Entries Categorized as 'Tech'

New computer for CS4 and Lightroom 2

Date October 10, 2008

I just built me a new workstation just to run the latest versions of Photoshop CS4 and Lightroom. With the new support for 64bit in both Photoshop CS4 and Lightroom 2, I decided to go with Windows Vista 64-bit for the opperating system. One of the main advantages of 64-bit is the bigger memory address […]

5D Mark II Announced

Date September 18, 2008

The new Canon 5D Mark II was announced a couple of days ago. 21 Megapixel Full Frame Chip Automatic sensor dust cleaning ISO 100-6400 with expanded 50 – 15600 3.0 Frames per second Raw (21mp), sRaw1 (10mp), sRaw2 (5mp) 3″ Lcd Screen 1080p 30fps movie mode external mic connection New Battery UDMA Compact Flash Support […]

How Facebook stores images

Date June 26, 2008

The manager of infrastructure engineering at Facebook, Jason Sobel gave a lecture at Stanford about how Facebook stores all there images. They have around 6.5 billion images, in 4 or 5 sizes each, totaling ~30 billion files, and a total of 540 TB and serving 475,000 images per second at peak. The presentation is here.

Firefox 3 is out! Download Day

Date June 17, 2008

Today is Firefox 3 download day. It started at 1:00PM Eastern. They are trying to set a world record for the most downloads of a product in history, but it does not seem to be going well. As of writing this the Firefox site is down for repairs. Looks like they overloaded the servers. Update: […]