Mar 29 2010

About My Tiltall tripods…

Dave Anderson

This subject was the catalyst for me to set up a blog. Gary Regester has a terrific page dedicated to the history of Tiltall Tripods plus sources for updated center columns, spare parts, etc. here and a Tiltall-specific blog here. I contacted Gary to point out some differences between the knowledge posted on the two sites above and my own observations based on the tripod that I bought new about 20 years ago, also to share some enhancements I have made with the help of my brother. Gary suggested that I provide links to my blog so that I could offer these enhancements to “The Cult of Tiltall” followers. Funny thing is, I didn’t have a blog at the time. 😀

Well, here is that info. I have not yet spoken with my brother about producing the parts in quantity, if there is sufficient interest I will do so. Before proceeding I will need to understand the specific differences between Tiltall variations that would affect fitment of these parts, so if I have anything wrong please let me know.

Also in this post I will show the Leitz version that I picked up recently for about $40 that was manhandled and needs some TLC, along with my observations as to how it differs from my Uniphot model.

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Mar 28 2010

Photoshop CS5 gets "Content-Aware Fill"

Dave Anderson

Photoshsop CS5(along with other Creative Suite applications) launches April 12, 2010 “at 8am PDT”. :) I guess they state a time so everyone can stand by with their finger on the download button. 😀

Anyway, the “Content Aware Fill” has been in the buzz on various forums, so I thought I would go ahead and post a note about it, and include the demo video plus an extra demo that you may not have seen: Continue reading

Mar 27 2010

So it begins…

Dave Anderson

Welcome to my new blog. I have been into computers since about 1981, and first went online with my own email via Compuserve in the mid-80’s shortly after I entered the computer industry. That first job involved programming assembly robots, setting up end-to-end circuit assembly processes, and compatibility-testing hardware that we built. What with all of my BBS activity, some newsgroups here and there and activity on many forums, it may sound strange that I have never set up a blog before. Continue reading