Nikon has just updated it’s app Snapbridge for iOS and Android. Full control of certain camera’s like the D850 that have WiFi or Bluetooth. Check out the link below for more details.
I’ve a meeting at Starbucks and of the 6 computers in use here 5 are PC’s and 2 are Surface Pro’s! And lots of water, tea and few coffees… hummm
Did you know? Taken in whole from: http://blog.andrewallingham.info/2011/06/the-difference-between-a-buttload-boatload-and-shitload/
Thank you Andrew Allingham for the insight and buttload/boatload of info…
The difference between a buttload, boatload and shitload.
I found that I’ve been censoring myself when it comes to measuring quantities in storytelling. It’s part of growing up, I thought, it’s inappropriate to talk about buttloads of
shit in polite conversation. Not only was I wrong about what a buttload actually was, but I found that I’ve been throwing the terms around with no regard to their actual quantity. Were there boatloads or buttloads of people in line at the supermarket, or was there merely a shitload?
For arbitrary’s sake, I’ll be comparing these sizes in gallons of whiskey (not including the jug), which is less dense than water, and weighs about 7.7 lbs per gallon. I know this is problematic, what if you want to describe how many legos you used to own in terms of butt/boat/shitloads? What about abstract concepts like boatloads of fun? you’ll need to convert them yourself. This is just a mild attempt at understanding size differences.
Buttload: “A ‘butt‘ is a traditional unit of volume used for wines and other alcoholic beverages. A butt is generally defined to be two hogsheads, but the size of hogsheads varies according to the contents. In the United States a hogshead is typically 63 gallons and a butt is 126 gallons.”
I used to think buttload was just a mishearing of boatload, but nope, it is a butt distinct unit, from Middle English bote. From now on, I’ll probably start measuring things in hogsheads.
Boatload: “the cargo that a vessel carries or is capable of carrying.”
Thanks to the indefinite response from the dictionary, I guess it will depend on how big of a boat we are talking about (can be modified, huge boatload, tiny boatload). As an example, we’ll use one of the largest cargo ships, The Colombo Express.
The Colombo Express holds 8,749 Twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU), and while TEUs are hardly standardized, “the maximum gross mass for a 20-foot (6.1 m) dry cargo container is 24,000 kilograms (53,000 lb). Subtracting the tare mass of the container itself, the maximum amount of cargo per TEU is reduced to approximately 21,600 kilograms (48,000 lb),” according to a Page That Cannot Be Found. Thrilling, that’s good enough for me. Math.
21,600 kg * 8,749 TEUs = 188,978,400 kg = 416,626 ,056 lbs
so, 416,626,056lbs / 7.7lbs = 54,107,280 gallons.
Shitload: After reading through a thread discussing a formula for calculating average poop size, minus the fiber and bacterial content, I’m siding with user “Dave” and agreeing that the avg poop is probably around .5 lbs, but since it varies daily with diet and health, and is messy, highly intricate and hard (or soft) to calculate, I’ll elect to use an interval of .5 ≤ x ≤ 2 lbs, so .065 ≤ x ≤ .260 gallons.
AND NOW THE rebutting of the above… apologies, just had to say it.
Ck it out, new update to the Microsoft Translator now understands Klingon…
Microsoft Translator v188.8.131.52
· Expanded support for Arabic language in conversation mode, and as a downloadable package to use offline
· Added support for Klingon language
· Bug fixes
After upgrading to Win10 I have found a few bumps along the way but most of them have been little and solved. Win10 is actually very likable.
On my road trip, We The People 2013 – www.wethepeople2013.us – I used my Asus ROG laptop as my mobile lab for ingesting still and video files and then editing them. For the video from my Nikon D800 I get MOV files and I would use the MS Movie Maker program to get a quick edit done and posted to YouTube.
After the move to Win10 and keeping the Movie Maker program, part of the Windows Live Essentials package that was not updated for Win10, I find the program will not open MOV files anymore. Sad…
I did find this link, http://www.wikihow.com/Convert-a-MOV-File-to-an-MP4, from wikiHow that explained you could just change the extension of the file from a .MOV to a .MP4! Really… So I did a basic copy/paste in the same folder, got a COPY added to the file name and then changed the extension. Works like a charm and the ‘new’ files open in Movie Maker just fine.
Hope this is helpful to someone else, have a good one…
Don’t forget to have CTRL+ALT+DELETE to log to your computer. It’s another layer of security to protect your computer.
The following is from Microsoft support page:
For Windows XP, follow these steps:
- Log on to the computer as an administrator.
- Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click User Accounts.
- Click Change the way users log on or off.
- Click to select the Use the Welcome screen check box if you want to disable the CTRL+ALT+DELETE sequence.
- Click Start, click Run, type Control Userpasswords2, and then press ENTER.
Note You may receive the following dialog box:
You must be a member of the Administrators group on this computer to open User Accounts. You are logged on as user name, and this account is not a member of the Administrators group.
In this condition, you are required to type the user name and password when the system prompts the dialog box to type the user name and password of the administrator of the computer.
- Click the Advanced tab.
- In the Secure logon section, click to clear the Require users to press Ctrl+Alt+Delete check box if you want to disable the sequence.
For Windows Vista and Windows 7, follow these steps:
- Click Start, type Control Userpasswords2, in the Search box and then press ENTER.
Note You are required to type the user name and password when the system prompts the dialog box to type the user name and password of the administrator of the computer.
- Click the Advanced tab.
- In the Secure logon section, click to clear the Require users to press Ctrl+Alt+Delete check box if you want to disable the CTRL+ALT+DELETE sequence.
Note If the Advanced tab is not available, click Start, click Run, type control userpasswords2, and then click OK.
The Advanced tab is not available under certain conditions. For example, if you are a restricted user, the Advanced tab is not available. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
How to manage stored user names and passwords on a computer in a domain in Windows XP
NOTE: You could also press Windows+R to open the Run dialog, type netplwiz, and click on OK.2. If prompted by UAC, then click on Yes.
3. Do step 4 or 5 below for what you would like to do.
4. To Enable Secure Sign-in
Windows plus I keys will bring up Settings
Brian and I have been working on the back-end of Office 365 – SharePoint – and learning some of the in’s and out’s of how all of this comes together.
Microsoft has decided to drop the public facing website in the Office 365 offering and have you work from a 3rd party.
We will keep working on the Intranet SharePoint side and post as we get comfortable with how it all comes together, but will post a bit more regular on this change over to the 3rd partly hosting of the Internet side.
Here are some links to current information.
Office 365 message center posting from 1/5/15:
In February, we’re removing the SharePoint Online Public Website feature for new Office 365 subscription plans. Office 365 customers who currently use this feature will continue to have access to the feature for a minimum of two years following this change. In addition, Microsoft will offer alternate solutions from industry leaders to enable Office 365 customers to easily integrate their public presence within their Office 365 environment. Additional information
Answer from Office 365 community:
Yes Office 365 will discontinue the SharePoint Online Public Website feature. All Office 365 administrators who have provisioned SharePoint Online will receive a notification of this change in the Office 365 Message center.
The following website hosting companies currently partner with Office 365:
Customers who currently use the SharePoint Online Public Website feature will continue to have access to the feature for a minimum of two years after the changeover date of March 9, 2015. Moving forward, these customers will have the option of subscribing to third-party solutions for public website functionality and should plan to move to one of the third-party solutions within the next two years.
New customers who subscribe to Office 365 after the changeover date won’t have access to this feature. Moving forward, Office 365 customers will have access to industry-leading third-party offerings that will enable them to have a public website that provides a complete online solution and presence.
You can see this KB for more details: http://support2.microsoft.com/kb/3027254