Another One Bites the Dust

Another One Bites the Dust

We have had a crisis here at Casa Lulu. The monitor on my seven year old Gateway refused to power up this morning. It was time and frankly, I’m glad it died because it had an annoying blue stripe down the side of it that has been a pain since I used Windex to clean it about six months ago. It gave me an excuse to go get a new monitor like the one I have on my new PC.

To make sure it would work on the old machine, I took the monitor off the new PC and installed it on the old one (with a great deal of ‘help’ from Lulu). Notice how they always manage to get between you and what you are trying to do?

It worked great so I loaded the girl up and we headed to the local computer store. The monitor I wanted was out of stock of course but they had one at their store across town. They could have it for me in maybe a couple of hours.

Great!

Lulu and I went to the park. It’s a balmy 38° here right now and we walked until we got the call. Came back home and Lulu helped once again as I installed the new monitor on my new PC.

Crisis averted. I’m back on the new machine right now and there is a screensaver running on the old one.

Posted by Lulu & Ken (cheneworthgap.com) on 2010-01-13 19:34:02

Tagged: , Gateway , monitor

The replacement monitor.

The replacement monitor.

The replacement monitor is a used Dell E151FPb I found at the local flea market. It’s still in good shape despite some dust and a missing AC cable.

The only drawbacks are the fact the monitor isn’t widescreen, and the native resolution is 1024×768 (my old monitor was 1680×1050). Given how old my desktop PC is (named Jasper), I may save a new widescreen monitor for a new computer I have been wanting to build myself since last summer.

Posted by cpd2005 on 2010-02-06 08:23:24

Tagged: , dsu , madison , sd , dorm , room , dell , e151fpb , monitor , lcd , flat , panel

Eastern Sierra Sunrise Timelapse

Eastern Sierra Sunrise Timelapse

I have a lot of timelapse sequences that I haven’t gotten around to processing yet, but here’s one from sunrise this morning!

Timelapse videos are easy to create on your DSLR. There are many software packages which will facilitate the process, some better than others, but I’ll describe the simple and relatively low cost workflow that I currently use. You’ll need software on your PC which can convert a sequence of JPEG files to timelapse video. I use VirtualDub (free download) to create an AVI format video, then I use MPEG Streamclip (free download) to convert the huge .AVI file to a much smaller (albeit lower quality) MPEG-4 for online use. Here’s the process from shooting to finished video:

Clean your camera sensor. It is hard enough to remove dust from one image… picture having to do that 300 times. Even copying dust removal from one image to the others, the data changes over time (from shot to shot), so it really won’t work well across the whole sequence. It’s far, far better to remove the dust up front. Clean your camera sensor!.

Put your camera on a sturdy tripod. Install a fully charged battery and a blank, freshly-formatted memory card which can handle several hundred images.

Compose your image expecting to lose some of the vertical information if you’ll convert the sequence to HD video with a narrow HD shape (16:9 aspect ratio).

Manually focus your camera and switch off automatic focus. If you forget to do this, your camera will insert delays in the sequence as it hunts for focus, making the playback jerky at best. Worst case, your camera may lose focus and you’ll end up with a whole lot of blurry images.

Make some test shots to determine best exposure. If practical, set exposure manually so it won’t change from shot to shot and cause flashing (flicker) as different exposures come up during playback. If the light will change a lot during shooting (sunrise and sunset), you can use automatic exposure, but then the exposure during the video is artificially stagnant, and you’ll need to to "deflicker" the timelapse to reduce flashing from frame to frame when producing the video. You will learn some very interesting and important things about your DLSR in this process! When your DSLR changes the exposure up or down 1/3 stop from shot to shot, simply "fixing" the exposure during editing will not result in similar-looking images from shot to shot! Even adjacent images taken a fraction of a second apart may have different white balance, and a slight exposure change also affects contrast, color saturation, and so on. Once you’ve gone through the process a few times your whole approach will change and you’ll try to maximize quality and consistency in-camera, not during editing.

Shoot several hundred images in a row. You can make the timing from frame to frame consistent using an Intervalometer Trigger (external timer), or you can simply hit the shutter release over and over (perhaps use the display of the prior image on the camera rear LCD as your cue to trigger the next shot and keep them at a fairly consistent rate). Remember that your finished product will be 30 frames per second, so you’ll need 300 images for each 10 seconds of video. I recommend shooting in RAW format so you can adjust the exposures during editing, especially if you shoot at sunrise or sunset where the light will change over the course of your timelapse.

Read your camera’s files into your editing software and crop them to the 16:9 aspect ratio of HD video. Remember that you have far more resolution in your DSLR than you need for HD video, so you can perform a "digital zoom" and focus on only a portion of your original camera image. Software strong in batch editing such as Adobe Lightroom (free trial available) will enable you to apply a consistent crop, exposure adjustments and even spot removal across the entire sequence of images. You’ll also want to impose one consistent white balance across the entire sequence. Some video processing software (such as Adobe Premiere I believe) will even let you specify a starting crop and a different finishing crop, then calculate a zoom and pan across your sequence of images.

Save your files in sRGB JPEG format at 1280 x 720 resolution for video to be used on sites like YouTube or Flickr that only allow smaller 720p HD format video, or save them at 1920 x 1080 resolution for 1080p video to be uploaded to sites such as Vimeo. If you’ll use the VirtualDub software, it will want you to point to the first image in the sequence then look for a sequential numbered file, so if you used automatic exposure bracketing while shooting you may be editing and saving every third file, but you can rename them sequentially so VirtualDub can order them properly.

Read the sequence into VirtualDub. It’s important to notice when trying to import them that in the dialog box where you’re looking for the first file to select, the file format has a drop-down menu which enables you to specify that it should look for an image sequence in JPG format.

Add filters as desired, in the order that you want them to apply. For example, Virtualdub can crop and resize larger JPEGs, perform sharpening at the new lower resolution, and you can search for and install a third party "MSU deflicker" filter to improve image consistency from frame to frame across the whole video. Check your frame rate and for maximum quality (but shorter result) change the default 10 frames per second to 30.

Save the video in AVI format. That’s a very high quality format, so it may save a file of a gigabyte or more! Enjoy this high quality file on your computer (or read it into video editing software to burn it to Blue-Ray DVD).

To create smaller files for online sharing, read your .AVI file into MPEG Streamclip. Save to MPEG-4, playing with quality vs. file size tradeoffs until the results are what you want.

Upload your results to your favorite video sharing site. That’s it! It takes a little more planning to pull off well and a little more time to produce the finished result, but you can produce some amazing videos.

For more information on shooting timelapse sequences, I recommend browsing the discussion forums over on www.Timescapes.org.

A slightly expanded version of these instructions, with links to the software downloads, may be found on my blog, MyPhotoGuides.com.

Posted by Jeffrey Sullivan on 2010-11-19 06:45:12

Tagged: , sunset , timelapse , HD , 720P , video , Monitor , Pass , clouds , Jeff , Sullivan , landscape , nature , California , USA , photo , Copyright , November , 2010 , Eastern , Sierra , Canon , EOS , 5D mark II

Fitness Tracker Foero Smart Bracelet Heart Rate Monitor and Blood Pressure Steps Tracker Bluetooth 4.0 Sports Wristband Pedometer IP67 Waterproof HD Touch Screen for Android and IOS

Fitness Tracker Foero Smart Bracelet Heart Rate Monitor and Blood Pressure Steps Tracker Bluetooth 4.0 Sports Wristband Pedometer IP67 Waterproof HD Touch Screen for Android and IOS

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Key Features:
Tracks steps,heart rate,walking distance,calories burnt,sleep quality,Blood pressure.
-Call and message Reminder
-Turn the wrist light screen
-Recording the daily goals
-Camera Control
-Heart rate monitor

Detection of heart rate:
-Real-time testing and every 30 mins automatically save data to APP;
-Under the heart rate detecting interface,wait 6-7 seconds,will display real-time heart rate , it will keep this continuously track about 60 seconds,and the data will not save to APP.

Blood pressure:Normal and Personal
-Generally please select Normal model.
-If you are hypertension or hypotension,please select Personal mode,and select on My Device of Personal mode and set your data as well on settings at the same time.

Sleep Monitor:
-Automatic monitoring sleep duration and sleep quality, sleep can view the trend to improve sleep, and through the vibration alarm clock wake you quietly.
-The sleep monitor will start form 9:00 PM to 9:00 AM.

Sedentary reminder:
-Remind you to leave the seat for just the right amount of exercise.

Specification:

CPU: Nordic N51822
Bluetooth Version: 4.0
Sensor: 3D Gravity Sensor
Trap Material: Silicone
Stand By: 5-7 days
Battery Capacity: 90mAh
Dust-proof &Waterproof: IP67
Battery: Built-in rechargeable lithium battery
System Requirement: Android 4.3 And Above, IOS8.0 And Above

What You Get:
1 x Smart Bracelet
1 x Charging Cable
1 x User Manual

Kindly NOTE:This device not for medical use,test data just for reference.

If you have any questions for the product, please feel free to contact us. We will reply you ASAP.

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Posted by Sales Store on 2017-12-04 07:48:22

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Friendly Fungus

Friendly Fungus

Shot on Ilford HP5 with an Olympus OM-20.

This is my first unsupervised attempt at home developing; the negatives ended up attracting a lot of dust and marks but it was a learning experience…will hopefully be a bit more comfortable next time!

Posted by Air Adam on 2009-02-04 23:52:18

Tagged: , black and white , computer , film , home developed , HP5 , Ilford , mario , mascot , monitor , mushroom , office , olympus , OM-20 , self-developed , toad , work

1999ish – Dave O visits – 1_8 – Clint – downstairs – sitting

1999ish - Dave O visits - 1_8 - Clint - downstairs - sitting

The original downstairs arrangement — barely ever photographed before re-arranging around 2000-2001ish based on Chris M’s new proposed floorplan.

How quaint — we still used CD players! (And VCRs.)

Clint.
sitting.
666 sign, CD player, Ren & Stimpy shirt, TV, blacklight, blinds, bongos, chair, computer, monitor, speaker, stop sign.

before the addition.

downstairs, Clint and Carolyn’s house, Alexandria, Virginia.

1999.

… Read my blog at ClintJCL.wordpress.com
… Read Carolyn’s blog at CarolynCASL.wordpress.com

BACKSTORY: Dave O visited and took some pictures. I hadn’t seen these until I ran out of pictures to upload and tweet’ed that I need more pictures of mine. He sent them right away! Nice! I did a lot of work to remove the dust specs and to try to fix the color/brightness/sharpness. Dave had one of the first digital cameras ever — the Sony Mavica, which used floppy discs.

Posted by Rev. Xanatos Satanicos Bombasticos (ClintJCL) on 2009-04-13 17:38:28

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New Product Cell Phone Charms Found In: Cell Phone Accessories Headphone Cases Found In: Electronics > Audio Video Accessories & Parts > Headphone Accessories Other Headphone Accessories Found In: Electronics > Audio Video Accessories & Parts > Headphone

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Posted by Nguyuhe Esih Dicekeli on 2014-02-28 09:36:00

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20150317 – Thailog – 0 – 0 – full case tour – MVI_0306 (shrunk) (CUT OFF ON FLICKR–VIEW FULL ON YOUTUBE INSTEAD!)

20150317 - Thailog - 0 - 0 - full case tour - MVI_0306 (shrunk) (CUT OFF ON FLICKR--VIEW FULL ON YOUTUBE INSTEAD!)

A full video tour of the awesomeness of my new computer case & motherboard. Prepare to geek out at a way-too-detailed level. However… I wish something like this had existed when I was looking to seleect this case. I would have bought it much faster!! So, here you go guys: A rank amateur tour/review of your case.

This is also the first time I ever brought a computer up to speed without deploying it first: It’s sitting on my ping pong table with a wifi card in it. No wires other than power. Good thing, too, because things didn’t work out at first, I had to ship my motherboard back, and ultimately, had I deployed it before building, I would have had to deploy, undeploy, and redeploy, and that sucks. Physically getting a computer into my setup is taxing.

My case: By far the best I’ve ever owned, though it has a fatal flaw with harddrive noise in certain harddrive cages, and I wish the windows were bigger, and I wish the color-cycling could be automated. But still: This NZXT Phantom 820 Series case was $199.99 from NewEgg. "CA-PH820-M1 Matte Black St" / 2 yr warranty / Steel & Plastic / Power Supply Mounted: Bottom / Motherboard Compatibility: Micro ATX / ATX / Mini ITX / E-ATX / XL-ATX / Side Panel Window / Expansion: External 5.25" Drive Bays:4 / External 3.5" Drive Bays:No / Internal 3.5" Drive Bays:6 / Expansion Slots:9 / Removable Filter / Front Ports: 2xUSB3.0 + 4xUSB2.0 + Audio + SD Card Reader / Fans: 1x140mm Rear + 1x200mm Front + 1x200mm Top + 1x200mm Side Fan / Side Air duct: No / Dimensions:25.59×9.25×24.09" / Weight: 32 lbs / Integrated HUE lighting for illuminating the exterior/interior of your enclosure with option to turn on/off and allow you to customize the colors at your heart’s content / integrated 4 channel digital fan controller with 15 watts per channel and LED indicators that progressively gets brighter on higher speeds / easily removable air filters located in the top+front+side+bottom to prevent dust entry / Adjustable interior pivot 120/140mm fan slot for directional airflow / Removable HDD cage and large storage capacity for 6 hard drives / Stylish acrylic window with a view to show off the interior of your rig / Unrivalled Cooling Capacity to mount up to nine fans for a maximum airflow / Rear I/O white light for visibility in dark environments with a toggle switch / Extruded right side panel for an elegant look and achieves 36mm clearance for cable wire management / Equipped with a stylish pedestal that lifts your enclosure off the ground for increased airflow.

Clint.
building computer.
ASRock X99 WS motherboard, Enermax Revolution87+ power supply, Intel Core i7 5820K CPU, NZXT Phantom 820 computer case, command line, computer fan, harddrive cage, lights, monitor, screen, wires.
Thailog. video.

upstairs, Clint and Carolyn’s house, Alexandria, Virginia.

March 17, 2015.

Posted by Rev. Xanatos Satanicos Bombasticos (ClintJCL) on 2016-05-10 16:19:48

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[61/365] A Slice Of Pi … Early

[61/365] A Slice Of Pi ... Early

I’d like to preface this by saying I’m not really an uber geek. I just like Pi. It’s the coolest number in the world.

π (or pi) is a mathematical constant whose value is the ratio of any circle’s circumference to its diameter. Interestingly enough, it’s also the same value as the ratio of a circle’s area to the square of its radius. I know I should have waited to post this on Pi-Day (March 14th), but this way I get assignment52 done & dusted this week.

Taken for Assignment52 Week 9 :- Numbers.

View It Large On Black

2010 © All rights reserved.

Posted by Michael Hunter on 2010-03-02 04:21:50

Tagged: , michael , hunter , michaeljhunter , canon , 5dmkii , slice , pi , computer , monitor , spreadsheet , 3.14159 , textures , green , 50mm , f1.4 , assignment52-092010 , assignment52 , michaeljhunter.com