Shortly after I started my new job, the need for a in-house tool to facilitate some processes and thereby the work of my colleagues became evident. While my predecessor already built a tool for that, he isn’t able to go on with it’s development and maintenance. Enter me with my web-application-development-passion. During my studies and side-projects I’ve already been in bed with AngularJS. Therefore it came only naturally to continue my walk down that road, even though Angular is quite a different story.
In the development process I’ve been and will be confronted with some new challenges, for creating some pipes:
I am usually the lazy guy (as you guessed by my frequent blog posts) who starts a thirty minutes Google search before he thinks about doing something like that on his own. However, I didn’t find this list on page one of the search results so – of course – I assumed it didn’t exist at all. A few regex later and the following list of Bootstrap’s LESS variables was born.
More than three years have passed since my last post and every year, when I got the bill from my hoster, I kept thinking “Dude, do you really, really need that blog?”. The answer was not conclusive. Probably because every time I thought about cancelling my subscription it was either too late or too soon and i forgot about it eventually. Who knew that I would find myself in a situation where I’d blog again.
Much has happened between this post and the previous one. I quit my job, got a bachelor degree in computer science, pulled through bad and good times, and recently started working again.
I kept my ties to web & web development and started as project manager for e-commerce & omni-channel for the biggest local player in sporting goods. Luckily this job also includes the possibility to develop in-house (web) applications so I’m able to satisfy my craving for application development at work while I’ll satisfy my passion for hard- & software experiments at home. In all this IT jungle I still pursue photography and music as a hobby to balance out the bit and byte overload.
So, let’s pretend you’re looking for someone on Facebook with a very generic name, for example John Smith. You’ll get quite a long list with tiny pictures, which don’t really help you. So you click on a profile link and hope to get a better look at John there.
But damn you, John!
He restricted the accessibility to his profile pic and you can’t see the full size. How the hell would you know, if it’s the John you’re looking for?
Facebook, granted us with a special feature. Now, for example, let’s pretend we want to add Mark instead of John. So we look for Mark Zuckerberg. Since he is a man who likes to protect his privacy, you can only see the tiny preview-profile-picture. But fear not, with a little trick you’ll get what you want:
open your profile
open your profile picture and open it (with a right click) in a new tab/window
switch over to Mark’s profile and open his tiny profile picture (with a right click) in a new tab
copy the filename of his image and replace the filename of your picture (2) with it
Brought to you by “Tales about Facebook’s privacy – now with extra irony“!
P.S.: I don’t know for sure, but this might work on your high school crush’s Facebook profile too..
Unfortunately, still no chance on getting a direct sound signal. Fortunatelly, Peter gave me a helping hand by shooting with his 5D Mk II too.
Technical specifications just like for the previous video (Krakenhaus – Auf hoher See).
About two weeks ago I shot a video for my friends from Krakenhaus while they were playing live at “Rock den Beichtstuhl” in Cermes(Tscherms), nearby Merano. Since now everybody seems to be happy with cut and co, I may present to you:
Shot entirely with my Canon EOS 550D and the EF 50/1.8 with a little help from a monopod (Cullman Magnesit 525M). Unfortunately, the sound quality isn’t as good as it could be due to lack of connectivity between recorder and mixer. Therefore it had to be recorded on mic, and mic is bad. Lesson learned. My man Peter over at phofer68shot some pics too.
A while ago, I had the chance to replace my beloved EOS 400D with an EOS 550D. I thought it was a good idea, because setting up a long time exposure (with a ND filter) with the 400D was kind of a pain in the ass. Even if you did everything right – a light nudge on the focus ring and everything was ruined. On the other hand, setting up a long time exposure with live view was as easy as taking candy from a baby – as long as you’re not Mr. Burns.
But, obviously that 550D wasn’t only good for long time exposures, and so – one sunny day – I rotated the mode wheel to movie. And yes, it was quite interesting, although I wasn’t very happy with the settings. So why not giving Magic Lantern a shot? And I did.
Even though I already uploaded a video (“Dolomity Tour“) a year ago, what you see here is my first “serious” video. So what’s the story.. The wine producer scheduled the vintage of Merlot to October 4th and my dad asked me – like every year – for help. Unfortunately I wasn’t planing to shoot that day, so I wasn’t prepared at all. I had no tri-/monopod, I had no plan, not even my batteries were fully charged.
Nonetheless it worked out pretty well and so the movie shows the harvest of Merlot wine grapes and the delivery at the wine producer. It was shot on location in Andriano and at the Cantina Terlano in Terlano.