Author: Emy Nelson Decker

  • Sometimes it really is the equipment that isn’t working properly

    by Emy Nelson Decker Do I trust my own judgment? Yes, most of the time, until it comes to computers. The other day, I had received my slide scanners and was setting them up with my new Mac G5s. What a scanning lab I was going to have! Brand-new, top of the line equipment! I…

  • The “Blue” Troubled Waters of Color-Calibration

    The faculty here is moving, well kicking and screaming, actually, toward teaching with digital images instead of 35mm slides. One of their favorite arguments used to stave off converting to digital is that the image quality isn’t high enough. Last week, one professor who is interested in teaching with PowerPoint approached me to express his…

  • Wild About Widgets

    I cleaned out my desk today and found a basic calculator. Not a fancy scientific calculator or one with a graphing function, just a regular calculator. I gave it away. Why? Well, I just don’t need one anymore. There is one on my dashboard. A “dashboard” on a Mac is found in the “dock.” The…