The Bigma

July 24, 2007, 8:55 p.m. photography

For a long time, I have been looking to get hold of a Sigma 50-500 Telephoto lens. Finally after a long waiting period I got hold of one last Friday. I immediately went with it to Sigiriya. You can look forward to seeing some photos at my photoblogI had a long wait for this lens because it's pricing ...

Blogshares and Friday the Thirteenth.

July 19, 2007, 1:20 a.m.

My statement the other day about the members of the Renegades Corporation at Blogshares probably isn't accurate. I mentioned that everyone except for one player resorted to PRDs (a big no no when it comes to fair play).I was wrong , I have run into a few other players who don't resort to PRDs as wel ...

Thunderbird 2.

July 17, 2007, 7:46 p.m.

Having belatedly updated to Firefox 2 , it was time to update to Thundirbird 2 as well. Unfortunately there isn't an official RPM for Fredora 6 (I have put of updating to Fedora 7). So I had to uninstall the RPM and install the new version manuall (using the binaries not the source).Thunderbird 2 ha ...

Friday the Thirteenth at Blogshares.

July 14, 2007, 11:24 p.m.

Friday the Thirteen turned out to be a real nightmare for members of the Untouchables corporation on Blogshares. There was a massively co-ordinated attack on the corporations assets organized by Renegade Players Inc.The Untouchables were severly handicapped because Corporate policy forbids the use o ...

Firefox update.

July 13, 2007, 11:25 p.m. web 0.8

I belatedly updated to Firefox 2.0.0.4 and lost all my saved passwords without a pause. The password file (signon2.txt (curious; it should be signon.txt)), the key3.db file and the cert8.db file were all there but the password were not being filled in and the show password dialog was completely blan ...

The Bigma aka Sigma 50-500

July 10, 2007, 11:19 p.m. photography

My sister has good news for me. She has managed to get hold of a Sigma 50-500 mm lens for my Nikon in spite of the shortage. It's back ordered at many camera shops and wasn't available anywhere in New York. She ordered through Amazon and it was delivered yesterday to her address in the US. ...

Old Bigma Vs New Bigma.

July 10, 2007, 3:26 a.m. photography

So what's the difference between the new Bigma (or rather the current Sigma 50-500 mm lens) and the old? No one seems to know for sure. The guy at Phototechnica did tell me that the new one focuses better. He says with the older lens, auto focus went haywire close to the 500 mm end. That apparently ...

The Bigma.

July 4, 2007, 11:10 p.m. photography

The only thing that I asked my sister to get for me from the US is a Bigma. Unfortunately the Bigma , or to use it's proper name the Sigma 50-500 mm telephoto lens seems to be out of stock at almost every camera shop in the US.Surprisingly or unsurprisingly Phototechnica in Sri Lanka does have it in ...

Fedora 7 anyone?

July 3, 2007, 10:20 a.m. photography , toast

Fedora 7 is here. Are you ready for it? I am not! why not? my old desktop needs replacing. The casing has seen quite a few hard drive changes, a couple of mother board stews and one toasted CPU.if I must go through the hassle of installing a new OS, I want it to be on new hardware. Else it's inevita ...