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Oct 142012
 

Do you know what the term “black hat” means. Would you understand it if it were used in a footnote of an article you were reading? Most likely not.

Black Hat is a hacker term for someone who violates computer security.

I was recently appalled by an article about SEO tactics that were so incredibly WRONG it had me seeing red. The article in question is titled: How To Trick Bloggers Into Linking To You and it reads like a DIY kit to SEO via images, Even though the author states the article is a black hat situation (kind of off handed at the end of the article), the article itself would get any photographer angry.

Two things that the article tells people to do (THAT THEY SHOULD NEVER EVER DO) is…

1) use Google image search to post images to your website/blog (stealing images violates copyright laws and is, well, just plan WRONG).

2) use Google’s image search to find blogs using those images then go to the site and claim them as yours (holy crap that is just so wrong I cannot even put it into words).

The article in question reads like a How-To-Guide for folks looking to increase SEO via back linking. Back linking is good this article and all it suggests is not.

The guy that wrote it is the one who developed Triberr (a good tool for bloggers), but this article really undermines his integrity if you ask me.

So basically, just don’t trust anything you read over at DIYblogger.net.

May 252011
 

I have always LOVED 3D movies and photography. I have even been playing with a little bit with my digital camera. But all those images must be of things and not people since you have to take two pictures for every one 3D.

Well now there are not only 3D digital cameras but 3D camcorders as well. While I would love one of the higher end 3D video cameras I will settle for the less expensive one.

There are two that I am looking at…

Fujifilm FinePix Real 3D W3 Digital Camera with 3.5-Inch LCD and the Sony MHS-FS3 3D Bloggie Video Camera (Black)

But which one do I go with? The Bloggie is designed more for video but will do photos too and the Fuji FinePix is the reverse.

They both have dual CCDs so there is no loss in separating the lenses. Do I let price win this?

Fuji Film FinePix Real 3D W3 Essentials Accessory Kit

 

Dec 232008
 

I might hate snow but it sure is beautiful. I don’t mind it as long as it stays off the roads. Problem is it does not stay off the roads. The east coast has been hit with snow, sleet and ice for the past few days. It is warming up and boy am I glad. Unfortunately, the warm up might take away the white Christmas so I took some pictures so we can all have a white xmas to look at.

Snowy morning More snow more snow white xmas trees

Dec 142008
 

Spider on my carI found this photo when I was downloading my images the other day and thought I would share it here. One day on my way to work this past Fall I had a hitchhiker on my car antenna. I hope you can see how big and perfect this spider’s web was. I am not a fan of the arachnid, but as long as there is glass between us I can appreciate their beauty.

The spider along with his artwork did not last too long once my car hit about 30 mph.

Sep 102008
 

MicroscopeLooking out at the universe isn’t my only hobby. I really enjoyed microbiology and love looking at the microverse. Viewing tiny, little creepy crawlies is fun. And with this microscope it would be really fun. Instead of the standard eyepiece it has an LCD screen to view the little buggers. There is also an SD slot so you can capture both video and still shots as well as download directly to your PC with the USB cable. This would be great for any science geek, young or old.

Under $300 at Hammacher Schlemmer.

Dec 012007
 

Literally! Take a look at the world and the universe from a whole new perspective with the help of OpticsPlanet.com. The site has it all from telescopes and binoculars to nightvision goggles and sunglasses. They really are your one stop shop to find that perfect gift for any one interested in either the macroverse or […]

Nov 162007
 
If You Don't Get One For Xmas Get Yourself a Digital Camera

I know the title of this post sounds pushy but you really won’t regret it. [Unless you by a super cheap one with with only one megapixel resolution that is.] I was a diehard SLR user who refused to go digital. I never thought I would be happy with the quality of a digital camera. […]