Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Copy your blog or website to your hard drive

It has been a while since I made a copy of each of my blogs, but one of the most useful tools I have found for keeping a copy of my blogs and home business web site is HTTrack.

It copies every thing that is on your blog/site. Everything. After you have copied your blog/site to your hard drive, you can browse through your blog/site offline as if you are browsing it while online. All the links to different parts of your blog/site works. Of course, if you have a link that leads to an external site, you can't go there if you are offline! mrgreen But every thing else looks exactly like your blog/site, yes, the template and the content together.

This tool is really useful because so many of us give up blogging. After a while you forget your log in ID, you forget your password, and you even forget you ever had a blog. So instead of leaving your blog unattended or deleting it completely (do NOT waste all the time and effort you put into your blog!) keep a copy of the blog on your hard drive.

Keep a copy of your blog or blogs. Do not delete them and leave them in the big dumpster in cyber space!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Blogging on the Road

The camera on the iPhone leaves much to be desired but with the help of the right photo app a picture can be good enough to be uploaded and posted to a blog post.

Time spent in a car on a long road trip can be put to good use when you have an iPhone.

It rained part of the way on Highway 99 and the clouds looked beautiful. With the iPhone camera, a photo app, a blogging app and a 3g connection, the picture of the rain clouds is now a blog post.

I love my IPhone! But I still want an iPad! ;-)

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Reverse Macro Photography

I've been reading up on macro photography, with a twist. Some have even called it the poor man's version of macro photography. Macro lenses are not cheap, and for some spending $300 on up for macro lens, is just too much.

So the cheapest method that some have come up with is to use your existing lens in reverse. In order to be able to do this, you need some adapter rings, similar to the filter rings. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that some enterprising people have them built to fit a particular camera (nikon, olympus, canon etc) body mount.

I have been to ebay, and yes, made purchases for a reverse macro adapter ring to fit my particular brand of camera. I also bought some step down and step up rings so I can use more than one lens in reverse (the lens diameter come in different sizes).

I cannot wait for the items that I ordered at ebay to arrive! More so after browsing through photos that have been shared by users of this macro reverse method on Flickr! mrgreen

I thought the photos uploaded by members of the Poor-Man's Macro Group Pool on Flickr really interesting. Amazing what reversing a camera lens can do!

*Pic uploaded by user orangegoat on Flickr.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

iPad 3G in stores today

The iPad 3G is now available in Apple Stores, since 5.00 p.m. yesterday evening. You know how that makes me feel today?

Jump in the car and drive to the nearest Apple store!

That's how I feel but unfortunately I'll have to hold off for a little while. There are just too much, where expenses are concerned, that are more urgent right now.

But, once I made and collected enough from the little bit that I am doing from my very part time income generating activities, there's no holding me back! mrgreen