Daily Archives: June 30, 2004

Megapixels, what's it all about then?

Steve’s Digicams have launched a new tech section and their July article goes in depth into the issue of megapixels. Are they worth it, what’s the downside of squeezing all those pixels into the same size sensor, etc etc. (via photographyblog)

Aidan Staunton, Cork Artist Showing in Vision Centre

Aidan Staunton, a renowned Cork artist, is showing a collection of his paintings in the Cork Vision Centre for the next two weeks. This is what Whazon.com says about him:

Images of Cork City and Ireland West.

A visually striking exhibition by Cork based artist Aidan Staunton. The exhibition consists of oils and watercolours. This is his seventh solo exhibition.

He is inspired by old Cork City scenes and the rugged landscape of the West of Ireland.

In his exhibitions he records both places and changes that have occurred in cork over the past few years. His paintings range from the urban images of cork city, through to the rural aspects of the West of Ireland.

This exhibition will run from 30th June –15th July 2004

The Cork Vision Centre @ St. Peter’s is open from Tuesday-Saturday from 10am-5pm.

I attended the opening of the exhibition last night and his paintings are breath-taking. If I had some spare cash I’d buy “Looking Down St. Patrick’s Hill”, or “Fitzgerald’s Park Fountain” to adorn the living room at home!

Linux behind the magic of Shrek 2!

Well, well. Looks like Linux helped in the making of Shrek 2! I can’t help but wonder how much more bang-per-buck they would have got if they had used a new distribution with the 2.6 kernel, although the computers they used were rather beefy anyway!