BenQ BL3200PT 32-Inch QHD AMVA Monitor Review Verdict – Tom’s Hardware

Well need to buy some monitors and it is a tough time right now. The best values are the ASUS PB27Q which is a vanilla 27″ 1440p monitor. But the 4K monitors are coming and what you really want is a 32″ 4K, but they are horribly expensive. This BenQ is a nice compromise if ...

Canon Pro9000 printer profiles

Canon U.S.A., Inc. says (this is the 93rd time that I’ve reviewed this). So obscure to use a two letter code and lower is higher for quality. And where do you get the driver? You have to actually go and install their printer driver I think. It comes with the driver. Argh! Understanding Canon ICC ...

Spinning Wheel of Death on the Mac

I’ve been getting a strange hang on my old iMac (24 inch early 2008 if you can believe that!). When I try to use the Finder, I get the spinning wheel of death for anywhere from five minutes to a day. It does eventually recover. In a reading about.com, it says that this is because ...

Using 4K displays and Ultra HD TVs with Mac computers

This is a complicated topic. There are three things to know to get UltraHD (aka 4K) running with your Macs. The main thing is how to get to 60 hertz so it is a reasonable experience using it as a display. The other issue is if Apple supports their “Retina” technology so the fonts are ...

Monitor Buying Guide

It is an interesting to see how the market has stabilized for computer monitors, the 27″ 2500×1400 category has stabilized and the new UltraHD are not quite affordable yet. So here are some choices. Going through¬† Anandtech and TNTCentral as technical site, then¬† Amazon customer ratings for reliability and having a quick over from Wirecutter ...

More Rechargeable Battery Reviews: Panasonic Eneloop

We have so many of these little AA and AAAs around it is incredible to me that we ever need to buy any new ones. But sadly, the cupboard is bear (and we want to get these for work as well). So what to get? The LaCrosse BC-700 is a terrific battery charger. Relatively expensive ...

The iPhone 5 Credit Card Case

I’ve had my Speck Smartflex Case for a month now and I have to say it is super convenient and I haven’t lost my wallet. The main things that are sad are that it completely hides the very nice gold iPhone underneath and you have to be careful with just three cards. But it is ...

UV filters: Hoya HD2 upends B+W, Heliopan and dusts Tiffen

LensRentals.com – Good Times with Bad Filters. Is a great example of how filters affect image quality. Most folks I know don’t put a filter on top of the lense. I put them on all of mine because one scratch and your $$$s lense is well not so nice. In terms of brands, I’ve been ...

Getting Merrill Lynch points for Adorama via Rakuten

Wow, it is always complicated (and rewarding to get points). Looking for the superb Canon 15×50 IS binoculars. The lowest price is on Amazon, but if you shop a little with Chase Rewards Mall, you can find them with 1 extra point (worth about 2 cents per dollar) on Rakuten. But on Merrill Lynch Mall, ...

Editing Markdown for GitHub

We are using Git’s version of Markdown for most of our documents. A big advantage over a regular Word file is that this is easy to diff and edit and manage. But while the syntax is nice, it certainly isn’t WYSIWYG. It would be nice to find something that is and is free. Here are ...
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