Memory regained

When I resurrected this blog, I lamented the loss of history and old posts from the time when this blog was hypecycles.wordpress.com and pizzaandcode.com.

Well, thanks to the wonders of the internet (and help from my friend Daniel Senie) I was able to recover all of the old posts and add them back to this blog!

History going all the way back to sometime in 2009 is now back online.

SETI has observed a “strong” signal that may originate from a Sun-like star

SETI has observed a “strong” signal that may originate from a Sun-like star

http://bit.ly/2cBQRO1

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VMware says, “We’re not dead,” updates Fusion and Workstation for free

VMware says, “We’re not dead,” updates Fusion and Workstation for free

http://bit.ly/2ci6KG3

Tips for Shooting the Milky Way

Tips for Shooting the Milky Way

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Seeing the Milky Way with your own eyes is what you may call a jaw dropping experience, but one that can be truly achieved only in complete darkness. While stars are visible even in light polluted areas, the Milky Way’s beauty, which is actually caused by concentrations of stars, gas and dust, fades away in the light polluted areas and cannot be seen.

2 frames portrait

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Circular Polarizers Versus Graduated Neutral Density Filters for Landscape Photography

Circular Polarizers Versus Graduated Neutral Density Filters for Landscape Photography

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Whether you’re a professional or hobby photographer, odds are you’ve come across a beautiful, scenic landscape, that you absolutely had to photograph. Unless you’re an experienced landscape photographer, there’s a good chance the color in that photo wasn’t as saturated, or balanced as you were expecting. That’s because there’s generally a wide disparity in the dynamic range between the foreground and background of landscapes, as well as between the upper (sky) and lower (earth) halves of the frame. Thanks to a couple of lens filters, this hurdle can easily be overcome without having to spend hours of post-processing in Photoshop.

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Common Photography Mistakes Newbies Make and How to Avoid Them

Common Photography Mistakes Newbies Make and How to Avoid Them

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Every shooter will tell you that they all made the same photography mistakes when they were starting out. From horizon lines not being straight to poor focusing, here are some of the most common newbie mistakes and how to avoid them.

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Leading India e-commerce site launches OpenStack hybrid cloud

This is huge news!

Leading India e-commerce site launches OpenStack hybrid cloud

http://superuser.openstack.org/articles/leading-india-e-commerce-site-launches-openstack-hybrid-cloud

Just to give you a sense of the size of this company, consider this:

Snapdeal has already cornered about a quarter of the Indian e-commerce market, that’s twice as much as Amazon but about half of its largest local competitor Flipkart, in what some are calling the “great race” to rule what may become the world’s largest online marketplace. With the fastest growing e-commerce market, Snapdeal reaches people that brick-and-mortar businesses can’t, since half of its customers live outside India’s biggest cities.

Capture Incredible Water Droplet Impacts with a High Speed Camera Rig

Some day, I want to do this! I’ll post some of my attempts at this in a later post.

High speed photography is great for capturing the moment when two water droplets collide and make incredibly beautiful fluid impacts.. Read more on MAKE The post Capture Incredible Water Droplet Impacts with a High Speed Camera Rig appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers ..

Source: Capture Incredible Water Droplet Impacts with a High Speed Camera Rig

Utilizing OpenStack Trove DBaaS for deployment management

Ron Bradford posted this interesting article on his blog after a recent trip I made to New York City.

Trove is used for self service provisioning and lifecycle management for relational and non-relational databases in an OpenStack cloud.. Trove provides a RESTful API interface that is same regardless of the type of database.. CLI tools and a web UI via Horizon are also provided wrapping Trove API requests..

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Stanford Professor puts his entire digital photography course online for free

When it comes to the list of digital imaging pioneers, Marc Levoy is one of those names that belongs right near the top.. His work has led to many of the technical advances that we see in use today with computer generated imagery..

Source: Stanford Professor puts his entire digital photography course online for free

Get Started with OpenStack – 5 Easy Steps

This post appeared first at the Tesora blog.

I was recently asked what resources I would recommend to someone looking to get started with OpenStack. I’d like to provide them here for those who may be beginning their OpenStack journey.

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