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links: tech

geek gang signs at Unplugged. (Scott and I also invented a gang sign, it’s for those who get sleepy a little earlier than they used to: oLd.)

I want to punch something in the face at Ask Metafilter. I’m less amused by the question than the fact that there is more than one site doing exactly what the person was hoping.

Where are the user-ranked laptop reviews? at Ask Metafilter

free wood grain textures at How About Orange

SurfaceClean All-Purpose Electronics Cleaner at Cool Hunting

Previous/Next and Back/Next pagination links considered harmful at A Whole Lotta Nothing. I’ve been thinking about using “in the future/in the past”, would that work?

Is it possible to run a search at Amazon that excludes “Used and new” items? at Ask Metafilter

I think I’ve finally found the DSLR I’m going to buy: Canon XS, at the NYTimes. It has Live View (though I know, that drains the batteries) and does better in low light, high motion environments than previous models (so I can take pictures of the actual Scott while he is on stage, not the Scott-shaped-blur I’ve been getting so far). And still, it’s entry level and smallish and not devastatingly expensive. Thanks to Cinnamon for sending along a recommendation and the review at Photo Junkie.

TrackThis, track your packages over Twitter, via A Whole Lotta Nothing

Things for iPhone at Culture Code.

8 Cool Things You Can Do With Your iPhone 2.0 at Webmonkey

Yelp Brings Location-Aware Reviews to Your iPhone at Lifehacker

Interesting stuff from the App Store debut for iPhone and iPod Touch at Penmachine

· comments [6] · 07-21-2008 · categories:technology ·

6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 mia // Jul 21, 2008 at 2:04 pm

    Make Magazine did a feature recently about software that you can add to your point-and-shoot Canon cameras to improve photographs and get a lot of SLR-type results. I am adding this to my own camera soon, for the same reasons that you have talked about (low light, slow shutter, etc.)

    http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2008/06/how_to_canon_hackers_deve.html?CMP=OTC-0D6B48984890

  • 2 kim // Jul 21, 2008 at 6:52 pm

    i have recently acquired the XSI as an upgrade from the XT, and am nothing but happy, happy, happy with it….if your going the dslr route this baby is the way to go if your a canon girl.

  • 3 pam // Jul 21, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    i’m thinking about getting an iphone too. very timely. :)

  • 4 candace // Jul 22, 2008 at 7:37 am

    I’m so glad I clicked over today. I’ve been doing research for a new camera and the XS looks promising. I just wish it was already out so I could go play with one.

  • 5 spiffy // Aug 28, 2008 at 7:19 pm

    I don’t know if you still read the comments from older posts…

    If you haven’t already purchased the Canon Rebel XS, you might want to consider the XSi model (better, more features). Right now, on Amazon they’re at the same price – not sure why since the XSi is the better model.

    Canon Rebel XS: http://www.amazon.com/Canon-XS-Digital-18-55mm-Black/dp/B001CBKJGG/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1219979644&sr=8-1

    Canon Rebel XSi: http://www.amazon.com/Canon-Digital-Camera-18-55mm-3-5-5-6/dp/B0012YA85A/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1219979913&sr=8-1

  • 6 megan // Aug 29, 2008 at 8:18 am

    Spiffy – Thanks, but I’m looking at the XS over the XSi for small but specific reasons that make it better for me. The XSi emphasizes the highlights in pictures, something they’ve changed with the XS and I’ve been told by an XSi owner she would prefer. Also the XS is better at taking photographs in low light, high motion situations and since Scott is on stage quite a bit I’d really really like that.

    But I’m holding out for the XS price to drop a bit, and researching the hell out of the features in the mean time. There is some grumbling over the Auto Lighting Optomizer that has me worried, and of course I’d love the larger view screen of the XSi.

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