Author Archives: jciv

Canon Powershot S5 IS

I am pretty excited about my new Canon Powershot S5 IS. Since it is so new and there are few reviews of it around I thought I should post my “review.” If you skipped the S3 waiting for a big improvement like I did, this might be what you have waited for. But it is […]

Jedi vs. Sith Squirrels

Not too long ago, digg had a post linking to a Flickr photo of squirrels with lightsabers. The post probably had something to do with having just passed the 30th Anniversary of Star Wars. But the image was not new, according to another Flickr user, DaveBr, who had just signed up to point it out, […]

Remove Flickr Comment Image Invites

On Flickr, a common thing to do is invite or award images you like to groups you belong to. Some people don’t like these images cluttering up their photo’s comments. I don’t particularly like lots of image invites and awards either, but if you don’t submit your photos to the aggressive award/invite groups you don’t […]

Firefox Tip: Paste Multiple Lines in Input Box

If you’ve ever tried copying and pasting more than one line at a time into a text input box on a website you probably noticed it is a pain. You have to copy it one line at a time because only the first line gets pasted. I kept thinking it would be so simple just […]

Flickr Hosting Email Image Spams

I found a Flickr user’s photostream full of those odd text images that have been popular in spam lately. At first I thought it was some project to collect the images for some antispam purpose. Then I thought it must be a spammer hosting his images on Flickr. Then I realized what had happened. Flickr […]

Canon PowerShot SD800

In addition to my Canon S2 IS, I have been using the Canon PowerShot SD800 since October. Carrying around a pocket sized camera is so much more convenient. I never thought I would buy a camera with less than 6x zoom, the SD800 has 3.8x. It also starts at 28mm instead of the usual so […]

Irish Up Your Desktop

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up and everyone knows you are supposed to wear green. So here are some green shamrock and light painting wallpapers so your computer doesn’t feel left out.

Free Christmas Gifts for Kids

If you haven’t got around to shopping for gifts for kids at this point you are probably in trouble. Most of the good stuff is probably gone. But there is still some free stuff online that you might be able to get away with. I guess it would be hard to wrap, but face it, […]

Christmas Wallpapers

Here are a few of my photos that I have been using as wallpapers this month.

Mark Twain Offers Blogging Tips

He has been dead for nearly a century, but Mark Twain knew what it takes to be a good blogger. The Mark Twain Guide to Better Blogging. Surely this article was written mostly as link bait, but that doesn’t mean its any less interesting. Not only is it funny to be getting advice from an […]