The Canon 50D is Katie and I’s new baby before the baby. My sister and her boyfriend were very, and I mean VERY, generous in getting this camera with the 28-135mm kit lens for us as a baby shower gift. We’ve been playing around with it and reading the manual. Now I can pretend to be a good photographer. I’ve got some tutor time set up with our wedding photographer, Kristin Bednarz, in the coming weeks for her to school me on the good stuff about photography. I almost feel weird having this. It’s like when I was little and played any kind of sports against, or with, a rich kid that had the nicest equipment but SUCKED at the sport we were playing. I kinda feel like that rich kid right now except that I just have super generous family and I am quite grateful for what I’ve received.
I just added the MobilePress WordPress plug-in so that if you are ever checking the updates on my site with your choice of mobile device, whether it be an iPhone or Blackberry, you can easily navigate it in the format you see above. It’s a sample shot I took of what it would look like on a BlackBerry 8820 running the Opera Mini mobile web browser. I hope this is a helpful update for anyone that checks up on the site from a phone.
Rob, a co-worker of mine, had mentioned to me the other day how he owned his own domain but wanted to set up a website/blog behind it. He had purchased it all from Yahoo! Small Business several years ago and had been using the personalized e-mail with it since then. We got into his small business account Friday and found out that he had also purchased the hosting service to go along with the domain but just hadn’t been using it. This was good news as then we wouldn’t have to jump through hoops to get his domain to forward to another company’s hosting service. The hoops we would have had to jump through I was aware of but since he already had it purchased then the only thing we had to do was activate that portion of his account.
Rob saw how simple and streamlined the back-end of my WordPress powered blog was and decided that’s the route he wanted to take. We were quite lucky to find out that the Yahoo! Small Business account service included an optional auto-install of WordPress. This was a particularly great find. I wouldn’t necessarily say that it saved us a step, but definitely any possible headaches. The version Yahoo! had for the auto-install was several months old so we had to update it to take advantage of all the newest bells and whistles in WordPress.
Saturday we got together and went through the entire setup and the important picking of a theme. He decided to go with Laptop Geek‘s Desk Mess theme and trick people into thinking he drives a Chevy and calls people on his iPhone when in reality he rolls in a Kia and sports a BlackBerry like I do. I gave him a quick and dirty tutorial on all the basics of Post/Page creation and Comment moderation. It’s still a work in progress but I wanted to help him show it off.
Enjoy From the Mind of Cruson.
The above is an example of the messages that this worm creates. Stay away from this. Hopefully you haven’t already been bit by it. But if you have, immediately notify your friends it’s been sent to that you are sorry and DON’T CLICK THE LINK.
If you want to become part of the combo of Virgin and Google’s shot for the stars in 2014 as Virgle then learn about it here. There you will learn about what Richard Bronson of Virgin, and the two founders of Google will do in their 100 Year Plan to colonize Mars. So what are you waiting for? Become a Virgle pioneer today!
UPDATE: Apparently this is own one of many of Google’s spoofs.
Photo by Google
Microsoft has set up a site for you to check your system and update it if necessary so that it will recognize the new DST that goes into effect Sunday morning. Link.
According to Gizmodo, Toshiba will be announcing today that they will no longer be creating or researching the HD DVD format and instead conceded defeat to Sony’s Blu-Ray as the winner of the latest “format war.” I don’t plan on picking up a Blu-Ray player any time soon because of how ridiculously expensive they still are, as were DVD players when they first came out, but eventually I probably will. With the HDTV market becoming increasingly more affordable and the likelihood that the high definition DVD market following shortly this is pretty good news as to relieve consumer confusion over the differences. No, you won’t be able to play Blu-Ray DVD’s on your current player, however, once the prices come down on the Blu-Ray players, your current collection of standard definition DVD’s will still work just fine and may also look a little nicer due to a feature called up-scaling.
Since opening up the 3rd Floor of the Covenant Specialty Hospital and with my close proximity to the nurse’s station I am treated to many of the intelligent, or unintelligent, ramblings of the nurses around me. I have been hearing stuff with greater regularity that makes me laugh and if you know much about me then you will understand why these comments would make me laugh. It’s like these people don’t even know that I’m here half the time with what they talk about. So here’s the first installment of many more to come. I give you Overheard…
Female Nurse to Male Nurse: I just don’t trust technology. That paperless stuff they keep talking about I just figured is double the work.
According to TechDirt things went a little awry for LifeLock. Some of you may remember but most likely a majority of you don’t. LifeLock is a company that had commercials out earlier this year touting their incomparable identify theft security mechanisms by parading their CEO’s Social Security number on the commercial for any incompetent ID thief to snag. Well, apparently their security isn’t as good as was hoped and can be demonstrated by reading more at the link above. The CEO’s identity was still stolen and used to get a $500 loan, whodathunkit?
This brand spankin’ new Canon PowerShot S5 IS showed up at my door during lunch today. Katie and I had ordered it either Saturday or Sunday, I can’t remember which. Katie noticed over the last few months that her camera had been taking increasingly blurrier photos. She is a big picture taker and it was starting to bother her. Instead of picking out another small pocket-sized point and shoot digital camera we decided to invest in a camera with a semi-professional looking zoom and various other capabilities. One really cool feature of this camera is it’s ability to take video of up to 1hr long or 2GB of space, whichever comes first. That’s pretty cool to me. Now we won’t need to worry about getting a video camera. If Katie will let me I plan on taking it out to Camp Rio Blanco in Crosbyton, TX this weekend for Raider Awakening 37 to see if we can get some good shots of the scenery out there. We’ll see!