Saturday, April 28, 2007

Arrivals and departures

posted for shutterday.com

8:50 pm
f/7.1
30 sec
iso 400
tripod

Anybody seen a macro lens around here?

Click to enlarge the shots!



A few barn spiders live around our house and I took a few shots tonight with my new macro. After picking and cropping the best shots to post, I have the WORST case of the heebie jeebies!
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Useful post of the week:

Maintenance Schedules, Recalls and Technical Service Bulletins

Keeping up with the maintenance ride? Head on over to Edmunds to see the Manufacturer's Recommended Maintenance Schedule plus any available Recall or Technical Service Bulletin information for your vehicle.


http://www.edmunds.com/maintenance/vehicle.do



via lifehacker

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Duck conversations


Her: It's raining.

Him: Yup.

Her: I'm talking to you.

Him: Yup.



f/6.4
1/30 sec
iso 400
212 mm
handheld

(taken from our front door across the street - in the rain at 6:30 pm. yeah, I'm loving my new lens)

selfless



f/5.6
1/160 sec
iso 160
109 mm
handheld

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

It's a Kestrel. No, wait.... it's a Mourning Dove


And she's living in a tree in our yard, on a nest. I drove around her on Sunday with the lawn mower and she didn't move a muscle. I hear they taste like chicken?

f/2.8
1/160
iso 400
aperture priority
tripod

Friday, April 20, 2007

Saturday, April 7, 2007

Google Voice Local Search

Google Voice Local Search is Google’s experimental service to make local-business search accessible over the phone.

To try this service, just dial 1-800-GOOG-411 (1-800-466-4411) from any phone.

Using this service, you can:

  • search for a local business by name or category.
    You can say "Giovanni's Pizzeria" or just "pizza".

  • get connected to the business, free of charge.

  • get the details by SMS if you’re using a mobile phone.
    Just say "text message".

And it's free. Google doesn’t charge you a thing for the call or for connecting you to the business. Regular phone charges may apply, based on your telephone service provider.

Note: Google Voice Local Search is still in its experimental stage. It may not be available at all times and may not work for all users. We’re fine-tuning the service to get better at recognizing your requests. It’s currently only available in English, in the US, for US business listings.

Sunday, April 1, 2007

It's April Fools Day at Google

Google TiSP (BETA) is a fully functional, end-to-end system that provides in-home wireless access by connecting your commode-based TiSP wireless router to one of thousands of TiSP Access Nodes via fiber-optic cable strung through your local municipal sewage lines.

Check out the product page.