Category Archives: Curmudgeon

These are blogs where I am grumpy about something, somebody or some product.

Here’s a worthwhile job for the NSA

Missing from most of the journalistic free-for-all that has been aimed at the NSA recently is any discussion as to what spy organizations should be doing as compared to what they are doing while intercepting our electronic communications. Economic crime … Continue reading

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Crippling change in iPhoto causes consternation

This blog merits a Mr. Curmudgeon heading because I am angry at Apple for changing a function in iPhoto for the worse. I have the occasion to make slide shows from time to time using iPhoto. Why? It’s simply because … Continue reading

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The Blognosticator’s first anniversary

Today is the one-year anniversary of the Blognosticator-gone-private. I had been blogging for Graphic Arts Monthly for three years until their demise in the Spring of 2010, and then for What They Think until that fall and they could not … Continue reading

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Why do people (people) put numbers (numbers) in parentheses?

(An interesting note: This has become the most-read blog I have posted. It is also the most-commented blog I have posted with 75 comments. Thousands of people have read it, and it has been the subject of searches tens of … Continue reading

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An Ode of Hatred for the Pocket Wizard FlexTT5

An update on this post: Phil Bradon, a product marketing manager for Pocket Wizard, contacted me and has arranged for me to try the new Pocket Wizard Plus III transceivers to see if they will solve my problems with triggering … Continue reading

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VueScan and the CoolScan make a great friendship!

A few weeks ago I put on my Curmudgeon hat and griped about the fact that Nikon no longer supports the software on its wonderful CoolScan scanners. And, I lamented the fact that I would have to purchase new software … Continue reading

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No new Nikon Scan, and Quicken is Slowen

Mr. Curmudgeon is grumpy – always. I had to replace my Nikon Scan software yesterday, and that’s OK, but it brings up a problem that happens occasionally in our “industry.” The problem is the obsolescence of perfectly good products. I … Continue reading

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