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Jon’s DSLR Buying Guide: Part 3 – Accessories 0

Jon’s DSLR Buying Guide: Part 3 – Accessories

This is part of a multipart series on buying a DSLR. For the camera, see Part 1 or the Lens, see Part 2. Once you’ve bought your camera and your lens, you’d think you were done, but like anything remotely expensive and/or complex – there’s more! Of course, cameras have a thousand different accessories, bits, boggles, and doodads that you can buy. Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should...

Jon’s DSLR Buying Guide: Part 2 – The Lens 0

Jon’s DSLR Buying Guide: Part 2 – The Lens

This is part of a multipart series on buying a DSLR. For the camera, see Part 1. Once you’ve selected a camera, you need to get a lens (or two, or three ^_^ ). If you’re buying a Nikon, you don’t need to worry about them fitting. All Nikon cameras that we care about (and most of the lenses) since 1959 use their F-mount system. Canon isn’t so lucky, but...

Jon’s DSLR Buying Guide: Part 1 – The Camera 0

Jon’s DSLR Buying Guide: Part 1 – The Camera

Today, digital cameras are ubiquitous – everyone who has a cellphone has a camera. Even with this proliferation of cameras, if you want a camera that is a step above the rest, you need an SLR or more correctly a DSLR. Fortunately for intrepid amateur photographers, DSLRs can be had on the cheap (Nikon D3100s start under $600), but what features do you need? What lenses should you get? What...

Goodbye AT&T, Hello Sonic.net 0

Goodbye AT&T, Hello Sonic.net

The alternate title for this post is “Internet usage caps can kiss my ass” because that’s what prompted this post, but first a little backstory. Many people have had issues with big teleco (and specifically AT&T) provided internet and would assume that I loathe them for the same reasons, but I do not. I’ve had AT&T DSL since I got my first place in Nevada in 2003. I’ve moved a...

Getting underway with IPv6 4

Getting underway with IPv6

So let me start off by saying, I’m not new to the world of networking.  I’ve been doing this for a long while now.  I had a Linux box running as a router on a PPPoE DSL line back before you could even buy a home “router” (IE Linksys).  Heck, I had the network running before Pac Bell even had tech support that could handle the concept of more than...