I've been wanting to write this post for a while, but I've hesitated because I thought that it would only benefit the few of us with high end cameras. But when I finally got my Sanyo VPC-WH1, which is the video version of a point and shoot, I realized how important these concepts are, even on that end of the spectrum.
Like anything, understanding how photography works will make you better at it. This guide is intended for people without photography backgrounds who want to understand how to get the most out of their cameras.
Megapixels Don't Really Matter
We really care about the idea and the practice of free speech. In the wake of the recent NSA PRISM revelations, we took some time to think about how we could contribute to a pro-free-speech environment. We've made several changes which are live now.
We now support Perfect Forwarding Secrecy over our SSL connection. SSL connections are used to securely communicate details like your login details, but it is possible that your ISP, our ISP, or the government could be recording all of that data.
The data they collect would be encrypted, but it's typically all encrypted with the same key, our SSL key. If this was ever compromised, it would be possible to decrypt all of the communications they had collected.
Perfect Forwarding Secrecy modifies the process to use the master key PLUS an additional one-time use key. In this scenario it would be impossible for them to do anything with the collected data.
I just finished reading 'Switching to Linux', new blog post by Tynan. I don't know anything about Linux, but I'm already working on switching my OS to Linux.
I always get excited when Tynan writes about new stuffs, and as soon as I read it I jump into it, and gradually I lose interest over it.
For example: After reading this post by Tynan about why you should learn to program, I started to learn to program. I started learning PHP and after some time I lost interest on it.
However, I did learn some stuffs about programming through PHP, and that's still a win for me. And since, I have all the basic concepts with me, If I need to learn again, I can catch up quick.
If you are anything like me, you read blogs like Tynan's because you want to both experience other people’s adventures and you want to learn how to go on these adventures yourself. You likely want to go on your own series of journeys and at the end, look in the mirror and see a seasoned and happy traveler. That is certainly my goal. But have you ever wondered what will happen after you become that person?
I don’t consider myself to be the foremost expert on anything related to travel (there are many more experienced people than myself, especially in this community) but I do look back on my adventures with a smile. I have visited all seven continents, finished 80% of my 150+ item bucket list, ran marathons, published a book, lived in foreign countries, filled multiple passports with stamps and most importantly, met an insane amount of intensely amazing people. I am proud to say that I have become the version of me that I only imagined before I started my travel journey years ago.
My goal with the piece below is to show you how I feel when I travel now. Everyone’s journey is different but hopefully this will help you understand some of the highs and lows that you are likely to encounter going forward.
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