Thursday, April 17, 2014
Google's new Lens Blur feature on Android is amazing. I received the updated camera software on my phone yesterday while I was playing with my dog at the park. I ignored the new feature thinking it was just a goofy gimmick. But then this morning I read the details about Lens Blur on Google's blog, and now I can't stop playing with my camera! This is so neat! In fact, I think it's so much fun I took a photo of a miniature traffic scene on my desk at work. Using the Lens Blur tool I was able to repeatedly manipulate this photo and change both the focal length and aperture size. The simple animated slide show just below is the result. One photo is focused on my keyboard, the second is focused on the car, and the third is focused on the far background.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
We experienced an earthquake yesterday (March 17) here in Los Angeles at 6:25 am local time. The intensity map below shows it was centered just a few short miles from my house. See the official USGS event report for technical details.
Friday, March 14, 2014
I came across a fun game last week and it's so fun I can't stop playing. All the action takes place on a four by four grid system. Here's an image of it just below.