Category: Tech

  • Easily identify your USB sticks

    Easily identify your USB sticks

    Our computers have more and more USB ports, and we have so many storage drives plugged into them (USB drives, USB thumb drives, memory card readers, etc.) that it is somewhat difficult to recognize them all when they are displayed on the desktop. In the example below, you wonder which one is which among all…

  • Zero digital noise photography

    Zero digital noise photography

    A few years ago I had written about Guillermo Luijk’s technique to remove completely noise from digital photos. We know that this is a difficult task, but his solution is relatively simple: Shot the scene in a correct exposure according to our usual workflow; Repeat the shot now reducing shutter speed by 4 f-stops that…

  • Happy Birthday HAL-9000!

    It’s on January 12th, 1992 that, according to Arthur C. Clarke, was born HAL-9000, the computer from “2001, A space Odyssey” (the book from Arthur C. Clarke and the movie from Stanley Kubrick). Actually, the first time it was powered on. So, it is exactly 23-year old today. Happy birthday HAL-9000! HAL-9000 is an Artificial…

  • Steam locomotive

    Steam locomotive

    These old steam locomotives look great on their ancient engravings. Source: Bibliodyssey

  • It’s broken… Try again now!

    It’s broken… Try again now!

    Maintenance Percussive from Duncan Robson on Vimeo. No need for an engineer’s degree!

  • Stacked ships

    Stacked ships

    Did you ever see a ship on a ship? And a ship on a ship on a ship?