28
May
2010

Drobo FS is a dream if you need to backup macs.

Well, if you want to backup your Mac, there aren’t very good choices. Time Capsule is wonderful in terms of specs, you can from a network restore from it, but it has an incredible failure rate. I’ve lost 6 of 8 Time Capsules in the last two years with no way to recover data except […]

28
May
2010

Nex-5 is the future but too complicated

Looking at the new reviews of APS-sized compact cameras, there are really four choices. The technology leader is definitely the Sony NEX-5, but it is nearly impossible to use because there are so few buttons. So typical of Sony to have amazing hardware. It is light and small and incredible picture quality up to ISO […]

13
May
2010

Here come the APS-sized compact cameras

I need to return the Lumix DMC-GF1 I bought. Sony has now shipped their APS-sized compact cameras. Nikon and Canon are right behind. Digital Resource says that the Sony is amazing. The lenses are interchangeable and more importantly in video mode, it actually autofocuses. Something none of the dSLRs do right so it can be […]

01
May
2010

Digital Photography workflow

Calvin’s new camera does panoramas automatically and it reminded me that my digital photography workflow has some real holes in it. Here is an overview: For copying from my Canon 5d Mark ii, I use the bundled EOS Utility. This is because I still like to keep my photos in directories and it is inconvenient […]

01
May
2010

Calling overseas

Time once again to review what the cheapest ways to call are: 1. Google Voice. If you have this, you can use your phone and call anywhere in the US for free. But your phones has to be in the US. You can send US text messages for free as well. It is 9 cents […]

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