Marc Rochkind's Apps, Books, and Opinions
If everyone followed this advice...
... we'd live in a calmer and smarter world:
All support now ended
Support for all but ProofSheet and ExifChanger had already ended last December, and now I've ended support for those two apps, too. If all you need is a lost unlock code, you can email me directly for that.
(I'm now retired. A few people have asked about open sourcing my apps, but even if that were practical, which it isn't, it wouldn't provide any support.)
A quote from Jeff Schewe
From his terrific book, The Digital Negative, which I've just started reading:
Iíll be the first to admit that some of the image adjustments might be viewed as, uh, aggressive, but Iím not known for subtlety. Iím not really interested in an accurate reproduction of a scene. I tend to go for an enhanced rendering. If I were a photojournalist or documentary photographer, I would need to tone down my approach, but Iím not, so I go for impact instead.
That's exactly the way I think.
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My new Gunbarrel blog, of interest only to locals.
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 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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