Google Chrome has been colour space aware since version 3 (I think) but a recent search for "Google Chrome colour management" on Google, ironically, did not yield instructions for how to activate it. For this reason, and for personal reference, I am posting the instructions here. I have only tested this functionality in Windows Vista but I am guessing that Windows XP w/ Windows Color Control Panel installed and Vista and beyond plus Mac OS should work similarly.
In your shortcut to launch Google Chrome you'll need to add this switch after whatever you find in the "Target" box in the shortcut's properties:
So it should look something like:
Now just make sure that you use the shortcut and not some other way to launch Chrome and you should be set. Hopefully Google will integrate colour management settings into a control panel similarly to how it is handled in Firefox.
After years of neglect it was time to replace the first Klyment.com with some content that wasn't from my first three months of my career in photography. Let me know what you think. The change is temporary; I will be getting this website professionally developed in the near future (if all goes well). It won't be another photographer's portfolio on the internet; the new Klyment.com will also be a resource for other photographers with a few innovative and ergonomic tools to help photographers communicate ideas about lighting and shoots.
Thank you to Ryan Shippelt who shot this photo of me. He came in to finish some canvas printing and I managed to con him (with little resistance) into spending a few hours with me getting this shot right. Lit with a Calumet Illuma Medium softbox with 40degree Lighttools Soft Egg Crate as key light from a very oblique angle and a Chimera Video Pro Plus Medium softbox with 20degree Lighttools Soft Egg Crate from back camera right for subtle soft rim light. Bowens Quad heads used and driven by two separate Bowens QuadX 3000 powerpacks. Nikon D3 with the 70-200/2.8 VR Nikkor.
Ryan thought it would be hilarious if we replaced the Zeiss Ikon/Zeiss Biogon 35/2 combo with his yellow smiley stressball. I'm wearing my new favourite suit - a three piece Sand from Derk's.
From: Klyment Tan Sent: August-25-08 10:34 PM To: 'TXBelger@ Subject: RE: New Tracking Attachments: KTX_7934.jpg
Sorry to bother you again about the missing roll of paper - everyone at this location forgot about the order and the request to reject the shipment but the paper actually arrived today. I'm trying to find an order number to help you figure out which order I'm talking about but I don't seem to have a record of it. The UPS tracking number: 1z531E596865076809. I attached a photo of what arrived and I hope that you find it as amusing as I did. I guess UPS missed the note about me ordering a 107" roll and not a 58" roll and a 49" roll with one deckled end each in addition to throwing on a few extra months of delivery time on an overnight shipment. =P
Let me know how to proceed and if there is any other information you need from me to make a damage claim with UPS. I feel badly that you have to deal with this - I realize that it's a drop shipment from Superior and you had no direct hand in the ordeal that this has become.
As a side note, I ended up printing a backdrop with the colour that I needed for that shoot and everything went well. Thanks again for your help. I'll give you a shout if I need anything else. =)
From: TXBelger@ Sent: June-18-08 9:05 AM To: Klyment Tan Subject: Re: New Tracking
I am so sorry; it looks like we let you down on all counts with this order. If the order shows up, just refuse delivery so it will be automatically rerouted to sender and we can file a damage claim with UPS to recoup the cost. We will credit your card for the full amount.
Again, please accept our deepest apologies for all the troubles associated with this order - it is not the norm.
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Sorry for the lousy photo - the silver ruler (thanks Jonathan =) is 36" long. The roll of paper I ordered was 107" long. I'm pretty sure that this roll didn't leave the shipper in two pieces and I'm trying to figure out how an order for 2nd day express air shipment with UPS on June 10th, 2008 took until August 25th, 2008 to arrive. I think this beat my previous delayed shipment record by at least a month and a half.
A photo of work in progress taken from inside my studio. As you can see there has been a lot of printing going on. On the floor, reproductions of works by Dean Eskdale, a local painter, and two composite with candid photos submitted to me for printing by Jonathan Puckrin. I'll confirm who actually shot the photos and did the layouts later. On the line on the wall and in the top right corner on the floor, some files submitted for print by Bert Crowfoot. The image of the tipis and the full moon on the leftmost position on the wall is a photo that he has shot and I believe I have printed for him before but previously only on paper.
I have lots of new work to post but I have imposed a moratorium on public posting of the photographs until after my clients get to use their photos for the first time. There are also some personal projects in the mix which I will post with the others. Expect to see a pile of new content around January 14th, 2008.
On the printing side, I have had success with Intelicoat's/Magiclee's newest canvas, Torino 21G (21mil glossy) on the Epson Stylus Pro 9800. It's a 100% cotton canvas with a high gloss finish. One of the reasons why I strayed away from Epson's/Premier Art's Water Resistant Canvas in the first place was because of it's glossy finish which was more of a semi-gloss to start. It had poor blacks and the texture made glare on this canvas pretty bad even if one were to try to matte down the glare or bring out the blacks with a dMax enhancing varnish. Torino 21G has worked very well when first coated with Lumina's Aquacryl Gloss liquid laminate, allowed to set for 24hours and then sprayed again with Lumina's Aquacryl Satin liquid laminate and then allowed to set for another 24 hours. The major product drawback to this process is that the canvas is far from fast drying - the prints are not smudge proof until after 48hours and only then should one spray coat them and roller and brush application of the veneer isn't an option. Each canvas takes four days from print to delivery but if you were to see the results you'd agree that it's worth it. Gamut charts will be posted soon discussing this.
Leanna's 3year old Fujitsu convertible tablet PC's hard drive recently started showing symptoms of imminent failure so she requested that I order her a new hard drive. Her current hard drive is an older Toshiba 4200RPM 2.5" 40gigabyte hard drive. Her new drive will be one of the newer Seagate Momentus 5400.3 120gig HD's. I was hoping to find a quantitative comparison from a database of tests including her old drive and one of the 5400.3's but I came upon something a lot more interesting. In a highly-positive review of the 5400.3, I found a link to Hitachi's animation explaining perpendicular recording which is employed in Seagate HD's as well. I found the animation entertaining and educational and the amusement value of this musical animation is something even non-geeks can appreciate.
I've encountered this asshole three times this year. He asks for money for transportation to meet his son/wife/close relative and he's usually about $40 short. He'll take whatever money that you have on you and even if you say you have no money he'll even suggest that you go to a bank machine to withdraw some for him. My previous encounter with him was documented in this blog entry. Looks like I did give him a bit of money. Thanks to Jonathan for pointing out the obvious to me. See his "anonymous" comment on the aforementioned entry.
Scam artist working a prospective client.
The next time you try to scam me I'm posting your headshot that I shot from across the street with the D2X and 70-200/2.8 VR. No charge! Not that I expect you to see this entry.
Voting green doesn't necessarily mean voting for the Green Party candidate in your riding but some parties are certainly greener than others. Check out the link with questions and answers sent to each of the major political parties running in this year's election and compare them . . . some funny stuff comes up. As of this entry's publication the Conservatives have yet to submit a response. All four of the other parties questioned have already answered . . . the Bloc was the first to respond on December 7th. December 14th, 15th, and January 3rd, Liberals, Green Party, and NDP respond, respectively.
Sign printing is one of the services I offer with my large format printing system. The ability for me to create signs gives me a false sense of authority in topics related to signage and signage printing and a perceived capacity to tell certain things about people who create signs or are otherwise involved in making them. Here is a collection of photos of stuff that I thought was interesting and related to this topic. Accompanying each photo is a little blurb to give some context around the photo and also my identification of a character trait or business skill related to the sign's owner.
Sign in the window of Athabasca Books, a used book store which has been closed forever. Inability to adapt in the face of change.
As a testament to the value of his bilingual Bachelor of Commerce marketing degree from the University of Alberta, Patrick is attempting to fit a 54" square sign into a 45" square sign box. Dude, it won't fit. Trust me. Persistence.
I thought this sign was hilarious and I can't figure out why. If you know why, please e-mail me. Leadership and delegation of immigrant labour.
This sticker was spotted on the back of a vehicle parked in front of Lighttools. BTW, this vehicle was for sale when I took this photo. I think it's a Ford Explorer. Merchant instinct.
Paper and signage products that I consumed in December. There was more but I was too lazy to extract more rolls from their packages to make a such a photo. Poor inventory management.
The Chinese text in the top left sign says "we eat white people." If read out loud in a different dialect and directly translated, it also apologizes for the owner's ability to pay to make the sign and not pay someone who can spell "store" to specify the text for the sign. Chinkiness.
I always wondered what else people smoked with bongs. Now I know. Resourcefulness and ingenuity.
I don't mean any disrespect to Christians or other people who share Christian beliefs but for me, "Christmas Time" is the most irritating and depressing time of year. Here's why.
The snow: most Christmas' it's not all snowy or all warm and dry . . . there's usually this mix of ugly brown slush everywhere.
I can't be the only person that thinks green looks hideous with red.
My parents listen to EZ Rock 104.9 FM in the car and this station becomes "The Christmas Station" right after Halloween. I hate driving alone so I have to choose between two things that I don't really like.
On the aforementioned radio station, Christianfundamentalists preach family values and give unsolicited advice for living your life . . . more often than they do at other times of the year.
I know that everyone that I should be giving something to on special ocassions wants a thoughtful gift but, as I'm sure you all know, I have way too many friends and too few brain cycles to share with everyone. These people should just accept a useful gift and shut up about it.
Since CIBC's very public and very embarassing involvement in the Enron and Worldcom scandals, The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce has enacted policies in that any bank worker can point to and use as excuses for adjusting fees or bending rules thus preventing legitimate business people from attaining financing for the purchase of highly liquid capital assets. However, there are no policies in place that prevent all four people who are responsible for your business bank accounts at CIBC from simultaneously taking four week vacations or forcing these bottom-feeders of the finance industry to resolve basic banking issues in a timely manner.
There are a couple assholes that trespass through our acreage every year and top the nicest of our Colorado blue spruce. Little do these losers realize that I now have a firearms license, I can put five bullets into the area of a quarter of a dime at 250feet without a scope (hey, I'm a photographer), and, best of all, Chinese people eat anything.
5a. When I do come up with a truly useful and thoughtful gift idea, no one wants me to give it. Like my idea to give the universally-loved Hello Kitty vibrating massager to everyone in Leanna's family. Hey, if your dad wears Hello Kitty slippers he may as well have a matching vibrator.
Everything but #5 is more or less true. I actually don't have many friends and I believe that most of them are familiar with tradition and don't expect anything from me for Christmas. But if I do get/make them something, they are at least impressively adept at pretending to be grateful. Thanks, people.
let me tell you abolut the funniest dumb shitty thing i did for the past ywear with your power supply
instead of having the second fan on the power supply facing downwards so it would suck air directly from inside the case,
i had it facing upwards
for the past year
a whole year
and i only noticed the other day
08/01/2003 9:49PM - Jon Kwan
it's off ebay now
what happened was some guy put up an auction that was titled "SOCK O QUARTERS" and bascially what it was was a sock...full of some change, not even full, just got some change in there. He had pictures of him, with a paper bag with a face on it (9it was a big paper bag) swinigng it over his head, playing with is dog with it, and even him kinda sticking it in his groin area lol. "look at all the things you can do with sock o quarters!".
sold for about 40 bucks last i checked
what's even funnier is the paper bag was put up for auction too later, though i don't know how much that sold for, and it was signed by him haahaha.
23/02/2003 11:24pm MST - Jordan Shaw
heh, the speedy 1x (CD-ROM Drive) bastards. Woo, try booting an OS off one of those. It's painful. |
It's like trying to suck the ocean through a straw.
24/02/2003 1:32AM MST - Jordan Shaw
Hm, it's amazing how much weird shit you can buy in Japan. As opposed to the miles of weird shit you can buy here, but don't think about because it's normal.