telecom, technology and the occasional floobergeist

I’ve got an abundance of bits and pieces of canadian telecom and internet experience, and I am thrilled to be in a place in time when all is changing, technology is developing, and the status quo is being disrupted. 

Floobergeist is a word that is beginning to defy definition.  The more I roll that smooth pebble around, the more it becomes to mean. Floobergeist started out as the magic dust that turns dreams into ideas.  And then it began to encompass the zing that happens when you have conversations about those ideas. And now, it’s the whole evolution from dream to conversation, with each step improving the later and the former along the way.

Everyone aspires to good conversations. They can lead you to adventures you’ve never imagined, and to people you can twig with.

Let’s have a good conversation…


Picnik vs Adobe Express

Yesterday’s big hubbaloo was the announcement of Adobe’s new web based, low cal version of Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop Express.
Of course, being the gurl I am, I set up an account, uploaded a few photos and gave it a whirl.
Yes, you can also connect to your existing, on-line photo streams (Flickr, Photobucket, Picasa), but I couldn’t get it to work with Picasa Web Albums. (maybe just a launch problem).

The good:

  • the ability to see a whole bunch of versions of a particular change, i.e. black and white - you can vew a few flavours of black and white.
  • the ability to control sharpness
  • the nice touchup ability
The not as good:
  • limited effects (Picnik has wicked effects)
  • no border creation
I’m sticking with Picnik. Sure, Adobe’s thrown in space, but space is the last thing I need right now, what with photos scattered around the internets like breadcrumbs. Picnik is faster, and lets me do more with less.

Side note: I downloaded the Mac version of Photoshop last night. I’ve got 30 days to decide if it’s something I’m really going to pick up or not. I fell onto Joey Lawrence’s site. I might be convinced. His photography is stunning.