Jan 302013
 
Are you ready???

After looking on the internet for a Sony Alpha SDK, I found that one does not exist. I would have thought that someone would have done some work, but at last I found nothing! I will not promises the world with my attempt at an SDK. I just want to be able to take a photo via USB and download it to my computer (tablet/laptop). Since my tablet is Android it is safe to assume I will have something that will be use-able by you Linux folks. I think this task should be pretty easy and I am setting the goal of a week to knock something out and toss it into GIT. Also, code will be licensed open source with and option to buy a commercial licensed.

If you live in Northern Ohio Cleveland area and have NEX or Alpha camera and want to help; send me a message! Realistically the SDK will only support the A700, unless people are willing to loan me other Sony cameras.

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Oct 022012
 
Server room

If you see my site go down (shouldn’t happen) I am moving my site to EC2. This has nothing to do with Media Temple, they offer a great service. However if I am going to move to a dedicated machine I want load balancing and easy growth. I will still be hosting some of my Dedicated virtual servers with Media Temple.

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Sep 262012
 
Binary Finary

After the recent “attack” from a mirror site of Source Forge. I decided, I also need to check MD5 check-sums on windows machines. You can read about the “backdoor” that was added into phpMyAdmin here: http://sourceforge.net/blog/phpmyadmin-back-door/

I have installed HashCheck Shell Extension. This allows me to just right click and see a property page with check-sums!

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Sep 192012
 
Xbox 360 buttons

I have played World of Warcraft since the game came out. I took breaks and skipped most of The Burning Crusade. Recently, with cross realm zones; I find it really hard to enjoy the world. I chose a low population server for a reason. I like to buy/sell/trade in video games. I feel this is a huge “bug” as they did not merge the auction houses. I am left with more questions and Blizzard has yet to discuss concerns. On the bright side Blizzard did refund my pre-order!

While I had another friend recently leave because he didn’t like the idea of the new expansion. We looked at new games. We started with the Tera Online 7 day trial. After 3 days of playing, we purchased the full game. I am happy with the game. I can use my Xbox 360 controller; While not exact, it does do the job while questing. I will post more about Tera when I get to a higher level. Right now, I am playing a lancer.

Photo credit: Alfred Hermida / Foter.com / CC BY-NC-SA

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