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Auto Focus Strategy for Nikon D700

Submitted on Dec 03, 2008, 4:53 a.m.
It's taken me about a month to settle on an auto focus strategy for my D700. I skipped several generations in film and digital SLRs, so getting up-to-speed with the D700 as well as re-learning some...

Nikon D700

Submitted on Oct 26, 2008, 4:45 p.m.
Not sure what came over me. It's not my birthday, and it's not Christmas. And I'm so deep into studies at the moment that I'll only be able to use it on and off over the next few months, but......

Collon Biscuit Rolls

Submitted on Oct 09, 2008, 2:01 a.m.
Hehe... couldn't resist. I've seen quite a few product names in Asia that become lost in translation, but I'm struggling a little to understand what was on the mind of the Glico product executives...

Agoda Cancellation Policy

Submitted on Sep 08, 2008, 3:26 a.m.
An unfortunate incident today with Agoda Online Travel.  This is a site I've used once before to make a reservation for a hotel in Hong Kong. Unfortunately on that occasion we had to cancel....

Why Marriages Fail

Submitted on Aug 07, 2008, 11:36 p.m.
At dinner with friends last night - and one of my friends gave the quintessential Occam's Razor answer to why marriages fail. Occam's Razor... "One should not increase, beyond what is necessary,...

Last.fm

Submitted on Aug 01, 2008, 12:08 p.m.
Having spotted a tweet on Pandora.com - and then of course discovering that Pandora.com is not available outside the U.S., I was inspired to take a proper look at Last.fm. Incredible. Download the...

Even my Cleaning Lady?

Submitted on Jul 01, 2008, 11:44 p.m.
This made me laugh. You know a product has long since reached the 'tipping point' when even your cleaning lady tries to sell it to you. I was sitting here minding my own.. when my cleaning lady...

The Rights of Young People

Submitted on Jun 28, 2008, 7:46 a.m.
This is scary - U.S. School District to Begin Microchipping Students - as Karen Lawrence Öqvist"s points out as well. I remember reading about high schools offering parents access to the...

Weekend in Hong Kong

Submitted on Jun 23, 2008, 2:11 a.m.
On my way back to Bangkok after a long weekend in Hong Kong. Was very lucky with the weather and had a great trip. Saw most of the major site - including the The Big Buddha,  a trip up the tram to...

Red Ants and Dead Lizards

Submitted on Jun 11, 2008, 10:49 a.m.
If you've never lived in a tropical climate before - there are a few things people need to warn you about. Firstly, I live in a small apartment (well the apartment is large - but it's a small...