Blog posts tagged “shopping

Network Overhaul

After becoming more and more frustrated with my network's lack of organization, I decided to use static IPs. Well, static for any devices that don't change. Ten addresses (192.168.0.2-11) are reserved for static devices, and the DHCP server in my router allocates addresses dynamically above that.

In addition to this, file transfers have become annoyingly slow it seems, and it is time for an upgrade. The actual network in my house is rather complicated, with many devices utilising wireless and wired connections. What I really want is to be able to transfer files to/from the NAS and other des(...)

New Sound System and Monitor!

Recently I've been upping my career, so to speak. I've finished the Bikemapper job. You can access the full, up-and-running site, here: http://www.bikemapper.org.uk. Don't mind the slow database server - not my problem ;-) [well, it is, because I don't like slow websites, but it's not my responsibility].

New job prospects include a possible rewrite of http://www.mouththatroars.com, the film workshop thingamebob that I go to every once in a while. Should be easy enough - or at least, easier than the last job, which included a custom Openlayers implementation (well, I wasn't going to go down (...)

Birthday Presents

Happy Birthday to me,
Happy Birthday to me,
Happy Birthday to Fela,
Happy Birthday to me!!!

It was my birthday 3 days ago and wow, I got some WICKED presents! First of all, I just managed to squeeze the Canon 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM lens out of my savings, and I also recieved the 'plastic fantastic' 50mm f/1.8 large aperture lens as well as a great tripod (not manfrotto, but still, well built it seems).

Attached are some test pictures done with the new lenses/tripod. Some of them required long exposures (more than 2 seconds), using narrow apertures in very low light. This is where the tr(...)

Money

I really really *really* want some Canon lenses, so the topic of this post is money. [Canon lenses are a synonym for expensive things].

On the Arcator site mentioned in the post below (permalink), I've added a 'Donate' button which, when clicked, donates money to my dad's paypal account. OK, I'll rewind a bit:
The donate button is because the server (my home server) uses electricity and bandwidth, so I've decided to ask the people who use it to consider donating a little now and then (and for the admins to pay up, pay up, pay by the month! XD). My arrangement with the billpayer (aka my dad(...)

Feeling awesome

Awesome news:

first of all, my dad ordered a Canon EOS 550D camera. We've been thinking about getting a camera as a family-present for ages, and now we've finally ordered it. It's going to come with two lenses: the run-of-the-mill 18-55mm, as well as a more telephoto style 55-200mm lens. Obviously, we can expand on that in years to come. Some stuff about the 550D:

DSLR, obviously;
Shoots Full-HD video (1920x1080) at 30fps;
has a stereo external mic input;
18 megapixels;
1.6x image sensor factor - ie. 1.6x smaller than a 35mm frame;
awesome;
etc.;

I hope you can see from this lis(...)

Christmas preparation

Right, snow's over. Completely. That must mean christmas is due.

Went christmas shopping today...by a stroke of luck, a gift came in the post that happened to be a book card of £10. I also had some other book tokens worth in total £15, so I only had to bring £20 from my own wallet, as I got *everything* in the book shop (Waterstones) for my family of five (well, four if you count me out - I don't generally buy myself christmas presents...) Actually, I only really spent £10 of real money, as I managed to get a couple of books quite cheap :) So this year's christmas wallet footprint hasn'(...)

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