Sunday, 31 May 2009
I have clouds on the brain at the moment.
On the one hand, I'm attending a tutorial on cloud computing today. For anyone who doesn't know - cloud computing is basically a way of using lots of cheap computers to do distributed processing, doing a bit of the work on each machine and then bringing the results back together. It's the Google model. So the plan for today is to learn about work which has been done to use this type of computing for text processing, mostly just for interest, but maybe I'll think of a way I could use it for my PhD (after all, I have some old computers lying around!)
I'm also spending a lot of time lately worrying about how to capture clouds as nicely with my dSLR as I used to with my old compact camera.
That's a photo from the old camera (taken in Iceland); I didn't have to put any effort into capturing the sky. But with the new one I have to take a lot of care to avoid it going completely white. I think I need either a UV filter or a polariser but I don't know much about these things....