Whistler Skiing

With the Canadian dollar actually above the US dollar, going to Whistler has gone from being really cheap to going to London. The fate of those with lots of American dollars I fear. One way to save is the “EDGE”:http://www.whistlerblackcomb.com/winter/index.htm?crmcontact=4875060&crmevar=EM_CRM_WB_PFC_05_E3_071031 card which gives you some discount. The 1 day ski rate is a whopping $70 […]

Light & Motion Stella 180-L Bike Light and Blackburn Mars 3.0 Flashers

Well, I’ve had three really powerful bike lights over the last couple of years. First the Light & Motion Cabeza which was lightweight but too dim really. Then after getting hit by a car, I went whole hog and got two HID (high intensity discharge) systems one for the handle bars and the other for […]

Leopard Reviews

“Engadget”:http://engadget.com points out that “Ars Technica”:http://arstechnica.com/reviews/os/mac-os-x-10-5.ars/ has a great review of Leopard. I’m inclined to agree. Great analysis of the user interface and the move to gratuitous but highly demoable features like “transparency in Aero”:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Aero and I hadn’t realized that Apple’s user interface guidelines were so out of date, there is actually a “wiki”:http://indieHIG.com which […]

Camera Sales

It is rebate time in the camera world, so if you want to get something now is a great time: * “Canon”:http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=PromotionsAct has rebates and most shops like “Canoga”:http://www.canogacamera.com/ and “B&H”:http://bhphotovideo.com are including instant rebates. These work better than mailing something into Canon and praying. Actually I’ve had great luck with Canon rebates and terrible […]

Clovis People

Calvin says they are studying the first Americans that crossed the land bridge in about 11,000 BC according to “Sangres.com”:http://www.sangres.com/history/firstamericans.htm. They used a spear and a sprear throwing stick called “atlatl”:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlatl. The bow and arrow didn’t show up until 1,200 years ago. They hunted probably “mammoths” (and not mastodons which are older relatives apparently but […]

iPhone 1.0.2 hacked to 1.1.1 hacked

“Modmyiphone”:http://modmyiphone.com has figured out how to downgrade to 1.0.2 and then upgrade it. There are four steps, but the documentation is at least clear: # “Downgrade 1.0.2 Baseband”:http://www.modmyiphone.com/wiki/index.php/Downgrade_1.0.2_baseband_OS_X_iPhone by loading a package of software called Virginize. You then use sftp to copy to your phone over wifi with a freeware utility called Cyberduck # “Upgrade […]

Canon ICC Profile Guide

Arrgh. Why is color management so complicated. Finally figured it out for the Canon i9900, now it has changed for the later Canon Pro9000. It is complicated and there is no documentation. Fortunately, the bright souls at “Photography-on-the.net”:http://photography-on-the.net/forum/archive/index.php/t-29530.html have figure it out. The key thing is that there is actually a guide that they don’t […]

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