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Category Archive for 'Cool Toys'

Mac Mini Media Center

I’m just setting a bookmark to this Mac Mini Media Center post. I may have to pick one up and try that some day.

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Leatherman Skeletool

Dang, that’s an interesting looking knife. Too bad it’s not available until November. Hey, my birthday is in November. I think that 2 + 2 might just equal the Leatherman Skeletool.

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NEXTO CF Ultra

Ooooooh! I want it! I got a few 2 GB memory cards for Christmas (thank you Auntie Santa), but even those huge capacity cards are tiny compared to the size of each image that my XTi takes when set to RAW + JPEG. I looked into some of those iPod adaptors, but they don’t look […]

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Why Does TiVo Hate Their Customers

Disturbing Report of upcoming TiVo DRM that will prevent you from saving or transferring shows. If this becomes even the slightest of inconveniences for me, I will no longer be a TiVo subscriber. I know big media carries a lot of weight, but the value of TiVo is the control it gives to consumers. TiVo […]

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Oooh … Shiny

Just a memory point for the latest in tiny cameras. Not ready to buy one of these just yet, but it sure would be nice to have a camera so small you can take it with you without thinking about it. My current model is the opposite of that.

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How Can Nikon Be This Clueless

You know, I don’t even shoot in RAW because the workflow is too big a hassle for the crappy little photos I take. Still, after hearing that Nikon is encrypting white balance data in a seriously clueless attempt to force their customers to use their conversion software, I can’t imagine buying a Nikon camera ever […]

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Martian Netdrive Clone

Just setting a memory point in case I ever want to build build a clone of a Martian Netdrive type of wireless network storage device.

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Dear Santa

Dear Santa All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth. But, since I’ve seen Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and I’m not sure that I’d trust Hermey, your only (?) Elf Dentist, some of this stuff might be nice as well: Stuff for my New Camera: A small/lightweight and collapsible tripod. I will probably […]

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Oh, No, Wait…….. Damn!

I dropped my camera on Thanksgiving. It turns out expensive cameras don’t stand up to physical abuse as well as I might have expected. I look down and I see pieces. My heart breaks. Then I realize the pieces are just the camera and the battery which popped out. For a moment, I had hope. […]

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Media Server

Holy Crap! I think I’m in Lust. You know this is November which is traditionally the buy me stuff month (Just Kidding).

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