A few days ago, I found the new Twenty Twelve theme (September 27th 2012) available for download so I thought I’d try it out. My first impression is that it doesn’t translate very well when switching from the Twenty Eleven theme out of the box. Here’s why: Continue reading WordPress Twenty Twelve Theme: First Impressions
Monthly Archives: September 2012
Adaptec 6805e – Expanding a Logical Device with 4 SSDs
This post is a quick run through on expanding a logical device using Adaptec Storage Manager (ASM). This feature is great for expanding the capacity of your RAID as is an online resize. This means that you do not lose access to your data during the process. On the other hand, it is not powerful enough to expand the array to fewer number of disks. Continue reading Adaptec 6805e – Expanding a Logical Device with 4 SSDs
How to write images using SUSE ImageWriter in Windows
This is probably the easiest way to write RAW/ISO images to a USB Flash Drive for creating live USB or installation drives – at least on Linux.
In Windows, however you may run into a few problems. First off, the ISO format is not supported in the Windows version. You need to be using RAW format. If you are lucky, simply renaming the ISO to .raw format might work. Continue reading How to write images using SUSE ImageWriter in Windows
SLR Reverse Ring Adapter – Macro Sample Shots
Today a co-worker let me try out his newly purchased reverse ring adapter. It’s a Nikon D7000 with a 50mm f/1.4 prime on the adapter. I took these test shots: Continue reading SLR Reverse Ring Adapter – Macro Sample Shots
WTF is it!?
This is a 200% bicubic extrapolation of a cropped photo taken with my Canon 60D and Tamron 70-300mm lens.
For fun, the first person to guess what it is a photo of in the comments section will win one dollar* Continue reading WTF is it!?
New Project – Proxmox
After my VPS fiasco last week, a new interest has been sparked in VPS hosting. I started installing Proxmox on an old desktop – E6700/6GB/750GB – and will play around with it tomorrow. If it shows promise I will re-install on something more robust. Continue reading New Project – Proxmox
New Server – VPS
Today, I moved the blog to my new VPS. I decided last week to take the plunge – a hard decision as I have never owned (rented?) a VPS before and I wasn’t really sure what to get. It came down to price for me; to get the best ‘value’ for my money. Looking at the $12-20 per year market, on average, gave around 128MB RAM (256 burstable), ~10-20GB disk space, and 10-100MB metered connections. Continue reading New Server – VPS
Canon 6D Official
After all the rumors, Canon finally announced their 6D entry level full-frame SLR. Check out samples on Canon’s website or for an overview and specifications, here.
New Certification – MCSA: Windows 7
Microsoft released their new MCP terminology this year. This included changing the MCSA from Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator to Solution Associate. They are practically giving them away. If you previously held certain certification combinations, the new certification was automatically added to your transcript. Continue reading New Certification – MCSA: Windows 7
Once in a Blue Moon
It kind of sucks that the blue moon isn’t actually blue. I am pretty sure I remember seeing a blue colored moon at least once in my life.
I recently purchased a new lens for my Canon 60D APS-C SLR, the Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 VC USD (yes, its a full frame capable lens on a crop body), so I decided to take some test shots. Continue reading Once in a Blue Moon