San Dieguito Lagoon from the Riverpath, Del Mar, California, March 2017.

San Dieguito Lagoon

In an attempt to close gaps in my photo presentation at the Sikes Adobe in April, I learned today that not all parts of the San Dieguito River Park have a photographic appeal. Namely when I was out early to photograph the San Dieguito Lagoon between Del Mar and Solana Beach…More

Download Discrimination

Not too long ago* I said that I still prefer physical music releases over digital download. This has changed a bit in the meantime, as some artists simply stopped physical releases altogether, and other who don’t have the resources to do a physical release in the first place produce music that is just as good as those from “big names” in the scene.More

Invisible

When the car feels no different after a $650 service with new brakes and all that, you realize that it is hard to appreciate the invisible.

Separation

About two weeks ago, I decided that Facebook and I have to part. Now I didn’t want to give up my photography page (which requires an “admin account” connected to it, which has to be a personal account) so I’ve begun restricting myself to logging in only 2-3 times per week to see if there’s any comments and questions on the photography page – but otherwise, just leave it alone. Don’t read the Newsfeed, don’t “like” stuff, don’t pay attention to any of it.More

Red Flower, digital painting.

Paper

Just found these two digital artworks on my hard disk. I painted them with an iPad app called “Paper” a while ago. Fun. 🙂More

Techno Bert?!

In betweem, something about music and “thanks algorithms” – yes, really (I hate Facebook’s algorithm). I was looking for a song from the early “technosound” days of German electronic music in the early 90ies, or something – Klangwerk’s “Die Kybernauten”…More

DisplayCAL

When I recently tried to calibrate my wife’s new laptop running Windows 10, I stumbled upon a major problem: we had displaced the software CD for her Spyder 3 Pro calibration device, and DataColor doesn’t provide drivers for their Spyder 3 Pro anymore.

I took this problem to Twitter first, and DataColor responded: claiming that the colorimeter is outdated, modern monitors are different, etc. etc. they told me to contact their support – who would tell me to buy a new device at a discount. In other words, it’s just another case of (infuriating) forced obsolescence, making users trash a piece of hardware that works perfectly fine because they lack the will and vision to charge for software updates. How hard can it be to adapt a Windows 8 driver to Windows 10?More

Yie Ar Kung Fu

In the past couple of days while making breakfast, I’ve often found myself humming the melody of the old, old C64 game music Yie Ar Kung Fu in the kitchen – and I had absolutely no clue how and why that melody got into my head.More