GeekSpeak for 2009-01-17

Photoshop CS4

The geeks discuss graphics applications, and the technologies that drive them with Adobe Photoshop Product Manager, Brian Hughes.

Bryan O’Neil Hughes is a Product Manager on the Photoshop Team and a Product Evangelist for the Lightroom Team. Bryan has spent the last ten years helping to test, drive, develop and demonstrate Adobe’s professional imaging solutions. He speaks worldwide on behalf of Adobe and can often be found leading seminars and workshops. Beyond Adobe, Bryan is a published book author, editor and photographer.

YouTube Hits the Mute Button

Is silence the answer to copyright infringement?

Griffin cross-pollinates iPhone, Victrola • The Register

Each of these ostensible iPhone amplifiers attempts to work its something-for-nothing magic by exploiting the acoustic-wave phenomenon that has been used to passively enhance amplification since the earliest days of sound recording and playback.

Barack Obama's Official Portrait is digital!

The Official Portrait of President Barack Obama was captured with Canon EOS 5D Mark II. Metadata is listed after the jump.

Worm infects 1.1M Windows PCs in 24 hours

Just in case you needed some more incentives to enable Microsoft’s Automatic Update and get those patches.

Methane Could Signal Life On Mars

NASA announced Thursday that its researchers and university scientists found methane in the Red Planet’s atmosphere. The finding suggests biological or geological activity.”

English Hippies Want Local Wi-Fi Network Turned Off

Ever since the town’s free municipal wireless broadband network went online in May, people have been complaining of negative health effects

English Hippies Want Local Wi-Fi Network Turned Off

Ever since the town’s free municipal wireless broadband network went online in May, people have been complaining of negative health effects

Ricardo Montalban died at 88

Ricardo Montalban, who presided over TV’s original Fantasy Island as the all-knowing, white-suited Mr. Roarke, revealed an impressive chest while provoking Captain Kirk in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and seduced potential car buyers with “Corinthean leather,” died today. He was 88.

Jobs Taking a Leave of Absence

From Apple:

“In order to take myself out of the limelight and focus on my health, and to allow everyone at Apple to focus on delivering extraordinary products, I have decided to take a medical leave of absence until the end of June.”


! Review of Gimp
[AresTechnica has a review/comparison of GIMP | http://arstechnica.com/reviews/apps/gimp-2-6-review.ars] which is the open source alternative to Photoshop.

! Black and White book
Bryan is co-author with Leslie Alsheimer of the version two of [Black and White in Photoshop CS4 and Lightroom|http://tinyurl.com/7ewksj] which will be out in March.

! Adobe Resources

! Our Guest

[2009_01_17_7591.jpg|Bryan Hughes is a Product Manager on the Photoshop Team and a Product Evangelist for the Lightroom Team. Bryan has spent the last ten years helping to test, drive, develop and demonstrate Adobe’s professional imaging solutions. He speaks worldwide on behalf of Adobe and can often be found leading seminars and workshops. Beyond Adobe, Bryan is a published book author, editor and photographer.]