links for 2005-01-26

  • “The aim of Critiquegroup.com is to bring together those people actively seeking feedback on their work. It makes no difference if they are published, award winning professionals seeking some feedback, or virtual newcomers looking for some tips and tricks
    (categories: Art)
  • The 25 most difficult questions you’ll be asked on a job interview
    (categories: Employment)
  • A Java-based application allowing you to monitor auctions you’re not part of, submit bids, snipe (bid at the last moment), and otherwise track your auction-site experience
    (categories: Open_Source Software Java)

links for 2005-01-23

  • “Bellster Network’s Phone Sharing Service! Where you can call the World for Free”
    (categories: P2P VOIP)
  • Good news: “After more than a year of hard work, the PostgreSQL Global Development Group proudly announces the release of version 8.0.0 of the PostgreSQL ORDBMS. This release involves possibly more major changes than any prior version of PostgreSQL since
    (categories: Open_Source DB Windows Linux)
  • “eXeem is a brand new Peer-To-Peer program, which is based on the BitTorrent idea.”
    (categories: P2P)

links for 2005-01-21

Picasa Update Supports RAW

Based on the initial buzz surrounding Google’s recent update to their Image Organizing/Editing application, Picasa 2, I was eager to check it out.

However, what I hadn’t read about before downloading, and was pleasantly surprised to discover, was that the Picasa update supports viewing and editing photos saved in my Canon 300D’s native CRW RAW file format! Awesome!

Apparently the update also supports Nikon’s NEF RAW format as well.

I still will probably use Photoshop for its much more advanced image editing capabilities, but for quick cropping, level adjustments and black and white conversions (with color filtering) I will likely stay within the Picasa 2 environment.

Best of all, Picasa is still offered as a free download.

Thanks Google!