I have owned the Kodak EasyShare v610 Dual Lens digital camera for the past year and a half, and I’ve meant to write about it for some time. This will be a nostalgic review, since the camera is no longer being made. Last weekend, I put together an 8-minute video review, and also took some… More Camera review: Kodak EasyShare v610 Dual Lens
➡ Updated 11/3/08: I’ve seen renewed traffic to this post, and wanted to let you know that at this point the drive retails for $99. I think that price point is a little high given that 1TB drives have become affordable, and bare 1TB drives only cost $110-130. This means that if you’re looking for… More Hardware review: LaCie 500 GB external hard drive
I’ve written about the USPS before, and how slow and unreliable it can be. I want to give you an idea of how terrible their service can be with hard, indisputable evidence (see screen shots enclosed below). A package was mailed to us from a vendor on 11/14/2007. It came from Capitol Heights, Maryland, and… More USPS, how slow can you go?
Friends of ours had a gorgeous bouquet of chrysanthemums at their place, and I couldn’t resist taking a few photos. These were taken handheld, with the wonderful 580 EX speedlite from Canon and the 100mm macro lens.
We had our first snowfall of the season yesterday, here in the DC area. We couldn’t miss the opportunity and went out to take photos. Autumn’s few last vestiges hung precariously by their frozen stems. Snow fell quietly upon the brook behind our building. It weighed down these oak leaves as well. The brook kept… More Snow!
I ordered the Dell OptiPlex 745 computer for use at work, where we’re in a full Windows environment. As much as I don’t like it, I’m stuck doing my development work on PCs for now. My reaction after using it for about 6 months is mixed. On the one hand, the form factor is nice.… More Hardware review: Dell Optiplex 745 desktop
Back in 2001, you could see some wonderful and innovative cartoons on the Internet. I’m talking about Thomas TimberWolf, an (unfortunately) short series made sometime in 2000-2001 by Chuck Jones and company. This series is possibly the last animation work of Chuck Jones, who died in 2002. This was about the same time that you… More Thomas TimberWolf