Stealth ‘Shop, The Virgin Histogram

dekePod Episode 002: In this second regular episode of dekePod, I pass along a technique of such magnitude, it will blow your mind. Because inasmuch as I every so often allude to another anatomical detail, the brain is what this video is all about. Not the “shorty” brain, but the “tally” brain. All the way upstairs, with the rotating bar and the fine dining. Here’s the official marketing description:

Imagine yourself walking down a lovely San Francisco street, whistling a merry tune, only to be confronted by the sudden appearance of a menacing robot packing a shockingly massive and entirely unnecessary . . . ray gun, of sorts. What would you do? If you were Deke, you’d snap a picture and correct its colors. And not in any standard way, either, but in a way that permits you to apply radical color adjustments while leaving a virgin-like histogram in your wake.

Oh, it’s enormous fun. And hugely educational as well. If you’re interested in downloading, try one of these links:

  • For a high-quality QuickTime movie, right-click here and choose Save Target or Download Link or the equivalent.
  • For an M4V file that you can play on an iPod, right-click here and choose one of those same commands.
  • Or you can subscribe to dekePod via RSS or iTunes.

You can also check out the page at my book publisher O’Reilly Media.

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  • Ah, good, old Lab mode! It

    Ah, good, old Lab mode! It really rocks.

    As do your videos and your tips.

    ps. So phallus is ok but penis isn’t? What kind of logic is that? wink

  • So where is it?

    I hate to be the one to ask, but I’m sure I’m not the only person whose curiosity is piqued, where is the uncensored robot photo?

  • What’s that they say in \“Lola\”?

    “It’s a mixed up, muddled up, shook up world.”

    And I can only imagine what Ray Davies might have written . . . were it not for censors.

  • It’s up

    Well, it’s actually down. Uh, you’ll see what I mean.

  • Super video

    Can you try to put a little more energy into your videos?

    Ha Ha

    Love it….

  • Robot Photo

    I feel like I have been duped. Where is the uncensored robot photo?

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