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Category: Ramblings

Timer Remote for Sony a55 (intervalometer)

Tweet I bought a Sony a55 a while back and really couldn’t be happier. It’s a great camera and I’m taking some great shots with it. You can check out some of my shots here on flickr or But one thing bugged me – I can’t tether it to my laptop to do remote [...]

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Stop Motion & Time Lapse

Your camera can do so much more than simply take static shots … what happens when you take a moment, and shoot multiple static shots of a slowly moving subject? Mr K explores Stop Motion & Time Lapse photography

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100 Prayers

Teaching young kids the value of prayer is fundamentally important to life. Knowing that God isn’t some far off “being”, instead He’s a loving God who desires to know you personally – that is the foundation of following Christ.

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StickyBits – barcode scanning

Tweet Mobile barcodes are quickly gaining momentum – they’ve been around for years, I’ve tinkered with 2D and MS Colour Tags for years. It’s really only been in the past 3 or so months here in NZ that 2D barcodes are starting to gain movement. Of course in the USA we have Google rolling out [...]

How to deactivate Google Buzz

Tweet Hot on the heels of my post on How to activate Google Buzz I bring you a quick post on how to deactivate Google Buzz. You might have noticed there is a lot of noise in Google Buzz and people are now wondering how to clean up the Google Buzz in their Gmail Inbox. [...]

Stupidity reigns

Tweet I’m going to get flamed for this, but okay … !! I just read a tweet from two of the more respected “guru’s” of the ‘open web’ – Chris Saad and Chris Messina RT @chrismessina: Someday asking for a site’s API will be like asking which email protocol someone uses. Interoperability FTW! well .. [...]

How to activate Google Buzz

Tweet Google Buzz, it’s all the buzz right now and as we know Google are rolling this out to all accounts as they can. There is however a quick way to get Google Buzz into your account. It all revolves around your Google Profile. Don’t have one? You’ll need one, and you need to ensure [...]

The iPad & Why you are probably NOT the target audience

Tweet Unless you were in some time vortex over the past 36 hours you no doubt know that Apple released the iPad, a 3:4 screen with basic computer features. This iPad launched with the usual hype of Apple product launches, and of course  every Apple gear head and iPhone user thought “oh wow” and then “oh stink” [...]

How I slashed 10 years off my mortgage

Tweet Mortgages – something most “grown-ups” have these days. Big heavy things that rest around your neck for 20, 30 or 40 odd years. I’ve even heard of some UK based mortgage companies allowing people to take on mortgages to be passed onto their kids. Mortgages – the evil (?) that allow us to buy [...]

Challenges in life

Tweet Life’s one of those funny things, when you are in the middle of it there is always lots going on. When you look back, you wonder – what did I really do? What have I achieved? Of course the start of a new year is often prime time for thinking about these sorts of things. [...]

Start-ups making a change for good

Tweet We hear many stories these days about start up businesses doing some amazingly cool things. It seems we are in the age of the entrepreneur, any one can start a new business, build it up and … well the number of people who’ve made millions (billions) from their start-ups is far greater in the [...]

Google Wave – what now?

Tweet So I’ve been fortunate (?) enough to be part of the Google Wave roll out and I’ve spent some time playing with it. This isn’t going to be a long post there are enough other posts for that on the web – you can find some of them here: Google Wave – Full of [...]

Notepods – iPhone design essential

Tweet So, you know .. the iPhone, it’s that fancy thing all them new kids have in their pockets. (he he he .. okay I have one too).  Well anyway .. it’s great, awesome in fact. But there’s something new on the block, that’s like the iPhone but never runs out of battery, the screen [...]

Change in the church?

Tweet This year has been … is being … an interesting year for me. At the turn of 08 to 09 I knew that this year held so much promise, so much potential. The media was hyping the year up in the negative sense, doom and gloom, financial ruin on every corner. Yet in the [...]

The ramblings

Tweet I know I know it’s been a little while since I actually blogged here – yeah I write things from time to time but what am I writing? What am I doing here? Goals, Targets and Celebrations If you want something in life, most people will tell you “set a goal” have a target, [...]