Tag Archives: Baltimore

Death of a Computer…Or Equivalent Exchange

25 Nov

So for sometime now I figured my computer was going to go kaputsky. 2 of my 4 USB ports have been non-functional for over a year…the display used to fizzle out on me a lot and sometimes the computer would cut off or go to sleep while I was in the middle of doing something. Then a few months ago, my DVD burner ceased to function anymore. So I figured I had a couple of months to go as I'd plan on getting something new for my birthday. But this past week my computer had plans of its on. It felt it after 3 long years of being a workhorse that it wanted to be retired. So it as a whole ceased to function. So I had to move on early then I wanted/had planned on.

In the early hours of the morning on Black Friday, I became an “unofficial” Apple fanboy. I say unofficial because I am still apart of the android ecosystem due to my Nexus 7 so I don't quite bleed Apple through and through…Even though I used Macs some in college, I credit the missus with getting me into the modern iteration of Apple (she had an iPhone and I almost fell in love with it instantaneously). After that I always had an iPhone handy with what ever phone I actually had when I was with T-Mobile that way I could switch out the sim card and still enjoy carrying an iPhone from time to time. I also got the 1st gen iPad and then I upgraded to the 2nd gen iPad. But through all of that, I've had a PC. That all changed at 3:47AM on the morning of November 23rd. I purchased a MacBook Pro. I am pretty excited about getting to know this ecosystem as an everyday user. Having an iPhone and an iPad is in away being apart of it but actually using the ecosystem as a whole is something entirely different. Right off the bat I had to make a decision on whether or not I was going to get a MacBook Air or MacBook Pro. From the reviews and countless videos I watched on YouTube, it was clear the obvious choice was the MacBook Pro seeing as though I plan on using a lot of The Adobe Suite and there were reports of the MacBook Air overheating pretty quick…not too mention that I would have to buy the upgrades to it right away as upgrading it afterwards meant having to take it to an apple store or buying the next model up. So I settled on getting the Pro. I should have it in my possession on Monday and I will share my initial experience with you guys at some point I'm the near future. Until then…



-Namaste

Canon EOS Rebel T2i revisited.

25 Aug

So the last couple of days I got around to updating my Magic Lantern firmware on my camera and I added a couple of new picture styles. I also set my camera up with my computer and with Adobe Lightroom 4. I’m really looking forward to spending a lot of time with that program.
Today I took some pictures and videos using the new picture styles and software. As soon as I get them onto my computer I will post my trials. A few weeks ago I brought this Macro Extender for my lens that I got to play around with and man it makes me want to go out and purchase an actual Macro lenses. Man them images are so nice!

Well that’s all for now. I’ll post as soon as I get some free time.

Random Shots taken with Canon t2i

21 Apr
Hey Techsters…these are just a few photos that I took around Baltimore the other day with my DSLR…I started tweaking a few of them in different programs trying to see what I could pull out of them and how I could best take advantage of the composition. I’ll post more sometime next week. I might post the ones that I decide to use as part of my 6X6 series for you guys.
Until then…

 

 

 

 

Canon Rebel EOS T2i

11 Apr

So I have been playing around with my Canon T2i for a couple of weeks and I got to say, “Man, this is such a good camera!” I found myself looking at a few tutorials on YouTube the other day about the camera and I found out that I have yet to scratch the surface on its awesomeness. This was a great purchase for me.

I want to get some more time in with the camera before I give my full impression of it. But I got to say, so far I am blown away and this in some circles is considered an entry-level, beginner DSLR. I will post my findings for you guys shortly.

Until then…

Blogsy

4 Jan
I am trying to determine the format for this blog.  How informative do I want it to be and just how much devotion do I want to give to it.  I could definitely use it to review apps.  Trust me I could definitely be an app reviewer. I download and try a lot of apps.  But to what level of commitment do I want want to give that?  

Let’s try this…right now I am using this new app that I downloaded this weekend to write this blog.  Blogsy is the name of this app.  This app allows you to post to multiple blogs.  Blogger, WordPress and Posterous are the sites that you currently can post blogs to but you are able to add multiple pages from each.  Right now I have my 2 WordPress blogs and my Blogger blog attached to the app.  I even was able to repost a blog to another blog directly from the app itself.  The app also has a lot of text and font options for it as well.  Once you link you Flickr and/or Picasa account to it you can upload pictures that you can then drag and drop into a post right from the sidebar of the app.  You can also do the same with photos on your device and photos that you have in WordPress upload.  You can add and share media from YouTube as well.  You can link ppl to your other sites or share sites using google search and safari.  And at just $5, it is quite an affordable app for what it does.  I highly recommend this app if you have an IOS device and are a blogger. 

 

Well I hope you guys enjoyed my little improptu review.  I will probably do more of this in the future, so stay with me and be patient with me as well.  I might not blog as much here a lot but I will not forget you guys. It’s a new blog for me so in the beginning it might be slow coming but just know its coming.  Until the next geeks…

And so it begins…

27 Dec

I have finally done it. I have finally created my tech blog! I have been talking about doing this for awhile and now in the wee hours of the morning a few days before the new year I have actually done. What better way then the beginning of a new year to jump into a new venture, a new blog. Hopefully the stuff I plan on posting here can help you guys and my friends out. Every now and then I plan on posting information that I have passed along to friends. Hopefully when I help them out or give them info, I can remember to post it here. That way they will have a reference point for when I am not available and they need to recall something I told them in the past. It is also my hope that people stop by not just to see what I have posted but for educational purposes as well. I look forward to welcoming the world into my world. The world of an Artist who knows Tech