A day with my wife, son and D90

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Posted by Jaime | Posted in What's New | Posted on 31-05-2009

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I have had too much fun the past couple of nights.

Friday I was out late, watching the Mets beat the Florida Marlins in Citifield 🙂

Saturday night, I watched 3 movies: “The Happening”, which I liked, “10,000 BC”, which really sucked and since I couldn’t end the night on a bad movie experience, I watched “Hitman” to recuperate.

Today, working off of 5 hours of sleep, I took my son and wife out to different local festivals, armed with my Nikon D90. The funny thing about the camera is that I don’t have a fancy lens on this unit, but MAN, does this lens take great shots.

I’m working with the Nikon DX 55-200 VR lens and I cannot believe the quality of the pictures you get out of such a cheap buy. I bought this lens because of Ken Rockwell. I have to admit I was skeptical about buying this thing, being all plastic and all, but I haven’t seen a bad shot yet. Not chromatic aberration or anything.

Well anyway, I walked around with this setup and being that I was too sleepy to think, I mainly used the preset modes and was pleasantly surprised to see how good all of the shots came out. I didn’t have to do any editing either!

If you want to see some of those pictures, check out my flickr photostream

Make that long URL tiny!

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Posted by Jaime | Posted in What's New | Posted on 28-05-2009

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When you guys want to send each other a long URL, make it tiny!

Go to http://tinyurl.com/ and enter the long URL there and *POP*, out comes the tiny url that you can use instead!

So, http://on-my-desk.blogspot.com/2007/02/jennifer-shiman.html turns into http://tinyurl.com/5fk9jv

Another friendly advice message from the smartest guy on the block 🙂

Popular post

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Posted by Jaime | Posted in What's New | Posted on 27-05-2009

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I’m surprised what people find interesting on my website.

The most popular post is actually the Haversine formula page.

Thinking about it, that whole process was a real pain in the butt to implement, so I can see that if someone else had to do it, that I could actually save them some time and grief.

Your welcome. There you have it. Your welcome and I am glad that I could help!

Setting up the mac mini and TimeMachine

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Posted by Jaime | Posted in What's New | Posted on 15-05-2009

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I had a PowerBook that was showing it’s age. I didn’t feel like buying new computer so I actually bought a Mac mini on the recommendation of one of my co-workers.

Setting up the machine is typical Mac: plug in and go. The migration assistant made transferring everything over to my new computer way too easy.

Of course, there is a hitch: I used my AFP server to hold my TimeMachine sparseimage and that does not work on my new machine. I don’t feel like mucking with it now and I’m sure that getting the backup to work with my new computer will take time and effort that I am not willing to put in.

Anyway, I’m happy I got a new machine to work with.