Protection from power failures! Mac, UPS, NAS & NUT

If you watched my YouTube video on protection from power failures (here), you know I promised to include the configuration files and commands on this blog.  So here they are: To hide the ‘ups’ user: sudo dscl . create /Users/ups IsHidden 1   In the upsmon.conf file, enter the following lines:   RUN_AS_USER ups in the RUN_AS_USER <userid> section, and MONITOR qnapups@192.168.1.20 1 upsmon 123456 … Continue reading Protection from power failures! Mac, UPS, NAS & NUT

DIY Teleprompter video out!

Hi folks, I’ve been working on video content lately which is why I haven’t been writing much.  Here’s my latest DIY tutorial on how to make your own teleprompter. Looking forward to your comments! Michael Video here: DIY Teleprompter! Continue reading DIY Teleprompter video out!

I say NO! to PortraitPro Body

Ok, I own PortraitPro by Anthropics but I cannot abide by PortraitPro Body. First a little background on each application.  PortraitPro is a software application that allows you to take a portait of a subject and then make adjustments to the face.  You can remove blemishes, add or change makeup, and make some adjustments to the morphology of the face.  PortraitPro Body allows you to … Continue reading I say NO! to PortraitPro Body

Imaging Resource names the Sony A7Riii the best professional camera on the market today!

Wow!  Such progress by Sony in the past few years.  They have gone from being perceived as a dilettante in the camera world to one of the world leaders.  A technology company that bought Minolta’s camera business and turned it into one of the best camera brands in the world. I was a Minolta shooter since the mid 1970’s.  When the brand was purchased by … Continue reading Imaging Resource names the Sony A7Riii the best professional camera on the market today!

A 42Mp sensor brings out all the flaws of glass!

I’ve raved about the Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 lens that I purchased for a song a little while ago.  I’d been using it with my Sony A77ii and was quite pleased with the results.  I decided to try it on my new A99ii. Oh my. What a difference the 42 megapixels does!  Suddenly, I was discovering green and purple fringing that was all but invisible on … Continue reading A 42Mp sensor brings out all the flaws of glass!