WordPress 2.6.3 and Media Flash Uploader

I’ve been having a problem for the last four days trying to figure out why the WordPress 2.6.3 Media Flash Uploader hasn’t been working. I would click and click the button but it wouldn’t pop-up the file browser to select the files for upload. I thought it was a plugin issue, but finally figured out what the problem was: I foolishly updated to Adobe Flash player version 10. Continue reading WordPress 2.6.3 and Media Flash Uploader

Think Tank Photo Shape Shifter

Not that I am currently interested in another bag to handle all my photography equipment, but if I was, I would certainly give the new Think Tank Photo Shape Shifter serious consideration. I came across this post on Rob Galbraith’s website where he talks about the new Shape Shifter with some nice pictures. Continue reading Think Tank Photo Shape Shifter

Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull = Ultimate Fail

When the previews first came out about a new Indiana Jones movie, I was a bit surprised, Harrison Ford seems a bit too old to be swinging the whip around, but then again Rocky Balboa was good even though Sylvester Stallone was definitely way too old to be boxing. Figured, how bad could this movie be? Continue reading Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull = Ultimate Fail

Problems With Donncha’s Domain Mapping Plugin

I have been using Donncha’s very cool WordPress MU plugin, Domain Mapping, for awhile now with great success. Before anyone thinks anything, this post isn’t to highlight anything bad about the Domain Mapping plugin, but rather assure other users they are not alone when they experience issues with using the plugin. Donncha is a great assets to the WPMU community and he is obviously very busy with Automattic projects. Continue reading Problems With Donncha’s Domain Mapping Plugin

COBA Meeting: Political Photography, Canon EOS 5D Mark II and Photokina Wrapup

The latest Camera Owners of the Bay Area (COBA) took place Wednesday, October 8 at the usual place in Stanford University at Condura Hall 100. The topic of discussion were Photokina Wrap Up, Political Photography with guest speaker Mona T. Brooks, and the Canon EOS 5D Mark II. Jim Rose (Canon Senior Professional Market Specialist for Field Market Support) was slated to appear with a pre-production copy of the Canon EOS 5D Mark II, but turns out that there are very, very few pre-productions available and Jim wasn’t one of the lucky ones to have one. Continue reading COBA Meeting: Political Photography, Canon EOS 5D Mark II and Photokina Wrapup

ReplayTV DVR acting up

I’m not sure if it’s my ReplayTV DVR or perhaps the buyout of ReplayTV by DirectTV, but the TV guide doesn’t want to download, so none of my shows are recording. I try to do a manual update and it seems to connect to ReplayTV services fine, but when it gets to the last step, “combining information”, it fails and says it will try again later. Very frustrating.

I also learned, while watching TV, if you put in 2, 4, 3 and press the Zones button, a secret menu appears.

UPDATE: After doing the 2-4-3 Zone trick, I deleted the Channel Guide and reconnected to ReplayTV services and everything is working fine now. Had me worried…

Techspansion Is Closed For Business

Techspansion is the company behind the amazing Visual Hub appliction for the Mac that lets you take all sorts of video files and convert them to DVD, flash, MPEG, etc. It was a great application that I use a lot. Unfortunately, for personal reasons, Techspansion is closing shop and no longer supporting or updating Visual Hub. A real shame.

The Latest Addition To My Photography Gear: The Amazing 1Ds Mark II

For a $4,000 difference between the 1D, the 1Ds' lettering is gold plated.
For a $4,000 difference between the 1D, the 1Ds emblems are gold plated

Sooo, if you’ve been following me on Twitter, you may have noticed my mention of a “new toy”. Well, the wait’s over, my new toy is a camera. Not any camera, but Canon’s top-top of the line, the much sought after and highly desired Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II. Up until August 2007, it had been the highest megapixel camera for a full frame (or even cropped sensors) 35mm digital sensor. Introduced in September 2004, it took the photography world by storm offering the most megapixel at the time in a full frame sensor. The Canon EOS 1Ds (mark I) was the first dSLR to feature a full frame sensor with the Kodak DCN-14n following suite.

All this for only eight thousand dollars ($8,000). So, yea. Quite out of reach even for many professionals photographers. Continue reading The Latest Addition To My Photography Gear: The Amazing 1Ds Mark II