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Words are expressive, be it verbally or written on a page. They express feelings and emotions in ways that can be attached to even our soul. Not to say that everyone is equally expressive with their words or other forms of communication, but some are more keen to use their words first. Such instances rival most, because in that moment you find the ability to express yourself, another aligns with...
The Great @Sprint Disappointment
Since 2007, I’ve envied and ogled those with iPhones. I would think “Man, one day sprint will get it and i’ll be right on par with them all!” Oh thank heaven that day has come. But what is this?? I have an iPhone! AMAZING!! The iPhone 4S hardware, coupled with the iOS 5 software works perfectly in tandem to give a rich mobile experience. So what went wrong? Well, to put it...
Owning His Role.
Though a little late to be said, its hard to truly put this into words. I’ve written this over and over many different times and different ways, and now, I have to sit down and put down the first thing that comes to mind. Most people live without having a real role model. Others have fleeting bits of inspiration by someone for short periods of time. Few people have someone that they look...
Long live the dream.
In an age of ever changing gadgets, gizmos, knick-knacks and something-or-others, we never take the time to appreciate what went in to make these things possible. We wake up every morning, make breakfast, brush our teeth and drive to work. But, do we ever stop and think about saying thank you to Charles Strite, William Addis or Henry Ford? of course not. These things have been a part of our every...
True Unfiltered Inspiration
After a long day and sitting down in front of my desk, an overwhelming tiredness settled. After a long week of long nights, little sleep and a constant urgency to catch up, I needed a break. Typically this feeling is met with some form of distraction to take my mind off the week and that usually means some gaming. Steam is open and Black Ops it is, but it doesn’t seem to cut it. What now?...
so im trying to get back to this, will try to post more, but as of now, im super tired… callin’ it a night.
A few years ago, Kress Memorial SDA Church decided to go online. It was a change that I had been looking forward to for a long time. But where we really moved forward was recording our sermons and uploading them online. This was something huge. Besides the simple setup, we had managed to archive our church services and make them available to the internet. I was Excited. We’ve upgraded now...
The Anticipation Rises.
It has been a week since the iPad announcement and the air is becoming electric with curiosity. The 5pm launch this Friday is sure to draw some attention as stores reopen, inviting everyone to play and experience the improvements made to the mobile device. The device sports a huge performance boost with a new engine under the hood.
Quiet Mornings or Focused Nights
It is unfortunate that you can only get the benefit of one sleep schedule at a time. Sleeping in late, you have focused quiet nights, but waking up early gives you peaceful and soothing mornings. Of course my father always argues for the morning side, but it’s hard to ignore the fact that I feel like I can work harder and better when I stay up. My mind, feeling sharp and ready to take on a...
Verizon's take on the iPhone
So the new phones are appearing on their prospective new owners door steps. Before the customers who pre-ordered received their phones, Verizon took the initiative to get the transfer process started first by pushing an app to the app store that transfers their contacts backed up in the cloud, to their phones. It’s a brilliant method for a very smooth move to the iPhone. Despite the lack of...
HD Tricaster TCXD850 Hands On
Got to get some time with Newtek’s new top dog of their Tricaster line. This new tricaster ridges the line between just being a simple mobile switcher, and being a full on HD production unit, capable of handling large scale productions. Whats new in their HD line? Despite adding the ability of 1080, the Tricaster HD line has built upon the SD Studio & Broadcast, by adding more...
Firewire CF Card Reader
When you shoot on a camera that records to CF (Compact Flash), there is no reason to be using your cameras built in USB to import your photos. Now, I must make the statement that there is no reason to be using USB card readers either. I just received my Firewire 800 Card Reader in the mail today and used it to import 400 photos in record time. It really is amazing.
The Future of Television
Video content is considerably one of the worst storage hogs imaginable for anyone dealing with digital media, broadcasting or content in general. Regardless of the algorithms and methods developed to create high quality clips with small footprints, video is just a huge pig that eats up space on the hard drive. I have to say that I fell in love with working with video long ago, but the hardware...
External Backup Solution
Looking for a good mobile external backup solution and the idea that I keep looking at in my head seems to float around 2 external drives that are daisy chained together. the daisy chain would allow me to run a RAID 1 setup between them, so any information or data on one is copied over to the second immediately. This would provideo a great field solution for backing up photos when ingesting. So...
The Garmin Way
The new garmin system is pretty nice, the gps gets half of its content right from the web broswer using a plugin for firefox. The plugin lets firefox comminicate directly with the device and vice versa, so websites like navtones can download the voices right to my device. The only software that I need is for updating maps, or the trip planner. BUT! i can send directions from google maps, right to...
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Tron to Life
After just watching the original Tron movie, I can see why this new one is such a big deal. Though after watching it, its funny how it relates to real life. We, as people, all have skills, duties, and specialties that set each other apart, much like one program from another. We need input and output, so we use our senses, and the protocol to understand that I/O is our languages. It’s...
What A Difference 30 Minutes Can Make
Waking up, for the most part is the most dreary part of ones day. Unless of course you are still a student, then the rest of the school day could steal that title pretty fast. I made a decision to go to a public university early on, for a chance to keep myself out of debt. I would have to say this decision was pretty solid, and has given way for man opportunities since I’ve started...
What the Requirements?!?!
Computer engineering, just the thought of those words makes me tired. The thought of the long nights, coding away to make a meaningless program, and for what? There comes a point in your schooling you have to question the methods of your teachers. So now is my time. What good, does an assignment serve, when the requirements force the student to take extra steps that are not necessary. Especially...
So I ordered a 2011 Ford Fiesta, Its in the process moments now, but when it does come, I will post the heck about it. so expect something here soon. (needing to post more)
Prepare Much? Nah, It's just a Syllabus
As I sit here, the eve of fall semesters beginning, I realize I have done nothing to prepare for the first week back at the University. Should I be worried? probably not, as the first week usually consists of teachers spilling over their syllabus. The amazing and most predictable thing about it all, is that each and every one of them will most undoubtedly sound the same. Seeing as school require...
The "Hire Me" Initiative.
Over the years, I have grown more competent with the internet and its tools. But never enough to use it as my source of income, or means of a job. So Im planning to start a “Hire Me” campaign, where I’ll lay it out to the internet. Who I am, what I am about, with links to places where they can keep up with me. I will dramatically revamp my internet presence, and utilize the...
Cell phone creator on modern smartphones
Martin Cooper, the inventor of the cell phone, and the reason you have a gadget tied to your waist like an iron chain and ball, weighs in with his opinion on modern cellphones. I must tell you as much as we were dreamers, we never imagined that all these things could be combined into one, and I’m really not so sure that it’s a great thing. Phones have gotten so complicated, so hard...
In Search of the Origin of the Internet.
What do you think of when you hear the word CERN? Large Haydron Collidor? well others think the origin of the internet. this is my reference. And one man went looking for it.
The State of Innovation.
Innovation, according to webster, is “the introduction of something new, or a new idea, method or device.” Whats key in that statement is the word new. And in the world of technology, that word is thrown around a lot. It’s the only industry I know to use the word more often than the auto industry. Its silly these days to think that the next version of a product is innovative,...
My love for imaging of all kinds. →
As a kid, I loved my dads old sony SLR camera. It was the nicest camera I had used, with more controls than anything I had seen. Still a film camera, but it was beautiful. And at times, I would have the chance to be its trigger happy operator, which brought me great joy. Moving on, I got my first DSLR, a Canon 40D, and its still serving me nicely for the last two and a half years. I love shooting...
Great art theft story, and the life of a great... →
Wired put out a great story on a kid named Blanchard. One of the greatest thieves I have ever come across reading about. And this one happens to be real! It happens to be a bit of a long story, but in the end it is quite the reading, and well worth the time. Great writing with an ever better story to tell, makes for a good time. If you have some time to spare I suggest you get to reading it.
Shaun White got his own Super Pipe! →
Shaun White last night took the gold for the half pipe in the winter olympics, buts this an’t come as a surprise as he was given a chance to have a private super pipe MADE for him by red bull, in colorado. In the town of Silverton, there is a back country snowboarding resort that they chose to build a huge hal pipe, catering to Shaun’s training, that includes a foam pit. allowing him...
Rumors on the iPad, and where I stand
so people talked about these rumors, and all these things that would be GREAT on this new tablet. so looking back i realise that somethings just don’t make sense. Whoe wants to carry around a tablet with a camera on it. thats like saying i have a cybershot the size of a netbook i want to take your picture with. that my friends is absolutly stupid. now a front facing camera would make MUCH...
so as of 1:15 this afternoon, i am ahead on my c programing. finished up the first project and turned it in before its Jan. 29 due date. woof! let’s hope it keeps moving this way. I’m starting to like programming though, its not half bad.