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  1. Kevin

    US Stock Market - Hedge Funds vs. Reddit ($GME, $AMC)

    Anybody else following the saga this week that is pitting small stock buyers versus hedge funds companies? It's been pretty interesting watching it play out. For those not following the stocks, the short version of it is that a whole bunch of people are buying small amounts of certain stocks...
  2. Kevin

    Coffee addiction? ☕ Try FreshPotix, endorsed by Dave Grohl

    Lately I've been wondering if I drink too much coffee (like, way too much) and thought that maybe it was actually an addiction. Dave Grohl was known for having a reliance on coffee and at one point was drinking up to 5 *pots* of coffee a day. These days though he has cured his addiction thanks...
  3. Kevin

    Hot Deals! Amazon Prime Day 2020 Photography Gear!

    It's Amazon Prime Day 2020, time for bargains! 💸 Most of the deals are for limited times so grab them while you can. :D Here's the link to the "Camera & Photo" section of Prime Day 2020 listing all of the items as they become active...
  4. Kevin

    Announcement Site Updates Coming: Editor Toolbar

    I know the last time we talked about site updates it was pretty big that involved a major update of the site software. This time it's nothing that big but a few changes are coming sometime in the next few weeks. Most of the changes will be minor or behind-the-scenes stuff and, really, likely...
  5. Kevin

    Announcement Maintenance - Sunday, 2020-09-06

    It's late on a Sunday night before a holiday here in the US so I'm taking advantage of the slow period to do a little maintenance on the home page. If you see anything weird on the front page for a bit, it'll just be temporary. :)
  6. Kevin

    SanDisk 1TB microSDXC card at Amazon for $233 😲

    Normally $449, it's temporarily down to $233! 😲 Jeez, I'm getting old.... 1TB memory cards when I still remember paying close to 4 figures for a 5.25" full-height 5MB hard-drive. I'm sorta' tempted to pick one up just to add to the collection of redundant backup places. SanDisk 1TB Extreme...
  7. Kevin

    Feedback Vote! "Unread" counts, leave them or remove them? 🤔

    In follow-up to this thread... https://cameraderie.org/threads/how-do-i-get-rid-of-the-new-post-flash-notifications.51033 Should the 'unread' post counts shown in the menu remain or remove them? To be clear, on large screen devices this is the number shown after "What's New" in the menu bar...
  8. Kevin

    Cameraderie: By The Numbers

    So a recent post by @Ad Dieleman and his 5120x2880 5K Mac monitor got me thinking about what types of devices our community members use and what screen resolutions are most common. With that in mind, below are some current stats gathered by Google Analytics. Now of course the numbers are...
  9. Kevin

    COVID-19 Coronavirus: Agree to Disagree 😧

    This thread is an offshoot of "Coronavirus 2020" thread. That thread is a great way for us to relate to each other as we deal with the COVID-19 virus but some topics of conversation have become rather contentious. Rather than stifle those quite heated conversations they can & will be moved...
  10. Kevin

    Announcement Business Owners, you are free to post your classifieds of any type during the COVID-19 Coronavirus!

    Right now a lot of business owners, in particular small business owners and those self-employed, are hurting due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic. At the moment all indications are that large swaths of the world will be in some type of 'lock down' mode till at least the end of the Summer...
  11. Kevin

    The photography of.... Kenny Rogers

    This week country music singer Kenny Rogers passed away at the age of 81. Coming across my news feed tonight was an item I did not know about; Kenny Rogers was also a photographer who released a few books and earned an honorary degree from the PPA,and was trained by professionals...
  12. Kevin

    Coronavirus 2020 🤧

    All I wanted was some bananas 🍌 tonight, I eat one almost daily, but, nooooooooo...... the hoarders got there first! Literally not a single banana left at the local stores. And now that the state of my county in PA is being shut down more-or-less for two weeks it created a frenzy today that...
  13. Kevin

    Announcement Automated email address verification - 2020, Mar 6

    During the past 24 hours an automated email address verification process has been running. This is a follow-up to the change from a few months ago when outgoing emails were switched to use Amazon SES services. Email addresses that could not be verified resulted in accounts being flagged the...
  14. Kevin

    Anybody hire a professional logo designer before?

    For a new side project I just initiated hiring a design company for a new logo*. Besides making sure I get copies of the designs in vector format, any other advice to be on the lookout for? * Yes, in hindsight as I type this I realize I should have posted here first to see if anybody in our...
  15. Kevin

    Announcement New moderator team members, Davidzvi (David) and MoonMind (Matt)!

    The team of Cameraderie volunteer moderators do an amazing job of helping our community run smoothly and I'm happy to announce that the team is growing! 😎 @davidzvi (David) has been a community member since 2014 and is used to our forum software as he is also a volunteer at MU-43, one of our...
  16. Kevin

    Announcement New "Today in History" Forum

    Some folks have already noticed but there is a new "Today in History" forum. The idea behind the new forum is two-fold - a new 'widget' on the front home page will display the matching 'Today in History' results and I'm working on this widget to be the basis of some other date oriented...
  17. Kevin

    TIH Janez Puhar recognized for reproducible glass plate photographs method

    Puhar was not the first to create a working photograph on glass process but is credited for inventing a process that made it reproducible. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_photography In 1839, John Herschel made the first glass negative, but his process was difficult to reproduce...
  18. Kevin

    Announcement Cookies Reset - 2020 Jan 9

    This evening we reset the prefix used for the Cameraderie cookies. When you visit again you'll need to log back in again. Sorry for the interruption, it's just some minor virtual house cleaning to help with making sure each site on the server remains within its own sandbox.
  19. Kevin

    Guide How to disable "Holiday" theme elements

    As certain holidays or other special days draw near you may see some decorative graphics or other themed elements that are related to the holiday. They'll be just little things meant to add a bit of whimsy. But, alas, not everybody enjoys partaking in reindeer games so you have an option to...
  20. Kevin

    Canon Canon IVY REC Clippable Outdoor Camera

    Earlier this year Canon announced their "Canon IVY Cliq" printers and now they're expanding the "Canon IVY" product line with the "Canon IVY REC", a small camera meant for outdoor use. The new IVY REC is a about the size of a large USB memory stick and is stripped down to the bare minimum with...
  21. Kevin

    Announcement Community Update - October 9, 2019

    There's been a few changes around the Cameraderie community this Summer and with a lot of discussions taking place in various spots it's easy to miss some of them. :) Note: There's been discussion on many of these items already so be sure to check out the linked threads for the corresponding...
  22. Kevin

    How to deal with people telling you what you should be taking pictures of or other unsolicited advice?

    At a family social event this past weekend I had a situation where somebody went out of their way to make a point of, and then nearly insist, on a few things that I should be taking pictures of. It was an extremely uncomfortable situation for me for a number of reasons (let's just say that in...
  23. Kevin

    Is there something like a lightbox but with a ruler to indicate size?

    OK, I'm not 100% sure of the terminology I'd want to use to describe what I'm envisioning in my head so here it goes.... Is there a portable lightbox or similar setup that could include a nice looking 'ruler' or other size indicator to show the size of the item being photographed? Thinking of...
  24. Kevin

    15% off Samsonite at eBay

    Until 2019-09-16 you can get an additional 15% off of Samsonite luggage, backpacks, and other items at eBay. The max discount you can get is $250...
  25. Kevin

    Feedback Poll! Give your opinion about "Showcase" threads...

    Folks, it's time to give your opinion on something. :) In short, we have a category for "Gear" with forums under it for the major items like Sony, Fuji, Leica, Canon, and so on. Two of those forums have "sub-forums" for showcasing images related to the item, Fuji Showcase and Leica Showcase...
  26. Kevin

    Photolemur 3 by Skylum - Free

    Not sure the story behind this one but you can grab a free license for Photolemur 3 by Sklyum at the moment. Just enter your email and you'll get a license key sent to you. https://skylum.com/l/pp-photolemur Here's the info' on the actual application, available for both Windows & Mac. Note...
  27. Kevin

    The science behind photographing "Super Moon" shots by XKCD

    The odds are good that while some of our Cameraderie members may not know the name Randall Munroe they likely know his creation, the comics of XKCD. XKCD combines humor with science sprinkled with social commentary. The official description is "A webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and...
  28. Kevin

    New enemy of photographers? "Flat Earthers"

    Well, here's a weird story that crosses my sci-fi geek side with my Cameraderie geek side... a photographer has encountered a new foe to deal with, so-called Flat Earthers. 🌏 The "Cliff Notes" is that photographer completed a project working with NASA of photographing artifacts from NASA's...
  29. Kevin

    Announcement New Style / Theme -- "Really Dark"

    I know some of you guys like the darker styles/themes and have felt that the existing "Dark" style still wasn't dark enough. So with that in mind a new style has been added named "Really Dark". :D Click on the link below or click on the usual link in the bottom-left corner of your screen...
  30. Kevin

    News Security researcher shows digital cameras susceptible to remote malware attacks

    There's a few articles hitting the street today about a security researcher being able to use Wi-Fi to remotely install a fake firmware infected with malware to a Canon EOS 80D to encrypt all of the images on the memory card. The malicious payload takes advantage of the Picture Transfer...
  31. Kevin

    Feedback Weekend Update - 2019-08-10

    Some little updates this weekend... 😊 The "Support Cameraderie" menu link is not shown to current subscribers. The Gear Talk category has been renamed to Photo Gear. The More Gear Talk category has been renamed to Other Gear. A new Drones forum was added under the Other Gear category and...
  32. Kevin

    Feedback New "Back" Menu Option in floating menu bar

    For mobile users there is a new menu option showing up in your floating menu bar. :) On Android devices there is a dedicated 'back' button on the device so it's pretty easy to just hit that to go back a page in your browser but on other devices and/or browsers it might not be as simple so now...
  33. Kevin

    Buried deep in ColdFusion at the moment

    No, not "cold fusion" as in the science holy grail, "ColdFusion" as in the Adobe web server. 🤓 Seems like these past couple of weeks I've been buried at all hours of the days working on stuff for the 'Day Job' instead of getting anything done online. Sure, it pays the bills (and Mrs. Kevin...
  34. Kevin

    Changes to "Giveaway of the Day" Threads

    Hey, Cameraderie Bot, you need to check your circuits a little bit better there, my friend, games aren't of interest. :P On a serious note, just items related to photography should be getting picked up automatically but some items are getting a hit on the word "camera" so they get...
  35. Kevin

    Dell Financial Services (DFS) - Weird payment restrictions

    Anybody ever finance their computer gear using Dell's DFS (Dell Financial Services) program? Come across anything weird with them? I had my laptop going through them and setup with automatic payments each month. Tired of paying interest I went to pay off the full balance online only to be...
  36. Kevin

    For the 'Bike Crew', do you guys use any apps when riding?

    So lately I've been trying to get into better shape health-wise and this Summer the Mrs. & I have pledged to take advantage of some of the bike trails in the area and ride more. With that in mind I picked up already a Thule bike carrier from the local Trek store and have been scoping out the...
  37. Kevin

    Feedback Suggestion for a new "Infrared" forum - What parent category?

    A suggestion has been made to create a new "Infrared" forum but what parent category would you guys/gals suggest it go under? Put it under gear since you need the specialized/modified hardware for it? Put it under "Galleries" for showcasing infrared images? Could be "techniques" as well but...
  38. Kevin

    Local grocery store now has robots patrolling the aisles

    So, it turns out my local grocery store now has robots patrolling the aisles. It seems the only thing they do is randomly go around the store looking for items on the floor and when it finds something, like a liquid or spilled merchandise, it stops and makes an automated announcement about a...
  39. Kevin

    Software Ever wonder what goes into creating a film "filter" presets in software? Interesting article at Wired

    An interesting article over at Wired about how the team at VSCO go about creating their film filters for their apps. https://www.wired.com/story/vsco-film-photo-filters/ It's a short article but something that I had not really thought about before and, after reading that, I'm not sure if I...
  40. Kevin

    Announcement Attn: Subscribers - Please check your PayPal settings!

    *** THIS IS NOT APPLICABLE FOR "LIFETIME" SUBSCRIBERS, ONLY RECURRING *** If you are a "LIFETIME" subscriber you don't have to do anything and no action should be taken. If you are currently a subscriber, please check your PayPal settings. If PayPal subscription for Cameraderie is anything...
  41. Kevin

    Cheap memory cards - 400gb micro SDXC for $62, 512gb microSD for $99

    If anybody needs a few cards, Amazon has the SanDisk Ultra microSDXC down to just $62 for the 400gb. https://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-Ultra-microSDXC-Adapter-SDSQUAR-400G-GN6MA/dp/B074RNRM2B There's also the Samsung microSD at $99 for 512gb...
  42. Kevin

    News BBC's "Food Photographer of the Year 2019"

    BBC news has posted their "Food Photographer of the Year 2019". Based on the title of the page I was expecting something a bit more along the lines of typical "millennial tacking a picture of their dinner", instead it's an international diverse collection of scenes involving food in some...
  43. Kevin

    Apple Apple announces Aperture sunset date, suggests migration to Adobe Lightroom Classic or Apple Photos

    If you're still using Apple's Aperture on your MacOS machines, even though Apple discontinued updating it back in 2014, you'll be facing an upgrade decision. MacOS Mojave will be the last version of the OS that will support running Aperture "for technical reasons". Apple's suggestion is to...
  44. Kevin

    What's your creative type? Adobe launches quiz to analyze you.

    Adobe launched a new web site that through a series of questions will try to analyze what is your creative type. There's about 15 questions, some require deeper thought than others, but the analysis at the end is pretty interesting and can be reflective of your photography philosophy...
  45. Kevin

    "Around to it" - My brain works in mysterious ways...

    Every time I view the Zeiss Touit lens 'sale' thread I see the name "Touit" and start mentally thinking "It's a lens named 'touit'... a round lens... a round touit... ha! 'a round touit!'.... 'When I get a round touit!' 😆'' and then, after making myself chuckle, remember I'm supposed to be a...
  46. Kevin

    MacOS: Is Safari tied to the operating system or is it independently installed & upgradeble?

    On the MacOS, is Safari part of the OS and is upgraded when the OS is updated or is it treated as any other application that can be independently installed and upgraded as needed? The end goal of my pondering is to find a balance between an old MacBook Pro where it might not necessarily be...
  47. Kevin

    Announcement Forum Re-organization (minor layout changes)

    No, nothing major, just a few minor layout changes. In short, the non-image forums grouped under "Image Works" in the "Photo Galleries" category are getting moved/re-organized a bit so that all forums under the "Photo Galleries" category are actually photo/image oriented. The parent "Image...
  48. Kevin

    Micro 4/3 "Sharp agrees to the Micro Four Thirds system standard"

    https://www.olympus.co.jp/news/2019/nr01197.html Courtesy of Google Translate... April 3, 2019 Olympus Corporation and Panasonic Corporation jointly announced the Micro Four Thirds System Standard in 2008 and have made efforts to disseminate this standard, but Sharp Corporation agrees with...
  49. Kevin

    Looking for help.... how to gets pics off of late 1990's "Intel Minicard" memory cards?

    I'm helping a family member go through a cache of digital items (computers, cameras, phones, etc.) and one particular item has gotten me paused... an HP PhotoSmart camera from 1997! :eek: This is HP's entry into the market and is the original "C5340A" model in their "PhotoSmart" family of...
  50. Kevin

    Canon Canon is getting into the instant print market with "Ivy Cliq" & "Ivy Cliq+"

    In the "everyone has a Fuji now" thread it came up that I, along with some others, had no idea just how popular the Fuji Instax cameras were. Driving home the point even more Canon is now getting into the "lifestyle product" market with the Ivy Cliq. New Canon IVY CLIQ+ and CLIQ Instant...
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