Camera Rumours – the next generation Digital SLRs

23. 05. 2008 at 20:37

It’s quite funny looking around at blog posts from photographers who let slip the next model from Nikon or Canon etc. It doesn’t take a genius to work out the route of most manufacturers, yet the bloggers pump out some fluff about the XXX or YYY, some even go to the trouble of spoofing up a design from an existing model.

Well here you are. No need to go anywhere else – here’s the rest of the cameras that will be launched at Photokina 2008.

Canon EOS1 MkIV
Canon EOS 500
Canon 50D
Nikon D90
Nikon D4
Olympus E4
Olympus E-530
Olympus E-430
Pentax K300D
Pentax K30
Pentax K5 or Pentax K1
Sony Alpha 400
Sigma SD16
Samsung GX30

It’s going to be a busy Photokina…wonder how many I can tick off my list at the end of the year. Anyone want a bet? 😉

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Nominated for Princeton Premier Business Leaders and Professionals Honors Edition

19. 05. 2008 at 21:54

Wow I cannot believe it Peter Bargh has reached the dizzy heights of being considered for inclusion into the 2008-2009 Princeton Premier Business Leaders and Professionals Honors Edition section of the registry.

The what?????

After a quick Google search it seem that half the internet has also been considered for inclusion into the 2008-2009 Princeton Premier Business Leaders and Professionals Honors Edition section of the registry.

Oh well it sounded good for about as long as it does to hear you’ve won the European Lottery, a holiday in two to Nigeria or a deluxe penis enlarger.

Walks off singing a well know Monty Python song…

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Sorry, that key does not appear to be valid – WordPress error

19. 05. 2008 at 21:47

If you get this error when requesting a new password it looks like you won’t be the only one. I wasn’t!
So I upgraded to WordPress 2.5.1 and then deleted my cache which lost my password that I didn’t write down. So usual simple thing request a new one…only this time the system didn’t work. The email arrived with the message:

To reset your password visit the following address, otherwise just ignore this email and nothing will happen.

I clicked the link and got the Sorry, that key does not appear to be valid message.

Thankfully there is a solution that I found on doing a search using Google. It’s in the WordPress forums and asks you to: Download the ZIP file with those two changed files here:
http://trac.wordpress.org/changeset/7837?format=zip&new=7837
Unzip it using WinZIP or something, then upload those two changed files to your site.
There is one change to make to the code

Just above that code it gives in wp-login.php is a line that read like this:
if ( empty($key) ) {

Try changing it to this:
if ( empty($key) || preg_match('/[^a-z0-9]/i',$key) != 0) {

Check out the full thread here

The Office Dare email – fun in the office

13. 05. 2008 at 06:42

This office dares email has been doing the rounds for years, so just in case you missed it. Here it is again. See who can score the most point in your workplace.

ONE-POINT DARES

  1. Ignore the first five people who say ‘good morning’ to you.
  2. To signal the end of a conversation, clamp your hands over your ears and grimace.
  3. Leave your fly open for one hour. If anyone points it out, say, ‘Sorry, I really prefer it this way’.
  4. Walk sideways to the photocopier.
  5. While going in an elevator, gasp dramatically each time the doors open..
  6. When in an elevator with one other person, tap them on the shoulder and pretend it wasn’t you.
  7. Finish all your sentences with ‘In accordance with the  prophecy…’
  8. Don’t use any punctuation.
  9. Interrupt your conversation with someone by giving a huge dejected sigh.
  10. Use your highlighter pen on the computer screen.

THREE-POINT DARES

  1. Say to your boss, ‘I like your style’, wink, and shoot him with double-barreled fingers.
  2. Kneel in front of the water cooler and drink directly from the nozzle.
  3. Shout random numbers while someone is counting.
  4. Every time you get an email, shout ”email”.
  5. Put decaf in the coffee maker for 3 weeks. Once everyone has got over his or her caffeine addictions, switch to espresso.
  6. Keep hole punching your finger. Each time you do, shout, ‘dagnamit, it’s happened again!’. Then do it again.
  7. Introduce yourself to a new colleague as ‘the office bicycle’. Then wink and pout.
  8. Call I.T. helpdesk and tell them that you can’t seem to access any pornography web sites.


FIVE-POINT DARES

  1. At the end of a meeting, suggest that, for once, it would be nice to conclude with the singing of the national anthem (extra points if  you actually launch into it yourself).
  2. Walk into a very busy person’s office and while they watch you with growing irritation, turn the light switch on/off 10 times.
  3. For an hour, refer to everyone you speak to as ‘Dave’.
  4. Announce to everyone in a meeting that you ‘really have to go do a number two’.
  5. After every sentence, say ‘Mon’ in a really bad Jamaican accent. As in: ‘The report’s on your desk, Mon.’ Keep this up for one hour.
  6. In a meeting or crowded situation, slap your forehead repeatedly and mutter, ‘Shut up, damn it, all of you just shut up!’
  7. At lunchtime, get down on your knees and announce, ‘As God is my witness, I’ll never go hungry again!’
  8. Repeat the following conversation 10 times to the same person: ‘Do you hear that?’ ‘What?’ ‘Never mind, it’s gone now.’
  9. Present meeting attendees with a cup of coffee and biscuit; smash biscuit with your fist
  10. During the course of a meeting, slowly edge your chair towards the door.
  11. As often as possible, skip rather than walk.
  12. Ask people what sex they are. Laugh hysterically after they answer.
  13. Hump the photocopier. When someone spots you, stop and cough embarrassingly, then lean in to the machine and whisper loudly, ‘I’ll call you tonight’.
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LocalGame Shop – avoid – scam

05. 05. 2008 at 12:33

Interesting?

So I post a thread uncovering a scam. It gets to number one in Google Search. And then disappears. Now I am not even listed in the search for this post. What happend? Are Google supporting crooks, has it been reported? All my other blog post are unaffected. What’s going on?

Incidentally I’ve also start getting lots of spam – all on that one post. Well just to clarify LocalGame Shop offering four super console deals is not legit and you WILL lose your money. This will get to the top of search engine…how long will it stay this time I wonder?

The company are still appearing on price comparison stores as incredibly good value. Just to repeat this is not a good deal. You WILL lose your money. See my previous blog post for full details.

Of course If I’m wrong please post in this thread, I’d love to hear from someone who has got their goods