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Happy Independence Day!

My wife and I enjoyed the morning in the company of our two younger daughters, but the oldest daughter (in her second year as a resident in obstetrics and gynecology) had to answer the call of duty: she is working all day at the hospital. The younger sisters wanted to let Big Sis know they were missing her, and they thought of a patriotic way to do it, by standing in front of the flag on our porch and striking the "I want you!" pose.


We'll all be together for pizza tonight. What's more American than Friday night pizza?

Here I am in Texas, in the United States of America. As my late mother-in-law used to say, "How lucky can you be?"

Happy Independence Day to you all!


Aperture's out to pasture. Life goes on.

A year ago, I wrote a post here explaining "Why I switched from Lightroom to Aperture." I outlined some of the relative advantages of Aperture, as I saw them at the time. But even then, I knew that it was an iffy decision. Indeed, already a year or more ago it seemed likely that Apple had lost interest in Aperture and the product had no future.

So it wasn't much of a surprise last week when Apple made it official: no more updates for Aperture. They set out to make a the best raw workflow app for pros. In the eyes of many, for a while, that's just was Aperture was. And then Apple got bored with it.

Maybe it wasn't just boredom. One old observation about Apple is that it's a hardware company, not a software company. Its software is created to sell its hardware. I have no inside info, but my guess is, the decision-markers at Apple felt that Aperture wasn't selling enough Macs.

What's for certain is that Aperture wasn't selling any iPhones or iPads, a…