Monthly Archives: March 2012

2012 TAGA Student Chapter award

Reported partly in-flight on my way home from the 2012 Technical Conference of TAGA On Tuesday evening, at the 64th annual conference of the Technical Association of the Graphic Arts, awards were presented to the student chapters of the organization, … Continue reading

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Steve Simske keynote – TAGA 2012

The first afternoon sessions of the 2012 TAGA Conference were excellent. Among them was an excellent presentation by Steve Simske, an HP Labs Fellow, who addressed the audience on the topic of security printing, counterfeit prevention, and the effects on … Continue reading

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A new lightbulb produced on a printing press

Reported from TAGA 2012, Jacksonville, Florida Bill Ray has been talking about, and demonstrating printed electronics for a long, long time. I am one of the legions of people who have been impressed by his clever, scientific presentations that fall … Continue reading

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Recipe for cooking a keyboard and mouse

While slaving over some complex lab notes last week I made a colossal mistake. I was in the third hour of my frantic work when I spilled a freshly-brewed cup of Earl Gray tea into my keyboard. I also flooded … Continue reading

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Day Three with the Lytro, continued

Greetings, all of you shoot-now-focus-later types… I spent the afternoon walking at Morro Bay State Park, and on the Morro Strand State Beach with my new Lytro camera. It was a gorgeous day (almost 80 degrees). A sand dollar at … Continue reading

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Lytro Camera, Day Three

I’m getting the feel of the Lytro now. It really cries out for photos that have extremes – something close, something far away, and something in the middle. The Lytro camera in its box; it’s an elegant presentation. The technique … Continue reading

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Day One with the Lytro camera

My initial reaction to the Lytro: cool! My blue Lytro camera arrived this afternoon at about 4:00 p.m. I had been out on a photo assignment most of the day, photographing a man and his collection of rare books. It … Continue reading

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My Lytro camera comes today

I’ve been up all night checking the UPS web site, watching progress as my new blue Lytro camera makes its way from Indianapolis to San Luis Obispo. There were eight hours there where nothing happened at all (except that the … Continue reading

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