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Pebble Geekery and Broken Clouds

To check the current weather, just stick your head out of the window. Alternatively, you can try the following approach: Cobble together a PHP script that pulls weather data from the Open Weather Map service and outputs the parsed values

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Keep Tabs on Your Stuff with the What’s in My Bag Web App

To learn the basics of the Python Bottle framework, I cobbled together a simple web app for tracking items in a bag. Aptly (and somewhat unimaginatively) named What’s in My Bag (or wimb), the app can be used to maintain a list

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Raspberry Pi-Based Cable Shutter Release — Now with DIY Optocouplers

While a transistor-based cable shutter release does the job, it has one drawback. Grounding the camera to Raspberry Pi can cause the machine or the camera to have a negative ground. This might lead to a higher total voltage difference and could damage either of

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From Dusk till Dawn: A Night Photography Tutorial

Originally posted on The Daily Post:
By day Marcus Kazmierczak works as an engineer for Automattic on new product research; by night he heads out for photography. He writes about night photography at night.exposed. You can find more of his…

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digiKam Quick Tip: Using Album Categories

Did you know that you can assign categories to albums in digiKam? To do this, right-click on an album, choose Properties from the context menu, and the desired category from the Category drop-down list. To edit the list of existing

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Inside a Camera at 10,000 fps

A fascinating look at the mechanics of a modern DSLR shutter brought to you by The Slow Mo Guys. via PetaPixel

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digiKam Quick Tip: Transfer Photos from digiKam Directly to a Mobile Device

Provided that you use KDE, you can push photos from digiKam directly to a mobile device that supports the MTP protocol (e.g., most Android devices) using the KioImportExport Kipi plugin. First of all, enable the plugin in the Settings → Configure digiKam

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