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  • Blog test

    - February  6, 2020
    Testing if I can embed my own video and audio, now that the 'Insert a media' button/tool works again. First a video of mine... Then some "witch drumming", again adding my own audio recording via 'Insert a media' button/tool...

  • I wonder...

    - February 21, 2020 - 5 comments
    ...what has happened to Nicklas 'Nifflas' Nygren(?) Something like ten years ago I was a big fan of his computer games Within A Deep Forest and Knytt. And one important reason were the ambient soundscapes on those games. It was a great pleasure to play

  • Appreciate and credit talent and great work!

    - February 24, 2020 - 2 comments
    Me and my wife often compete in photography, but we do that playfully. We often feel creative jealousy over what the other one has discovered and done. And part of the "game" is to do something secretly from another. For example take a photo and try to

  • Learning to shoot manual...

    - March  6, 2020
    ...or that is what I am planning to learn next. Inspired by "YouTuber" and photographer Sean Tucker, I try to start shooting in black and white, and use full manual mode to get that done on my Canon G5 X. My only problem is that the manual focus on

  • Copyright is tough, but it tries to be fair...

    - March 11, 2020 - 39 comments
    Here are some useful sources to understand what all can be protected by copyright laws, and what copyright is about: Copyright rules by subject matter explained at Wikimedia Commons. And the same in French.Intellectual property wiki People often take

  • Germs everywhere! =O

    - March 19, 2020 - 1 comment
    I happen to bump up with this video by Mark Rober. Although, I do follow his YouTube channel anyway. Kind of funny and scary at the same time!

  • Putting RSS feeds into use

    - March 22, 2020 - 10 comments
    I am an administrator only on very few groups, but I still sometimes wish to have a tool that gives me a clear notice when a new comment becomes posted on some of the group discussions. The News > Your groups is not good in my opinion, because I still

  • Listening online music while working

    - March 23, 2020 - 2 comments
    My friends have probably noticed that I like ambient music. Years ago I used to listen to it on SomaFM. Then I discovered SoundCloud, and started to collect and listen my own playlist there. But now SoundCloud has also started to harash people with

  • PDF-XChange to get quick "screensaves"

    - April  1, 2020
    During the IGA2020 meeting it became clear that "old fashioned" image captures is not quick and reliable way to take backups. Retrospectively it was realized that there already is a great software to do in time snapshots of any basic computer program

  • The Art of Photography assignments are back again

    - April  2, 2020 - 1 comment
    Some of my reader(s) may remember me fussing about the photo assignments of Ted Forbes some one or two years ago. But then Ted stopped assigning them, and I lost my interest on his YouTube channel as well. But now Ted is back with new assignments, and I

  • Back to basics...

    - April 23, 2020
    Bobby McFerrin "Don't Worry, Be Happy" from Drew Takahashi on Vimeo. "This is the second video I did with Bobby. This time we included his friends, Bill Irwin and Robin Williams. I was told that Robin could only be there for 15-30 minutes. He stayed

  • Formatting comments

    - May 13, 2020 - 5 comments
    Below the comment editing boxes you may have noticed the (options)-link opening a pop up window for some formatting tips. Instructions given there try to be as simple as possible, but there are plenty of "nerd terminology".

  • Useful online services found

    - May 13, 2020 - 12 comments
    I decided to start a new article, which I will update every now and then. I collect here useful online services discovered on Web. ➽ Coblis — Color Blindness Simulator Useful tool for testing your images and graphs, to see how they look for someone who

  • Vacuum clean your pocket camera!

    - May 27, 2020 - 3 comments
    Yes, you read right! A very annoying dust particle appeared inside my Canon G5x camera lens. And since it is a compact camera, there is no way to remove the lens to get it cleaned by my own. Or so I thought... I was desperate, because sending

  • Reasons why I like ambient music 1/10

    - June  4, 2020 - 1 comment
    Challenged by Luc Martin at Facebook, I will write a ten post "review" on web sites, artists, albums and musical pieces that has made me as a big fan of ambient music. I also give you a chance to find out more via my old image uploads made here at

  • Reasons why I like ambient music 2/10

    - June  5, 2020 - 2 comments
    According to my email correspondence, it must have been year 2008 when I discovered SomaFM internet radio station that broadcasts a wide range of music on number of playlists. And my favorite playlist ever since I discovered SomaFM, has been their

  • Reasons why I like ambient music 3/10

    - June  6, 2020
    Around 2008, soon after discovering SomaFM internet radio station, I also found Magnatune. It is a pretty neat concept of giving a "lifetime" access to a wide range of music not available anywhere else. I was pleased to find out Magnatune still exists.

  • Reasons why I like ambient music 4/10

    - June  7, 2020
    Because it can be super relaxing, as it was claimed in case of Weightless by Marconi Union. There are of course also so called meditation music and soundscapes, like sounds of nature, Tibetan singing bowls and binaural beats. Marconi Union -

  • Reasons why I like ambient music 5/10

    - June 10, 2020 - 1 comment
    Here at ipernity one have been able to embed Deezer as a widget music player onto image captions and articles. I suppose the developers of ipernity thought it is a nice French online music provider to go along with ipernity, which also has French

  • Reasons why I like ambient music 6/10

    - June 11, 2020 - 1 comment
    Few years ago I got very fond of SoundCloud. They provided free use without nasty advertisements. During time, I collected a wonderful ambient music playlist there. But somewhat all wonderful things eventually comes to their end. Also SoundCloud started

  • Reasons why I like ambient music 7/10

    - June 16, 2020
    After discovering SoundCloud, I next found my way to BandCamp. It is a place where artists share their music to buy and download, sometimes also free under Creative Commons license. In practice it does not much differ from other similar services, but

  • Reasons why I like ambient music 8/10

    - June 24, 2020 - 2 comments
    Because there are so many options to listen music online, I have not much bought albums anymore. Last one I did bought as a CD, was Opalescent by Jon Hopkins. And because it has collected dust in the bookshelf, I had almost fogotten it. But lately I have

  • Reasons why I like ambient music 9/10

    - June 26, 2020 - 3 comments
    For me music has always represented a storyline and trip through time and space. And that is why especially ambient music works so well as a soundtrack for videos, slideshows, movies, or somewhat any kind of presentation. And that is why I give you two

  • Reasons why I like ambient music 10/10

    - June 30, 2020 - 1 comment
    When trying to define what is ambient music, I discovered there is actually no clear definition for it. It is easier to say what is not ambient music than to say what goes under it. When I was trying to find out bands and music going under ambient genre,

  • ✍ Characters (symbols)

    - August  6, 2020 - 42 comments
    Ipernity uses UTF-8, which does not support all latest Unicode symbols. The followings should at least work: ▀ ▁ ▂ ▃ ▄ ▅ ▆ ▇ █ ▉ ▊ ▋ ▌ ▍ ▎ ▏ ▐ ░ ▒ ▓ ▔ ▕ ▖ ▗ ▘ ▙ ▚ ▛ ▜ ▝ ▞ ▟ ■ □ ▢ ▣ ▤ ▥ ▦ ▧ ▨ ▩ ▪ ▫ ▬ ▭ ▮ ▯ ▰ ▱ ▲ △ ▲ ▵ ▶ ▷ ▸ ▹ ► ▻ ▼ ▽ ▼ ▿ ◀ ◁ ◂ ◃ ◄ ◅ ◆ ◇ ◈