Monthly Archives: May 2012

The Sony NEX-7 is getting an upgrade. Will it be called the NEX-9?

It looks like the NEX-8 or NEX-9 is going to have a 180 degree flip screen like on the new NEX-F3 and finally a touch sensitive screen. I just hope they let us have a clutter free display option this time. There are always so many icons and details hiding the actual image. They can’t be turned off either.

Sony will also release this camera in Japan without English menus again for some strange reason. I can’t see why though. About 66% of people now speak English around the world. It also doesn’t take that much memory to add the menu.

The NEX-7: The colors on the NEX-7 didn’t really pop like on the Leica camera but at a fraction of the cost you can get images that almost look the same. The new sensor in the next NEX is going to have a better a better dynamic range and more natural colors though. Something we can all look forward to.


Release date: Unknown

Sony NEX-F3


Code to close the opened ColorBox picture when you click on the image.

This code is to close the ColorBox image/picture that is opened when you click on the image.

<script type=”text/javascript”>// <![CDATA[
$(‘#colorbox’).live(‘click’, function(){
// ]]></script>

This is just to show you where the code would be placed in the standard example page.

<script type=”text/javascript”>// <![CDATA[
//Examples of how to assign the ColorBox event to elements
$(‘#colorbox’).live(‘click’, function(){
$(“.group2″).colorbox({rel:’group2′, transition:”fade”});
$(“.group3″).colorbox({rel:’group3′, transition:”none”, width:”75%”, height:”75%”});
$(“.group4”).colorbox({rel:’group4′, slideshow:true});
$(“.youtube”).colorbox({iframe:true, innerWidth:425, innerHeight:344});
$(“.iframe”).colorbox({iframe:true, width:”80%”, height:”80%”});
$(“.inline”).colorbox({inline:true, width:”50%”});
onOpen:function(){ alert(‘onOpen: colorbox is about to open’); },
onLoad:function(){ alert(‘onLoad: colorbox has started to load the targeted content’); },
onComplete:function(){ alert(‘onComplete: colorbox has displayed the loaded content’); },
onCleanup:function(){ alert(‘onCleanup: colorbox has begun the close process’); },
onClosed:function(){ alert(‘onClosed: colorbox has completely closed’); }
//Example of preserving a JavaScript event for inline calls.
$(‘#click’).css({“background-color”:”#f00″, “color”:”#fff”, “cursor”:”inherit”}).text(“Open this window again and this message will still be here.”); return false;
// ]]></script>

Autodesk Avoids Bug Reports

You would think an award winning company like Autodesk would love to hear about bugs in it’s software to fix it and make it even better… But just try and send them a message…

I got a message saying I have to pay for a product to tell Autodesk they have a bug! And my user id can’t be used in the forums they have anymore. Only the free area, which is okay but they send you a message saying they don’t offer support to people that don’t use their programs instead of actually saying they will try and fix the problem.

Autodesk Autocad Architecture 2013 64-bit Bug: The shift button doesn’t work when placing stairs. The shift key should flip the justification but nothing happens. It says you can do that in the help files and the little balloons that pop-up with advice though…

The Free Adobe CS6 Master Collection Demo Download Has Bugs. Take Care! (Illustrator CS6)

Unfortunately, it looks like the original free Adobe CS6 trial/demo software has been let loose on the internet and it has bugs. So keep your money in your pockets until it gets fixed!

My trusty old CS2 works fine but from version CS3 of Illustrator it has had a refresh bug which kind of got hidden from everyone. Lucky I tried the demo in the shop before I wasted money upgrading. And in CS4, CS5 and CS6 all version of Illustrator still have the same problem. Just there is a white box hiding everything when you draw something and scroll the screen (try the line tool or shapes). The screen refreshes after you stop holding down the mouse button. The pen tool doesn’t have this problem in CS6 but the line and shape tools do. This make tracing maps a nightmare or anything else bigger than the art board.

Illustrator CS6 not showing lines

When you pay $2600 for software you expect bug free programs that are easy to use but for some reason Adobe doesn’t wanna fix this problem and many others.

I just can’t figure out why they don’t wanna fix it. Maybe if enough people complain they will do something or we can all just use the free software out there until they get their butts into gear.

Oh yeah and in CS6 if you do some line art on a Wacom Intuos 5 tablet and try to nudge it in CS6 the image moves a bit then tries to update itself every time between then nudge increments rendering the nudge tool useless.

Let’s see if the programmers surprise us this time with a fully functioning program.

Illustrator CS6 rating: 3/10

CS6 Master Collection: 7/10

Pros: Nice interface

Cons: Unfixed bugs

Release Date: Today (May 1st) Official Release Date: May 11th


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