Sometimes I want to change the start time of embedded Youtube videos - but then I can't remember how I did it the last time. Of course I google things, but surprisingly only lengthy bla bla answers show up. It's so simple:
Just add the underlined part to the embed code >> starting time in seconds, that's it...
Two hours ago Facebook's security team released their side of the story - not less amazing. They awarded Reginaldo the biggest bug bounty payout since the program exists. You all know I quite dislike Facebook, but they responded so fast, it's hard to believe! two thumbs up.
I never owned a Playstation. uhm... I'm a PC gamer since 1991, the year Wing Commander II was released.
But hey, this particular Playstation 4 teardown video caught my attention today! It is well done, and produced by the creators themselves - quite an intelligent marketing move if you ask me.
Hey Photo Enthusiast. Follow the link to an unbelievable read about a Canon Fake Flash. Not just any model but an EX 580 II >> Story of a fake Canon Flash @ PetaPixel
Ten years ago I flew to Hong Kong just to pick up my photo gear, man this news is just off!
Which mouse is a good Photoshop Mouse? Simple answer:
Your best gaming mouse is also your best Photoshop mouse.
That is because gaming mice come with many fully configurable buttons and feature an ergonomic form and durable build quality for long sessions.
Remember: good mice and good keyboard boost your productivity more than a faster CPU does. So don't be obsessed on saving money when it comes to the mouse!
When working through series of pictures the right commands on the mouse can easily save you many hours of time!
Currently my favorite mouse for work is the Logitech G700. It's fully customizable and all buttons are placed where I like 'em.
The general approach to assign the mouse with actions:
- understand that this topic is highly individual
- observe your own Photoshop usage closely
- take notes of the actions you perform the most in your workflow
- sometimes it's possible to form groups of actions (ie always the same 3 actions for picture tweaking)
- decide which actions you want to access with a mouse click
- look up the corresponding keyboard shortcuts here or just google it
- configure your mouse
- create a cheat sheet because it might be hard to memorize in the beginning
Other tools which might make your Photoshop life easier are:
- a must: wacom tablet ($100+) for retouching and painting
- keyboard stickers for professionals (not for me, because I use around 15 shortcuts only)
- a gaming keyboard where you can assign more functions to shortcut keys
- your tablet > see this older video. I don't have any experience with this
Here's my own cheat sheet from 2008 / Photoshop CS3
(uhm shortcut missing is Ctrl+T to show layer handles)
Some of you know that I use Logitech mice since 20 years now. To me the G700 and the Performance MX are close to perfect productivity boosters. The buttons are at the right place, the scroll wheel is phenomenal, the G700 driver an absolute charm.
Therefor I was rather excited to read about the new Logitech G602 mouse! Unfortunately the more I learn, the less happy I feel about the new product. First some pictures, then I'll explain.
+ many buttons
+ driver will allow full customization of all buttons
+ looks good and seems to feel ergonomic
+ many buttons
+ works with just one battery (to reduce weight)
+/- main feature long battery life - but has no meaning to me.
+/- I learned to be perfectly happy with G700s 1 day battery life
- four side thumb buttons are enough
- the mouse wheel is not tiltable
- no mouse wheel free spin
- for advertised capacity of 10 days high weight because of 2 batteries
- buttons G10 & G11 implementation inferior to G700
- meaningless laser and microswitch specs, because all competitors have it too
- Logitech please do some microswitch sealing instead
- nothing spectacular, nothing outstanding about it
Some of you might like 20 thumb buttons - it's a highly individual thing. I mainly use two or three profiles on my mice, one for work, one for gaming and a special Photoshop profile. It's a challenge to remember all the button assignments if you don't use them everyday. Only good I see in many thumb buttons are the options for "push to talk"and the like.
If the G700 wouldn't exist then the G602 might be a good option. Well I have to see, what my kids have say about it.
Wife's Xperia Z is a charm - while the missing sharpness in the taken pictures and missing camera button are downers, everything else, including the display, is close to perfect.
My excellent Xperia S slowly comes to an end because I let it drop just a few to many times.
I'm most likely to get the Xperia Z1, aka Honami, once it's out later this year. Today gadgethelpline released pictures of what seems to be the phone's final look.
Very pleasing, just like the Xperia Z Ultra but including a flash.
Specs are all fine. Up to date hardware, nothing to worry about.
I just hate the fact, that they didn't include a xenon flash. The reason seems to be, that Sony might be developing a camera module (which won't be bought by anyone).
5" 1080p (full HD) display with Triluminos. Reading good things about it only.
very good: uncommonly huge camera sensor 1/1.6 inch (or 1/2.3 inch) for less graininess
20MP cam, LED flash, (5248 x 3936)
2MP front facing cam (who cares)
Snapdragon 800, MSM8974 chipset (2.2 GHz, quad core, Adreno 330 GPU)
16GB internal memory
microSD card slot
144 x 73.9 x 8.3 mm
LTE (FDD 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20 - underlinded are the ones active in the USA)
NFC, MHL, fm-radio no IR!
shipping with Android 4.2.2