Google has always been secretive about its data centers to protect the security of user data and it proprietary systems. That changed a few days ago when the official Google blog unveiled a virtual tour of the inside of its data centers, including a “Street View” tour of their facilities.
After seeings the fall landscapes during the “golden hour” yesterday and this morning, I was reminded of some sites with great information about photographing the fall color colors. And a site and an app that will help you find the perfect time of day to take these shots no matter where you are located. Continue reading →
There has been a great deal of discussion about privacy concerns related to social media sites recently, especially regarding Facebook. Below are some recent articles about Facebook privacy issues and to Facebook’s privacy and data use policy. There is some eye-opening information about privacy contained in these links of which everyone should be aware.
Golden-Hour.com is a website that provides photographers with the calculation for the Golden Hour (often called the Magic Hour) based on their location. When you hit the site for the first time, the site takes a guess at where you are located. You can then navigate on a map. The site provides your GPS coordinates and a setting to change your time zone offset. Continue reading →