30
June
2008

No Compact Camera for a prosumer? GX200, DP1, G9, SD950 compared

Well, been looking for a high end compact camera. When I was on film, used a Yashica which was compact, but had a great fixed focus lense and excellent quality. There really isn’t a good answer yet for digital. What do you need for a prosumer that is different from a point-and-shoot. Well, the ideal […]

28
June
2008

Lamp-free DLP

Another example of why buying a projector now is hard. The big news is that projectors are moving to LEDs which means no more bulbs and lots less power. If you can hang on until this fall, I’d suggest waiting for next generation of projectors that are all solid-state. (Sad to say this is the […]

27
June
2008

Bluray has won, now what?

I’ve paid no attention to home theaters for the last four years (really!) because there has been a major format war between HD DVD and Blu Ray and more over I can’t imagine throwing away the gigantic 200 kg 72″ rear projection TV monster I have, but with HD DVD dying this February and so […]

25
June
2008

Music Galore

Spent a day thinking about nothing but music in the US. Strange to just have a meeting about music in China and then go directly to the US. Interesting sites: * “lala.com”:http://lala.com. Spirit of full disclosure we are investors, but what the heck kind of cool * “nutsie.com”:http://nutsie.com. Ditto * “Pandora”:http://pandora.com. I haven’t played with […]

25
June
2008

iPhone 2.0 to ship this Friday

Now I just wish I could actually find my iPhone. I can’t figure out where it went 9 to 5 Mac | Apple Intelligence Cupertino “sources” report that it’s “highly probable” the iPhone 2.0 Gold Master will ship this Friday, two weeks before the iPhone 3G ships and just close enough to the end of […]

24
June
2008

Cool sites

Have yet another backlog of sites. The “Time”:http://www.time.com/time/specials/2007/article/1,28804,1809858_1809957,00.html list is pretty good: GasBuddy has real time prices from the community. Save a few bucks! TripKick since TripAdvisor isn’t good enough. It tells you which floor to stay on 🙂 AfriGadget are simple things that can work in the developing world PopSugar shows I’m a bad […]

24
June
2008

Clickz on Ad Placements

Hat tip to Bill on this one, a good source of overview information that shows the size of the internet advertising business. “Clickz”:http://www.clickz.com/showPage.html?page=3630011 which is mainly from Neilson Online (really “Netratings”:http://www.netratings.com/). Some tidbits: * Web Media (what ever that is?) is largest at 74B impressions per month* Financial services is the largest segment I understand […]

23
June
2008

Using Raw, DxO and Photomatix together

Well, as I’ve been using various programs, it is pretty clear that you have to be pretty careful about using the different programs. Some things you want to do earlier and some later. For instance, you probably want to sharpen last as this really changes the bits. “Larry Gerbrandt”:http://photos.larrygerbrandt.com/2007/07/24/hello-world/ has some recommendations on workflow that […]

23
June
2008

Where is Matt?

Kind of amazing, this guy travelled around the world twice doing the same dance in different places (hat tip to the fake “Steve Ballmer”:http://fakesteveballmer.blogspot.com/2008/06/i-just-liked-this.html) for this rocking good video. I mainly love the soundtrack. What a great job and what a great adventure. 14 months of travel, 42 countries at “Where the Hell is Matt?”:http://wherethehellismatt.com […]

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