Oct 242011
 
Fractal Antenna for TV on steroids

While there are many kinds of antennas out there for TV reception. The problem is that the good ones tend to be rather large and the smaller they get the more expensive they are to get the same level of reception. In comes fractals to make life easier. Here is a .PDF file with a instructions and full scale and full scale diagrams to make things easier. You can download it here: Fractal Antenna-designed Since […]

Oct 172011
 

I received a few questions about the lack of high capacity portable drives that incorporate high speed transfer systems like eSATA. I recently went through a bit of a debacle with a Western Digital portable drive that was extremely slow in speed. This surprised me as I always thought WD took their drives a little more serious. Upon taking it apart I discovered that it was a major failure of a drive. They actually removed […]

Oct 152011
 

Then it’s time to do something about it. By disabling all the extra garbage that starts up when you boot your computer up. There are several ways to go about this. The tried and true way of doing it has always been going into the Windows startup manager and manually disable each item. The problem is that most people don’t know what each item is as they are coded/named according to what the programmers thought […]

Oct 042011
 

I normally do not write much about software as I just use the programs that I like and go from there. Over the last year or more my primary laptop has become slower than molasses on a sub zero winter day. As a result I decided to try out some registry cleaning programs out there and came across Wise Registry Cleaner: http://www.majorgeeks.com/Wise_Registry_Cleaner_d5437.html After using this program I can now run multiple programs at once again […]

Sep 262011
 

Perfect for chopping down weeds, clearing a camp site or cutting small branches, the black KA-BAR machetes make great all-purpose utility knives. Surviving the toughest field testing, the Kukri boasts excellent test results in chopping and basic field use. Specifications: Weight – 1.26 lbs.; Blade Length – 11-1/2″; Overall Length – 17″ Shape – Kukri; Stamp – Taiwan; Edge Angle – 20 degrees; Steel – 1085 Carbon; Grind – Hollow; Handle Material – Kraton G

Sep 232011
 
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS UD Standard Zoom Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras

Covering a range from 29mm-216mm equivalent in 35mm format, Canon’s new EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS (Image Stabilization) offers a winning combination of size, range and features and is a perfect complement to APS-C (Canons Digital Rebel series, 60D and 7D as well as other older models) cameras. With high-quality optics, dedicated image stabilization and more, this new lens promises to be a favorite for EOS users. Even though this is not an “L” lens it’s […]

Sep 172011
 
Stealth bag for carrying your photography gear "Stealthy"

For those of us that have DSLR cameras or even those with SLR cameras don’t like to advertise that we are carrying expensive/valuable equipment with us when we are on vacations, out and about or just going for a walk in a park. The problem is finding good options that don’t cost excessive amounts of money but allow you the ability to protect your equipment at the same time. I’ve come across a really great […]

Jun 042011
 
Locations I plan to work in once it warms up.

I recently came across some information about some great locations to do some wildlife, birds mostly, photography. While I’m in these areas I will also keeping an eye out for great scenery for portraits and head shots. http://www.naturescapes.net/022004/ej0204.htm Seeing as the above link no longer works and I have not been able to find the article within their new system/link structure I am posting an archived version of the article here: Florida’s West Coast – […]

Apr 202011
 
Macro exploration

I enjoy my Canon 100mm Macro lens. It’s just a great lens all around that I use for macro shots and even occasionally for portraits and it performs outstanding each and every time in all situations that I use it. Due to a server error that is being corrected some of the macro images are not displaying at this time. This posting will be updated once that is addressed and fixed. Here are a few […]