Man Goes Bankrupt Building Starship Voyager Home

Filed under: General — Andrew @ 5:04 pm

I don’t know if I should feel sorry for Tony Alleyne or if I should be laughing at him. Perhaps both?

Anyway Tony recently went broke after ranking up massive credit card debts incurred from converting his home to look like a Star trek set.


wikimapia = fun

Filed under: General — Andrew @ 12:08 am

I’ve just spent a couple hours clicking around wikimapia. It’s been a while since I’ve had this much fun on a Web site.


IE7 and the green bar

Filed under: General — Andrew @ 12:14 am

With IE 7, green means go for legit sites


Good TV

Filed under: General — Andrew @ 10:15 pm

I was watching a rerun of Scrubs this evening, and all of the sudden I hear the great Guided by Voices song "Hold on Hope".

To say that I’m a GbV fan is a bit of an understatement. I’ve always thought that they deserved a wider audince, so I thought that it was pretty darn cool that one of their songs was featured on a TV show.


Spoon Slide Guitar

Filed under: General — Andrew @ 10:59 pm

While listening to the segment about the Guitarist Behind ‘Canon’ Video Revealed on All Things Considered yesterday, a heard a bit from a less noted guitarist who, like the guitarist featured in the story, has a clip on the increasingly popular YouTube.

While the young Jeong-Hyun Lim’s rendition of Johann Pachelbel’s Canon in D Major is without a doubt an excellent performance, the “Spool Slide Guitar” performance by South African musician Hannes Coetzee just blew me away.


New Carl Zeiss Camera Lenses

Filed under: Photography — Andrew @ 9:27 pm

The rumors and teases from Germany are now over. Carl Zeiss has announced a couple new lenses for the Nikon F mount. Additionally, Dr. Winfried Scherle (Head of Zeiss’s Camera Lens Division) states that Zeiss will also produce the new lenses in a ZS line (M42 mount) as well, which means that owners of cameras that can take a M42 adapter (just about all can) will be able these long awaited optics from Zeiss.


A Greasy PC

Filed under: General — Andrew @ 5:46 pm

Now here’s something that’s quite cool:

A cooking oil cooled computer


Yet another stupid quiz

Filed under: General — Andrew @ 7:06 pm

You are .cgi Your life seems a bit too scripted, and sometimes you are exploited.  Still a  workhorse though.
Which File Extension are You?

If you’d prefer not to take the quiz, you can just take a peek at all of the possible results.


Some end of Summer IR pics

Filed under: Photography — Andrew @ 3:31 am

Here are a couple infrared pictures taken over the past weekend. The first was taken with my canon 10D. The lens was a canon 28/2.8 and the filter was a Hoya RM-72. The 10D has a strong IR low-pass filter in front of the sensor, so it took some long exposures to get these pics. The second was taken with my old Olympus 2020, which allows for relatively short exposures times with the RM-72.

Summer IR

Summer IR


RAW 4-way comparison

Filed under: Photography — Andrew @ 4:07 am

On the FredMiranda forums, a user posted a RAW 4-way comparison of Abode Camera Raw, Canon Digital Photoprofessional, Bibble Pro, and Raw Shooter Essential, showing side-by-side output of all 4 programs.

Progressive News - A Tale of Two Leadership Styles by Arianna Huffington

Filed under: General — Andrew @ 3:54 am

All I could think while reading A Tale of Two Leadership Styles, a piece written by Arianna Huffington was: Is this really Arianna Huffington who is ogling over Andrew Stern? Not that I’m complaining, but this and other happenings, such as Ed Koch deciding to vote for Bush show the strange political times that we live in.


Julian’s Lens Calculator

Filed under: Photography — Andrew @ 3:42 am

Julian’s Lens Calculator is like a depth of field calculator on steroids. Lots of fun clicking here :)

Review of Photoshop CS2

Filed under: Photography — Andrew @ 1:38 am

The article Beta Testers on Photoshop CS2: We’re Impressed has some useful comments about some of the new features in Photoshop CS. In particular, reading the piece on CS2’s new sharpening features makes me want to plunk down the cash to pick up Adobe’s latest offering.


Canon USA Consumer Products - EF Lenses 101 - Focal Length Comparison

Filed under: Photography — Andrew @ 3:55 am

The Canon Focal Length Comparison is a nifty bit of flash that shows the approximate field of view of various lens focal lengths. Personally, I found it surprising how much little extra reach a 400mm lens gave compared to a 300mm.


Star Wars: Databank | Databank

Filed under: General — Andrew @ 10:33 pm

I came across the Star Wars Databank, while browsing information about the upcoming Star Wars release, Revenge of the Sith. If you ever feel your Star Wars knowledge lacking in any regard, the databank could almost surely rectify these shortcomings.


Once again, it’s baseball season!

Filed under: Baseball — Andrew @ 8:06 pm

Go Tribe!


Filed under: General — Andrew @ 10:32 pm

I ran across - the online home of the Station Wagon this week during a sentimental Web search for car my mother drove during my earliest years.


The Classic Camera Repair Forum

Filed under: Photography — Andrew @ 9:47 am

The Classic Camera Repair Forum

I came across this site last night after I received that I won on ebay. The lens is in perfect condition.. except it has a stuck aperture :(. I don’t know right now if I’m going to return the lens or not. If I don’t, I might try my hand at repairing it myself.


Filed under: General — Andrew @ 7:22 am

I know that it isn’t nice to laugh at silly people, but sometimes I can’t resist.


Night Photography by Larrie Thomson - Night Photographer Dot Com

Filed under: Photography — Andrew @ 6:37 am

Night Photography by Larrie Thomson

Very cool night photos.

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