Sabrent EC-UASP really works as does a medium mix Kingston SE9G2

Wow, I’m pretty impressed. Read up on UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol?) which runs SCSI over USB in an alternative mode. Supposed to be supported natively by Windows 8 and Mac OS X  and Ubuntu as well, I popped in a slower Corsair 960MB SSD to see. Here is what I got using the Blackmagic ...

Adding geotags to photos with GeoTag

While it is nice to use the various photo processing applications, sometimes it makes more sense to change the underlying data. Here are some ways to add geotags directly into the JPEGs. This is most useful for dSLRs or for scanned images that don’t have it. I’ve used iPhoto for much of this, but Photos ...

Nikon d810 and Nikon 200 f/2, Zeiss 55mm f/1.4

wow what a bazooka of a Lense. And a 36mp sensor. Took some time to learn how to change things. It’s got lots of buttons. Shooting a regatta and got this and a te14 and te2 teleconverter.  Photozone.de has a nice technical review. It shows that maximum center sharpness is at f/2.8 but while center declines ...

USB 3.0 Flash drive recommendations

Well, we keep using these and running out. Finally settled on a high, medium and low mix strategy: Low mix USB 3.0 keys that are bullet proof and that can live on a key ring. They aren’t super fast, but they are tough. The two contenders are the Kingston SE9 G2 which is decent on ...

Lost Time Capsule password

I fat fingered the password and couldn’t remember it, but it’s easy, just hit the reset for a second and you five minutes of no password required. That’s smart! Thanks Lena! Share this:FacebookTwitterMorePocketLinkedInGoogleRedditPrintPinterestEmailTumblrLike this:Like Loading...

Room Air Conditioners

Been a while since I’ve shopped for one of these. I remember the one from my childhood like it was yesterday. So amazing to have a cool room in humid climates. Now we need another one and Consumer Reports (Subscription required) is a good resource as it a quick check of Amazon ratings which shows people liking ...

Yet another data breech

Life seems to be filled with the monthly data breach. In this case it is Home Depot soy can get protection by clicking on https://homedepot.allclearid.com so you can data monitor. In this day and age, you really should have every credit card transaction appear in your email. It is a lot, but with these monthly occurrences ...

Harmon Karden Aura

This is a pretty nice looking speaker and shows you how hard it is to make all this work, but the long and short answer is: You can put the speaker on your own wifi network, it then become an Airplay source, so any iOS device will see it and can audio to it On ...

Scanning in old photos and videos

I’ve been laboriously going through old negatives and while you can use services like ScanCafe to do this, I find that it isn’t the scanning time, but the time spent looking through the negatives and getting clues from the photos themselves (like when the prints were made) that is the real value. Today, we never have ...

Does anyone make ringtones anymore?

This used to be a small obsession of mine, making ring tones. I used to use audacity to find a 40 second clip and then make an AAC version and rename it to m4r and it would just work with an iPhone. Lately though I found a kind of hack way to do it with ...
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