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adjusting too- dark and light photos

obnoxiously cheery tone, obnoxiously video-only tutorial. but something I wanted to learn nonetheless. tutorial.

summary for my own future reference:
open the photo (in photoshop).
select > color range
   use eyedropper to select colors/areas that are too dark or light. adjust fuzziness (~100).
   hit ok: you get a selection. go ahead and feather it to make it softer (~25).
image > adjust > levels...
   use the levels command on just the selection.
   easiest thing is to adjust the midpoint.

disconnecting conservative politics and evangelical christianity

“America wasn’t founded as a theocracy,” he said. “America was founded by people trying to escape theocracies. Never in history have we had a Christian theocracy where it wasn’t bloody and barbaric. That’s why our Constitution wisely put in a separation of church and state.

“I am sorry to tell you,” he continued, “that America is not the light of the world and the hope of the world. The light of the world and the hope of the world is Jesus Christ.”

from a sermon by an evangelical preacher. the only part I disagree with is the Jesus Christ part, which is why I'm not Christian as such. quoted in this article in the NYTimes: Disowning Conservative Politics, Evangelical Pastor Rattles Flock, via Uncertain Principles

apartment search

craigslist + google maps = HousingMaps. (I'm looking for a room in Sacramento, priorities are price, location, clean kitchen, and spelling/grammar).

lyme disease is a zoonosis.

Zoonosis - An infection or infestation shared in nature by humans and other animals that are the normal or usual host; a disease of humans acquired from an animal source. from Appendix A: Glossary of Medical Terms

beautiful website

Island Sexual Health Society, Victoria, BC. this website struck me as spectacular (my current word for awesome) because of the phone number in the corner, with the location info. it is the most important info, the thing that visitors would most look for. then there is a huge treasure trove of valuable information. yay, internet! plus, it looks nice. the girl who does all about my vagina worked on that site.

airport express

resetting an airport express (at macworld).

sorry for the unexplained absence. I was here.


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