Fall Photography

Here in southeastern Virginia, the leaves on a few trees are starting to turn color here and there. It’s pathetic. It’s fall! I want to see fall color! I’m thinking about heading up towards DC later this week. It might actually look (and feel) like fall up there.   As always, comments are welcome. I’d like…

PayPal Commits Suicide

As of November 18, consumers who use PayPal to make a purchase will have up to 180 days to return items for a full refund. That’s nuts. Why would PayPal promise something — a six month return period — no sane person would think reasonable? Two words: Apple Pay. PayPal knows what the future holds, and…

Old Lenses? Great Lenses!

This is what you can do, handheld, with a Nikon D7100 set at ISO 6400(!) and an ancient (1977-81) Nikon 80-200 f/4.5n lens! Per Ken Rockwell, this is one of Nikon’s ten best lenses ever; it’s certainly one of the best I’ve ever used. I don’t focusing my own lens when I can get results…

I’m celebrating!

I have just spent the last week (yikes!) completely re-writing my SEO. (That’s short for “search engine optimization”, which is how you get found on Etsy.) It’s been quite the experience, know what I mean? Anyway, as we all know, celebrations call for presents! So here’s my present to you. Please use the coupon code THANKYOU10OFF for — you guessed it…

Hard Drive Reliability Study

I use the Backblaze online storage service, which I find inexpensive, easy to use, and reliable. They just released an updated report on the longevity of the traditional, spinning hard drives they use in their storage pods; these results do not apply to solid state drives. Please keep in mind that these are the drives Backblaze uses most often. If they don’t…

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