Author Archives: J.D. H.

Compact APS and FF Fixed Lens Cameras

This is a draft of an eventual roundup of fixed lens APS (or larger) sensor cameras… there are some very nice compact APS and Full Frame cameras here 🙂 The Online Photographer: Bunnell: Fujifilm X70 vs. Ricoh GRhttp://theonlinephotographer.typepad.com/the_online_photographer/2016/04/bunnell-fujifilm-x70-vs-ricoh-gr.htmlThe new Fujifilm X70 and its evident inspiration, the Ricoh GR II – Guest post written and illustrated by Ned Bunnell I was intrigued when Fujifilm announced the X70 in January. The press release touted it as a premium fixed-lens… Fuji X100 .

How long to file for & receive an EIN online? [SOLVED]

Q. How long does it take to file for and receive an EIN??? A. Generally, it takes less than 15 minutes to receive an EIN. Here are the details: If you visit the IRS website during normal hours of operation and your principal business is located in the United States: You can complete the process online at the offical IRS website: https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/apply-for-an-employer-identification-number-ein-online It takes about 5-10 minutes, after which the IRS will assign you an EIN You will immediately receive your EIN

Orange solid status light on Synology NAS? [SOLVED]

Q. What does a solid orange status light on my Snology DS 1813+ mean? -Sean T. A. Great question! Here are the meanings of the status lights Green Static Status LED Volume Normal Orange Static Status LED Available volume space < 1GB Available volume space < 1 % Orange Blinking Status LED Volume degraded or crashed DSM not installed Green/Orange Alternating Status LED No internal disk No Color / Status LED Off  HDD Hibernation In your instance, it would appear that

The “best” camera, 2017 edition

Preface: the “best” camera most certainly depends on the needs of the photographer… with that being said, here are some very good cameras that I immensely enjoy using. During the past month, for work projects and for personal enjoyment, I have been very fortunate to use the following cameras extensively: Sony RX1 mirrorless, full frame Nikon D750 DSLR, full frame Olympus E-M10 mirrorless, four thirds sensor Olympus TG-4 Tough rugged camera, 1/2.3 inch sensor Three of them fall into the “best of

New parenting and natural living blog

My good friend Joy recently launched her new blog called EarthMamaJoy. Joy is an excellent mother with smart, well behaved kids. She is also very knowledgeable about living a naturally healthy life. 🙂 Her blog is hosted by Weblogs.us and she already has some great blog entries under her belt. She also does a nice job with her photography so I am looking forward to seeing more of her photos as well. 🙂 EarthMamaJoy – Healthy, happy living.http://earthmamajoy.com/      

Best cheap FX lenses

I use a variety of FX lenses on my Nikon D750. My favorite lenses are the “bargain” lenses, i.e. the lenses that cost less than a couple hundred dollars but that are fun to shoot with. Here are some of the best cheap FX lenses to pair with a D750, the D610 and the D810. All these lenses are available for $400 or less in one form of another (some new, some used) and most are in the $100-$200 range. Nikon

Cancel FreedomPop recurring $8.47 services

Recently I noticed that my trusty Nexus 5 on FreedomPop had started being billed $8.49 a month for services 🙁 The particular services were: FreedomPop Usage Alerts, FreedomPop Wifi Hotspot, and Visual Voicemail. Apparently my one year free trial had completed and those services started billing at that point. Normally that would be fine as I would just login and cancel them. However, in this instance the “deactivate” portion of the FreedomPop website would not function for those services. Eventually

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