The Best of 2013: Posts & Photos Dec24

The Best of 2013: Posts & Photos

Now that the holiday season is upon us, it’s time for another best of post.  2013 was a huge year for me, the biggest year of my life.  I started a new job working for a copper mining company with headquarters in my homeland: Poland.  I never thought that my native language would help me land a job in Canada, but here I am.  That pales in comparison to the biggest change in my life, I became a dad to twins!  Marek and June were born in the summer and are now approaching six months of age.   Things have not been the same since.  I obviously have less time to take photos and post on the blog, but I fill my time with the laughs from two...

Best of 2012 Dec18

Best of 2012

I took a look at my Google Analytics and thought I would show what my three most popular posts of 2012 have been.   Not surprising that they are all photo gear related. Nikon D7000 vs D600 vs D800 : A Quick Comparison – Three cameras that photo enthusiasts are buying.  Different price ranges, and performance but all fantastic cameras. Nikon D600 Vs Canon 6D – Entry Level Full Frame Scrap – Nikon and Canon both released entry level full frame cameras.  Both will sell well, and nice to see that full frame is now becoming more affordable. Nikon D800 Contrast and Phase Detect Autofocus Testing – My early release D800 had...

GGS LCD Screen Protector – Real vs Fake (Nikon D800) Aug11

GGS LCD Screen Protector – Real vs Fake...

UPDATE: It appears that both of my screen protectors may be legitimate GGS products, just different models. Several people have commented that the model I first received was the generation I, and the second (with plastic rim) was the generation II (BF). I have no way to confirm this. The GGS website shows only the gen I model: http://www.ggs020.com/en/product2.asp?bid=439 There is also the generation III which is a snap-on type similar to the stock Nikon one but in black. Regardless, the GGS gen II model I now have on the camera is NOT a good fit, it is too small for the LCD. For now, I’ll just deal with it. I recently ordered a GGS...

RIM confirms PlayBook OS 2.0 delayed until February, still no BBM in sight Oct26

RIM confirms PlayBook OS 2.0 delayed until Fe...

Not good news for fans of RIM. The PlayBook isn’t selling well as it is, and delays to the new OS isn’t going to help things. Native email will have to wait, and too bad if you were hoping for Blackberry Messenger (BBM). Apple released iOS 5, which includes iMessage and a bunch of other new features. Not looking good for ol’ RIM. Engadget Link

Smart Cover can unlock password-protected iPad Oct23

Smart Cover can unlock password-protected iPa...

iPad 2 users take note. Using the smart cover you can bypass the passcode on the device. Smart Cover can unlock password-protected iPads running iOS 5 (video) — Engadget.

MC Hammer launching his own search engine Oct21

MC Hammer launching his own search engine

Apparently, going bankrupt once wasn’t good enough for MC Hammer. He is now launching a search engine called WireDoo which apparently has “deep search” capability.  Call me cynical, but trying to compete with Google in the search space is a recipe for failure. My latest digging shows Google has 65% of the search market, Yahoo 16%, and Bing 14%.  Since Bing powers Yahoo search, I’ll lump them together into a 30% combined share.  That leaves 5% for all of the other search engines combined. Microsoft managed to grab 30% of the search market partly by making Bing the default search in all of their products, including...

Flickr May Soon Be Owned by Microsoft Oct20

Flickr May Soon Be Owned by Microsoft

Microsoft tried to buy Yahoo once before and failed, maybe they will have better luck this time around. If so, that means MS will own Flickr, which is likely a good thing. Flickr May Soon Be Owned by Microsoft