New home page

With all the screen sizes out there, it’s not just an iPhone/iPad/laptop/desktop world anymore. Now the home page uses Masonry for layout, so it works on any size screen. Most of the rest of the site is still the same.

Historic Atlantic City – A New Gallery

I’ve just built a new gallery showing over a thousand historic photos of Atlantic City hotels, piers, and boardwalk scenes, along with some new photos that I shot just last week that show the four hotels and three piers that remain from Atlantic City’s heyday. It’s based on the contents of my Historic Atlantic City app for the iPad.

There are interactive maps for hotels and piers.

The emphasis is on the historic hotels, not the newer casino hotels.

Here’s the link: http://basepath.com/new/articles/atlantic-city/.

ProofSheet Version 1.52

The version I uploaded last week, 1.51. had a change that reposition footers to be directly under images, wrapped to a width no wider than the image. This version, 1.52, puts things back to the way they were.

If you liked the 1.51 behavior, let me know and I’ll consider making this an option.

Ingestamatic Version 2.20B1 for Windows

This major new version of Ingestamatic for Windows brings it up-to-date with the Mac version, which got most of these features back in March. Because so much is new, proceed cautiously, and don’t use this version for important images until you’ve convinced yourself that it’s working. As usual, always check that the files were ingested properly before deleting images from the card or camera.

Here’s what’s new:

  • Photo Stream button on Image Source panel, to quickly ingest from Apple Photo Stream.
  • DNG options for preview size and embedded raw on Preferences.
  • Ingested files have their modified time set to the originals.
  • Duplicate images, based on file modification time and EXIF metadata, automatically skipped.
  • New Edit-menu command to Select Checked.
  • Track Manager now shows starting and ending points of tracks, and the tracks themselves.
  • Manual Geotagging panel now uses a marker instead of crosshairs.
  • Image Viewer starts with first selected image.
  • Double-clicking a thumbnail shows it in the Image Viewer.
  • Geotagging info in Preview panel clarified.
  • ExifTool (used for embedding GPS coordinates) upgraded to Version 9.3.4.
  • GPSBabel upgraded to 1.4.3.24.
  • Several minor bugs fixed.

Ingestamatic Version 2.21B1 for Mac

Changes:

  • Manually-geotagging map now shows crosshairs (they had gone missing in earlier versions).
  • Bug fixed that caused Ingestamatic to hang when duplicates were skipped and the ingestion was using a PTP connection.

These bugs were in the Mac version only.

701, Version 1.05

Lots of little bug fixes, and one big one: I had overlooked that the address on STOP is that of the next instruction to be executed if START is hit, and had been using various numbers to distinguish one stop from another. I’ve revised the examples, so you should get new copies of them all. And, if you’ve written any of your own programs, make sure you change the STOP statement if you’ve done what I did.

You’re now allowed to code an + or – offset with an asterisk address (*+1, *-3, etc.), so if you just want to stop and pick up with the next instruction, you can code:

STOP *+1

I’ve added a bunch of new material to Programming the IBM 701, including, finally, information about the assembler.

701, Version 1.04

Assembler now loads only as many cards as needed, instead of enough (86) to hold all of memory. Important now that the card reader operates at close to 711 speeds. A few other tweaks, too, and more examples. (Choose Copy Examples on the File menu to get to the examples.) Examples are written in assembly language, which I’ll explain in Programming the IBM 701 soon.