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Mirjam Wouters - Cyclingdutchgirl | Pushbikegirl - Heike Pirngruber - Solo female cyclist
The good thing about being free is, if you don’t like something, or somewhere, you can  change it
blog-posts  cyclists  cycle-touring 
3 days ago by todddenney
EFCS and Bokeh — a7RII with Sony 90/2.8 macro
There are some exposure variations at higher speeds. We expect this. The bokeh differences appear to be minimal to me. However, in theory, there should be bokeh effects of EFCS at high speeds, since the electronic first curtain is in a different plane than the mechanical first and second curtains. Thus, depending on the characteristics of the lens the subject distance, the f-stop, and the place where you look in the image, we should see some differences. They don’t appear to be important here — the exposure variation is more noticeable — but they probably would be at higher shutter speeds.
photography  optics  sony  cameras  blog-posts 
4 days ago by mikael
Social in the Abyss–Interview with Geert Lovink by Tuğçe Yilmaz for K24
Current social media do not bring people together into sustainable social entities. They are designed for overworked individuals, locked-up in their filter bubble/echo chamber/abyss, busy trying keep up with their precarious e-lives. There is no way revolutionaries can ‘compete’ at that level. Corporate content will always out smart you—unless you step out and changes the rule of the game.
netcritique  interviews  socialmedia  blog-posts 
4 days ago by mikael
ReactOS 0.4.8 released!!
ReactOS is expanding its target to support NT6+ (Vista, Windows 8, Windows 10) software.
os  windows  windows10  blog-posts 
6 days ago by mikael
Using Center Button AF on Sony a7 Series Cameras
Once you’ve done this you can adjust Zone or Flexible Spot focus points while shooting simply by pressing the center of the Control Wheel to activate the focus point then pressing the sides, top, or bottom of the Control Wheel to move it around or you can rotate the Control Wheel to choose the size of the flexible spot: Small, Medium or Large – I prefer Medium.
sony  autofocus  photography  cameras  blog-posts  tutorials 
6 days ago by mikael
The Web We Lost
The tech industry and its press have treated the rise of billion-scale social networks and ubiquitous smartphone apps as an unadulterated win for regular people, a triumph of usability and empowerment. They seldom talk about what we’ve lost along the way in this transition, and I find that younger folks may not even know how the web used to be.
netcritique  internet  history  socialmedia  blog-posts 
7 days ago by mikael
It's time to rebuild the web
The web was never supposed to be a few walled gardens of concentrated content owned by a few major publishers; it was supposed to be a cacophony of different sites and voices.
netcritique  webdev  blog-posts  socialmedia 
8 days ago by mikael
Analyzing 10+ Years of My Facebook Data
Which year was I the most active? Who has commented on my pictures the most? How many songs have I streamed? [ https://github.com/leerob/facebook-data-analyzer ]
facebook  stats  socialmedia  open-source  software  blog-posts 
12 days ago by mikael
Facebook Launches New Initiative to Help Scholars Assess Social Media’s Impact on Elections
Today, Facebook is announcing a new initiative to help provide independent, credible research about the role of social media in elections, as well as democracy more generally. It will be funded by the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, Democracy Fund, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Charles Koch Foundation, the Omidyar Network, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
politics  facebook  science  blog-posts  socialmedia 
14 days ago by mikael
The Camera Panopticon
Multi-billion-dollar Silicon Valley companies and their long tail of startups are gathering huge amounts of data about the world and about us. It’s time we began to understand why they’re doing it and what exactly is at stake.
netcritique  blog-posts  facebook  socialmedia 
15 days ago by mikael

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