Quec.es, the XMPP Blog

How to appear in Quec.es

Quec.es automatically logs your Jabber status to record your daily thoughts, life and ideas; all you need to do is add and authorize the logging-bot, *@quec.es and use Jabber like normal. If you have something longer you want to say you can also send a direct message to *@quec.es instead of changing your status.

Active Users

  • matt [wronka.org]
  • prox [prolixium.com]
  • dmcc [jabber.bigasterisk.com]
  • whistlewright [parlementum.net]
  • Most Recent Posts

    Tuesday, November 18 2014

    [10:39:46] matt [wronka.org]/Lilith Trebuchet's new found lack of landscape is frustrating.

    Thursday, November 13 2014

    [14:45:44] matt [wronka.org]/Lilith WTF is this new circular time selector in KitKat? I didn't think Android could create a worse interface for selecting time than it previously had.
    [15:27:53] matt [wronka.org]/Lilith Also annoyingly with CM11 Trebuchet cannot rotate and widgets cannot be resized.

    Saturday, October 25 2014

    [10:08:14] matt [wronka.org]/Merch Apparently MicroSoft now wants either a phone number or another eMail address to allow me to play games locally on an Xbox 360.
    [10:09:08] matt [wronka.org]/Merch Xbox: because playing games shouldn't be easy.

    Thursday, September 4 2014

    [17:49:56] matt [wronka.org]/Merch Interesingly, where I had service dark areas with the LG/Google Nexus 4, the Nokia N900 has reasonable UMTS reception.

    Monday, August 25 2014

    [21:41:47] matt [wronka.org]/Psi.cor Slightly longer review of the Lytro Illum camera: http://focoro.com/Articles-uwronka/lytro-illum
    [21:42:49] matt [wronka.org]/Psi.cor I'm keen to see if the refocusing does help with street photography. It does help with dogs.

    Thursday, August 21 2014

    Lytro Illum: 30 second review
    [08:59:53] matt [wronka.org]/Psi.cor I finally picked-up my Lytro Illum Camera after its shipment delay (due to "technical difficulties at the fulfillment center") and found enough time to write-up my initial impressions after fooling around with it for a short time. Since I haven't really tried to take any real shots with it yet—the camera on paper is about on par for 2-D photographically with a 2001 Canon EOS-1D or a 2003 Nikon D2H. ISO at 2300 looked (subjectively) as good as the 2006 Canon EOS 20D at 1600 as a rough guide at noise control (although the much newer Leica X2 also doesn't like shooting above ISO 1600).
    Lytro Illum: 10 second sofware review
    [08:59:58] matt [wronka.org]/Psi.cor The on-camera software is the part of the Lytro Illum about which I find myself most pleased. There are four programmable buttons (labeled for auto-focus, auto-exposure lock, hyperfocal-distance focus, and a generically labeled "function" button), as well as one non-programmable "Lytro" button which toggles—basically—focus-peeking. Of course focus peeking on a Lytor camera is a bit different, but it's still quite nice. Zooming and focusing rotation direction are both controlled by the same setting toggle which is reasonable.
    Lytro Illum: 10 second hardware review
    [09:00:00] matt [wronka.org]/Psi.cor The hardware has oddly been compared to—if not called—a "DSLR". I guess in this case that stands for "Digital Single Lens Refocusing" camera. It is much larger than I expected, and it is much bigger than my Olympus OM-D E-M5 set-up. It doesn't feel unweildy, though—in fact I'd have preferred a slightly larger body as my right hand does feel a little cramped. I find it natural to handle the camera as if the LCD were a waist-level viewfinder. The camera feels quite natural.
    Lytro Illum: 10 second desktop software review
    [09:00:01] matt [wronka.org]/Psi.cor The desktop software is the oddest bit. It's better than the version 1 of the software I last used. It has basic controls for exposure, and exposes tilt-shift dials (although given the Lytro focus on style and integration, I'd have expected something a little fancier than two sliders to control this—I'm not sure if I should be happy or dissappointed though). While the camera looks like it was designed by photographers, the software looks like it was designed by software developers who hadn't developed raw images. There's no way of selecting a custom grey point either on the camera or in the software, so you're stuck sliding the temperature and tent which is an inexcusable oversight.

    Tuesday, August 12 2014

    [08:51:47] matt [wronka.org]/Lilith Apparently the camera still hasn't shipped, but the charge had posted five days past.

    Monday, August 11 2014

    [19:05:35] matt [wronka.org]/Lilith According to the eMail Lytro sent me on the first, my Lytro Illum camera should ship today (8th-11th; pending as of noon).
    [19:08:08] matt [wronka.org]/Lilith Looking at the diagrams on the Lytro Web site for the Illum camera, it actually looks quite nice, with both a manual zoom and a manual focus ring.
    [19:10:08] matt [wronka.org]/Lilith The sensor in the Illum camera is a bit smaller than I had expected, approximately the same size (and density!) of that in the Nokia 808 Pureview mobile phone. We'll see how that impacts dynamic range.

    Wednesday, June 18 2014

    [21:00:37] matt [wronka.org]/Trip OOO

    Saturday, May 17 2014

    [12:48:35] matt [wronka.org]/Psi.generay Verizon has "Pregnant women given death sentence" listed under Entertainment.

    Saturday, May 3 2014

    [22:35:15] matt [wronka.org]/Merch At 2220, the page had been updated to indicate that our bags would be delivered no later than 8pm.
    [22:36:19] matt [wronka.org]/Merch With poor cell coverage, we also noticed a recent voicemail requesting we return a call. By 2230 we had our bags.