Scoured the net recently for retro Disneyland ride posters with the intention of using one as wallpaper on my iPhone. Here are the best quality ones I could find. Please contact me if you have the posters for other rides, or higher quality versions of the ones bellow. I would love a high quality copy of the Haunted Mansion art.
The easiest way to set these as your phone’s wallpaper is to surf to this page on your phone, then tap and hold on the poster image. iPhone will give you an option to “save image”. After that, open the settings app, select “wallpaper” then “camera roll” and select the image you just saved.
UPDATE – Oct 31, 2009: I added another 5 thanks to a commenter. See Dan’s comment bellow for a link to Flickr for more. Thank you Dan!
Emily and went to Disneyland over the weekend. We normally like to go during the off season when the crowds are minimal and that usually means we miss the Fantasmic! show which only runs during the summer.
However, because the park had many technical issues with some of the new features of the show, officials have decided to continue showing Fantasmic! on the weekends (Fri, Sat, and Sun) until the end of 2009.
Here is a hand-held shot of the new dragon (ISO6400).
More dragon photos here. Be sure to check out the large version of these images.
OpenAFS is an open source implementation of AFS that works nicely with JPL’s setup. It’s easy to install and quite stable.
I’ve tested these instructions in 9.04, 8.10, and even recently in 6.06 (Yes, the apt-get method of maintaining a Linux machine is far superior to using RPMs).
The first step is to build and install the OpenAFS kernel module. The following steps take care of downloading the appropriate software, compiling and installing everything. As usual, this needs to be done as root, or using the sudo command.
$ apt-get install module-assistant openafs-modules-source
$ module-assistant prepare
$ module-assistant auto-install openafs-modules
$ depmod -a
If all of that is successful, your computer should now have the OpenAFS kernel module buit and installed. The next step is to install the OpenAFS client software.
$ apt-get install openafs-client openafs-krb5
Ok, you now have all the software you should need. The last step on Ubuntu systems is to configure OpenAFS per your site. Running the following command will start an interactive program that asks you about your site specific AFS configuration. The most important piece of info you’ll need is your “Cell” name. For us at JPL, it’s jpl.nasa.gov. I’ve found that most of the time, the default responses for the rest of the questions are fine.
$ dpkg-reconfigure openafs-client
Installing on Fedora / CentOS / Red Hat:
Unfortunately, installing OpenAFS requires a few more steps on RPM based distributions, but nothing too tough. Mostly, this involves hunting down the appropriate RPMs for your system. I’m using CentOS for this example. For those not in the know, CentOS is basically a free, binary compatible version of RedHat Enterprise Linux. Please visit CentOS.org for more details.
First, you’ll need to locate the appropriate RPMs for your distribution and kernel version. The following RPMs were required on my CentOS 5.3 machines:
$ rpm -qa | grep afs
You can find these RPMs in a few places as none of these distributions provide them for you. First off, ATrpms has them. In the past, I’ve also found them at the main OpenAFS site, OpenAFS.org. Pbone, another third party RPM repository, has OpenAFS rpms that where built for Redhat EL5 here. Those RPMs will work just fine with CentOS 5 too. Lastly, another place to get hard to find RPMs is RPMforge.
Once you have your RPMs installed, then you only have to edit one config file. Populate /etc/openafs/ThisCell with your sites specific cell name. Some smaller sites will have to configure /etc/openafs/CellServDB as well.
Thats it. You should be able to start the OpenAfs daemon (/etc/init.d/openafs start) and then start using AFS.
While at a wedding recently I was asked to take a few photos of some friends for posterity. I happily obliged and within a few minutes I’d taken about 15 pictures similar to the one above. Outdoor photos, taken at what photographers call the “golden hour”, when the sun is low on the horizon almost always come out great, despite the photographer…
However!… You can’t tell from the image above, but I made a rather large mistake, accidentally setting the white balance on my 5D Mark II to “Florescent light”. As a rule, I always use the auto white balance setting. The results of incorrect WB setting were dramatically blue tinged photos – shots that I would’ve deleted had they been taken with a point-and-shoot style camera. Thankfully, because I shoot RAW, it was trivial to correct white balance while in post processing (I use and love Apple’s Aperture).