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Lifesaver II Battery Back Up Review And Demo Part 2

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Lifesaver II Battery Back Up Review And Demo Part 2 Check out my blog post for a chance to win a Lifesaver II by Mio from Everik.com http://thesunshineisin.b…
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Every time I go shopping, I come back with more than I can carry

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Every time I go shopping, I come back with more than I can carry
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Image by Ed Yourdon
This was taken on the northwest corner of Columbus Ave and 72nd Street. I don’t know where the woman was coming from, but the blue thingy on the left appears to be a dog-bed of some kind. I watched her carry it into a pet store around the corner on 72nd Street…

Note: apparently because of the dog-like connection suggested in the comment above, this photo was published as part of an illustration for a Jul 2009 Squidoo blog titled "Your Pets: Do You Breed, Neuter or Neither?"

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This is the continuation of a photo-project that I began in the summer of 2008: a random collection of "interesting" people in a broad stretch of the Upper West Side of Manhattan — between 72nd Street and 104th Street, especially along Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue.

As I indicated when I started this project in 2008, I don’t like to intrude on people’s privacy, so I normally use a telephoto lens in order to photograph them while they’re still 50-100 feet away from me; but that means I have to continue focusing my attention on the people and activities half a block away, rather than on what’s right in front of me.

I’ve also learned that, in many cases, the opportunities for an interesting picture are very fleeting — literally a matter of a couple of seconds, before the person(s) in question move on, turn away, or stop doing whatever was interesting. So I’ve learned to keep the camera switched on (which contradicts my traditional urge to conserve battery power), and not worry so much about zooming in for a perfectly-framed picture … after all, once the digital image is uploaded to my computer, it’s pretty trivial to crop out the parts unrelated to the main subject.

Thus far, I’ve generally avoided photographing bums, drunks, crazies, and homeless people. There are a few of them around, and they would certainly create some dramatic pictures; but they generally don’t want to be photographed, and I don’t want to feel like I’m taking advantage of them. I’m still looking for opportunities to take some "sympathetic" pictures of such people, which might inspire others to reach out and help them. We’ll see how it goes …

The only other thing I’ve noticed, thus far, is that while there are lots of interesting people to photograph, there are far, far, far more people who are not so interesting. They’re probably fine people, and they might even be more interesting than the ones I’ve photographed … but there was just nothing memorable about them.

I’m so cool that I can’t possibly be seen with my dorky mother and younger brother
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Image by Ed Yourdon
This was taken on the southeast corner of Broadway & 82nd Street, looking toward the "Liberty Travel" shop on the far corner.

When I first moved into this area some 25 years ago, I lived about two blocks west of this spot…

Note: this photo was used to illustrate a June 2009 Squidoo blog titled "Handset Review." And Note it was published as an illustration in a Jul 2009 Squidoo blog titled "Buying Cell Phones on Ebay."

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This is the continuation of a photo-project that I began in the summer of 2008: a random collection of "interesting" people in a broad stretch of the Upper West Side of Manhattan — between 72nd Street and 104th Street, especially along Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue.

As I indicated when I started this project in 2008, I don’t like to intrude on people’s privacy, so I normally use a telephoto lens in order to photograph them while they’re still 50-100 feet away from me; but that means I have to continue focusing my attention on the people and activities half a block away, rather than on what’s right in front of me.

I’ve also learned that, in many cases, the opportunities for an interesting picture are very fleeting — literally a matter of a couple of seconds, before the person(s) in question move on, turn away, or stop doing whatever was interesting. So I’ve learned to keep the camera switched on (which contradicts my traditional urge to conserve battery power), and not worry so much about zooming in for a perfectly-framed picture … after all, once the digital image is uploaded to my computer, it’s pretty trivial to crop out the parts unrelated to the main subject.

Thus far, I’ve generally avoided photographing bums, drunks, crazies, and homeless people. There are a few of them around, and they would certainly create some dramatic pictures; but they generally don’t want to be photographed, and I don’t want to feel like I’m taking advantage of them. I’m still looking for opportunities to take some "sympathetic" pictures of such people, which might inspire others to reach out and help them. We’ll see how it goes …

The only other thing I’ve noticed, thus far, is that while there are lots of interesting people to photograph, there are far, far, far more people who are not so interesting. They’re probably fine people, and they might even be more interesting than the ones I’ve photographed … but there was just nothing memorable about them.

Diptych – burning car next to garage
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Image by OldOnliner
Example of how B&W brings out details otherwise lost in color hues. Usually see this in low light and extreme contrasts.

(I’d probably have helped, too, if I’d remembered to reset the camera’s white balance before shooting these.)

This is what I woke up to at 2:30 am. Well, not exactly… What I really woke up to was my wife running around yelling "Dennis’ barn is burning down!" The sound of the roof collapsing probably woke her. I have a later shot that shows a propane tank exploding, but it’s pretty blurred.

As seen from the window next to my computer in our dining room about 10 minutes after wife woke me up (and after I got off the phone with 911) when I woke up enough to realize I have 2 cameras sitting next to me on the desk!

Forgot to change settings though… it was set for WB=cloudy from earlier on Saturday’s walk. Actually, the battery and CF card were both out of camera so I had to reload everything before I could take this shot. Camera’s clock is an hour off for some reason.

It’s pretty obvious the fire started in back corner (left), near the wood burner stove/heater.

Here’s a short BDN article on the fire – http://www.beloitdailynews.com/articles/2008/02/04/news/news06.txt


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Getting ready to head back from Florida…

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Getting ready to head back from Florida…
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Image by Helzer
This all fit into the black roller duffel in the pic…so much for packing light.


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I’m back with my second dog

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I’m back with my second dog
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Image by Ed Yourdon
Note: this photo was published in a Dec 13, 2010 blog titled Where to learn dog grooming from home?

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I had walked up to the corner of 73rd Street and Amsterdam, then turned around and headed south…. at the corner of 72nd Street, the same young woman that I had noticed a moment earlier, with the fluorescent red hair, came zooming around the corner — with a different dog.

It turns out that she works at a dog-grooming place around the corner, on 72nd Street, and she was taking one dog after another out for some sunshine, fresh air, and an opportunity to poop on the sidewalk. Busy girl…

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This is the continuation of a photo-project that I began in the summer of 2008: a random collection of "interesting" people in a broad stretch of the Upper West Side of Manhattan — between 72nd Street and 104th Street, especially along Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue.

As I indicated when I started this project in 2008, I don’t like to intrude on people’s privacy, so I normally use a telephoto lens in order to photograph them while they’re still 50-100 feet away from me; but that means I have to continue focusing my attention on the people and activities half a block away, rather than on what’s right in front of me.

I’ve also learned that, in many cases, the opportunities for an interesting picture are very fleeting — literally a matter of a couple of seconds, before the person(s) in question move on, turn away, or stop doing whatever was interesting. So I’ve learned to keep the camera switched on (which contradicts my traditional urge to conserve battery power), and not worry so much about zooming in for a perfectly-framed picture … after all, once the digital image is uploaded to my computer, it’s pretty trivial to crop out the parts unrelated to the main subject.

Thus far, I’ve generally avoided photographing bums, drunks, crazies, and homeless people. There are a few of them around, and they would certainly create some dramatic pictures; but they generally don’t want to be photographed, and I don’t want to feel like I’m taking advantage of them. I’m still looking for opportunities to take some "sympathetic" pictures of such people, which might inspire others to reach out and help them. We’ll see how it goes …

The only other thing I’ve noticed, thus far, is that while there are lots of interesting people to photograph, there are far, far, far more people who are not so interesting. They’re probably fine people, and they might even be more interesting than the ones I’ve photographed … but there was just nothing memorable about them.

Cheap parking — really cheap!
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Image by Ed Yourdon
This guy was handing out leaflets on the northeast corner of Broadway & 73rd St., across the street from Verdi Square.

His leaflet says "Parking – 8.95", which I assume is a monthly figure for a nearby parking garage.

Behind him is the statuesque bank building, which is now part of the Apple Bank empire, and also a luxury condo.

Two days later, this same kid showed up across the street, in front of the 72nd St. subway entrance at the north end of Verdi Square — wearing a black t-shirt instead of this white one. See this picture to see what it looks like…

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This is part of an evolving photo-project, which will probably continue throughout the summer of 2008, and perhaps beyond: a random collection of "interesting" people in a broad stretch of the Upper West Side of Manhattan — between 72nd Street and 104th Street, especially along Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue.

I don’t like to intrude on people’s privacy, so I normally use a telephoto lens in order to photograph them while they’re still 50-100 feet away from me; but that means I have to continue focusing my attention on the people and activities half a block away, rather than on what’s right in front of me.

I’ve also learned that, in many cases, the opportunities for an interesting picture are very fleeting — literally a matter of a couple of seconds, before the person(s) in question move on, turn away, or stop doing whatever was interesting. So I’ve learned to keep the camera switched on (which contradicts my traditional urge to conserve battery power), and not worry so much about zooming in for a perfectly-framed picture … after all, once the digital image is uploaded to my computer, it’s pretty trivial to crop out the parts unrelated to the main subject.

For the most part, I’ve deliberately avoided photographing bums, drunks, homeless people, and crazy people. There are a few of them around, and they would certainly create some dramatic pictures; but they generally don’t want to be photographed, and I don’t want to feel like I’m taking advantage of them. I’m still looking for opportunities to take some "sympathetic" pictures of such people, which might inspire others to reach out and help them. We’ll see how it goes …

The only other thing I’ve noticed, thus far, is that while there are lots of interesting people to photograph, there are far, far, *far* more people who are *not* so interesting. They’re probably fine people, and they might even be more interesting than the ones I’ve photographed … but there was just nothing memorable about them.

DSC03679
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Image by AndyPhotos715
This is the setup for the photo with the 2 rings and heart shadows

canon 40d, 70-200 f/4
dictionary with 2 rings….snake ‘Grill" light to the right, hand crank flashlight to the left on the yellow chair.

A bit difficult to see but the camera is tethered to the computer. The computer screen is showing the Live View feature of the camera.

Oh and for the actual photos, the overhead lights are OFF thus the 25 sec exposure at f/11 ISO 400

The flashlights are LEDs….I tried smaller "pen lights" (2 AA battery flashlights) but they threw an uneven light which illuminated the rings strangely. LEDs are a bit more focused so the shadows looked a bit crisper.


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UPS to Inverter Conversion APC Back UPS 650 Part 2 of 2

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Part 2 of 2 In this series I convert an APC Back UPS 650 into a standalone inverter / battery maintainer / UPS / power conditioner. I test the unit, do a very general overview of how it works, upgrade it’s power and runtime capabilities, and add extra cooling while explaining how and why I did each step along the way. I enjoy tinkering with old equipment and thought I’d make two projects out of one by creating this video at the same time. Enjoy. Now see the followup video here: youtu.be


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Eskimo girl from the back…

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Eskimo girl from the back…
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Image by Ed Yourdon
This young woman was standing on Broadway, with her back to me, around 93rd Street. I thought she looked like an Eskimo…

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This is the continuation of a photo-project that I began in the summer of 2008: a random collection of "interesting" people in a broad stretch of the Upper West Side of Manhattan — between 72nd Street and 104th Street, especially along Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue.

As I indicated when I started this project in 2008, I don’t like to intrude on people’s privacy, so I normally use a telephoto lens in order to photograph them while they’re still 50-100 feet away from me; but that means I have to continue focusing my attention on the people and activities half a block away, rather than on what’s right in front of me.

I’ve also learned that, in many cases, the opportunities for an interesting picture are very fleeting — literally a matter of a couple of seconds, before the person(s) in question move on, turn away, or stop doing whatever was interesting. So I’ve learned to keep the camera switched on (which contradicts my traditional urge to conserve battery power), and not worry so much about zooming in for a perfectly-framed picture … after all, once the digital image is uploaded to my computer, it’s pretty trivial to crop out the parts unrelated to the main subject.

Thus far, I’ve generally avoided photographing bums, drunks, crazies, and homeless people. There are a few of them around, and they would certainly create some dramatic pictures; but they generally don’t want to be photographed, and I don’t want to feel like I’m taking advantage of them. I’m still looking for opportunities to take some "sympathetic" pictures of such people, which might inspire others to reach out and help them. We’ll see how it goes …

The only other thing I’ve noticed, thus far, is that while there are lots of interesting people to photograph, there are far, far, far more people who are not so interesting. They’re probably fine people, and they might even be more interesting than the ones I’ve photographed … but there was just nothing memorable about them.

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center: Space exhibit panorama (misc)
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Image by Chris Devers
Uploaded by Eye-Fi.

Bessie, you aren’t *seriously* trying to tell me that your hat is as cool as mine, are you?
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Image by Ed Yourdon
This was taken on one of the "Broadway Mall" benches separating the uptown and downtown lanes of Broadway, at 94th Street.

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This is the continuation of a photo-project that I began in the summer of 2008: a random collection of "interesting" people in a broad stretch of the Upper West Side of Manhattan — between 72nd Street and 104th Street, especially along Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue.

As I indicated when I started this project in 2008, I don’t like to intrude on people’s privacy, so I normally use a telephoto lens in order to photograph them while they’re still 50-100 feet away from me; but that means I have to continue focusing my attention on the people and activities half a block away, rather than on what’s right in front of me.

I’ve also learned that, in many cases, the opportunities for an interesting picture are very fleeting — literally a matter of a couple of seconds, before the person(s) in question move on, turn away, or stop doing whatever was interesting. So I’ve learned to keep the camera switched on (which contradicts my traditional urge to conserve battery power), and not worry so much about zooming in for a perfectly-framed picture … after all, once the digital image is uploaded to my computer, it’s pretty trivial to crop out the parts unrelated to the main subject.

Thus far, I’ve generally avoided photographing bums, drunks, crazies, and homeless people. There are a few of them around, and they would certainly create some dramatic pictures; but they generally don’t want to be photographed, and I don’t want to feel like I’m taking advantage of them. I’m still looking for opportunities to take some "sympathetic" pictures of such people, which might inspire others to reach out and help them. We’ll see how it goes …

The only other thing I’ve noticed, thus far, is that while there are lots of interesting people to photograph, there are far, far, far more people who are not so interesting. They’re probably fine people, and they might even be more interesting than the ones I’ve photographed … but there was just nothing memorable about them.


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Welcome back to my unboxing and giveaway ViDs.

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Just wanted to get back into YouTube via an www.mygearstore.com unboxing and giveaway. Please listen to the directions at the end of the video on how to get in on this Giveaway. There will be another Giveaway/ Review ViD on the Switcheasy Torrent case. Stay tuned. Forthose who want to follow me on twitter and get any inside info, follow me here: twitter.com For those that want to be made aware when I start a BlogTV, Go here: www.blogtv.com and subscribe to me in the middle of the page for SMS text or twitter for show starting announcements.


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How to Bring a dead rechargeable battery back to life

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Problem: The battery in my R/C car wouldn’t charge. This can happen sometimes when NiMH and NiCad batteries go without use for long periods of time. Solution: Voltage Blast! Please use caution as batteries can SPLODE! Also, I have no idea if this works on lithium type batteries. There are no guarantees that this will work and this could cause damage to your… Everything. In this case I used an AC/DC adaptor to give a 4.8V 150mAh NiMH battery made for a Losi Micro T/B/DT Remote Control Car a Voltage Blast. It works almost like a defibrillator on a heart shocking the battery back to life. This poor video quality comes from the front facing camera on an iPad 2
Video Rating: 4 / 5


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Toshiba laptop battery PA3166U-1BRS charger PCB back

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Toshiba laptop battery PA3166U-1BRS charger PCB back
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Image by Uwe Hermann
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Toshiba laptop battery PA3166U-1BRS charger PCB back right
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Image by Uwe Hermann
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What!? She’s bringin Shexy Back!!

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Just dancin, and such. NOTE: I am sad to say my videos will be less frequent because my laptop’s battery fried, so unless I get some donations to my paypal… Just Kidding…. Or am I? “Bringing Sexy Back” ~Justin Timberlake


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