Scanners: Christmas Update

Well, time now to figure out the best film scanner for this Christmas. Might actually buy one now that I’m generating lots of 35mm and want to scan in all those old photos too. The day is definitely getting close when real quality adherents like “Steve Hoffmann”: can compare a $1,500 Canon 10D with a […]

Christmas Kitchenware Recommendations 2004 Another good things for the Christmas lists. Here’s someone in Atlanta that has a great selection of super high quality cookware. My personal favorites (that I thought I blogged, but can’t find now): * “All-Clad Cookware”: Top rated in many places. The most durable is the brushed aluminum of Master Chef 2 , but […]

Blackberry 7230: Off to Germany…

I’ve been recommending the Blackberry 7230 to a host of folks. Here’s the latest and some FAQs: _Hello Rich, Finally I see someone who has a Blackberry 7230. I have been seriously considering one. I live in Upstate NY but I travel every year to Germany for a month. While there I would like to […]

2 Years Later: The USE Alien Seatpost

Alien Clamp Fitting Instructions. Well its been two years since I installed this. The reviews are right. It is super light (just 140 grams), but incredibly hard to adjust. When I sit my fat butt on the seat, it literally locks into place. When I disassemble pieces go flying. The most depressing thing is that […]

Campagnolo Record Bottom Bracket: Use Phil Wood instead

_Hat tip to the folks at for this one_ Uncle Al’s Rant: Campy Record Bottom Bracket Dear Uncle Al: Uh oh! I’ve read how much you don’t like the Campy Record bottom bracket. I have 5,000 miles on my 2003 Record Carbon crankset so would be interested to know specifically what’s wrong with it. […]

Ogg Vorbis instead of MPEG 3 – Ogg Vorbis Guide. One thing that is pretty neat is if you use Ogg Vorbis, a much more efficient encoding, rather than MP3 for Xvid movies. Here’s the guide from Doom9. So, the state of the “art” open source movie uses the open source xvid codec and then the ogg vorbis encoder/decoder. I […]

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