Here, “Gear” is a broad term referring to any type of physical technology I use in my life. For software see Software Use.

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  • calibre-web

    calibre-web provides a web interface into Calibre. I prefer it for quickly reviewing my library and marking books as read. This software is installed on my Synology DiskStation DS920+.


    • Calibre

      Calibre is a cross-platform eBook management tool. It allows you to manage the metadata present in your eBooks. I use Calibre because Digital Rights Management is Unhealthy and share the database with calibre-web because I like its interface better.


    • Canon R50 Mirrorless

      Santa brought me a [Canon R50](https://www.canon.com.au/cameras/eos-r50) camera for Christmas in 2023. It's a noticeable improvement on the [[Canon 400D DSLR|Canon 400D]]. Compared to the 400D, this camera gives me: Live view on the back screen More focusing points +/- 3 stops of exposure bracketing instead of +/- 2 ISO significantly greater than 1600 Lighter body 4K video recording More pixels of the mega kind Interface and technology that is 17 years further forward Hi-res viewfinder Sensor SizeResolutionPixel Pitch1APS-C6000 x 40005.


    • My Camera Lenses

      Lenses for my Canon R50 and Canon 400D. LensMin. FocusFilterLens HoodCanon RF-S 18-45mm f/4.5-6.3IS STM0.20m @18mm (AF)0.15M @ 18mm (MF)ø49mmEW-53Canon RF-S 55-210mm f/5-7.1 IS STM0.73m at 210ø55mmET-60BCanon EF-S 17–85mm f4-f5.6 USM)0.35m @macroø67mmEW73BCanon EF 50mm f1.8 STM0.35mø49mmES68.


    • Canon 400D DSLR

      Info on my Canon 400D camera.


    • My Photography Gear

      A summary of my current photography gear (cameras, lenses and accessories). With a bit of a wishlist as well 😉.


    • Celestron SkyMaster 20x80 Binoculars

      I have some very beefy binoculars for stargazing.


    • Tap Water or Rust

      Tomorrow I take delivery of my CPAP machine and have been researching what water I should use in the humidifier. The prevailing wisdom for CPAP machines is that one must use distilled water. From my research tonight I put this in the same category as “You must drink 2 litres of water a day”. Sounds good, but is incorrect.


    • A Short Sennheiser Momentum 4 Review

      For the last 4-5 years I’ve used my Sennheiser 4.50BTNC headphones every day. The BTNC stands for Bluetooth and Noise Cancelling. For Christmas 2022 I was gifted a pair of Sennheiser Momentum 4 headphones. They are two generations newer and a level above the 4.50BTNCs. Differences: better fit on the ears not as tight on the head wider soundstage clearer sound improved bass better noise cancelling insane battery life (close to 60 hours) .


    • 3-2-1 Backup!

      I want to talk about backups. They are important, and always have been. Unlike grabbing photo albums on the way of of the house during a fire, the right backup system means we can focus on saving the most important thing in the house - ourselves. Today everyone will tell you to follow a 3-2-1 backup strategy.