I won't be getting one, though. My Mark II (and, heck, the original 5D I have) are still great cameras. But I have $4k set aside for something - a new Mac Pro, most likely - but if Apple officially kills that line (goodness I hope not!) or something, then a 5D Mark III may fit the bill.
Posted March 13th, 2012 @ 08:23pm by Erik J. Barzeski
I got two pair of running boxers at Sam's Club for $4.81 total. My first run in them went pretty well. As I was putting the pair in the wash, I noticed this bit of Chinglish (or a typo) and decided to take a picture.
Posted March 7th, 2012 @ 05:45pm by Erik J. Barzeski
In the weeks leading up to the event, I'd mentally prepared myself to finally buy an iPad.
I think now I'm leaning the other way, towards still not owning an iPad.
We're a family of three, and we have more iPods than I can count (I regularly use three myself if you include the one that's hooked up permanently in my car), three iPhones (and a few sitting on a shelf), four Macs (Mac Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, 12" PowerBook), and so on.
I'm finding that, given the size and weight of the MacBook Air, I simply never find myself needing an iPad. I like having an actual keyboard. I like having more storage space, access to my DropBox files, etc.
The only things currently in my "Pros" column are "can stream DirecTV to my desk so I can watch TV while I work" (you could argue I should just buy a Slingbox) and "can play some more games on it that I can't really play on my iPhone."
I guess I'll wait for the iPad 4.
P.S. I'd have probably ordered if iOS for the iPad had multiple user support.
Posted March 5th, 2012 @ 10:10am by Erik J. Barzeski
My wife is looking at buying a new bike. Her current one is a heavy GT model from Dick's Sporting Goods, and she's just about fed up with it.
She's leaning towards the Trek 7.3. It's a "hybrid" but more of a road bike than anything, with thin tires and relatively low weight so she can cruise around the trails at Presque Isle.
I still have the GT Rebound mountain bike (in black and yellow) that I got in 1998 or so in North East. It's still in pretty good shape from what I can tell - and I read some good reviews just now - but I'm considering picking up a new bike as well. I'm leaning towards "no" because I should still be able to keep up with the wife on my fat-tired mountain bike just fine.
Posted March 4th, 2012 @ 08:27pm by Erik J. Barzeski
The Matias Tactile Pro is not only an "old school" keyboard for the Mac, but with the press of a button it becomes a keyboard which will type on your iPhone. Sweet - I do a lot of typing here on my Mac Pro and will get texts or whatnot from friends.
$200, though? Bah. I'd take one as a gift, but then again I think anyone spending $200 on a gift could spend it better, too.
I'm pretty happy with the simple aluminum keyboard I've got. I guess I'm not the keyboard snob some other people are.
Tab, type the number "3" (changing "8" to "3" for the date)
Press enter or return.
The problem? The cell doesn't end editing so the date never changes from "8" to "3." I'd imagine it's possible to send an "end editing" message when the "Set Date" button is pressed, but maybe calendar widgets don't give you that chance. I imagine they do.
The work-around for now is to hit tab once more after changing the date, then press return.
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