It’s raining Minolta SR-T 101 and 102s and Rokkor MC and MD lenses

Wow, I love eBay there are so many of these cameras around and there are quite a few that are refurbished and even have guarantees. Pacific Rim Camera seems like a good seller. They have 44K ratings (?!!) and specialize in vintage equipment. Plus, they tell you exactly what works and doesn’t work. The SR-T ...

ARgh…setting length of song in GarageBand ’11

ARgh, why does Apple have to make simple things so hard?! If you only want a piece of a song then using Garageband ’11 (aka release 10.0, isn’t that confusing!), here is what you have to do: Change to time mode, so you can see lengths, click on the very center “LCD” display on the ...

Grey screen in iTunes when playing…: Apple Support Communities

Grey screen in iTunes when playing…: Apple Support Communities. I truly hate copy protection. Basically if you are controlling your home theater Mac with remote desktop protocol, iTunes will just show a grey screen without an error message because it violates the copy protection scheme. Yuck. Yuck!!!!! Share this:FacebookEmailTwitterGooglePinterestPocketLike this:Like Loading...

Sunny days…and dead batteries

Getting some bikes ready to go and they are ready, but their computers are not. How many different size batteries can there be: LR44. Button battery for an old Cat Eye. They aren’t expensive. Amazon has a pack of 10 for $2.43 CR1620. This is *not* a CR2016. A cr2032 and a CR2016 are 20mm ...

Greg Smith’s Note Magnet: Getting started with rsync, for the paranoid

OK, I’ve been using GoodSync, but on my latest copy, it seems incredibly unreliable. Seems to hang. Of course I’m trying to copy a terabyte or more of my personal photos, so maybe this is OK. But I’m back to using Rsync. Here are some notes: The most basic usage is from one directory to ...

Lust increases Pentax 645Z awesome

A couple of days ago, Pentax threw down the gauntlet to the other medium format digital camera makers in the form of the 645Z. It uses the same ~50MP 44x33mm CMOS as the Hasselblad H5D-50C and Phase One IQ250, but with one critical difference: unlike the Hasselblad and Phase One, it’s feasibly within the reach ...

Best In-Ear Headphones

So for cheap headphones, I bought a bunch of the $10 monoprice, but they all broke after about 3 months, so on to something a little better. Tried to give the kids the $127 VC-1000. They sound great, but also not durable enough, so trying to cut the middle and get a $30 headphone. Wirecutter ...

Binoculars

Well I’ve always wanted an amazing pair and the chance is coming up now that I have to watch a race for a few days at a distance. Here are some top choices, but here are some facts: Most of these come in 8x or 10x zoom. The main issue with 10x is that you ...

What size of wiper blades for 2008 Toyota Prius

The 2008 Toyota Prius takes a 26″ drivers side, 18″ passenger side and a fairly specialized 16″ rear wiper that is difficult to find in the stores. See sources and related links below for more information. Since there are currently over 22 different wiper arm attachments, do not buy wipers just by length only – ...

Wierd mail problems

Trying to get a Gandi DNS Server to connect with a MyKolab Mail server and a Bluehost web host is pretty hard. Here are the problems: 1. MyKolab. Right now, there is a bug where some mailers can send to addresses, but others return an “no addressee” message. Gmail works fine, but bluehost mail won’t ...
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