To start off, I have a little housekeeping news to share. The feed is fixed! As you may or may not know, the podpress problems with the WordPress interface have also been creating feed problems too. So, for the time being I am probably going to refrain from trying to embed multimedia files within the posts. After going back and looking at some validation errors, I also re-tagged a few posts to try and clean things up. Well, the long and short of it is that feedburner is now working again, so feel free to go back to feeds as a means of reading posts. Don’t forget to stop in on the blog though as there are resources that I can’t link in text such as the polls, the podcast awards link, archives, and other stuff. For those that are still subscribed to the feed, you are about to get a super long feed listing!
On to other news, I was doing some research and writing this last weekend on The Online Photography Testing Center (the Advanced test is done by the way, and the final [expert] exam is also underway!), and in doing a lot of reading and surfing, I came across a few sites that are worth mentioning.
- 1001 Noisy Cameras had a facelift, so update your feeders. (Looks great guys!) Don’t forget to check out their top 25 camera buys (Canon has 8 of the top ten and 14 of the top 25)…
- What Is Noise – After a week of talking about grain and noise, I got an email from a reader that said I should check this site out. Very cool design, and I like how he reports on news and events that are out in the real world. Just goes to show you that “noise” is itself a subjective term. In photography it means one thing, in current events, another thing entirely. It means we’re thinking outside the box!
- Your Photo Tips – I’d seen it before when an inbound link came through and had tagged it on my old Windows install before I crashed, re-imaged and migrated to Mac. Saw it again on Flickr, and thought “I remember that!” Very cool site and I learned something interesting about Google’s browser, Chrome there too!
- Finally, while I don’t like to perpetuate rumors, with the 50D becoming official, it does seem that the only Ace-in-the-hole that Canon has left is the successor to the 5D for Photokina. That, when combined with the teaser they have on their site (note the lack of an in-camera flash on top) suggests that it is likely to happen. Go figure…and I just bought the 40D three months ago!
And last but not least, I must admit that I forgot my own anniversary date! I had thought that since I began recording site visitors in September of 2007 that the blog had “officially” started back then. However, the blog technically had some posts in August of last year, so my anniversary date blew by and I didn’t even notice. Suffice to say, it means I’ve now spent over a year on this blog. I’d give out prizes, but after the move, funds have diminished sufficiently that I must hold off on such excesses until things are a little more stable! So, at the risk of a little shameless self-promotion:
Canon Blogger has been blogging along now for over a year!
Thanks to everyone who has contributed and encouraged me, and stopped in to share their thoughts, comments, and feedback to keep me motivated.