Buddy Time

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Lily had a play date yesterday with her friend Maisy. First there’s the mad dash-and-chase through the house and around the yard. Then a brief relax, followed by a dog-on-dog bite fest. Finish it off with another mad dash when Maisy’s Mom comes to collect her. Exhausting just to watch.


Sneaky Microsoft released an iPhone app recently called Photosynth that’s pretty amazing. Super simple to use, just: launch it, “tap to start” shooting pics, and pan around the room while it automatically grabs the images it needs to stitch together panoramas that are easy to share on their Photosynth.net website.

Want better quality and higher resolution? Use your DSLR and their free Image Composite Editor (Windows app) to generate the panos. To get it looking just right requires “aligning the nodal point” of the camera. A little bracket like this would come in handy.

You could also go whole hog and pick up a GigaPan. But these were shot with my iPhone 4 on a recent hike…

[8 June update: swapped out boring panos with more interesting ones.]

Disneyland ’11

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I have to say, March is a great time to go to Disneyland. Especially a nice sunny 70° day in Southern California when all the local schools are still weeks away from spring break.

Hope you enjoy the pics.