Cool Desktop Computer images

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Desktop July 2014
desktop computer
Image by Seluryar
Featured in photo:
Corsair Carbide 500R Case
Acer 23in HD monitor
Nexus 7 Tablet
Cheap Samsung Prevail phone
Razor Vespula mousepad
Logitech G502 Mouse
Logitech G510 Keyboard
Altec Lansing BX2 Speakers
Saitec X52 Flight Stick

Those drink bottle holders under the desk are for the foot controls to keep my Saitek Pro Flight Rudder Pedals and Logitech G27 Racing Wheel Pedals in place

Computer specs are:
Intel I7 4770k
Coolermaster Hyper 212+ cpu cooler
Asrock mobo
8gb G Skill Ripjaw X memory
MSI GTX 660ti
Corsair TX650 psu

yzdock-and-konfabulator
desktop computer
Image by James*C

Nice High Laptop photos

A few nice high laptop images I found:

1006_Beehive08
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Image by nooccar
[The below was originally published on New Year's Eve 2008 here: nooccar.com/2008/12/31/beehive-coffeehouse-a-memory-collage/]

Sometime in the early 1990s during high school I began hanging out at the Beehive Coffeehouse on East Carson Street in the Southside of Pittsburgh. Some of my earlier memories were when it was only one store front wide (now it’s three), and we’d play Galaga in the back room by the leather couch. The female manager had blonde and pink hair, and she’d sleep back there. This must’ve been about later 1990 or early 1991. I know this because I could drive then, and I had my blue Dodge Colt. I remember several months where I’d make sure I came down here once a day even if it was just to grab a coffee and play some video games. In the summer, the doors would be open and it’d be muggy as hell here.

After high school I went away to Penn State , but none of the State College coffee houses could do this place justice. I would return on weekends and summers, and always be here. I knew the people from the locals who hung out here to the baristas (some of whom are still here!). I remember in 1992 seeing Jason Szalla hang work he did at Baldwin High School from the ceiling in the Beehive. I remember the different people who’d flirt with each other, and some of the girls who flirted with me. One of whom, in the late 1990s, I still know. Alicia talked to me one night for hours. She was a Fordham student who loved iguanas and worked at VH1. We still know her, and she is still here.

I remember playing cards here through the mid-1990s. Spades was the game, and each night we’d have several tables going all at once. Elliot was a character, and we can to really enjoy his company. One guy we played with had to run off to not go to jail. I think his name was Fruit. An odd fellow. Another guy was just wild. Donna and I ruled the table by this time.

Occasionally famous people would walk in. I saw Patrick Stewart near the front one night, and another night I met Robert Downey Jr buying coffee. He suggested I read Wonderboys which they were filming nearby. I read it that night at a front table. The whole thing.

I remember grad school. The Beehive was the place to study. I’d walk across the 10th street bridge from Duquesne University, and it didn’t matter if it was -10 with the wind chill factor. I’d still do it. I would sit here and write, read, study. I remember bringing my first laptop down here for the first time.

y this time my mother was hanging out here too. Everyone called her Mum. Even the old people. She was everyone’s mother. The funny thing was when we, her biological children, called her “mum” no one knew we were really the children. Jaime got in with Scott and Z the owners, and he followed them from project to project. I buried myself in books when I had to study and cards when I had some time off.

In the summer of 1998, I was in the Beehive when Donna returned from school for the summer. We were just friends then and nothing was going on. I told her to meet me at the Beehive. I still remember sitting in a large red booth ten feet from where I sit when she came in the door. That was May. By July we were back together, and we spent much of that summer in the Beehive.

By fall I was student teaching at Mt Lebanon High School and Donna was back at Lockhaven for her senior year. One night we went out to Dee’s, and I got drunk. I decided to head to the Beehive to sit it off and get some coffee. One of my students walked in! Not the best idea (although I was of age).

By summer of 1999 Donna and I were engaged and moved to Arizona. Alicia came to the wedding; she framed shots of the Beehive for us. Black and whites of some things we will never forget.

Since then, the first few years we’d try to come in. Slowly, it was shifting. We knew less people. The building expanded to a second nonsmoking room (perfect since it was always smokey in here!). My Mum stopped coming and Meghan moved to Colorado.

Until today now I could not tell you the last time I was here. 2005? 2004? People grow and change, but this place. This place stays the same. It’s always for those memories. Today I sit here. Christmas 2008 wondering when I will be back here. Maybe next Christmas (have no trips planned to PA until then), or maybe it won’t be until Claire is older and I can tell her the stories. We will see.

Cool High Laptop images

Some cool high laptop images:

1006_Beehive24
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Image by nooccar
[The below was originally published on New Year's Eve 2008 here: nooccar.com/2008/12/31/beehive-coffeehouse-a-memory-collage/]

Sometime in the early 1990s during high school I began hanging out at the Beehive Coffeehouse on East Carson Street in the Southside of Pittsburgh. Some of my earlier memories were when it was only one store front wide (now it’s three), and we’d play Galaga in the back room by the leather couch. The female manager had blonde and pink hair, and she’d sleep back there. This must’ve been about later 1990 or early 1991. I know this because I could drive then, and I had my blue Dodge Colt. I remember several months where I’d make sure I came down here once a day even if it was just to grab a coffee and play some video games. In the summer, the doors would be open and it’d be muggy as hell here.

After high school I went away to Penn State , but none of the State College coffee houses could do this place justice. I would return on weekends and summers, and always be here. I knew the people from the locals who hung out here to the baristas (some of whom are still here!). I remember in 1992 seeing Jason Szalla hang work he did at Baldwin High School from the ceiling in the Beehive. I remember the different people who’d flirt with each other, and some of the girls who flirted with me. One of whom, in the late 1990s, I still know. Alicia talked to me one night for hours. She was a Fordham student who loved iguanas and worked at VH1. We still know her, and she is still here.

I remember playing cards here through the mid-1990s. Spades was the game, and each night we’d have several tables going all at once. Elliot was a character, and we can to really enjoy his company. One guy we played with had to run off to not go to jail. I think his name was Fruit. An odd fellow. Another guy was just wild. Donna and I ruled the table by this time.

Occasionally famous people would walk in. I saw Patrick Stewart near the front one night, and another night I met Robert Downey Jr buying coffee. He suggested I read Wonderboys which they were filming nearby. I read it that night at a front table. The whole thing.

I remember grad school. The Beehive was the place to study. I’d walk across the 10th street bridge from Duquesne University, and it didn’t matter if it was -10 with the wind chill factor. I’d still do it. I would sit here and write, read, study. I remember bringing my first laptop down here for the first time.

y this time my mother was hanging out here too. Everyone called her Mum. Even the old people. She was everyone’s mother. The funny thing was when we, her biological children, called her “mum” no one knew we were really the children. Jaime got in with Scott and Z the owners, and he followed them from project to project. I buried myself in books when I had to study and cards when I had some time off.

In the summer of 1998, I was in the Beehive when Donna returned from school for the summer. We were just friends then and nothing was going on. I told her to meet me at the Beehive. I still remember sitting in a large red booth ten feet from where I sit when she came in the door. That was May. By July we were back together, and we spent much of that summer in the Beehive.

By fall I was student teaching at Mt Lebanon High School and Donna was back at Lockhaven for her senior year. One night we went out to Dee’s, and I got drunk. I decided to head to the Beehive to sit it off and get some coffee. One of my students walked in! Not the best idea (although I was of age).

By summer of 1999 Donna and I were engaged and moved to Arizona. Alicia came to the wedding; she framed shots of the Beehive for us. Black and whites of some things we will never forget.

Since then, the first few years we’d try to come in. Slowly, it was shifting. We knew less people. The building expanded to a second nonsmoking room (perfect since it was always smokey in here!). My Mum stopped coming and Meghan moved to Colorado.

Until today now I could not tell you the last time I was here. 2005? 2004? People grow and change, but this place. This place stays the same. It’s always for those memories. Today I sit here. Christmas 2008 wondering when I will be back here. Maybe next Christmas (have no trips planned to PA until then), or maybe it won’t be until Claire is older and I can tell her the stories. We will see.

Glocal Workshop - Lord Tweedsmuir
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Image by glocalproject
The Glocal Project visited Lord Tweedsmuir Highschool in Surrey, BC in October, to deliver a workshop on digital imaging.

Images were created using free glocal software and educator's resources - all available for free download on our website - www.glocal.ca

1006_Beehive03
high laptop
Image by nooccar
[The below was originally published on New Year's Eve 2008 here: nooccar.com/2008/12/31/beehive-coffeehouse-a-memory-collage/]

Sometime in the early 1990s during high school I began hanging out at the Beehive Coffeehouse on East Carson Street in the Southside of Pittsburgh. Some of my earlier memories were when it was only one store front wide (now it’s three), and we’d play Galaga in the back room by the leather couch. The female manager had blonde and pink hair, and she’d sleep back there. This must’ve been about later 1990 or early 1991. I know this because I could drive then, and I had my blue Dodge Colt. I remember several months where I’d make sure I came down here once a day even if it was just to grab a coffee and play some video games. In the summer, the doors would be open and it’d be muggy as hell here.

After high school I went away to Penn State , but none of the State College coffee houses could do this place justice. I would return on weekends and summers, and always be here. I knew the people from the locals who hung out here to the baristas (some of whom are still here!). I remember in 1992 seeing Jason Szalla hang work he did at Baldwin High School from the ceiling in the Beehive. I remember the different people who’d flirt with each other, and some of the girls who flirted with me. One of whom, in the late 1990s, I still know. Alicia talked to me one night for hours. She was a Fordham student who loved iguanas and worked at VH1. We still know her, and she is still here.

I remember playing cards here through the mid-1990s. Spades was the game, and each night we’d have several tables going all at once. Elliot was a character, and we can to really enjoy his company. One guy we played with had to run off to not go to jail. I think his name was Fruit. An odd fellow. Another guy was just wild. Donna and I ruled the table by this time.

Occasionally famous people would walk in. I saw Patrick Stewart near the front one night, and another night I met Robert Downey Jr buying coffee. He suggested I read Wonderboys which they were filming nearby. I read it that night at a front table. The whole thing.

I remember grad school. The Beehive was the place to study. I’d walk across the 10th street bridge from Duquesne University, and it didn’t matter if it was -10 with the wind chill factor. I’d still do it. I would sit here and write, read, study. I remember bringing my first laptop down here for the first time.

y this time my mother was hanging out here too. Everyone called her Mum. Even the old people. She was everyone’s mother. The funny thing was when we, her biological children, called her “mum” no one knew we were really the children. Jaime got in with Scott and Z the owners, and he followed them from project to project. I buried myself in books when I had to study and cards when I had some time off.

In the summer of 1998, I was in the Beehive when Donna returned from school for the summer. We were just friends then and nothing was going on. I told her to meet me at the Beehive. I still remember sitting in a large red booth ten feet from where I sit when she came in the door. That was May. By July we were back together, and we spent much of that summer in the Beehive.

By fall I was student teaching at Mt Lebanon High School and Donna was back at Lockhaven for her senior year. One night we went out to Dee’s, and I got drunk. I decided to head to the Beehive to sit it off and get some coffee. One of my students walked in! Not the best idea (although I was of age).

By summer of 1999 Donna and I were engaged and moved to Arizona. Alicia came to the wedding; she framed shots of the Beehive for us. Black and whites of some things we will never forget.

Since then, the first few years we’d try to come in. Slowly, it was shifting. We knew less people. The building expanded to a second nonsmoking room (perfect since it was always smokey in here!). My Mum stopped coming and Meghan moved to Colorado.

Until today now I could not tell you the last time I was here. 2005? 2004? People grow and change, but this place. This place stays the same. It’s always for those memories. Today I sit here. Christmas 2008 wondering when I will be back here. Maybe next Christmas (have no trips planned to PA until then), or maybe it won’t be until Claire is older and I can tell her the stories. We will see.

Some cool consumer electronics images:

Consumer Electronics Show - CES 2013 - Las Vegas
consumer electronics
Image by David Berkowitz
CES 2013
(cc) David Berkowitz - www.about.me/dberkowitz / www.marketersstudio.com

Consumer Electronics Show - CES 2013 - Las Vegas
consumer electronics
Image by David Berkowitz
CES 2013
(cc) David Berkowitz - www.about.me/dberkowitz / www.marketersstudio.com

ION-icade-3
consumer electronics
Image by ramseymohsen

Airgoo® Full Kit Computer RGB 5050 SMD 2pcs 30leds 50cm LED Strip Light with Multi Function RF Remote Controller for Desktop PC Computer Mid Tower Case

Airgoo® Full Kit Computer RGB 5050 SMD 2pcs 30leds 50cm LED Strip Light with Multi Function RF Remote Controller for Desktop PC Computer Mid Tower Case
  • * Airgoo® Computer Decor RGB LED Light Strip has High-brightness LEDs, adjust the LEDs' color, luminance, or cycle through multiple colors using the 17 key RF Multi Function Remote Controller.
  • * Multiple light modes and colours: Customize your desktop with 19 dynamic light modes and 20 static light colours to cheer you up and illuminate your hardware.
  • * Make the back adhesive of led light strip more stickier by using better quality 3M Brand Tape which used in car.
  • * Includes everything you need for quick and easy installation: 2pcs 20inches(50cm) RGB LED light strips, rf remote control, molex 4-pin connector, 20cm extension cable.
  • * It's a very cool product for Computer fans and DIY game players, fit to decorate your tower or gaming computer case, such as NZXT, ThermalTake, Corsair case and etc.Customize your workspace with vibrant LEDs to set the mood and illuminate your hardware.

Our factory accept small batch customized orders with better price. Contact us via Amazon messages.

New Updated
Recently we had received many reviews about this product from our customers, and we had got some good suggestions from them. According to these suggestions, we need to optimize the product as following:
1. Make the back adhesive of led light strip more stickier by using better quality 3M Brand Tape.
2. More color functions and wide remote range by using the new RF Wireless Remote Controller.

Installation:
1.Make sure that you have all the parts mentioned in the package list.
2.Connect the molex connector to PC power supply and other end to the IR control box.
3.Peel off the paper and stick the adhesive tape back in a proper position in the PC case.
4.Connect 2 led strip lights to the 4-pin ends with the extension cable.
5.Attach the strips well on the metal surface of the PC computer case.

Product Features
Brand new and high quality
LED light is built in a clear silicon pod that is flexible, heat resistant and waterproof
It can be mounted on the back or either side surfaces. It is very bright and cool
This PC Kit comes with a 50CM LED Strip and the Molex connector to connect it to your PC case
Simply plug your molex connector into your PC power supply and the other end into the LED strip
Flexible ribbon for curving around bends
Suitable for exterior and interior usage
Maintenance free, easy installation
4 Pin Male and Female Connector
Long life span 50,000+ hours
Input volts: DC 12V
Led Type: 5050 SMD LED
Waterproof
Light Color: Red, blue, green, white for your choice

Package Included:
2* 20" RGB LED Light Strip
1* RGB LED Controller
1* 17 Key RF Wireless Remote
1* Molex 4pin Power Connect Cable
1 * User Manual

List Price: $ 38.99

Price: $ 16.85

Cool Consumer Electronics images

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CES 2014 - Consumer Electronics Show - Las Vegas, NV
consumer electronics
Image by David Berkowitz
Consumer Electronics Show 2014 in Las Vegas, NV - CES2014

(cc) David Berkowitz - www.marketersstudio.com / www.about.me/dberkowitz

CES 2014 - Consumer Electronics Show - Las Vegas, NV
consumer electronics
Image by David Berkowitz
Consumer Electronics Show 2014 in Las Vegas, NV - CES2014

(cc) David Berkowitz - www.marketersstudio.com / www.about.me/dberkowitz

Nike SportWatch+ GPS - CES 2011 - Consumer Electronics Show - Las Vegas, NV
consumer electronics
Image by David Berkowitz
Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2011 - Las Vegas, NV
(cc) David Berkowitz www.marketersstudio.com

Cool High Laptop images

A few nice high laptop images I found:

Solara, Simga DP2s
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Image by soelin
Note:

This is RAW straight out of camera processed with default settings in Sigma Pro Photo 4.1 software.

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Every year, I go to Burma/Myanmar and I only take a carry on and a hand bag. Taking a large camera like the 5DMk2 (even a T2i size camera) with a lens or two is not an option for me since I like to go travel light (especially to Myanmar). I wanted a small camera that could produce great quality images, good bokeh when needed, and good colors; l knew not to prioritize it based on high ISO quality. I'll have to give that up for a small camera.

I bought/sold/tried shooting with several cameras--from small, point and shoot size sensor to micro-four thirds. Among the ones I tried, my favorite was the E-PL1 with Panasonic 20/1.7. I wanted to see if I could find something even SMALLER than the Oly/Panny combo without giving up too much on image quality.

I debated between the Samsung TL500 / EX1 and the Leica Dlux4. I was impressed with the quality of Samsung's images I saw on the web (and also the cheaper price). But, I ended up getting the Dlux4 because it had been around longer (RAW files supported by most software), and knew I could get good quality images out of it.

By the time I got the Dlux4, I was already inflicted with Gear Acquisition Syndrome (GAS)--I wanted another camera of that size that could produce images with even BETTER image quality. Since I couldn't afford a Leica X1, I wanted to try out the Sigma DP2s.

---SIGMA DP2s---

It's "different."

The user interface isn't bad, but not as intuitive as others I have tried. I got used it in a couple of days and I find no issues.

LCD screen is so-so. I can still view images on the LCD under a bright sun--better than E-P2. Image quality could be better, but with low-res screen, it's hard to see whether I've nailed the focus point. I also have the external optical viewfinder. It's small, with nice bright frame lines, but it's not really that accurate. If the camera could auto focus well, it'd be more useful.

The build seems fine. It's similar in size to the DLux4 but a little thicker but lighter. The battery life is average for small cameras (not great but not bad).

Performance-wise, it's a hit or miss. In good light, focus is quick but not instant-quick. In lower light, it takes its time locking focus--I'd say average of about a second or sometimes even two. As a range finder camera user, I don't mind taking a little time to shoot since I'm just looking for a good composition and good image quality. This is perfectly fine for stills but not the best for fast paced kids in action. These days, I shoot mostly my kids but I still find DP2s more than usable. I accept and forgive all the quirkiness of the camera since I know I'll get a few really good shots with it. Maybe it's a personal thing--I prefer it over the Oly E-PL1 because it's a little more "challenging" to use and the reward is much more satisfying.

The software that came with it works amazingly well. In fact, if I try to process the DP2s RAW files in Lightroom, my results won't be as good--or at least, it would take me a lot of time to get it right like SIGMA Pro Photo 4.1 software. Simga Pro Photo processing speed is fast--about 3-4 seconds on my 17" Macbook Pro 2.8Ghz Core 2 Duo, 4GB RAM laptop. I can see why many people go goo goo over the FOVEON sensor. The colors are, indeed, rich and the POP of the focused subject is quite similar to what I would get with a Leica Summicron 50/2 lens.

All in all, I'm glad I found the DP2s.

Natural Fire building partnership 091010ra3
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Image by US Army Africa
www.usaraf.army.mil

Team building underway during run up to Natural Fire 10

By Rick Scavetta, U.S. Army Africa

ENTEBBE, Uganda – While the kickoff of Natural Fire 10 is still a few days away, Soldiers from several East African nations are flowing into this resort town near Lake Victoria.

Already, friendships are building among participants of the multi-national military partnership exercise – bonds that will carry them through the coming weeks’ challenges and beyond.

“As we prepare for the upcoming training, we are working together and learning from each other,” said Staff Sgt. Joshua Sweeton, a U.S. Army Africa operations NCO. “We’re looking forward to putting our team to the test.”

The trials ahead include a tabletop exercise in Entebbe and Kampala that will challenge staff officers in their response to a simulated disaster scenario. Supporting the effort, Sweeton and a crew of U.S. Army Africa Soldiers toiled long hours in the recent days to establish a mobile command post at Entebbe airfield.

“We’ve trained hard to establish a DJC2, a deployable joint command and control center, at U.S. Army Africa headquarters in Vicenza, Italy,” Sweeton said. “There’s a lot of hard work that goes into this.”

At the airfield, Sgt. Lucky Tagaloa, 33, a motor pool sergeant from American Samoa, calls out directions Staff Sgt. Lowell Passon, 24, of Middletown, Conn., who sits behind the wheel of a Humvee. Passon’s vehicle tows a trailer full of gear that a CH-47 Chinook helicopter will transport to Kitgum.

Nearby, U.S. Army Sgt. Greg Childers, 28, of Port Saint Lucie, Fla., and U.S. Air Force Tech Sgt. Demtrius Harris, 29, of Warren , Ark., both from the 290th Joint Communication Support Squadron, MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, Fla., set up phone and internet connectivity using the latest technology. They search for a clear signal from a satellite orbiting high above the planet. Establishing that connection is key for U.S. Army Africa staff to have phone and internet capabilities within the mobile command center nearby, he said.

“When everyone rolls in, they want this system tested and fully operational,” Harris said.

Operating in Africa poses unique challenges with high-tech equipment, with the humidity and unique geography, not to mention using a different satellite than in other parts of the world, Harris said, as he checks data on his laptop computer.

Nearby, Army Staff Sgt. Chris Donahue, 31, of Tampa, Fla., is testing more communication gear.

“This is a rapid response kit, an initial entry setup that we will move forward and use in Kitgum,” Donahue said.
Soldiers from the five East African partner nations are moving toward Kitgum, to join U.S. troops in the northern region of Uganda.

“Through our interaction we gain a mutual understanding of how our militaries operate,” said Lt. Col. David Konop, U.S. Army Africa’s spokesman. “We learn from them, and they learn from us.”

U.S. Army Africa is committed to a long-term partnership that builds capacity within African partner nations, Konop said.

While preparations are underway for operations in Kitgum, troops began arriving this week in Uganda. The roots of Natural Fire exercise goes back more than a decade, scheduled every two years. This year, Natural Fire 10 offers and opportunity for East African Community (EAC) Partner Nations and the U.S. military to work together on a humanitarian assistance mission.

Roughly, 550 U.S. personnel will take part in the exercise, which begins in mid-October and lasts 10 days. The East African and U.S. troops will then depart Uganda for their home stations.
U.S. Army Africa was invited by the Ugandan government to take part, Konop said. All of the preparations were carried out in close coordination with officials from Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, and Tanzania, he said.

“This exercise is an example of the U.S. Government’s commitment to strengthening our relationship and increasing our ability to operate together to promote security, stability and peace in Africa,” Konop said.

CAPTION: Capt. Gabrielle Caldara, a preventative medicine officer with U.S. Army Africa inspects a portable toilet for sanitary conditions prior to Natural Fire 10 at Entebbe, Uganda.

Cleared for public release.

Photos by Rick Scavetta, U.S. Army Africa

To learn more about U.S. Army Africa visit our official website at www.usaraf.army.mil

Official Twitter Feed: www.twitter.com/usarmyafrica

Official YouTube video channel: www.youtube.com/usarmyafrica

3D Look at Cerro Ballena Fossil Whales
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Image by CSUF Photos
Adam Metallo and Vince Rossi, on the far left and far right, from the Smithsonian's Digitization Program Office 3D Lab, use a high-resolution laser arm and medium-range laser scanners to document one of the most complete fossil whales from Cerro Ballena discovered in 2011. In the background, Smithsonian paleontologist Nicholas D. Pyenson reviews data on his laptop while the group works at night in a temporary tent next to the Pan-American Highway. Photo by Smithsonian Institution

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A few nice high laptop images I found:

[150/365]
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Image by a.has
Ohhh new Flickr, I HATE YOU. And I don't hate many things in life. Ever.

Normally organizing and categorizing 2 weeks of 365 photos would be a highlight of my day, but this is just painful. Especially on my laptop screen and not on my giant work monitor.

Also? There's a REASON I don't upload high-res versions of every photo that I add. I mean, I'll give you back your terabyte of space for an option to switch to the old layout.

I paid for Flickr for a reason for the past 8 years, but now? Yikes.

...end rant.

Stars over Devonshire Place
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Image by Dominic's pics
Duration: 1 min. 15 sec.

(A higher definition version, which may play more smoothly - and which can also be downloaded - is available from - Vimeo)

A time lapse video of the Stars, Constellations and the dawn outside my window.

There are four sections.

[1] A speeded up preview.

[2] A slower view from 3 a.m. to 10 a.m. on a winter's morning, including the dawn and the reflections of rising sun from the windows on one side of the street onto the other side of the street.

[3 & 4] The night sequence is repeated two more times. Firstly with computer generated stars superimposed and updated every fifteen minutes; then with computer generated stars, constellation lines and names superimposed and updated every fifteen minutes.

The computer generated components were taken from Sky and Telescope's online S&T Interactive Sky Chart at www.skyandtelescope.com/

The location was Brighton, East Sussex, UK (50° 50' N 0° 09' W) looking approximately north east in early February 2009.

Although there is some cloud, most of the orange light in the sky is small town light pollution.

A Canon DSLR was used, with the sensor sensitivity turned up to 1600 ASA / ISO. The camera was controlled using Canon's owns bundled software via a USB cable from a laptop. Initially (during the darkest times of the night) each automatic exposure was about 10 seconds. This duration - together with the extra time taken to download each picture via a USBv1 port - limited the exposure rate to two pictures per minute.

Apple CEO Steve Jobs showing the new Apple Macbook Air laptop series during his keynote address at Macworld 2008
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Image by TechShowNetwork
Apple CEO Steve Jobs during his keynote address at Macworld 2008 in San Francisco.
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Please contact via email to jas@momentimedia.com to inquire about licensing for other usages or higher resolution of this image or to order prints.

All other rights reserved Jochen Siegle/TechShowNetwork. The TechShowNetwork is a MomentiMedia publication.

Some cool consumer electronics images:

CES 2014 - Consumer Electronics Show - Las Vegas, NV
consumer electronics
Image by David Berkowitz
Consumer Electronics Show 2014 in Las Vegas, NV - CES2014

(cc) David Berkowitz - www.marketersstudio.com / www.about.me/dberkowitz

Moshi Moshi handsets - CES 2011 - Consumer Electronics Show - Las Vegas, NV
consumer electronics
Image by David Berkowitz
Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2011 - Las Vegas, NV
(cc) David Berkowitz www.marketersstudio.com

CES 2014 - Consumer Electronics Show - Las Vegas, NV
consumer electronics
Image by David Berkowitz
Consumer Electronics Show 2014 in Las Vegas, NV - CES2014

(cc) David Berkowitz - www.marketersstudio.com / www.about.me/dberkowitz

Cool High Laptop images

Some cool high laptop images:

Maurice Brown Effect
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Image by Graffiti Photographic
A phenom if ever there was one, Maurice Brown had people buzzing about his chops while he was still attending Hillcrest High School in Country Club Hills. In short order, he won a full music scholarship to Northern Illinois University, took top prize in the Miles Davis Trumpet Competition and established himself as a force to be reckoned with on the Chicago music scene. He was featured on recordings by Ernest Dawkins’ New Horizons Ensemble and Fred Anderson.

In equally short order, it seemed, he was gone. After studying with Louisiana legend Alvin Batiste at Southern University in Baton Rouge, he asserted himself in New Orleans, where he mixed it up with top local players, scored a weekly gig at the Snug Harbor jazz club and recorded his first album, Hip to Bop. Think of hard bop monsters Freddie Hubbard and Lee Morgan dipping into contemporary grooves, personalizing the sound with “wah wah” effects and such, and you’ll have a hint of what a blast of fresh air Brown was.

The next leg of his journey was set in motion by Hurricane Katrina, which he escaped with little more than his horn and his laptop. As captured in the documentary, Brass Movement: A Modern Love Story, he landed on his feet, and then some, in New York, where his talents were demanded by such artists as Aretha Franklin, Roy Hargrove, Talib Kweli, Diddy, Cee-Lo Green and rising Irish soul singer Laura Izibor. Whatever he’s playing, he creates instant excitement. A group with its own strong personality, the Maurice Brown Effect includes New Orleans saxophonist Derek Douget, pianist (and Chicago native) Chris Rob, bassist Solomon Dorsey and drummer Joe Blaxx.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3
Petrillo Music Shell
Maurice Brown Effect
5:00 – 5:50 pm

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[The below was originally published on New Year's Eve 2008 here: nooccar.com/2008/12/31/beehive-coffeehouse-a-memory-collage/]

Sometime in the early 1990s during high school I began hanging out at the Beehive Coffeehouse on East Carson Street in the Southside of Pittsburgh. Some of my earlier memories were when it was only one store front wide (now it’s three), and we’d play Galaga in the back room by the leather couch. The female manager had blonde and pink hair, and she’d sleep back there. This must’ve been about later 1990 or early 1991. I know this because I could drive then, and I had my blue Dodge Colt. I remember several months where I’d make sure I came down here once a day even if it was just to grab a coffee and play some video games. In the summer, the doors would be open and it’d be muggy as hell here.

After high school I went away to Penn State , but none of the State College coffee houses could do this place justice. I would return on weekends and summers, and always be here. I knew the people from the locals who hung out here to the baristas (some of whom are still here!). I remember in 1992 seeing Jason Szalla hang work he did at Baldwin High School from the ceiling in the Beehive. I remember the different people who’d flirt with each other, and some of the girls who flirted with me. One of whom, in the late 1990s, I still know. Alicia talked to me one night for hours. She was a Fordham student who loved iguanas and worked at VH1. We still know her, and she is still here.

I remember playing cards here through the mid-1990s. Spades was the game, and each night we’d have several tables going all at once. Elliot was a character, and we can to really enjoy his company. One guy we played with had to run off to not go to jail. I think his name was Fruit. An odd fellow. Another guy was just wild. Donna and I ruled the table by this time.

Occasionally famous people would walk in. I saw Patrick Stewart near the front one night, and another night I met Robert Downey Jr buying coffee. He suggested I read Wonderboys which they were filming nearby. I read it that night at a front table. The whole thing.

I remember grad school. The Beehive was the place to study. I’d walk across the 10th street bridge from Duquesne University, and it didn’t matter if it was -10 with the wind chill factor. I’d still do it. I would sit here and write, read, study. I remember bringing my first laptop down here for the first time.

y this time my mother was hanging out here too. Everyone called her Mum. Even the old people. She was everyone’s mother. The funny thing was when we, her biological children, called her “mum” no one knew we were really the children. Jaime got in with Scott and Z the owners, and he followed them from project to project. I buried myself in books when I had to study and cards when I had some time off.

In the summer of 1998, I was in the Beehive when Donna returned from school for the summer. We were just friends then and nothing was going on. I told her to meet me at the Beehive. I still remember sitting in a large red booth ten feet from where I sit when she came in the door. That was May. By July we were back together, and we spent much of that summer in the Beehive.

By fall I was student teaching at Mt Lebanon High School and Donna was back at Lockhaven for her senior year. One night we went out to Dee’s, and I got drunk. I decided to head to the Beehive to sit it off and get some coffee. One of my students walked in! Not the best idea (although I was of age).

By summer of 1999 Donna and I were engaged and moved to Arizona. Alicia came to the wedding; she framed shots of the Beehive for us. Black and whites of some things we will never forget.

Since then, the first few years we’d try to come in. Slowly, it was shifting. We knew less people. The building expanded to a second nonsmoking room (perfect since it was always smokey in here!). My Mum stopped coming and Meghan moved to Colorado.

Until today now I could not tell you the last time I was here. 2005? 2004? People grow and change, but this place. This place stays the same. It’s always for those memories. Today I sit here. Christmas 2008 wondering when I will be back here. Maybe next Christmas (have no trips planned to PA until then), or maybe it won’t be until Claire is older and I can tell her the stories. We will see.

Maurice Brown Effect
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Image by Graffiti Photographic
A phenom if ever there was one, Maurice Brown had people buzzing about his chops while he was still attending Hillcrest High School in Country Club Hills. In short order, he won a full music scholarship to Northern Illinois University, took top prize in the Miles Davis Trumpet Competition and established himself as a force to be reckoned with on the Chicago music scene. He was featured on recordings by Ernest Dawkins’ New Horizons Ensemble and Fred Anderson.

In equally short order, it seemed, he was gone. After studying with Louisiana legend Alvin Batiste at Southern University in Baton Rouge, he asserted himself in New Orleans, where he mixed it up with top local players, scored a weekly gig at the Snug Harbor jazz club and recorded his first album, Hip to Bop. Think of hard bop monsters Freddie Hubbard and Lee Morgan dipping into contemporary grooves, personalizing the sound with “wah wah” effects and such, and you’ll have a hint of what a blast of fresh air Brown was.

The next leg of his journey was set in motion by Hurricane Katrina, which he escaped with little more than his horn and his laptop. As captured in the documentary, Brass Movement: A Modern Love Story, he landed on his feet, and then some, in New York, where his talents were demanded by such artists as Aretha Franklin, Roy Hargrove, Talib Kweli, Diddy, Cee-Lo Green and rising Irish soul singer Laura Izibor. Whatever he’s playing, he creates instant excitement. A group with its own strong personality, the Maurice Brown Effect includes New Orleans saxophonist Derek Douget, pianist (and Chicago native) Chris Rob, bassist Solomon Dorsey and drummer Joe Blaxx.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3
Petrillo Music Shell
Maurice Brown Effect
5:00 – 5:50 pm