About a year ago, I bought a German program called Piccure+. In principle, this program does the best job at sharpening blurred images due to lens softness or to camera shake. But it has a very strange (very German!) user interface, and more important, even though they claim support for DxO OpticsPro (my favorite photo editing program), I could never get it to work with DxO.
This review will be evolving as I learn more about my LG G5
I recently added a Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 to my micro 4/3 camera collection for several reasons:
The saga of my attempts to make excellent recordings of the Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra
Given the debate about the nuclear treaty with Iran, it is strange that no one has actually discussed what would happen if Iran used the bomb. I asked a friend who runs a code to do these calculations, to see what a 10-kiloton bomb would do if dropped on Tel Aviv. This is probably the optimum target because the winds flow from West to East. There are two issues: immediate bomb damage and fallout.
Windows 10 has been released now, and on the whole, I have been enjoying it since its first public release; and I still do.
But there are still a few kinks to iron out:
It is July 7, and I have already run out of my monthly Comcast data allocation. I get friendly e-mails every few hours telling me this. It will now cost me $10 for every 20 GB I use.
I decided that I have had it with Sprint. They just do not have any service despite their claims. I never get more than 1 bar of signal, and have never even gotten a 1 Mbps data transfer rate.
I do not recommend this router. After 18 months of frustration, I replaced this router with the Linksys AC5400, and my problems disappeared. Specifically, even after 3 firmware updates, the DIR-890L still drops internal connections. For example, I am hard-wired (via the router) from the chat server on my Dell OpenSUSE Leap 42.1 machine to Adium on my Mac. I keep disconnecting from the group chats every 20 minutes or so. My Squeezebox music clients also lose their connections to the Squeezebox server on the same Dell machine.
In a previous blog I discussed audio formats, and decided that I definitely prefer high-resolution audio. SACD disallows ripping, so it is not a useful format. But Blue Ray music DVDs offer a good path to hi-res audio. I bought a set of Blu Ray DVDs of Gergiev doing all of the Shostakovich symphonies and concertos, and I really wanted to stream them to my hi-hi system. So I figured out how to extract the audio in a lossless manner.