It’s odd for Charlotte to sit still long enough for me to photograph her. She’s usually happier photobombing photos of her big sister Emily.


Something tells me this is not genuine…

Hydra 8M vs 32M

This shows two 100% crops from a photo taken by Hydra for iOS on an iPhone6. On the left is the original 8M image on the right, the same area from the 32M image.created from about 100 exposures. The phone was securely supported throughout to avoid movement between shots.

The crop on the left has been resized (not resampled) in Photoshop to match the crop on the right.

If you zoom in to the full sized image, the increased resolution is self apparent. 

I don’t know how this is being done, but it’s clearly working and it isn’t just a resize of an 8M image.

#hydra #iphone6 #hires

32 mega-pixel from an iPhone?

This was created with Hydra.

It was created from multiple shots, automatically. I’m not sure how those shots are then combined to make a 32 mega pixel image, but a bit of pixel suggests that it’s not just a simple up-scaling of an 8 mega pixel image.

What do you think?

#hydra #iphone6

At Rest

Frank Opinions

What’s the Point?

A Room with a View

#CrownePlaza   #Lingang   #HarbourCity

Digg Reader | Manage and Read Your RSS Feeds

Link: Digg Reader | Manage and Read Your RSS Feeds


Digg Reader just tried to get me to disable my ad blocker by displaying a big red message stating that it couldn’t make stories as read if my blocker was enabled. Of course, it’s working just fine.

I guess Digg is planning on introducing ads (if it hasn’t already) and doesn’t like that I choose not to see them.

Problem was easily solved. I used my ad blocker to hide the annoying message.

#AdBlocker   #digg   #rss  

Are you ready? Credit

BTW, If you decided to try, make sure you pass rm –no-preserve-root wink wink


Emily and Charlotte posing at the Carlos Morell exhibition in the Wu Chang Shou museum.

Straight Faced

Lilly trying not to laugh at Charlotte’s pose.

The Bund


When I first visited Shanghai, ten years ago, two of these buildings didn’t exist.


Once again, Charlotte nails it.


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The birthday girl at the Wu Chang Shou Museum to see the Carlos Morell exhibition.

Dancing Eels?

Who knew that eels like to party?

(Typo seems to have been corrected on the main story but still managed to appear of Facebook)

#conga   #eels   #typo   #bbc

Brick Mandala 2

Full Circle

Brick Mandala 1

To Cross Again

Tories accidentally ban themselves under new anti-extremism laws

That about sums it up.


Rolling My Rs

Don’t Twist My Words

Chrome extensions will soon require Chrome Web Store distribution for all Mac…

Will We Soon Be Jailbreaking Browsers?

If it wasn’t for Chrome’s automatic inline translation services and profile support, I’d probably have switched to Opera as my default browser long ago. After all, Opera runs Chrome extensions too, with a tenth of the memory bloat of Chrome.

This coming reduction in flexibility, maybe the final straw. Unless, of course, somebody ‘jailbreaks’ Chrome to allow non-web-store extensions.

Now I need to clean coffee off my keyboard.

xkcd: Sword in the Stone

Warning: this comic occasionally contains strong language (which may be unsuitable for children), unusual humor (which may be unsuitable for adults), and advanced mathematics (which may be unsuitable for liberal-arts majors). BTC 1FhCLQK2ZXtCUQDtG98p6fVH7S6mxAsEey …

I just removed +Hugo Barra from my circles for propagating the May 4th meme, long past it’s use by date. You have been warned. (But you have a year to think about it)


World’s Worst Zombie Impersonator

someone’s been playing too much Minecraft

#zombie #minecraft