After taking a nice long nap after work, opened up my laptop with the intention to do some work. However, I realised that the Internet was free! (it's usually 1c/mb) So anyway, plans of study/work disappeared and just started randomly surfing the net
In my procrastination, I had google reader open and saw this...
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Well, today was the day - total lunar eclipse - the blood red moon! I actually had class 6pm-8pm, but the lecturer was nice and let us out at around 7pm (when the eclipse started) then we all sort of went out again at 7:50pm, even though the lecture hadn't fully finished. The photos I took came out alright considering I didn't have a high-tech camera - all I have is a simple "point and shoot" type (Nikon Coolpix 4100 to be exact).
Well, the weekend is nearly over, tomorrow is Monday the start of another week...but there is something special next week As you've probably guessed from the title (or read in the news) there will be a total lunar eclipse on Tuesday 28th, and Australians will have the "box seat for this rare cosmic event". So when will it happen? According to Australian Astronomy...
The Moon starts moving into the Earth's shadow at 6:51 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) and is full immersed in the shadow at 7:52 pm. Totality is over at 9:23 pm and the eclipse ends at 10:24 pm.
Pity I'll be in class during 6pm-8pm on Tuesday but I'm still going to see if I can get a few shots at the moon - hopefully it won't be too cloudy!
Recently I've been photoshop-ing a fair bit as I'm making posters/website for an upcoming event for a student society. By accident, I found a shortcut that did exactly what I wanted! The elusive shortcut ctrl+alt+shift+e creates a new layer of whatever you see on the screen right now (or 'stamp visible' in photoshop terminology).
So after the amazing discovery, decided to put up a few photoshop shortcuts that I feel are essential. I'm no photoshop guru, but these are the shortcuts that I probably can't live without. I'm using Photoshop CS2, but most these shortcuts should probably work with most versions of photoshop. Seems like Adobe likes multi-keyed shortcuts, so organised them into the number of keys on the keyboard you need to press - wonder if there are any more than 4!
After setting up my blog, and having made the decision to post more regularly and with more useful content I spent yesterday thinking...what should I post about? Well, thanks to airewindel who asked me a question on deviantArt I got it!
If you visit my gallery you will notice that the more recent photos all have a border around them. The question was "how do you get the [border] and sig in everytime, the same?" I'll write about the borders first, and then the sig - as the border one is much easier
My blog has finally been transferred/updated so it uses WordPress. At the moment it is all the default settings (after all, I am at work right now) but over the weekend I will play around so that it becomes more 'personalised'. Things that will likely change will be the theme, plug-ins (thinking of tags), more categories and of course more content! Going to aim to post more regularly, and with more meaningful content as well.
If for whatever reason you want to see my old blog (completely hand crafted ) you can view it here: http://psychopyko.com/oldSite
bye for now!