Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Art of VAIO event



I've always loved how VAIO laptops look. Apparently, Sony's not blind to this, launching a bunch of new laptops in an event called "The Art of VAIO". The event was held at the Ayala Museum (where else?) last Tuesday. Third World Nerd was there. Prepare for pretty laptops, people.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Third World Nerd is 100 posts old!



Woohoo! So Legend of Zelda is now 25 years old. My baby boy is 6 months old. And Third World Nerd is 100 posts old.


On that note, I just read yesterday that blogs are on the way out. I both agree and disagree. Yes, plenty of kids are moving to Tumblr and Facebook, but social media actually helps blogs. The blog is changing, becoming less about what I ate today (that's for Facebook), less about my picture for the day (Tumblr) and more about real stories, which is fine with me. That reminds me, I really have to start promoting this blog...

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

SLR Magic Toy Lens photo samples



As promised, here are the samples from my new lens, the 26mm, f/1.4 Toy Lens. Click on the images below for a larger view.

Monday, February 21, 2011

SLR Magic Toy Lens unboxing



This little package arrived on Valentine's Day. It's SLR Magic's Toy Lens (26mm f/1.4) for Micro Four Thirds cameras. My wife bought it for me after hearing me talk about it for days on end. Yes, she loves me! Was first convinced about getting this lens from Steve Huff's blog. So far, it's proven to be a fantastic and fun lens. It's super bright, super swirly, and I've been loving it all week. Before I upload samples, here's an unboxing:

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

My hard drive is corrupt!

First, allegations against the AFP, and now this. And I thought I'd be able to get back into the swing of blogging... I have a number of posts lined up already. Then last night, I had to force quit Aperture (the program is so slow it often looks like it's frozen) and that action corrupted my hard drive. Curse you, Aperture! Ironically, one of the posts was a long one about Aperture and how it's changed my life. Guess I'll be editing that post because it potentially KILLED my digital life.


I actually run six external HDDs of varying age and size, with varying degrees of backup, but this particular HDD had all my photos and my iTunes library in it. Until I recover my data, I may be gone for a while. Crossing my fingers. Sorry for the extended delay...