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Posted in Technology on Thursday, 10th January 2013 at 8:51AM
About 6 years ago I was working mainly as an artist and decided I wanted to learn how to use a 'real' camera. Digital SLR cameras were becoming both affordable and capable enough to allow amateurs (i.e. me) to give it a go without breaking the bank so I invested in a Nikon D40x with a Nikon Nikkor 18-200 VRII zoom lens. My thinking was that this would be a flexible enough combination that it would cover me in most situations without needing to switch lenses.
A few weeks ago I happened to be reading a review of Sony's new large sensor compact camera the RX100 and realised that the capabilities of this tiny camera far exceeded those of my 6 year old DSLR in just about every aspect. Within a couple of days my entire setup was on ebay and a couple of weeks later I had more than enough money to cover the cost of an RX100.
Posted in Technology on Wednesday, 17th November 2010 at 1:14PM
I recently purchased a refurbished Dell mini 10v netbook for £120 on ebay as I was in need of a Windows 7 testing platform for my websites, but everyone knows that the main reason for buying one of these little machines is for their Hackingtosh potential.
So a few months on, Snow Leopard and Windows 7 are living happily side by side but am I actually using the thing? The answer is a resounding YES, I use it every day despite having a Macbook Pro sitting right next to it on the desk and the reason is that it fills a few niches really rather well. So here’s a list of five reasons I find my Dell Mini 10v Hackingtosh useful and in order to remain balanced, 5 things that aren’t so great about it.
Posted in Technology on Wednesday, 16th September 2009 at 10:32AM
This article covers how I managed to go from no signal at all to a full strength signal in my studio at the end of my garden with an 802.11g wireless router. In between my router and the studio were two brick walls and about 30 metres of garden but I needed to get a signal in order to work so these are a few of the factors that worked for me.
Update 31/01/2010 – I recently read a really promising review for a new product for mac users called the “Bear Extender N3″ which promises to boost the range of your airport by 200%. A good review can be read on TUAW by following this link or you can visit the product site directly . If you’ve had any experience with the Bear extender please let me know how you got on.
Update 11/04/2012 - Another new product has hit the market which looks like a good bet for extending wireless range. The Amped Wireless High Power R10000G Router and Smart Repeater got a pretty glowinmg review from Engadget despite somewhat lacking in fetaures - http://www.engadget.com/2012/04/06/amped-wireless-high-power-r10000g-router-and-smart-repeater-hand/