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August 10th, 2008

How to pack a tripod

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It’s already over.  Damn, time flies way too fast when you’re having fun!

After one week in Arkansas, at what would be a 5 star hotel if it wasn’t Athena’s parents house, it’s time to pack up and leave for home.  I’m no where near ready to go home and back to work, but my plane ticket is paid up for today, and my vacation ran out on Friday.

On that note, a quick how to: How to pack a tripod.

In a duffel, or similarly long suitcase, lay down a layer of clothes to be used as padding.  Finish off this layer – it should take up about about 1/3 of the bag, and cover the entire bottom.  I usually finish the layer with a few pairs of jeans or dark clothes, that way if my tripod has picked up some hitchhikers (dirt, mud, what-have-you), it rubs off on my jeans, and not on my white linen shirts.

Now, drop in the tripod, fully compacted.  Wrap a pair of sweatpants around the ballhead.  Make sure the tripod is centered in the duffel.  Now, top it off with another layer of jeans and dark clothes, at this point, start filling in the voids in the bag with your dirty clothes, or roll up some jeans and stuff them down the sides.  Top off the bag with the cleanest, lightest clothes.


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March 19th, 2008

Fixing a broken UCA200

Posted by rdub in uHowto

If anyone else out there in the big, bad interwebs has a Behringer mixer with the El Cheapo USB interface, this article is for you.

On Mac OS X (and presumably on windows, too), the little sucker likes to switch it’s output back to 8-bit out. This results in the audio being all distorted and crappy.

Here’s my workaround: Fixing a UCA200 Audio Interface

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December 22nd, 2006

uHowto: boost throughput

Posted by rdub in uHowto

Another uHowto. Hasn’t been one in a while (click uHowto above to see the other one).

Increase your download speeds by tuning your IP stack.

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October 11th, 2005

uHowto: iTunes Multiple Sources

Posted by rdub in uHowto

If you’re anything like me, you have an extensive music collection, and you want only a subset of it to be on your powerbook, while the rest lives on an external harddrive. You want all this with the added benefit of not having to fuss with making copies of your iTunes Library and replacing them when you want to move between the two.

For you (and I), I have created a new micro Howto catagory, and its first post: iTunes: Multiple Sources.

Read the howto.

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