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Get 15% off the already amazingly-priced Nik Collection by Google!

A couple years ago Google acquired Nik Software and heavily discounted the price of the entire Nik Collection to just $149. An amazing deal considering the bundle weighed in at around $500 before the acquisition. Now you can get 15% off and drop that price down to just $126.65! During checkout apply coupon code cdodds and the […]


Dell 28-inch Ultra HD monitor coming soon? More like coming today!

Dell’s groundbreaking Dell 28 Ultra HD Monitor – P2815Q was announced at CES and has been listed as Coming Soon and available January 23 (tomorrow). This will probably be the defacto Mac Pro monitor until Apple releases new affordable Apple-branded displays. Well, good news. The $699.99 P2815Q appears to be available for sale early but you have to search […]


Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 for $79 (Black Friday)

Adobe has Photoshop Lightroom on sale for Black Friday as usual. Grab it while it’s hot!


Official UDS-R (Raring Ringtail) group photo and event photostream

Those of you in the UDS-R (Raring Ringtail) group photo must have been quite disappointed this time around! Instead of having to climb precarious ladders or hang out of third-story windows to get the shot I had a nice stable balcony to stand on! Truth be told, while taping the boundaries, my cohort Brian and I were trying to […]


Taking the plunge into Adobe Creative Cloud

I’m a little late to the game but Adobe Creative Suite 6 was announced a month or so ago. Rather than pay the $1,000+ to follow the CS5 to CS6 Design & Web Premium upgrade path I opted instead to subscribe to Adobe Creative Cloud which grants full access to Master Collection. At $29/month for the first year […]


Official UDS-Q group photo and personal photo set

Another UDS, another chance for me to risk life and limb by climbing dangerously high objects to get a good vantage point to take the group photo! Setup was the same as Orlando; shot with my workhorse EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM mounted to the usual EOS-1D Mark IV on 10 FPS burst to increase the chances of getting […]


Gallery: Exploring Taipei (March 2012)

Exploring Taipei (March 2012) Wandering the streets of Taipei and enjoying the sights!


Fotoshop by Adobé

[vimeo 34813864 w=590] This commercial isn’t real, neither are society’s standards of beauty. – Jesse Rosten A pair short films by Jesse Rosten offers a humorous but blunt commentary on what is considered beautiful in today’s fast-paced advertising-fueled market. Sometimes makeup isn’t enough. Sometimes, just sometimes, you need Fotoshop by Adobé. [vimeo 34793617 w=590]


5.11 Tactical Uniform Shirts on sale for $5.99!

5.11 Tactical B Class Uniform Shirt

Although I haven’t written up a review yet I’ve become a big fan of 5.11 Tactical Taclite Pro vented polyester/cotton ripstop shirts which MSRP for $54.99 USD. They’re absolutely perfect for both photography and travel with hidden document pockets to store your phone, passport, travel documents, memory cards, and anything else you can stuff in! So […]


Official UDS-P group photo and personal photo set

It’s déjà vu all over again! It looks just like last year, only a bit more organized! Since getting everyone balanced in a group photo the size of this is akin to herding cats I decided to lay down boundaries with gaffer tape like at UDS-O in Budapest. It worked out extremely well; it’s much […]


Gallery: Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Bastard at House of Toth (October 2011)

Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Bastard at House of Toth (October 2011) Even the rain couldn’t dissuade the dedicated competitors from battling for the honorary title of Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Bastard at House of Toth while consuming massive amounts of bacon!


Gallery: 4th of July (07/03/2011)

4th of July (07/03/2011) Tasty grilled dead critters, blowing stuff up, cakes and pie, and roasted marshmallows! What could be better?


Manipulating election results

Town and School Warrants Voting – Pelham, NH (03/08/2011) A few months ago I brought my camera with me to grab a few photos when I headed over to the local high school to cast my ballot during the Pelham, NH 2011 Town and School Warrants Voting. I didn’t get anything spectacular; just a few […]


Official UDS-O group photo and personal photo set

After 8544 miles traveled, 16 days on the road, 40 GB of RAW photos, and two days of post-travel coma, I’ve posted the official group photos and my personal photo set from Ubuntu Developer Summit Oneiric Ocelot (UDS-O) which took place at the opulent Corinthia Hotel Budapest (formerly Grand Hotel Royal), Budapest, Hungary, EU (9th […]


Gallery: UDS Oneiric Logistics (April 2011)

Ubuntu Developer Summit Oneiric Ocelot (UDS-O) Logistics at Canonical Group Limited, London, England, UK – 11th – 15th April 2011


Testing out a Netgear ReadyNAS Ultra 6 Plus

Netgear ReadyNAS Ultra 6 Plus

Our storage requirements have finally grown enough that it’s no longer feasible to rely on internal drives and direct-attached storage on our notebooks and workstations. Instead, we’ll be testing out a Netgear ReadyNAS Ultra 6 Plus to split up the workload. All archived projects and old media files that don’t get accessed on a daily basis […]


Gallery: Canonical Platform Sprint and Launchpad Epic (January 2011)

Canonical Platform Sprint and Launchpad Epic at The Renaissance Dallas Hotel, Dallas, Texas, USA – 10th – 21st January 2011 [cc by-sa 2011 Sean Sosik-Hamor]


Speed Grapher

For the past week or two I’ve been Netflixing a few episodes of Speed Grapher per night on the Wii as background amusement while working in Lightroom. I added it to my Instant Queue since the excerpt described the main character as a photojournalist and the main antagonist is voiced by Christopher Ayres whom I […]


Official UDS-N group photo and personal photo set

I’ve posted the official group photo and my personal photo set from Ubuntu Developer Summit Natty Narwhal (UDS-N) which took place at The Caribe Royal, Orlando, Florida, USA – 25th – 29th October 2010. Overall it was quite a productive trip and, in addition to working event support, running video cameras, photographing the event, and […]


Tracking down replacement UPS batteries

APC BR24BP external battery pack

Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) batteries have an expected lifespan of 3 to 5 years and need upkeep and maintenance just like your rechargeable camera and flash batteries. Unfortunately, after a failed self-test, maintenance pretty much translates to battery replacement for high-end units or upgrading to a new UPS for low-end consumer units. And, whether replacing […]


Gallery: Canonical IS Sprint (August 2010)

Canonical IS Sprint at Hotel Auditórium, Madrid, Spain, EU – 9th – 13th August 2010 [cc by-sa 2010 Sean Sosik-Hamor]


Gallery: 4th of July (July 2010)

4th of July (July 2010)


Gallery: UDS Maverick (May 2010)

Ubuntu Developer Summit Maverick Meerkat (UDS-M) at Dolce La Hulpe Hotel and Resort, Brussels, Belgium, EU – 10th – 14th May 2010 [cc by-sa 2010 Sean Sosik-Hamor]


Gallery: Anime Boston 2010 (April 2010)

Anime Boston 2010 at The Hynes Convention Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA – 2nd – 4th April 2010