Sample a57 photos
6 Jun 2013
All taken with my Minolta 50mm F1.7.
a330 Vs a57
6 Jun 2013
Attached are some quick and nasty shots of my new a57 and old a330.
As you can see the a57 is a bit of a big boy. However the benefits are you get a much larger battery (nearly double the kwh). So far I like focus peaking and the the steady shot is much better than before.
Also it is FAST.
However its quite a beast for a guy with small hands, I can’t reach many of the options one handed.
Bring back the Exilim Pro
18 May 2013
Dear Casio Please bring back the Exilim Pro Series. I still love the charm and fun of my EX-Pro700 (actually two one as backup). It feels lovely, evening if a bit rattly today. Ideally something in the same spirit as that, the G-Shock Polygon (my other love). Like the P700 was in the day, the fun futuristic alternative to the Canon G Series.
Ideally a 1” sensor like that of the Nikon 1 series or Sony RX100, a good sharp lens and some real Casio charm.
Max Keyboard Sampler Pack
18 May 2013
Bought myself a Max Keyboard Sampler Pack. It is very handy, mechanical keyboards are expensive compared to membrane keyboards. Cherry MX switches are very popular, although not the only switches. However they come in many flavours or rather colours.
So far I think I like MX Browns with O-Rings the most, probably Reds second, Blacks and Blues bringing up the rear. I found the Blacks to be too heavy and the Blues too noisy.
I am still alive
7 May 2013
I haven’t blogged in nearly 3 months. I don’t visit that often anymore and I am not sure what the value of this page is at the moment.
So on to the updates
Laptop I purchased a Lenovo X61 from SCH Trade and I am rocking Linux Mint 14 KDE on it. It makes a good Netbook replacement. Core2 is fine for most surfing and email use. My one was £80 all in, £66 for the Laptop and £14 for the PSU.
Living with a large display
6 Feb 2013
One app I am trying out is WindowPad.
It is basically an advanced version of Aero Snap which comes with Windows 7. I am using a custom INI set to a 70/30 split. As you can see it works quite well.
There is an upgraded version called WindPadX for multi-monitor setups.
5 Feb 2013
21” monitor in portrait un connected, 27” in use :-)
Avatar is so good, not that one
17 Jan 2013
Lets face it you didn’t really think I was going to promote James Cameron’s preachy space film. I am also not promoting the live action version of The Last Airbender, because even if it was okay it would still be one step away from the real thing.
Avatar: The Last Airbender. This is by far the highest quality American cartoon series I have ever seen. Batman: The Animated Series is for me a blue print for Batman.
I’m Chris Nutt, and This Is How I Work
6 Jan 2013
This is a response to my friend Bryan’s blog post, which in turn is in response to LifeHacker. Like Bryan I wouldn’t say I am an amazing success, in fact I would use my deficiencies as an example of what not to do.
Name: Chris Nutt
Location: Fife/Edinburgh Scotland
Occupation: Web/Graphic Designer
Current Computers: At work an i5 Dell Optiplex with a rubbishy 17” LCD recently upgraded to Windows 7 64-bit and Adobe Design Premium CS6.
More from Skyrim
2 Jan 2013
Just in case you were worried I might not make the 300 hour mark ><