Loud ramblings of a Software Artisan

Saturday 19 February 2005

Picture of the day, February 19th, 2005

Some eye candy for this evening. We still haven't finished our tour of Périgord, so I return to my slide archives. Back to the Cadouin Cloister (fr), facing the inside yard and tower:

Still taken with my Canon Elan 7 on Provia 100F, around September 21st 2001.

Fighting DRM in court... Episode I

Apple and Sony are being sued in France by UFC-Que Choisir, the major French consumer association, for breaking the law against bundle sales. The lack of interroperability beetween their DRM system and requirment to use their device is the reason.

Looks like Microsoft DRM system could benefit as they sell it to anyone who wants it, but nobody use it :-)

Source: Boing Boing, DLFP (fr).

New Canon gear

New Canon gear announced this week:

  • EF-S 60mm f2.8 Macro USM. Announcement. The EF-S part upsets me because I don't really see the interests, but since it is compatible with extension tubes, it may be able to be used on a film body with those extensions. Needs to be tried.
  • Digital Rebel XT / EOS 350D. Announcement, Preview at dpreview.
  • EOS 20Da, to be used for IR photography. Announcement at dpreview. Apparently Japan only.