May 23, 2008

To Twitter or Not?

So, I've been thinking of doing more with this site and getting my Twitter on. There's lots of ways to do it --- from your PC, mobile phone, etc. So in the future you may see some micro-blog posts from me. You know, stuff like, "getting coffee", "watching a movie", "hiding from authorities". Stuff like that. For now I'm holding off because Twitter seems to be having it's share of problems, although they've recently ended their silence and started talking about their plans.

I'm starting to get back into digital photography, the nice weather and the exposure to sunshine and outdoor activities all but demands it. For now I'm holding steady with my Olympus C-740 UltraZoom, which I've had for a few years. Its' an awesome camera and produces fantastic shots
that it's 3.2 MP specs wouldn't necessarily suggest. I also have a Canon SD630, which is quite a bit faster than the Olympus, but alas, even at 6 MP, it doesn't produce as good shots as the Olympus. And that, my friends, just proves that this whole camera business isn't just about the megapixel count. But I disgress. For now I've been going through tutorials on the web to brush up on my skills, and found a few: irphotoschool, webphotoschool, and even some lessons from Olympus themselves. What I really want to get is a Digital SLR --I'm thinking either the Canon digital Rebel or the Nikon D40 -- but the $500 price tag has so far kept me away. And, speaking of cameras, here's what a $3,000 dollar camera can do -- namely get you chased by the secret service.

David Pogue from the New York Times recently stirred up a hornet's nest when he
questioned just how dangerous the internet was for children, and suggested that some parents were overprotective. And then, suddenly, hundreds of Times readers descended upon his post en masse to decry his opinion.

I'm currently rocking the Motorola Q smartphone, but looking forward to Google's Android OS later this year, as well as the next Palm OS. Researches at Nokia have put together a wish list and designed a PDA chameleon device. Could this be your next PDA or smartphone?

And, just in time to amuse you on Memorial Day weekend, here's someone who definitely knows how to party: David Lee Roth, former front man for Van Halen. Check out this video of him singing minus the background music. Hmmm... something's just not right there.

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