Category Archives: gear talk

Discussion and reviews on various photographer gears

Wool Omnibus [Wool 1 - 5] Super Quick Review

 Wool Omnibus Edition [1 to 5] I just finished reading Wool 1 to 5 [and just purchased 6 for Kindle]. What started as a very short story, Wool, by Huge Howey, turned out to be an on-going series. Huge actually has a word-counter meter on his web page, logging how many words he has on...

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Suzuki tu250x, Coney Island

2009 Suzuki tu250x Coney Island We interrupt your blog viewing with a new toy. A unique thing about this bike is that it’s fuel injection instead of carburetor [carb is more common among most bikes]. I always like the British Cafe Racer style of bikes. After having 2 cruisers, I felt like it’s time for...

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Gear Talk: John’s Phone, the world’s most basic phone

For the longest time I tell people around me. OK, maybe only for 2 or 3 years: that I really really want a basic phone, with 12 buttons for dialing, and it only has one function: make and answer calls. Then, of course, I can just go online using a small Kindle or Google tablet,...

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Adobe Lightroom 4.0, super short review

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 I’ve been avoiding Lightroom [LR] for various reasons, the RAW engine is basically the same as Bridge, which came included in any Photoshoop software that you purchase. And there were many reasons why I prefer Bridge over LR. But it happened one day I do find myself wishing Bridge to have...

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Gear Talk: Installing a solid state hard drive in a Mac Pro Part 2

Gears involved: 1. Crucial 256 GB SSD [Solid State Hard drive]. 2. Icy Dock 2.5″ to 3.5″ SSD/SATA converter. 3. Super Duper This is a follow up to my previous post on replacing my 5+ year old the Mac Pro’s traditional spinning boot drive with a solid state hard drive [SSD]. The process was pretty...

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