A Promise Kept

Almost ten years ago I vowed that the next big camera I would get myself would be a full-frame DSLR.  After a lot of research (and vigorous protesting by my my wallet!) I finally made the jump, committing to the 5D MkIII as my weapon of choice.  The plan is to go prime1, based on my (wonderful) experience shooting with micro 4/3 and fast manual glass these past couple years.

I’ve been diving into some literature, the flickr acccount’s been re-opened for business; and I think I’ll use this space to document my progress just like the bad old days.

I figured the time to transition from beginner photographer to nascent artist is long overdue; might as well do it while I still have all this free time!


1 in true Napoleonic fashion, I’m going for the holy trinity of primes: the 35 f/1.4L, 85 f/1.2L, and the 135 f/2L.  We’ll see how long this hubris lasts..!

Plussing SVN with post-commit hooks

One of the best perks of having a well-maintained version control system at work is that system’s integration to the main email server as updates are made to the source tree.  Sure this can be borderline-spam especially on projects you’re not particularly involved in, but it beats making unnecessary phone calls to ask fellow developers what files they modified, let alone memorizing the special incantations to look up and sift through those change logs.  Better yet, logs mirrored to the mailserver are readily searchable at little to no cost (to both the hadware and user); feed those logs to your gmail account and you’ll be able to can search, tag, star, and organize those commit emails like a rock star.

Let’s try to be one of those rock stars…!

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