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30
Jan
08

Nikon D60

Nikon D60
Image from CNET

Hot on the heals of the exciting news of the Canon XSi is the announcement of the Nikon D60. Being the NERD that I am, I couldn’t wait to find out more about the replacement for the D40x. I’ve checked out the feature list and was quite disappointed with it’s lack luster enhancements. Where as the XSi added new features along with the tweaks, the D60 only seems to be a slight revision of the D40x.

The only thing that’s worth noting is the ability to do stop motion video. This new feature will let you do your own version “Wallace and Grommet.”

Canon and Nikon have battle it out very heavily in the entry level digital SLR market. In the last generation (XTi vs D40x) Canon was losing ground to Nikon but now it looks like Canon will be regaining it’s lead. We can only hope that Nikon will come out with a D60x.

[Cnet Article]

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30
Jan
08

Dexter Update

Looks like CTV has picked up this series to air on Sundays starting Feb. 17th, 2008.

I know that Gils didn’t enjoy the show very much, since he fell asleep in the first 15 minutes (see comments on Dexter post) of the show. But, if you are interested, they are showing the pilot episode on the date mentioned above. The 2 seasons have only 12 episodes each, so they have about half the episodes of a regular weekly series per season. Considering that, maybe CTV will be showing the 2 seasons back to back in one year. That way we’ll all be caught up for the 3rd season, when or if (due to the writers strike), it starts airing later this year.

[CTV Article]

25
Jan
08

Canon XSi

Canon XSi
image from CNET

As some of you know, I want to get more into photography. And browsing through some of the pictures on Flickr has been truly inspiring. Thanks to Lina and her mother’s Christmas Gift of a digital camera, I’ve been doubly hooked. Maybe I get obsessively compulsive about things like this. I’ve been drooling over both the Canon Rebel XTi and Nikon 40Dx. Oh, the choices…What should I do? Should I get the Body only and get better lenses? Or, should I get it with the lens (or 2 lens kit for the XTi) and start snapping.

Well, now, thanks to the PMA (Photo Marketing Association) 2008 show, Canon introduced the XSi: the successor to XTi. There are some impressive new features that will make it more appealing to me (and probably many others). Notable features include: Live View, which allows you to frame the shot through the LCD instead of the view finder; Upping of the Megapixel count; DigicIII processor; and a move from CF cards to SD cards.

I guess I will have to keep dreaming about them, because cameras like these are still overkill for my level of photography.

[Cnet Article]

15
Dec
07

Sam’s List

Sam’s list is now up! Check it out here.

21
Nov
07

iLost my iPod

Lost: iPod Nano 2Gb 2nd Gen Nano.

So this Sunday I was shopping Metrotown with Lina and her nephew Tyson when I lost my iPod.   I don’t know exactly how or when, but what I do know is that went AWOL at Metro.  As usual, we were listening to Maroon 5 in the car–Tyson’s favourite band–in the car, so I know that it was still in my possession.  We did our round of shopping, headed back to the car and took off to get my car washed.  I thought it might be a fun experience going through the car wash with Tyson.  Again, he wanted to listen to Maroon 5 but the iPod was nowhere to be found.  Looked in my bag, Lina’s bag, in all the compartments and under the seats.  Nothing.

After the car wash, which took a while because it was busy, we headed back to Metrotown to see if maybe it was dropped by the parking stall we were in.  Nothing.  At this point I had given up on the iPod and decided to go back to Lina’s Mum’s so we could grab her stuff and drop her off at the ferry.  Well on the drive home Tyson said that he was very sad.  I asked him why and he said “because uncle Ryoh lost  his  iPod.”  His one comment cheered me up for the rest of the day.  This guy sure knows how to make me smile.  Too cute.

Anyway, I’m still a little saddened by the loss of my iPod as it was just shy of 6 months old.  Oh well.  I guess it’s my fault for not paying enough attention.

13
Nov
07

Lina’s Christmas Wishlist

Her list is also up on the Wishlist page.

12
Nov
07

Fall Storm

I’m not a heavy sleeper, so this morning I was woken up by the sound of rain pelting against the window. And, because the window is inset slightly from the rest of the building, I knew the window wind was blowing hard. Which presents with a slight problem…I’m on the island. I just checked the Ferry cancellations and the 11am sailings have been cancelled. I was planning to take the 7pm ferry back to Vancouver tonight, but I’ll have to check how sailings are going and go there early.

I wonder if I’ll make it to work tomorrow…