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More on Neural Filters

This photo is from the New York Public Library Digital collection. Here’s the original. Here’s what a one click colorization produced in Photoshop. Now, one click on “Auto” using the curve controls for an image. Quite amazing.

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An Amazing Development With Photoshop

Amazing development with PhotoshopCC. Adobe is introducing a number of so called neural filters which in this case colorizes black and white photographs. Amazing. I think some of the processing is done in the cloud,, however, you do have to … Continue reading

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As Long As a Free Man Breathes There Will Always Be a Rhodesia

Updated September 22, 2021 As Long As a Free Man Breathes There Will Always Be a Rhodesia When I was growing up I admired plucky little Rhodesia from afar. It is now called Zimbabwe. Like the Weimar Republic or perhaps … Continue reading

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Hear Me My Chiefs! I Am Tired

The Surrender Speech of Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce in 1877 Chief Joseph (1840 -1904) “I am tired of fighting. Our chiefs are killed. Looking Glass is dead. Toohoolhoolzote is dead. The old men are all dead. It is … Continue reading

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The Media Still Doesn’t Get It

The Media Still Doesn’t Get it “They’ll be no shelter here. The front line is everywhere.” RAM It took six months for Joe Biden to condemn Antifa after they and related groups had rampaged and rioted across America following George … Continue reading

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Bots Censoring Even Storied, Factual Magazines

Few history magazines are more well respected than American Heritage. Its scholarship, impartiality, and stable of great writers have proven its worth over more than a half century in print and online. Today, mindless bots and algorithms are now attacking … Continue reading

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Huff and Puff

What are people talking about when they say a steam engine huffs and puffs? I think my video here is a great demonstration of huffing and puffing. It sounds like the locomotive is actually breathing. Which, in a mechanical way, … Continue reading

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American Heritage is Alive Online and Ongoing

More great history from American Heritage, a lay publication written for decades by famous, notable historians. I never got into this title but I did have three articles published in their sister magazine, Invention & Technology. Which is still going, … Continue reading

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After The Gold Rush

Since Twain’s death, only Hunter Thompson occasionally matched that great writer’s vigor. But Twain wrote this stuff routinely, spending an entire career blurring and combining pomposity, exaggeration, and the truth. This was Twain observing the wrecked landscape of California after … Continue reading

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Another Book Proposal and The Benefits of a Short Query

Before you get bogged down in a lengthy book proposal, send a few paragraphs to the editor instead. It could save you a great deal of time. Here’s three paragraphs I sent to a University Press editor and his response. … Continue reading

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