Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Music - Avicii

Avicii - Levels

YouTube Rewind 2011
Ultimate Dog Tease, Talking Twin Babies, The Force: Volkswagen Commercial, etc

I also like:
Avicii - Fade Into Darkness (Official Vocal Edit)

Both 2011 songs.

Tim Bergling (b. 8 Sep 1989)
Known professionally as Avicii, Tim Berg, The Phoenix, Lois C, and Tom Hangs.
A Swedish DJ, remixer, and record producer.

Bounce Pop-up Flash and Bokeh Kit

Photos above from photojojo.

dig photo school

Bookmarked these items and plan to buy them eventually.
Blog for reference.
I did not know a person could bounce pop-up flash. Sounds like it would be a very weak flash, though, and not sure how well it would work. I'd like to try it.

Photojojo links:

Bokeh Kit
Bokeh Kit

Popu up flash bounce
Bounce Pop-up Flash
(SLRs only)
Works on my XSi Canon
Manual Mode
ISO 800
Widest Aperture (Lowest number)
Shutter Speed 1/200 - 1/160
Set Flash On
Set Flash Exposure Compensation up
Flash set to TTL metering (Thru The Lens)

I'm not familiar with TTL. Will have to look that up in my manual.

Golden Eagle

We heard about snowy owls in the area (active during daytime) so we went for a drive.
No snowy owls, but what do we have here?

A golden eagle.
Location near the Missouri river.
He seemed kinda scraggly; made me think he was a juvenile.

Didn't get any clear photos.
We returned to the area next day and didn't see anything.


Tuesday, December 13, 2011


Can't find this on my blog, so post again.


The ones I wanted:
Scala & Kolacny Brothers
Jose Gonzalez
The Knife

Date Night

reddit (13Dec11)
reddit2 (31May10)

Open Browser
Tab 1
Tab 2
Tab 3

Music is:
Turnabout Jazz Soul - Track 8 - Godot - The Fragrance of Dark Coffee

New InkJet Wireless Printer

My new printer (supposed to use less ink):
Kodak ESP C315 Wireless Color Printer with Scanner & Copier
(Was $79.00)

I followed the setup instructions without problems.
I had to install the print driver from the CD.
The CD just spun and spun in the drive and would not install.
So I googled the driver, downloaded from the Net and installed without problems.
It also prompted me for a firmware update, so I installed that as well.
(Note: It's easier/faster to google it instead of trying to find it at the Kodak website.)

I've copied, scanned, printed photos, printed text and I like the printer.
Printer menu is easy to figure out and navigate.
Later, I made changes to my network and had to uninstall and reinstall printer driver/software before it would work on my new wireless network setup.

More Links:

Manual pdf
Ink Cartridges
(Was $27.98)

I think the 3 sheets 4x6 sampler pack (6657217) photo paper I got with the printer is this type:
Kodak Ultra Premium Photo Paper, 4 x 6 Inches, High Gloss, 100 sheets (1833987)
Specifications: 74 lb. - 280 g/m² - 10 mil
Ideal for showcasing and framing
Heavy/thick paper

What the local stores have is:
"Photo Paper"
Specifications: 48 lb. - 180 g/m² - 6.5 mil
Perfect for everyday printing
Thin but adequate for my needs
100 sheets currently cost $6.95 at Amazon.

There's also something in between those two:
Specifications: 66 lb. - 250 g/m² - 8.5 mil
Ideal for photo albums and sharing

Paper grade/weight Specs at:

Saturday, December 03, 2011