It was so hot and humid that by 11am the Gold Bond Medicated Powder in my pants had turned into Gold Bond Medicated Chowder

techphotoguy,
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@nyquildotorg I really didn't need that mental picture.

chris, to random
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    @chris Your house was 80 inside with AC? OMG I would die in Florida.

    nyquildotorg, (edited ) to random
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    Ok, Cory Doctorow is pissing me off now, lol.

    "Break down the steps of training a model and it quickly becomes apparent why it's technically wrong to call this a copyright infringement. First, the act of making transient copies of works – even billions of works – is unequivocally fair use. Unless you think search engines and the Internet Archive shouldn't exist, then you should support scraping at scale."

    We need some kind of term for arguing via false equivalence.

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    techphotoguy,
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    @nyquildotorg Optimized for Netscape Navigator, natch.

    matthewcassinelli, to random
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    computers r cool

    techphotoguy,
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    @matthewcassinelli I keep waiting for "Maybe: Slim Shady”

    nyquildotorg, to random
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    Of course the Metallica track this lady used to scare off a cougar was from the black album...

    It's pretty rad that James Hetfield reached out to her, though. I bet he suggested buying 72 Seasons for her future cougar scaring needs.

    techphotoguy,
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    @nyquildotorg It's all good until Hetfield finds out she downloaded that track from Napster...

    nyquildotorg, (edited ) to random
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    Long ago I had this idea for a dumb bit, where I'd start YouTube channel doing 10-minute GIMP tutorials to teach people what I'd learned after using GIMP for a couple decades.

    The short version is it'd be one of those screen cast type videos, and every episode the entire 10 minutes would be filled with bullshit like dependency resolution problems preventing GIMP from launching, recompiling the Linux kernel because my graphic tablet stopped working again, and then recompiling the kernel again because the graphics tablet now works, but I can no longer capture sound in my recordings.

    techphotoguy,
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    @nyquildotorg I’m sure 2025 will be th year if desktop Linux.

    nyquildotorg, to random
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    I keep seeing people talk about all the time ChatGPT is saving them, by not requiring them to learn everything about whatever they're using ChatGPT to write about. 🤦

    techphotoguy,
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    @nyquildotorg I used it today to draft an ethics statement.

    adron, to random
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    Gonna eat at Microsoft today.

    techphotoguy,
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    @adron IS THAT WHY THERE ARE SO MANY WINDOWS? :p

    nyquildotorg, to random
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    Which orientation on the new iPads has the Apple "right-side up"?

    People have been telling me for years that the primary orientation of the iPad is landscape, but that Apple on the back has always suggested to me that that's just not true.

    techphotoguy,
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    @nyquildotorg Go look at pictures of the very first iPad Keyboard that Apple made and be prepared to have your mind blown. WTF indeed.

    chris, to random
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    @chris I'm not sure there's a big leap in the level of stupid from “I endorse MAGA" to “I publicly endorse MAGA”

    nyquildotorg, (edited ) to random
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    A local Mediterranean restaurant offers some of the best fried potatoes I've ever eaten.

    There are two options: medium cut potato rounds and large cut potato rounds, and the size describes the diameter of the slices of potato that are then fried.

    The larger ones often end up in a super state where half of one is thin and crispy like an American "chip" (a UK crisp) while the other is thick and fluffy like an American fry (UK chip).

    They are amazing.

    techphotoguy,
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    @nyquildotorg These sound fantastic, and you should “DM" me where this is (or share publicly). :)

    techphotoguy, to random
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    But they told me I wasn't just a number!

    https://om.co/2024/04/25/ftc-settles-with-ring/

    techphotoguy,
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    Do not interpret my tweet to mean that I own a Ring doorbell. LOLz. I'm dumb but not that dumb.

    nyquildotorg, to random
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    I have witnessed multiple offices get nothing done for entire days after someone started a "is a hot dog a sandwich" debate.

    I assure you, no matter how well thought out you think your argument is, someone else has already countered it. It's a problem just like the Pluto problem: there's no definition of sandwich that will encapsulate everything you and Tim from accounting both think the definition is, and will one day require a new definition to concretely rule on whether a hot dog is or isn't a sandwich. (Just like with Pluto.)

    All I can say for sure is nearly half of the people who've ever had this debate are going to be really angry. (Just like with Pluto.)

    techphotoguy,
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    @nyquildotorg It's not my fault that Tim got pissy when I told him I enjoyed his mom's sandwich last night.

    mathowie, to random
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    ❓Did Instagram change their color temperature and exposure handling lately? Any previously edited photo uploaded to Instagram looks totally blasted out after posting. Photos that look ok in drafts get big color shifts and exposure changes after.

    It’s been this way for a couple weeks. It’s annoying that a photo app can’t do WYSIWYG editing reliably.

    Is it just me? Makes me never want to post to Instagram again.

    techphotoguy,
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    @mathowie Instagram has been trash for photos for a few years. If you want a photo-centric app by and for photographers, I'm a big fan of @glass

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