Category Archives: Gadgets and Tech

Raon Digital EVERUN UMPC S60H

As part of my bought and sold series of blog entries, here is a copy of my eBay auction for the the Raon Digital UMPC S60H Ultra Mobile Personal Computer. This was truly a cool little mini-tablet way before iPads were all the rage 🙂 Raon Digital EVERUN UMPC S60H The EVERUN features the “classical” UMPC look, with the keyboard and control options placed on both sides of the 4.8-inch LCD display, which has a resolution 800 x 480 pixels. Moreover,

Canon HV20 1080i MiniDV HD Camcorder 3.1MP Camera

Title: Canon HV20 1080i MiniDV HD Camcorder 3.1MP Camera Subtitle: Like Brand New. FREE USA SHIPPING! Up for auction is a gently used Canon HV20 HDV Camcorder. Camera has low hours of use, is fully functional and shows little to no signs of wear. Items included in this auction: HV20 HDV Camcorder Battery Pack Compact Power Adapter Stereo Video Cable ??? WL-D87 Wireless Controller ??? IFC-300PCU USB Cable ??? CTC-100 S Component Cable Digital Video Solution Disc for Windows and

Projects this weekend

This was a wonderful weekend at home. I worked on some fun projects and did some “business” work. Samantha played with some new toys (stroller, etc.) and cooked some delicious delights. Also, before the weekend got here, we had a lot of fun going out to eat with my mom and dad to celebrate my dad’s birthday! Even before that, we had a great Valentine’s day (which I still need to post an entry about…) But now back to the

Favorite homebrew computers: 1997-2010

Some people enjoy building hot rods, or building model airplanes. I enjoy building computers. The first PC I built was in 1997, I was a sophomore in HS. I can still remember researching all the parts, using a computer in the HS science classroom (I didn’t have internet at home at that time). Tom’s Hardware and Anandtech were my primary sources of motherboard and CPU reviews.  Those two sites helped me immensely in choosing the best components for my “first

3.1GHz Quad Core System on the Cheap: $200

The need for cheap speed! Yesterday I read a nice little article over at Anandtech about unlocking the extra two cores in AMD Phenom II X2 555 CPUs. This lets you take a  dual core CPU and turn it into a quad core CPU*. *The extra two cores aren’t guaranteed to unlock and be 100% reliable, but it’s easy to stress test and see if your particular CPU can handle it. Reading other people’s experiences it looks like the success

Simplicity and Photography. It’s not about the gadgets.

Two links to Ken Rockwell’s site, both of these articles resonant with me. Regarding the first article, as a somewhat gadget obsessed dude that also like photography I can empathize. I know that some of my best photographs were with relatively ancient cameras; and some of my worst photos have been with the “latest and greatest”. The second article is similar to the first one,  except going into a bit more of what really makes for good photography. Article #1

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