Finding Balance 2020, General

Doing more video and audio stuff

I’ve always enjoyed making videos and recording things, and with the current lockdown there’s a lot more opportunity to use video and audio to communicate with folks. In particular in my role as the president of the board of our regional trail running non-profit. In the past couple weeks we’ve done some videos to promote […]

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General, Share-topia 2018

Lightning connector and lint

Recently, I’ve had TONS of trouble with my iPhone 7 lightning port. The cable kept falling out, and was loose and wiggly. This meant that I would sometimes find my phone completely uncharged because something in the connection wasn’t working right. I was getting really frustrated, and was thinking I would need to bring my […]

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General, Write-a-palooza 2017

RAW on a phone

Something that I’ve been meaning to try is shooting RAW on my phone. The Lightroom app allows you to shoot raw and then edit the photos in Lightroom CC. it was a beautiful evening outside with a wonderful setting sun hitting some dead seeds of a tree in our front yard. I decided to use […]

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General, Write-a-palooza 2017

iOS 11 first impressions

The other day I plugging in my i-devices and let them update to the latest and greatest iOS 11. Sometimes these releases wreak havoc on launch day, but I was pleased to say that my devices updated without issue. I’ve had a couple days to spend with the new OS now, and I had a […]

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Blog-o-rama 2016, General

iPhone 7 waterproofing and winter running

One of the side benefits when I got my iPhone 7 is the more ruggedized nature of the construction. In particular the waterproofing has proven to be really useful for me. Not because I want to take my iPhone into a pool, but for something I didn’t quite expect until it happened. I run a […]

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Blog-o-rama 2016, General

Griffin iTrip Clip

When I got an iPhone 7, the one place that I knew the lack of a headphone jack would affect me is in my car. I don’t have a Bluetooth enabled stereo, and so I can only hook my phone up via a 3.5mm jack. With the iPhone 7, this means that I cannot charge […]

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General

The number is 7

My old iPhone 5s has finally gotten to the point of being replaced. I made it almost three years with it, which by most phone standards is pretty darn good nowadays. My biggest choice was if I should go iPhone 7 or 6s. I know that the headphone jack is an issue with the 7, […]

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Blog-o-rama 2016, General

Lightning ports

As much as I love Apple, there are a few things that bug me sometimes. One of them in particular, lately, is the lightning port. We’ve had our iPhones for almost 3 years, and one part that is starting to cause an issue on all of our devices is charging off the lightning port. It […]

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Blog-o-rama 2016, General

Installed iOS 10

Earlier this week iOS 10 launched, and without really thinking about it I clicked the update button on my phone when I saw it was available. As it was downloading and preparing to install I started seeing articles about how the installation was often failing, and people were needing to download their phone backups and […]

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Blog-o-rama 2016, General

No more headphone jack

Wednesday was Apple’s big announcement of the iPhone 7 and of course the big reveal was that the new iPhone does not have a standard headphone jack. Apple played this off as needing the space for other things, but then quickly said that they were being brave trying to create a new standard, and shift […]

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Blog-o-rama 2016, General

Small is the big thing

On Monday Apple announced it’s latest iPhone, and it’s returned to its 4 inch roots. The new iPhone SE is the same form factor as the old iPhone 5/5s, yet it’s packed with the power of the 6s, the latest and greatest phone from Apple. This is the first time in a few years where […]

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Blog-o-rama 2016, General

Canon Powershot a2200 vs iPhone 5s Camera

On my short run today I decided to take along two different cameras and then compare the results. I normally run with my phone stashed somewhere, which means my default camera is my iPhone 5s. I also have an old Canon Powershot a2200, which I decided would be a good test for the comparison camera. […]

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