Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2011/04/02[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
First and foremost, I went to Bob Adler's exhibit and finally got to meet him. Although I had previously seen on the LUG most of the pictures he displayed, seeing them in the flesh was a most intense experience compared to seeing them on a computer screen. Next, my long awaited Hong Kong Leica battery arrived. Finally, being a nitpicker about details (the result of having been a physicist followed by being a software engineer) I ordered "THe Missing FAQ" by Victoria Brampton, not a how to do it, lets get acquainted book about LR3, but a reference, which I hope will answer silly questions like: "Why does changing the contrast in the panel that includes brightness, etc., not modify the tone curve? What do the sliders in noise reduction called "detail" and "contrast" do? Now, since there appear to be at least three LUGers in Palo Alto and vicinity, let me put in a plug for the Computer History Museum in Mountain View. I have been a volunteer there since 2006 and became a docent within a few months. The new $19 million exhibit which opened this January is awesome. My regular schedule is to help demonstrate the Babbage Difference Engine at 1 pm on Saturdays, and on some Saturdays to give a forty-five minute tour at 2 pm. -- Herbert Kanner kanner at acm.org 650-326-8204 Do not meddle in the affairs of cats, for they are subtle and will pee on your computer!