Lives in United States Fremont, CA, United States
Joined on May 6, 2007
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Nikon FA with 35-105mm
Nikon D200
Nikkor 18-200VR
Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8
Nikkor 35mm f/1.8
Nikkor 50mm f/1.8
Nikkor 85mm f/1.8
Sony NEX-6 with:
Sony 10-18mm f/4
Sony 16-50mm
Sony 24mm f/1.8 CZ
Sony 35mm f/1.8
Sony 50mm f/1.8
Nikkor 85mm f/1.8
Nikkor 135mm f/2.8
Sony 55-210mm

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  • Created discussion thread Shooting RAW on iPhone
    Strictly speaking off-topic for this forum but I thought a few folks here would appreciate a heads-up. The latest iPhone hardware (6s, 7, SE)  with iOS 10 has the ability to shoot RAW. However, ...
  • Excellent stuff. Corporate slogans are so BORING these days!
  • Finding decent ISP's was hard. In 1994 I got lucky, discovered and became an early customer. Best Internet (motto: We suck less! ) started out in a little store on Castro Street in ...
  • Interesting. Things were significantly easier within a year or two. I would guess it was around 1985-86 I had my first IBM PC hooked up to CompuServe. That setup wasn't too shabby.
  • Does it need to be running permanently? I use a couple on on-demand AV tools since they have no measurable impact on performance. Specifically: * The freeware version of MalwareBytes Anti-Malware * ...
  • Created discussion thread Windows 7 Clean Install
    Bad memory on my kid's machine messed up the system disk and it wasn't (easily) repairable. Time for a clean install and, this time, I found a recipe that appears to avoid the endless (4-36 hour) ...
  • Do exactly that. And see what, if any, errors you get. If necessary, you may need to load some drivers at boot time in order the complete the install. If you can get a running system it's pretty ...
  • AFAIK, it is impossible to open an image in Lightroom that simply exists on your hard drive. It has to be "imported" into LR and the catalog before LR will recognize the thing at all. I find this ...
  • Replied in Adblock plus
    It's not installed under Windows per se. It's installed to a browser: Chrome: Menu | More Tools | Extensions. Find AdblockPlus and click the trash can. Firefox: Tools | Addons | Extensions. Find ...
  • I might consider an IDE/SATA adapter for a one-off data transfer. But not for a production system. Performance is going to suck compared with SATA III. More importantly, the risk of disk drive ...
  • Yeah, I hate seeing crud build up on Linux and Windows. I've also found BleachBit useful on Mint, Ubuntu and Manjaro. It's a kind of CCleaner for Linux.
  • Forget the DAC and speakers. Every audiophile knows you have to start with proper speaker cables, like these: :-)
  • Out of maybe 10 Dell systems, I've only had one PSU fail and that was > 5 years old. It was also pretty cheap and easy to replace since Dell have been using standard power supplies (output and ...
  • This is Mint based but I think it's fine on Ubuntu systems. No workie on Arch/Manjaro: P.S. I've used it successfully on Mint and Xubuntu in the past.
  • Mine is pretty darn quiet. I can just about hear the fan from 18 inches but only if the ambient conditions are silent. And, of course, you can buy after-market fanless cases for many NUC models. I ...
  • That's a reasonable choice too. But I've had zero problems with my Dell refurbs and a good number of other forum members have reported similar happy experiences. The few issues that have been ...
  • Sound advice indeed. You can also get refurb Dell's with a full warranty. To get the real savings, you have to play the coupon games at Dell Outlet but with 25-30% off the refurb price you can get ...
  • Replied in Why a NAS?
    On my iPhone and Android, I normally use the VLC Media Player which includes support for connecting to Windows shares. VLC is a great app and it's available for Windows, OSX and Linux too. I just ...
  • Replied in Why a NAS?
    Yep, I find DLNA to be a bandwidth hog and just an all round horrible beast. My "NAS" is just a shared drive on my desktop. I can play videos remotely just fine decoding the video on the client ...
  • Replied in Why a NAS?
    Been there, done that, multiple times. I would really like to implement a NAS for my home network. It's neat and elegant and fits well with my cross-platform needs (Windows and Linux). But the cost ...
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