Marc Rochkind's Apps, Books, and Opinions
My new books page
Amazon Listomania has gone away and my author page at Amazon is incomplete, so here's my new books page where all the books I'll admit to writing are listed.
You can now buy prints
You can now buy prints from my SmugMug gallery, at a very reasonable cost. For example, the regular price for an 8x10 is only $12.99.
And, until Oct. 10, 2016, you can use the coupon code Basepath50 for a 50% discount of the pre-shipping cost on any order.
What the heck do you do with a photo of Half Dome?
Taking a pretty picture of Half Dome from Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park is incredibly easy. You put on a telephoto lens (90 mm equivalent, say), aim the camera, and shoot. I goosed it up a bit in Lightroom and used the new de-haze control:
Not a thousand words here, but just one: Boooooooooring.
But, if you take it into Topaz Adjust and choose Spicify, you get this:
I was in California for a week, and got seven photos worth showing you, all processed by Lightroom and Topaz Detail or Adjust. To see them, click here.
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Apps for serious photographers: ExifChanger, Ingestamatic, ProofSheet, and ExifExtreme.
Verifying and Uploading Large Archives of Photos
ZipVerifier and S3BigUpload are for preparing large image archives and uploading them to Amazon S3 and Glacier. Designed for the backup of last resort, to be retrieved only if all other backups have been destroyed. The emphasis is on verifying that the archive is absolutely correct and that the upload, which could take days, completes and is correct.
The first Chrome App for SmugMug. You can browse galleries, organized by category and subcategory, view thumbnails for a gallery, and view larger images, annotated with EXIF data. As it runs under Chrome, it works on Mac OS X, Windows, Linux, and Chromebooks.
The web version of the iOS Classic Cameras app, now free. Features high-resolution photos of over 100 classic cameras, along with reviews, ads, and lots more. A treat for anyone who's ever shot with a classic film camera.
Wright Brothers Photographs
Photographs taken by the Wright Brothers themselves, digitized by the Library of Congress from the original glass plates. Contains 183 photographs with captions. Includes many taken at Kitty Hawk, including early gliding experiments and the first flight.
Programming Chrome Apps
Also available from Amazon.
Expert PHP and MySQL
My latest book, capturing what I've learned building apps, both the few successes and the many failures. Advanced material, too, such as two-factor authentication and data conversion.
Published by Apress in 2013 and available from Amazon.
Generating PDFs with PHP and FPDF
How to use the free FPDF library to generate PDFs directly from your PHP app.
Published in 2013 and available as an eBook from Amazon.
Advanced UNIX Programming
The first book on UNIX programming, updated in 2004.
Published by Addison-Wesley and available from Amazon.
All of my books (16 or so), available from Amazon.
Bernie's Bar & Girll
My first (and only) novel, which would be a romance, except that the main character is a man. It's got everything: humor, sex, a car chase, a bar fight, a trial, an exposé of Big Oil, and some endearing Creationists.
Published in 2012 and available from Amazon as a $1 eBook.
Various articles I've written over the years, ranging from mind-numbingly serious to ridiculously silly. Most are in-between.
Some of my panoramics shown in a special viewer I put together. Best at full screen.
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