Archive for the ‘hardware’ Category

Tiles

March 29, 2014

An upgrade saving you 150 €!

An upgrade saving you 150 €!


Here’s another IT-related post. A while ago, Microsoft introduced it’s first computer in decades (or ever, I’m not sure). It is called “Surface” (more…)

Deluxe NerdBook

November 17, 2013

Checking up on gcc in a full-screen terminal. Nerdy enough for ya?

Checking up on gcc in a full-screen terminal. Nerdy enough for ya?


Hi, I’m back! I didn’t go AWOL, (more…)

Against the Grain

July 17, 2013

Nikon F6, Nikkor 105 DC at f/2.8, Kodak Tri-X developed in Diafine, scanned with  Nikon Coolscan 5000, Nik Silver Efex 2

Nikon F6, Nikkor 105 DC at f/2.8, Kodak Tri-X developed in Diafine, scanned with Nikon Coolscan 5000, Nik Silver Efex 2


Ricoh GR (APS-C sized sensor),  ISO 400, 18,3 mm lens at f/4.0. 1/40, camera flash as fill-in

Ricoh GR (APS-C sized sensor), ISO 400, 18,3 mm lens at f/4.0. 1/40, camera flash as fill-in


These two photos stand for two very distinct modes of photography I’m using currently. (more…)

newton:~ chammann$: locate fancontrol

April 10, 2013

The front plastic panel is a bit shoddy, but it's running well. And LOUD!

The front plastic panel is a bit shoddy, but it’s running well. And LOUD!


Fished myself a server out of the ‘bay, an IBM eSeries xServer 345. Two dual-core Xeons 3.2, (more…)

This Machine Photographs People

September 15, 2012

The Ricoh GRD IV camera is a fluke on the market of small-sensor, compact digital cameras. It is made for photographers (more…)

A Bout of Luddism

March 19, 2012

The Yngwie Strat ain't so bad, but I'd rather take my Martin

The Yngwie Strat ain't so bad, but I'd rather take my Martin


I’m leaving today for a week’s worth of medical convention in Düsseldorf. Deciding what pieces of gear to take with me has been an interesting debate with myself. (more…)

Leaving the Walled Garden

March 9, 2012

Drinking the Hacker Kool-Aid

Drinking the Hacker Kool-Aid


I’ve finally had it with Apple (more…)

Really Right For The Wrong Purpose

November 3, 2011

Lauchagrund at dusk

Lauchagrund at dusk


Leicas are for street photography, right? Perhaps reportage and situational portraits, too.
But then, the newest incarnation of the Leica M Gestalt is one of the best digital cameras on the market. It’d be a shame to limit it’s potential to hand-held use. And as every photographer worth his salt knows, the simplest way to make your photos sharper is to use a tripod.
A Leica on a tripod is an abomination. But not with this: (more…)

Old Lenses, Good Enough?

October 25, 2011

Old scooters are certainly good enough, and stylish, too!

Old scooters are certainly good enough, and stylish, too!


Ok, second post about my experiences with the Leica M9. As seems to be the case with all high-resolution digital cameras (and the Leica M9 can surely be counted among them, if not for it’s 18 MPix then of course for the lack of an anti-aliasing filter in front of the sensor), it is very demanding of the lenses you use. For example, (more…)

Hackbrett

August 21, 2011

A tablet computer for makers, not consumers

A tablet computer for makers, not consumers


Or so Cory Doctorow would say. Though he’s had an awful lot of pro-iPad articles on boing-boing lately. Anyway …
To get the bottom line out of the way: (more…)