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This is a quick overview of the Fobus SP11B compact paddle holster I got in this week. It’s been great so far and I’m impressed with the quality.
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I’m getting rid of gear that I can’t use anymore, and today I have a RaioShack PRO-163 triple-trunking radio scanner on eBay. This retails for $200 and is hard to find in stock.
If you follow any photography news you might have heard that SmugMug recently unveiled a huge new design. I never really cared much for the design of the site previously, but this completely turned it around and after exploring a bit I finally signed up for a Pro account. I’ve been trying to setup a WordPress site for my photography stuff for a while, but it’s very time consuming setting it up for lots of images. SmugMug has great looking portfolios and it’s worth the few bucks to not worry about the hassle of having another WordPress site to manage.
I put a bunch of my images up already, although I have more to do and I’m still trying to organize them into categories and layout I like, but it’s a great overview of some of the things I have been photographing.
You can see my site here: http://spencerscott.smugmug.com
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I’ve been a Gmail user since the beginning, even way before it was public. In the years since it has been my mostly primary e-mail, although I regularly used my (at the time) Live.com accounts as well. I’ve been wanting to fully switch for a while, but it’s not the easiest thing to do with so many online accounts being tied to that one e-mail. I don’t like Gmail for numerous reasons, but the latest being the addition of ads disguised as actual e-mails was enough for me to finally make the full switch. With having Windows 8, Surface, and a Windows Phone, switching fully to Outlook.com is a no-brainer. It obviously works seamlessly with these devices, and the web interface for Outlook.com is so much cleaner and easier to use than Gmail.Read More
For several years I’ve been using the Apple wireless keyboard that came with my iMac. It has held up from use and I really can’t say anything bad about it, aside from the fact it’s small and the wireless version doesn’t come with a numeric pad. I had a coupon for Staples and saw the Logitech K750 wireless solar keyboard was on sale, so I decided to try it out as I was looking for something new.
I went with the Logitech K750 for a couple of reasons. First, I like Logitech and have owned many of their products with pretty much no issues. Second, I liked the fact it’s solar and won’t require any batteries. I need more time to see how this actually works out, but so far I see no problems. Lastly, I like having a full-sized wireless keyboard that has a numeric pad.Read More
After a year of trying out Adobe Creative Cloud, it’s time to say so long. I decided to try out Creative Cloud which was offered at a discounted rate of $29.99 for owners of previous Creative Suite products. Now after that year the price moved up to around $50 a month, so I opted not to renew.
This has nothing to do with the Adobe apps themselves. They are the best tools for design and media creation there is, but the real problem here is the subscription model. As I’ve written about before, Adobe recently moved their entire Creative Suite product line to the cloud that is only available by subscription. There’s no more ‘owning’ the software as we are used to. You pay the monthly fee and you have access to the software. You can’t buy a full license any longer, so if you don’t subscribe you don’t get access to the software.Read More
WindowBlinds 8 is finally out, and I’m excited to start showing off more of it now that the release is done. For year, WindowBlinds has been the top way to change the boring Windows UI into something much more pleasing. WindowBlinds 8 comes with a new user interface, and skinning for both Windows 8 and 7.
I wrote a walkthrough of the new user interface in WindowBlinds 8 to get your familiar with the basic functionality. You can also download the trial or purchase from that article as well, so be sure to check WindowBlinds 8 out.