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Photo

Nikon D60 and auto ISO

I got to learn about a useful DSLR feature called auto ISO. A friend brought in his mint Nikon D90 and let me play with it. He had on the Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 HSM macro lens and I was really impressed.  It’s not a D700 but for someone like me it’s really good.  Low noise […]

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Business Politics

Don’t you worry, the government is on the job

With the House Republicans apparently (it is a closed door negotiation) walking out of the talks, it makes me wonder who exactly wants to do the $700 B bailout?  The White House does, but are the Senate and the House acting only because they don’t want to appear ineffective and out of touch? That alone […]

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Politics

This Palin interview is a train wreck

Watch the video, it’s like viewing a car safety video with crash test dummies.

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Just Stupid Politics

He’s nuts, no way around it

Well, this is a Maverick move.  Or maybe Senator McCain is just nuts. “We haven’t heard hide nor hair of Sen. McCain in these negotiations,” said Schumer, chairman of the Senate Banking Committee. “He has not been involved except for an occasional, unhelpful statement, sort of thrown from far away, and the last thing we […]

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Politics

Good thing Bill Clinton is on our side

Open mouth and insert foot HERE. Earlier Monday, Clinton suggested his wife, Sen. Hillary Clinton, would have been a better political choice for the Democratic VP spot than Joe Biden. CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive – Bill Clinton says Dems shouldn’t attack Palin. Isn’t Bill’s mouth a large part of […]

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Just Stupid Politics

Just trust us, our track record is good

Why would anyone hesitate to give the Bush administration more cash…? The proposal “does not include the necessary safeguards,” said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. She called for “independent oversight, protections for homeowners and constraints on excessive executive compensation.” Paulson urges quick action on $700 billion bailout. This might be a “Good Thing” and since […]

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Geek Linux Software

Upgrade of VPS from Ubuntu 6.06 LTS to 8.04 LTS

My upgrade from Ubuntu 6.06 LTS = FAIL. Last week I created a VPS on Slicehost.  I’ve been using Tektonic for a while now and have no complaints.  The support is very good and I can backup my VPS for when I need to. I’m using Slicehost because I don’t want both of my domain […]

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Photo

Ken Rockwell likes the Nikon D90

Ken Rockwell reviews the Nikon D90 and likes it.  I have the D60 and I’m thinking of trading mine in. It’s faster and I’d be able to use non AF-S lenses…

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Geek

Portal’s Still Alive song

Found this while wasting time on reddit.com.  You’d really have to play Valve’s Portal to understand why this music video is very cool. Sung by the computer GLaDOS in one of her more stable moments. My PC is working so I may play some Portal myself tonight.

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Just Stupid Software

Vista is consumer crap

So I booted my PC today when I got home today. I had intended to check e-mail before running out. The damn thing won’t boot.  I’m typing this on the kitchen laptop.  It says the registry file is corrupted and I should boot off of my Vista DVD and select the repair option.  Except my […]