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The Best Photo Printing Services

October 15th, 2008, 7 Comments

When I first got a digital SLR camera a few years ago, I spent some time evaluating photo printing options. I sent a set of test prints to several different companies, and wound up deciding to use Shutterfly for my photo printing. It’s been some time since then, so I figured it was about time […]

Towards Better Bookmark Syncing: and diigo

May 3rd, 2008, 8 Comments

I use Firefox (well, Iceweasel) from several machines. On a daily basis, at least three: my workstation at home, my workstation at work, and my laptop. I have wanted to have my bookmarks synced between all three of them for some time. I’ve been using unison to sync them, which mostly works. But firefox likes […]

LinuxCertified Laptop LC2100S

January 22nd, 2008, 11 Comments

As you might know from reading my blog, at my workplace, we have largely standardized on Linux on the desktop and laptop. We use systemimager to maintain a standard desktop image and a separate standard laptop image. These images differ because there are different assumptions. The desktop machines mount /home over NFS, authenticate to LDAP, […]

Review: Terk TV38 Antenna

October 30th, 2007, No Comments

Last year, as we were planning our move, I knew we would need to buy a new TV antenna. According to AntennaWeb (a very useful site), we are in the violet (or “fat chance”) zone for several TV stations. Add to that the fact that we have a tin-covered building pretty much in the direct […]

Review of Flickr

June 22nd, 2007, No Comments

Those of you that look at photos on my blog may have noticed that I recently switched from a self-hosted Gallery2 installation to the popular photo-sharing site Flickr. I initially decided to try Flickr for a simple reason: digikam’s image upload to Gallery2 has never worked for me, and I hoped that its Flickr upload […]

Online Internet Bank Review

April 27th, 2007, 8 Comments

Back in mid-2000, I set up my first Internet bank account. I have been using the same bank ever since. The whole notion of Internet banks has changed a lot since then, since virtually every bank offers varying degrees of online access these days. Lately I checked on banks to see if I was still […]

Review of VPSLink

December 5th, 2006, 10 Comments

Back in June, I wrote about my switch to VPSLink for my virtual private server (VPS) host. Now it’s 6 months later, my initial contract is up, and it’s time to consider whether to renew it. Overall, VPSLink has worked out reasonably well. I have their Link-4 plan, which provides 512MB RAM, 20GB of disk […]

Two Stores I Like

September 8th, 2006, 4 Comments

There are a lot of places to buy stuff from online. Two favorites are cat5ecablguy and B&H Photo & Video. First, cat5ecableguy. Well, despite the name, he sells cat3, cat5e, cat6, cable — both patch cables and bulk — as well as other things like speaker wire, jacks, coaxial cable, etc. He’s got quality products […]

New hosting provider: VPSLink

June 20th, 2006, 1 Comment

Thanks to all of the helpful comments people left in response to my last post about hosting. I got some really helpful hints from them — including the one I eventually followed, to VPSLink. I wound up going with VPSLink. Their prices are amazing and the performance is good, too. I have to admit — […]

NiMH Rechargable Batteries and Charger Review

November 28th, 2005, 1 Comment

I’ve been using NiMH batteries for quite a few years now. Ever since my first-ever digital camera came with a free AA charger and four free rechargable NiMH batteries. I’m still using that charger, and it’s been almost 10 years. I have a few complaints about my existing charger. It won’t charge AAA batteries, and […]

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