A comparison of watch designs

Remember my video on watch bands? I intended to create a guide to watch designs and I got around to it last week. This video's even longer than the last one; it's almost 30 minutes! Get a cup of tea, sit down and get comfortable, because it's going to take a bit of time to get [...]

Camera preview: Canon EOS 5D Mark II DSLR

I'm a little late to the table with my thoughts on the new 5D, but I have an excuse: I've been traveling abroad (see this, this and this) and only now managed to sit down and think about it. There's also an advantage to this: I got to read through the other reviews that have [...]

Camera review: Canon Rebel XTi DSLR

Released on August 24, 2006, the Rebel XTi is Canon's newest entry-level prosumer DSLR. It's an update on the popular Rebel XT, and it's different from it as follows: Slightly thinner body, heavier (2.56in vs. 2.63in and 510g vs. 485g) Newer, re-designed sensor with higher resolution (10 megapixels vs. 8.2 megapixels) Sensor cleaning technology (dust [...]

Discerning among LCD monitors

I've been looking at various LCD monitors lately, because I'd like to get one for my laptop. Truth be told, I'm more confused than when I started. There's a dizzying array of prices among various brands, in the same size display, and not a whole lot of explanation as to why that is. Sure, every [...]

Getting good site stats

I've been using both Google Analytics and FeedBurner's own Site Stats service simultaneously for the past couple of months, and I thought I'd give a comparison of the two. They both use little JavaScript snippets that you copy and paste into your web pages. They're both good at eliminating false traffic (bots, etc.). That's where [...]

A new perspective on the Earth

Last week, I got the following photos sent to me by email, but I don't know who put them together. But I think you'll agree they're interesting enough to share. They are progressive views of our planet, doing side-by-side comparisons of it and other planets and stars, in order to give us an idea of [...]