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Nobody ever told me that writing a novel would be this hard…


Nobody ever told me that writing a novel would be this hard…
Laptop Batteries

Image by Ed Yourdon
Note: this photo was published in an Aug 13, 2009 blog titled "Should You Start a Travel Blog?" It was also published in a Nov 30, 2009 blog titled "How to Rehab Your Laptop’s Battery."

Moving into 2010, it was published in a Mar 15, 2010 blog titled "Much Ado about Self-Publishing." It was also published in an Apr 5, 2010 blog titled "Nobody ever told me that writing a novel would be this hard…" And it was published in a Nov 10, 2010 blog titled "Likealittle the New Anoncon?" It was also published in an Aug 8, 2011 blog titled "Key Tips for Super Effective Writing." And it was published in a Nov 25, 2011 blog titled "6 Tips For Beating Writer’s Block."

Moving into 2012, the photo was published in a Jun 23, 2012 Stop1Time blog posting whose caption is written in a script/font that I’m unable to copy or reproduce here…


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.

Day 234: Power Cuts
Laptop Batteries

Image by zzathras777
While in Islamabad the hotel was experiencing "planned" power cuts. every time they took place (at regular intervals of around 3 hours or so) there would be a few moments of darkness until the generator kicked back in. Thankfully the laptop battery had some charge.

Strobist: SB800 set at 1/128th power with diffuser dome sitting on keyboard of laptop and facing up – optical remote mode. Manual exposure. Camera on self timer. Triggered by manual 1/128th power on camera flash. Mirror used to avoid on camera flash showing in picture.

This suffered from leaving the camera on ISO 800 – again! :-(

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Always Innovating TouchBook – The coolest computer ever!!!


Always Innovating have announced a new ARM based touch screen/tablet computer, which they plan to start shipping the US in May/June with a price starting at 9. The Touch Book will come with the Touch Book OS, based on the Angström Linux distribution. The company says the Touch Book is not limited to their OS and that it’s possible to “install many operating systems on the device, including Google Android, Ubuntu, Angstrom, and Windows CE, though we would not recommend the latter.” The Touch Book motherboard is based on the Beagle Board and the schematics for it have been released under the GPL by Always Innovating. With an 8.9″ diagonal 1024 by 600 resolution touch screen and an ability to play up to 720p video content, the Touch Book is being sold as a companion to, rather than a replacement for, a user’s main machine. The Touch Book sports a number of unique features in a small device. The keyboard is detachable, allowing the device to used as just a tablet, and the back of the tablet is magnetic, letting a user stick the device to a fridge or other metallic surface. The device weighs less than two pounds, but offers a ten to fifteen hour battery life. However, there is a catch; the two parts of the Touch Book, the tablet and the keyboard, have their own separate batteries. The tablet alone has 3 to 5 hours battery life, with the keyboard battery extending that to the ten to fifteen hours. Another interesting design feature is the inclusion of internal USB ports
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The New MacBook Pro Family-The Greenest Notebook Battery ever


At Apple,we’re always looking for ways to advance the performance of our portable products like the MacBook Pro.Now,the MacBook Pro Family has the worlds greenest notebook batteries,offering 7 hours for the 13-15-inch models and 8 hours on the 17-inch model on a single charge.Also included is adaptive charging,which reduces the wear and tear on the battery by varying the voltage and in Snow leopard,it can tell you what’s the condition of your battery.Unlike other notebook batteries(eg:TOSHIBA Satellite L100 which has a removable battery),the batteries in the MacBook Pro family offer 3x the recharges and 3x the lifespan of the notebook,which is equivalent to 1000 recharges.Is now available on the White MacBook.No Copyright Infringement/Violation intended.Credit goes to Apple.I LOVE YOU APPLE.MY MACBOOK PRO WITH THAT BATTERY FROM YOU IS THE BEST!!!!

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HP ‘s Worst Laptop Ever – Pavilion ZD8000 -


This is the infamous Hewlett Packard Pavilion ZD 8000 Laptop. This HP Entertainment Notebook PC is the Worst laptop I have ever owned since 1998. In late 2005 it cost me $ 1560. ( I remember I did a serious laptop selecting search) but unfortunately I decided to safe 0 , gave HP a vote of trust and buy this laptop instead other brands I have owned before.It was a terrible mistake. Many users worldwide have experienced Lot of problems with this HP Laptop, and hundred of claims have been sent to HP. HP does not want to recognize the responsibility in the poor design of this HP equipment that was top of the line only 3 years ago. Overheating due inadequate and poor desing laptop ventilation or cooling system. Battery Pack overheating problems forced in HP to recall bateries in 2008. Display problems showing vertical lines on Screen If you Google: ” HP ZD8000 vertical lines ” you will get a huge amount of desperate users trying to solve the situation. The purpose of this video is to ask ZD8000 owners around the world to join internet protests and claims that have been experienced with this laptop:Uploading videos in Youtube, sending emails to HP, forcing HP to recall defective computers. If you are thinking of buying a laptop, please do not waste your money in Brands that are not responsible of their mistakes. A little History: Just one month after warranty expirexd: my Dimm Memory Card need to be replaced: It Cost me around 0.(Technicians told me that the cause was the

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