Archives for: March 2005

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03/30/05

  09:18:52 pm, by The Dreamer   , 514 words  
Categories: Digital Photography

1GB SanDisk Ultra II Secure Digital

Link: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7503719071

It occurred to me, that I might as well order the memory card I intend to use with my coming digital camera. Since, there's less thought involved in that. At least that's what I thought.

I went to ZipZoomFly.com, where I had a selection for a 60x SD card. It was a brand I didn't know (ATP), but it was cheaper than SanDisk. Unfortunately, they were out of stock. They seemed to be out of stock of the all the purported to be 60x SD cards.

So, I thought about where I would go looking for memory cards....it occurred to me that there wasn't a reason why I shouldn't use eBay. Most of my memory cards have been purchased this way, and I haven't had any bad experiences yet.

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So again I looked at price....had settled on PQI...which also purported to be a 60x SD card. 9MB/s is considered 60x, and 10MB/s is 66x.... I tried tracking down retail shops that sold it, product information and product reviews. Didn't find much useful....until I came across a site that sold the 60x PQI SD cards, but under specifications...it had the minimum transfer rates as minimum 6MB/s read and 4.8MB/s write....that's not close to 60x.... SanDisk claims sustained rates of 9MB/s write and 10MB/s read....to make their 60x speed claim. And, the price wasn't that different. <$10.

I have been somewhat hesitant with SanDisk, because I had a SanDisk SD card before...the it wasn't that great in performance. Though it didn't make any claims, and neither did the Lexar that I replaced it with...but the Lexar was much faster than the SanDisk. And, it seemed to be concensus among others online to stay away from SanDisk. Though hopefully they've improved.

I don't think I have the means to test it for speed, unless it is so horrible that it is noticeable. The current SD card using devices have less expensive unknown brands from eBay as well. Except for my other digital camera (Dimage X20)...which I got a PNY SD card, but I haven't do any tests for speed. It just happened to be the cheapest when I ran into Best Buy looking for memory to feed what didn't turn into a disposable digital camera, yet. &#58;&#99;&#114;&#97;&#122;&#121;&#58;

The only thing I had on my list for Digital Camera related acquisitions is a supply of Oxy-Alkaline batteries and some 2500mAH NiMh batteries and a good charger.

I'm probably gonna got with ordering from Thomas-Distributing for the NiMh batteries and charger, while the Oxy-Alkaline/Oxy-Nickel is a toss up between eBay and Amazon.com. I'll probably end up going the eBay route....unless there is some price movement. The eBay seller is cheaper than Amazon.com, but with shipping it is close to the same price. While with Amazon.com, I could combine it with other stuff and get free shipping. And, I have other stuff on my Amazon.com wishlist that I plan to get in the next few months.

  06:21:33 pm, by The Dreamer   , 115 words  
Categories: General, Software

Annoying Re ferrer/Comment Spam

In the quest to cut down on Re ferrer&Comment Spam, I started looking for hacks to this blog software that might help.

A couple days ago, I made the change to require login to leave comments. I have this control on my LiveJournal (which I was introduced to by a friend that has a LiveJournal), actually it was this requirement that lead me to having a LiveJournal of my own. &#58;&#80;

Today I came across some other hacks, namely I implemented these two:

  1. hackblog@wonderwinds - Slowing down the spammers
  2. hackblog@wonderwinds - Closing the door on comment spammers

Wonder if it is possible to implement the equivalent for closing the door on trackback spammers....&#58;&#63;&#58;

  09:09:48 am, by The Dreamer   , 384 words  
Categories: Digital Photography

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ2 Black

Link: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7502267025

Well, I've gone and done it.

I ordered one of these digital cameras via eBay.

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03/29/05

  01:27:42 pm, by The Dreamer   , 30 words  
Categories: PlanUSA/Childreach

Childreach Update

Link: http://www.planusa.org

Got news today....I'm now sponsoring a girl named Sonila who lives in Tirana, Albania.

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Now to figure out what I should write as my first letter to her....

Sonila in Albania

03/28/05

  09:45:39 pm, by The Dreamer   , 9 words  
Categories: DVDs / NetFlix

DVD: Shark Tale

  01:00:11 pm, by The Dreamer   , 189 words  
Categories: Wireless/iPhone

Holster for Blackberry 7100t

I finally received the holster I ordered back in November from Blackberrystuff.com. Guess they got tired of waiting for a RIM one, so they made their own... Moftware. It is advertised as having the sleeper function, and there was a little magnet on the back. But, it is in the wrong place and of ineffective size to activate the sleeper function...and it isn't held in place by anything and promptly fell off when it found something else to attach itself to.

Affects my sound profile, because now it can't tell when it is in holster or not.

A few weeks ago when I had given up the wait...I had ordered a canvas holster -- http://www.cellgear.com/449750a.html -- which is functional, but it covers up the speaker...so it muffles the ring tones. Which are pretty wimpy already and don't attract enough attention when somebody is calling me. I frequently miss calls because I simply didn't hear the ring. At least this holster does activate the sleeper function. And, the clip will actually expand enough to get onto the side of my pants and swivel.

03/27/05

  12:37:08 pm, by The Dreamer   , 60 words  
Categories: General

W3C XHTML 1.0 compliance

Found that my blog page isn't actually compliant according to the validator link down at the bottom.

So, I went through the customizations I had made to the skin and fixed all the problems.

However it still wouldn't pass. The item titles that have links weren't right, so I wrapped the urls with htmlentities() so that they would be valid.

03/25/05

  11:19:30 am, by The Dreamer   , 112 words  
Categories: General

Good Friday ... to get started on my taxes?

Well, today is Good Friday.

And, today is the day I make a start on doing my taxes.

The first was to sort through the pile of papers I had been flinging in the direction of the box I keep my tax records in. Then it was to go through the box that I keep my monthly statements in to find the stuff that should've gone in my tax box.

Now I'm currently using up lots of paper and printer ink in dumping hard copies from MSMoney.

Then I'll probably break out for lunch before I sit down in with TurboTax and figure out how much I'll owe Uncle Sam this year.

03/23/05

  08:10:45 am, by The Dreamer   , 146 words  
Categories: iPod

No Sound Check on iPod Shuffle 2

Yes, the lack of sound check on the iPod Shuffle has proven to be very annoying. First it almost made me deaf...and now there are times I can't hear it.

But, if I'm not listening to it regularly....how will I remember to have it with me? &#58;&#80;

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Now instead of subjecting some poor random forum to a long rambling thought, I will try to consolidate those things into this blog where they can be more easily ignored profess to be collected thoughts from my mind.

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