Bookmarks for 19th October 2012

These are my saved Pinboard links for 19th October 2012:

  • How to tune Photoshop CS6 for peak performance « Jeff Tranberry’s Digital Imaging Crawlspace – The depth and spread of tools and features in Adobe Photoshop CS6 and Photoshop CS6 Extended software make the two editions applicable to a variety of work environments and suitable for a wide range of tasks by image-makers of all skill levels, from enthusiasts to professionals. In some environments, Photoshop is employed in a dedicated, standalone fashion, while in others, it is a pivotal part of a larger suite of programs. Making sure that your computer meets the minimum system requirements is an essential first step in ensuring that all features function correctly. Optimizing your Photoshop CS6 setup to suit your work environment and the tasks you regularly perform is the next step. All users will benefit from such optimization, but those who work with video, 3D content, or other large files—or those who process multiple files at once—will see the greatest performance gains. This paper provides guidance on best practices to optimize Photoshop CS6 performance with a combination of careful hardware selection and informed program setup.

    What type of Photoshop user are you?
    Determining how you typically use Photoshop will help you make more informed decisions about the best ways to optimize your setup. For instance, the photographer who regularly processes high-resolution images will greatly benefit from increasing the amount of system RAM available to Photoshop, whereas the designer who works with 3D models will obtain far better performance by installing a faster video card containing more video RAM. So, itemize the tasks that you regularly perform in Photoshop and then use the recommended setup details contained in this paper as the basis for optimizing your system.

    Essential hardware
    Computers are built with a variety of components. Each performs a different function, and together they affect the overall performance of Photoshop.

  • tent/tentd · GitHub – tentd is an alpha implementation of a Tent Protocol server. It currently contains broken code, ugly code, many bugs, and security flaws. The code should only be used to experiment with how Tent works. Under no circumstances should the code in its current form be used for data that is supposed to be private. All of the implemented APIs are in flux, and are expected to change heavily before the Tent 1.0 release.
  • Delia’s cottage pie with cheese-crusted leeks – There are several ways to make cottage pie and it’s something everyone loves. I think this one is a cut above all the rest as the melted cheese and leeks on top of the mashed potato is a wonderful combination of flavours.
  • Spicy Peanut Stew – I wore my toque for the first time today.

    This means two things: 1) that I'm obviously Canadian, and 2) that winter is around the corner. So it's time for nice warm (and spicy) comfort food, like a spicy peanut stew. I realize it's a riff on a North African dish and includes other things (like tomatoes and cumin), but this is how I do it.

  • Pagekite – The fast, reliable localhost tunneling solution – The fast, reliable way to make localhost part of the Web.
    PageKite makes local websites or SSH servers publicly accessible in mere seconds, and works with any computer and any Internet connection.
    It's also 100% Open Source.

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