One of the features I want to have in the Mechanical Nation site is a list of new release albums.
I currently found Muspy which will email you (or use an RSS feed) album releases for the artists that you have asked it to track. This is a nice service, and to start I will use it (just have to enter a crapload of artists in the industrial genre for it tor track). Read more…
So the functionality for this is called “Client Bridge” (source, post #7)
First, what a fantastic show! iVardensphere, Asthetic perfection and Combichrist were incredible.
I took about 21 gigs (1756) photos in the span of a few hours. That’s more then I’ve ever taken at a concert before. And so many of those were really good shots. After the first round of sorting, I was left with 569 (that includes all 3 bands). That’s a long way to go to get the 30 or so keepers I normally end up with from a band’s performance.
After round two, I’m down to 156 shots.
Buying a 64 gig SSD tonight (Kingston SSDNow SNV425-s2/64GB). Gonna keep the old 160 gig drive that’s in there now, but use it for data storage.
Partitioning the SSD:
opensuse 11.3 => 12 gig
WinXP => 10 gig
/home => remaining (about 35 gigs)
The 160 gig HD will get this treatment:
WinXP data drive => 65 gig
linux data drive => 65 gig
linux swap => 2gig
linux /tmp => remaining (about 10 gigs?)
It’s come to this.
Drove 4/5 of the way to Toronto (from London) to see a concert only to realize I forgot my concert ticket at home. So hopefully this checklist will help in the future.
The idea is to run through this list the night before.
This list is for me. It caters to my shooting style, subject matter and equipment.
01. Concert ticket! (recently forgot it, that’s why it’s on top)
02. Ear plugs.
03. Snack / medication pouch topped up.
04. Camera batteries recharged after each and every shoot – no exceptions.
05. Flash(es) batteries recharged after each and every shoot – no exceptions.
06. Set ISO to 200.
07. Wipe clean all lens glass.
08. Make sure all lenses function properly.
09. Set aperture to wide open on all lenses.
10. Set shutter speed to 1/125
11. Set mode dial to Aperture Priority.
12. Check that the camera body and any/all lenses are set to autofocus.
13. Set white balance to AUTO.
14. Check setting of exposure compensation (set to “0”).
15. Reset the focus point to the center.
16. Set motor drive to single shot.
17. Empty all memory cards.
18. Pack lens pouches.
19. Do quick visual examination of the camera, lenses and camera bag to look for damage defects.
20. Reset additional gear like tripods, light stands, etc.
Thanks for info from Scott Bourne and photographr.info.
After some searching, found some threads which discuss/rate the HTC Desire Roms
Rating of Nexus One roms
Recently got a Nexus One which I gave my wife, and then got myself a HTC Desire.
Wow, what a difference compared to my 2 year old HTC Dream. The HTC Dream was running a CyangenMod 6 rom, so was optimized as much as possible. However once I got a hold of a Nexus one, I knew I couldn’t go back. And I must admit that the Nexus one is not what I expected. I expected a minimal change in both performance and feel. To me, comparing the Dream and Nexus One (or Desire) is night and day.
There were a couple of things that bothered me about the Dream. First was the fact that I often had to wait for the device to do what I asked it. Not cool. And when you’re in a crunch, and want to know your location, or need to access an email, etc even waiting a few seconds (or more sometimes) feels like an eternity. From the brief usage, I have a feeling that with the Nexus one (or Desire) will not disappoint. Every operation is snappy, even running the Sense UI (on my Desire).
The other issue I had with the Dream was that 3G connectivity was un-usable. Because of the 911 bug thing, even with the upgraded radio, I would still loose connectivity at random intervals. Also not cool. I was stuck on 2G if I wanted a continuous reliable data connection.
Apparently the HTC Desire and Nexus one both use the same 1400 mah battery.
While on the topic of batteries,instructions on how to calibrate Nexus one (I assume same for Desire) batteries:
Hi *******, I understand your concern regarding battery life on your Nexus One device. The following steps should significantly extend the battery life on your phone. Please connect the phone to the charger with the phone powered on, and allow the phone to charge until the notification LED is green, indicating the device is fully charged. Disconnect the phone from the charger, and power it off. Reconnect the phone to the charger with the phone powered off, and allow the phone to charge until the notification LED is green. Disconnect the phone from the charger and power it on. Once the phone is powered completely on, power it off again and reconnect it to the charger until the notification LED is green. Disconnect the phone, power it on, and use it. You need to use this sequence only once. If the issue of battery life on our phone persists, I recommend you contact our HTC accessory department directly.