LED Day – 51

What is Project LED? Find out here

I’m something of a photographer too! Check out my work here.

Day of May 21st 2014

  • The East River Ferry connects Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn. Single fares are $4 on weekdays and $6 on weekends. Full day, weekly and monthly passes are also available.
  • SD (in SD Card) stands for “secure digital”.
  • SDHC stands for “secure digital high capacity and SDXC stands for “secure digital extended capacity”. SDXC cards typically have more than 32gbs of storage capacity and write speeds above 60 mb/s.
  • The OnePlus One smartphone is a very well equipped and designed device. It retails (starting at) $299, but is (at the time of writing) only available by invite.
  • The hottest day of the year is July 24th; this is due to the earth’s proximity to the sun.

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LED Day – 41

What is Project LED? Find out here

Day of May 11th 2014

  • Viggle is a pretty awesome app which gives you points for watching TV, listening to music and watching adverts.
  • Slidejoy is an app which puts ads on your lock screen and pays you a uniform fee per ad view.
  • There are SD cards with WiFi built into them. They allow for transfer of files across devices on the same network without having to eject the SD card. I can’t see how this would helpful for anyone who doesn’t use a DSLR camera.
  • Blur magazine is a magazine which compiles a set of photos from public submission.
  • The term 4k video refers to 4000 vertical lines of pixels in an image.
  • There are massively active click-farms (in developing countries) out there which provide tons of likes on Facebook. Buying likes from click-farm sites is against Facebook’s policy, but it appears that when you choose to promote your posts on Facebook with Facebook’s promotion system, the likes come from the same places.

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  • I heard about the Viggle app on a news program covering people who actually seemed to have made a significant amount of money working at home.
  • I heard about the Slidejoy app on a news program covering people who actually seemed to have made a significant amount of money working at home.
  • I was looking at Amazon deals on SD cards when I came across the new breed of WiFi enabled SD cards.
  • I was doing research on what a professional photographer really is and came across sites where amateurs and professionals submit photos.

    http://www.blur-magazine.com/

  • I was doing research on 4k TV’s when I learned what they actually are. Many 4k TV’s won’t make a difference to your viewing experience simply because of how much information your eye can process.
  • This video titled Facebook Fraud is rather eye-opening.

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LED Day – 25

What is Project LED? Find out here

Day of April 25th 2014

  • The modern camera is derived from the camera obscura.
  • The camera obscura is a device that was once used by the ancient Greeks and Chinese to display an image captured through a pinhole, onto a surface.
  • Fax“, both the term and the transmission system is derived from the word Facsimile“.
  • Facsimile means an exact copy of written or printed material.
  • anonym.to is a site that can anonymize links to other websites. It is used by kat.ph to link offsite.

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  • I was researching mirrorless cameras when I got interested in the camera’s history.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_camera

  • I clicked the link to the camera obscura on Wikipedia.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camera_obscura

  • When using slang, I use the word “facts” to signify my agreement. In conversation, a friend of mine told me that the word “fax” (which sounds similar when spoken) was derived from facsimile. I found the definition on Google.
  • I have been using kat.ph for some time now. All links going offsite use anonym.to to anonymize links.

    http://anonym.to/

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