Saturday, November 10, 2007

FujiFilm FinePix S700



I already have a camcorder, but I wanted to get a digital camera to take superb pictures. So, I recently bought the FujiFilm FinePix S700 from "Wally World", Wal-mart for $220. Yes, I have seen this camera online for a little cheaper, but I didn't want to wait for shipping. This camera does everything you need for a reasonable price. Technology is moving so fast these days, it's not worth it to buy a top-of-the-line SLR digital camera, so I got something close to it.



Here are the specs:

  • 7.1 megapixel resolution

  • Delivers detailed pictures that can be enlarged up to 16" x 20"

  • 10x optical zoom lens and 4.8x digital zoom

  • Furnish more than three times the power of a typical 3x optical zoom so you can perfectly frame even distant subjects

  • 2.5-inch color LCD screen and electronic viewfinder

  • Let you choose how to compose your shots and plays them back

  • Picture stabilization

  • Ensures blur-free shots by minimizing the effects of inadvertent camera shake or subject movement

  • Auto, manual and super macro focus

  • Enable you to be more imaginative when taking shots from .4 inch to infinity

  • 21 shooting modes and 7 white balance settings

  • Provide creative options for taking eye-catching photos with accurate color

  • Movie mode

  • Captures video in the AVI format at 30 frames per second with audio

  • Memory card slot

  • Gives you the option of using SD memory cards or xD-Picture cards

    Digital Viewfinder for times when you cannot see the LCD clearly due to sunlight.

    Multiple scene options such as manual, macro, portrait, night scene, landscape, natural light or anti-blur

    Special Feature: This camera also has continuous shooting, hold a button and snap multiple shots like a pro.

    Wednesday, October 10, 2007

    World Peace

    Alright, this is not a tech entry, but the entire world seems to want peace. Now pay attention while I give a simple remedy for World Peace. Here it is. The world needs one ruler and it will have peace. I'm not saying who that ruler should be, but having one person in charge is the only way we will have peace. There you go, that is my simple take on the whole "World Peace" thing. For us to be one, we have to merge together under one ruler and then a united world can have peace.

    Saturday, September 15, 2007

    Sorry about the whole "Gimpshop.net" thing

    Somehow, Chad W. Smith has lost the domain name for gimpshop.net in limbo; however, the url gimpshop.blogspot.com is still active. Hopefully, he will figure out how to fix this little problem, but until then, the show must go on. I have to attend a conference in Michigan this upcoming week, but after that I plan to post either more info on gimpshop or a tutorial. Thanks for reading!

    Friday, June 15, 2007

    Time for a New Controller

    I think it's high time I bought a new game controller for my computer. My current one is a Gravis Gamepad Pro which I don't think they make any more. I don't even think Gravis is a company nowadays. I've seen a wireless controller at Wal-mart for $20 and I'm thinking about getting that one, but I don't know what the name brand is. Oh yeah, the reason I'm getting a new controller is the Gravis Gamepad Pro's drivers work for awhile, then stop working after a day or so. There is no support for my controller, and I've had it for about 5 years so I will have to spend the money for a new controller.

    Sunday, June 10, 2007

    My Vista Xperience

    I recently purchased an Acer 5610Z laptop with Windows Vista Home Premium pre-installed. It has a 1.6GHZ processor, 120 GB Hard drive, and 1 GB of RAM. I played with aero and wasn't impressed. I did notice that programs seemed to run a little faster than on XP though. After a month of using Vista and running into incompatibility issues with many of my programs, I decided to go back to XP.

    After I installed XP Pro on it, the sound and wifi stopped working. Thanks to the Acer website, I got the drivers and everything works great. Now, all my programs work and I don't have to buy newer ones. I recommend that everyone stay with XP until Microsoft fixes Vista. It may take a year or two, but until then, XP is the operating system of choice.

    Tuesday, June 05, 2007

    chadwsmith.com rumor

    I heard a rumor that Chad W. Smith of chadwsmith.com is selling his Macbook. Yes, this is the infamous Mackbook from his Youtube video. I wonder who will be the first to buy it? Anyway, you heard it here first. Chad W. Smith Macbook for sale to the highest bidder. What will he sell next, chadwsmith.com? Your guess is just as good as mine.


    Friday, March 09, 2007

    Gimpshop.net



    GIMPShop dot Net is your one-stop-shop for all the news, downloads, and tips for GIMPShop. GIMPShop is a free graphics editor for Mac, Linux, and Windows. It's easy to pick up and learn, especially if you already know Photoshop. Unlike Photoshop, GIMPShop is absolutely free. Specifically GIMPShop is a version of the GIMP that has been edited to be more user-friendly for Photoshop users. Chad W. Smith maintains the GIMPShop.net website and keeps everyone up to date on the latest releases. He also provides users with free troubleshooting advice. GIMPShop.net is a greatly resourceful website and should receive more notoriety.

    Thursday, March 08, 2007

    Alex Popov Wakeboarding



    This is a video of my Russian buddy Alex Popov. It took him a few tries, but he finally stayed on longer than a minute. I was at the back of the boat when I started filming, and was told to go to the front for less drag, that's why the camera goes crazy in the middle of the video. I need to find a friend in Chattanooga with a boat so we can get more footage this summer.

    Thursday, February 08, 2007

    Wiimote

    I finally got a third Wiimote from Wal-mart. Now I can play with up to three players. I guess I should start getting some Wii nunchucks next. I am waiting for the game Wii Play to be released next month with a free controller that will make my fourth and final one. I would rather spend fifty dollars on a game with a Wiimote, than forty on a Wiimote and fifty on a game. Wii Play includes nine multiplayer games which include pool, table tennis, and air hockey. Wii Play is to be released February 12, 2007. I hope there's not a line to wait in just to get the game.

    Thursday, January 18, 2007

    iPhone

    What can I say about the Apple iPhone? Every body wants one. I've been waiting for a year for this phone to come out. Apple has done everything I wanted in this phone. The only thing I need them to do now is to increase the hard drive to at least 30 GB and offer it through Verizon Wireless. If I had a contract with Cingular, I would be ecstatic. I love the OS on this phone because I think Apple OSX is the best Operating System in the world. The thinness of this phone is incredible also and I was thinking about getting an Ipod, but my current phone is the Samsung i730 and it does great. This phone is better than my current phone, but if I can watch tv shows and download through itunes, then I want a bigger hard drive to store all that without sacrificing the thinness. I would be surprised and overjoyed if Apple makes another phone that meets my requirements, but until then, I'll stick to my Samsung i730. My contract end this year so I hope Apple is on the ball.







    Wii: Got one?

    Surprise, surprise! My wife bought me a Nintendo Wii. My friend and co-worker, Chad Smith of chadwmith.com bought it for me from Wal-mart and I gave him the money back. The Wii is truly the greatest game system ever! It takes some getting used to in the controls, but once you get the hang of it, you enjoy it and get the benefits of cardiovascular exercise. I have since got Red Steel and another Wiimote ( Wii remote). I also bought and downloaded Super Mario, Mario 64, Street Fighter II, and Zelda. Super Mario seems to be the most played game and everyone remembers hours of game playing when they were kids. I like the Wii Sports bowling game the best, because it's turn based and I'm good at it. I just started playing Red Steel and it's a good game, but I don't think it's the best. I want to get Madden 07 and Wii Play in February with the free Wiimote. We'll see how much money I can come up with.