Adam Fields (weblog)

This blog is largely deprecated, but is being preserved here for historical interest. Check out my index page at for more up to date info. My main trade is technology strategy, process/project management, and performance optimization consulting, with a focus on enterprise and open source CMS and related technologies. More information. I write periodic long pieces here, shorter stuff goes on twitter or


Fantastic 4 Trailer

Filed under: — adam @ 11:53 pm

(Update – sorry, it’s down.)

(Update – the official Fantastic 4 trailer has been released. Looks good!)

Tanks get caught in the middle of antiwar protest in LA

Filed under: — adam @ 11:50 pm

16" Bubble!

Filed under: — adam @ 2:44 pm

Watch your domains

Filed under: — adam @ 2:43 pm

The domain transfer rules change on Friday. After that, any request to transfer a domain that is not denied within 5 days will automatically go through.

How is this okay!??

Pharmacists refusing to fill prescriptions they don’t believe in

Filed under: — adam @ 2:33 pm

Particularly, the pill. But this is a pretty scary trend. Sorry, no. Pharmacists may have useful advice about the drugs you’re taking, but this is overstepping their bounds.

Obsession, by Ronald McDonald

Filed under: — adam @ 1:57 pm

McDonald’s Japan discovers the tomato, or something.

Photoshop highlight/shadow clipping in the raw plugin

Filed under: — adam @ 12:14 pm

Photoshop is just FULL of cases where if you press the alt key while you’re doing something, it does something totally unexpected (but related), and usually incredibly useful. To the best of my knowledge, these are not all documented together somewhere convenient, but if they are, please point them out.

The rawformat blog points out a nice one, which lets you see where your highlights and shadows are being clipped based on your raw conversion settings:

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