Month: September 2012

Yes, it booted! I'm soooo happy!

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Ok, so maybe I shook some confidence, but the we got the Aquarium PC to boot for the first time. It’s been five years since I’ve built a computer and this one with its 1000 watt power supply had me a bit worried. Fire extinguisher at the ready and it worked! You can see the…

Camera Choices post Photokina

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The big Photokina show happened and had a chance to look at the Fuji X1-Pro and talk about cameras, here’s the scoop on what looks good: Big dSLR With a Canon 5D Mark II already and a big investment in Canon glass, it is hard to switch systems, but I’d say that right now, it…

Music Keyboard for Computer

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Well if you want to do composing and music, it is great to have a keyboard that plugs into your computer. Here’s what you can think about getting thanks the well named musiconmypc.com: Decide how many keys you need. A smaller 49 key will take you well into intermediate, but if you know how to…

Samsung Vibrant SGH-959T

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I don’t play with Android phones too much, but had a chance to use an older Samsun Vibrant SBH-959T. So how to upgrade it as as usual, it is complicated as heck and hackable which is wonderful. There is no recent Ice Cream Sandwich release for it, but hackers have been busy: Fully rooted T-mobile…

Aquarium PC for Dummies

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Well, we’ve been working hard on getting the kit from Puget Systems to work. It is for true experts so needlesstosay, the instructions for it are pretty unclear as is the parts list and so forth, so here is a guide for dummies who want to build from it as we collect it. This assumes…

Photokina

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The big camera tradeshow Photokina is happening now, there are some pretty interesting developments and some might call it the most interesting in years. The biggest news to me overall is that Sony is really leveraging their sensor development (24MP) and standard lense (E-mount) to produce a single family that can use lenses from mirrorless…

iPhone 5 at 8M in a weekend

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Wow this is pretty incredible from macrumors.com, shows the shipment rate of the iPhone, basically the original sold 1M units in the first 74 days. Not bad. But with the Iphone 4S, they sold 1M in the first 24 *hours*. The iPhone 5 announcement was they sold 2M in the first 24 hours. Whew!

Gamer PC Mouse Pads Razor Goliathus Control M

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Gaming mouse pads. Wow talk about major specialty items, but if you’ve ever played a FPS then you know how important speed and accuracy is, so the Steelseries QcK and the Razor Vespula look good. On Amazon, the massively big Steelseries QcK Heavy, QcK+ have great reviews as does the the Razer Scarab Expert Hard  which is a little more…

Gamer PC Mice Logitech G9x or G500

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Here is a list of the best gaming mice. It took a while to wade through lots of reviews, here are some folks seem to like: Logitech G9x. This has been around for years (well since 2009) and seems to get good reviews from folks who like big fat clunky mice that use a palm grip. We…

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