Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Frazier Park Food Bank Assistance

Here is the list of needed items for the Frazier Park Food Bank.  Any help is greatly appreciated and I will be in the Thousand Oaks area if you would like me to stop and pickup the food on the weekends.  I know toothbrushes and toothpaste is a big thing on the list... Donations are needed by October 14th, after that I will start collecting items for MANA in Thousand Oaks.

Your help is greatly appreciated as it gets closer and closer to the holiday season.  Thank you!


Canned meats – Tuna, chicken, spam etc.

Pasta - Spaghetti, Alfredo type sauces (jars or cans)
Boxed Cereal
Dried  and canned soups
Non fat dry milk
Canned milk
Canned fruit
Canned vegetables (we have plenty of green beans)
Dried beans
Prepared box meals (Kraft mac & cheese etc)
Cranberry Sauce
Dried mash potatoes
Kid’s snacks (Individually packaged)
Oat Meal
Peanut Butter
Maple Syrup
Pancake Mix
Complete mixes (brownies, cakes etc.)
Cooking Oil
Flour -  Sugar


Tooth Paste and tooth brushes
Dish Soap
Body soap
Laundry soap
Diapers & wipes
Toilet Paper

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Edit Your iPhone 4 Photos in Photoshop

I recently got the new iPhone 4 in hopes of using that as a point-and-shoot replacement when wanting to capture quick and easy photographs while on the go etc.  With the new HDR feature on the iPhone the original image actually turns out fairly nice.  But what if you want to improve upon them in Photoshop?  Where do you begin?

Most of us know about the auto features: levels, color, contrast, but what if you want to take them to next level?  Well, I found an article over at  DaryaPino (summertomato) and she links to a great article over at the Digital Photography School website that explains Filters and Masks, and should help to get the ball rolling.

Here are some other links to check out as well:

How Can You Edit Photos on Your iPhone - Chris Pirillo

20 Best iPhone Photo & Video Applications - Brainz.org

If you have any questions let me know :)


Digital Photography School

Saturday, September 18, 2010

New Site Design - Opinions, Thoughts and Questions

Many of you have been noticing that the site has gone through some changes, and in our opinion not for the better...  We have been playing around with various blogger templates and ideas, and feel that at least now, the site is useable.  In our research we are realizing that we may in fact need to switch formats all together.  We are looking in to actually purchasing a URL, setting up webspace, and setting up an actual blog template that makes it not only very easy for us to post updates, but also adds the user interface and functionality that you deserve.

Over the past year (yea, we are now 13 months old) we have made many updates, and struggled to get this up and running with very little monetary resources, so with that being said, if you would like to donate to the cause we will be adding a PayPal donate button very soon.  Although we do not have 501(c)3 status, and never will, we will come up with a way to reward those who pitch in to help us upgrade.

As always; your thoughts and suggestions are always welcome!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

What are HDR Photos and Why Does My iPhone Take Them?

Many of you may have downloaded iOS 4.1 for your iPhone recently and noticed all sorts of new features.  The biggest question I have received is on the new HDR photo capability.

The folks over at Gizmodo have a great article explaining this and can be found by clicking here.  But essentially you are just talking multiple photo in various light ranges to produce one image that more closely relates to what your eye ball sees.

For more info on the iPhone updates check here



Tuesday, August 24, 2010

HD Helmet Cam, on the Cheap

For those of us in the market for a reasonably priced helmet cam, look no further.

Cheap Helmet Cam

Camera Mount for your Surfboard

At one time or another a decent percentage of us has wanted video of us surfing (or attempting) or doing other things while at the beach...

Perhaps this is a good option?  Click the link for more.

A Surfboard Mount for the ContourHD Camera

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Redo Backup - Easy to Use Backup Live CD & Disk Recovery

Over at Lifehacker there is a great article on Redo Backup & Recovery.  This is essentially a Lunix CD that that helps easy the pain of backing up and recovering your system in the event of a failure.

Check out the links for more information:

Redo Backup & Recovery

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

LIFEHACKER: How I’d Hack Your Weak Passwords

 Lifehacker has a must read article on Password Security. We cannot stress enough the importance of random and complicated passwords. Make sure each site has a different password to make it that much harder to crack your credentials.

Click after the break for more info.

How I'd Hack Your Weak Passwords

Questions?  Just ask.  NinjaTechHelp

March 31, 2010 is Document Freedom Day!

Document Freedom Day (DFD) is a global day for document liberation. It will be a day of grassroots effort to educate the public about the importance of Free Document Formats and Open Standards in general.

Click after the break for a couple helpful links about Document Freedom Day!

Document Freedom Day Org

Document Freedom Day - Open Office.org


LIFEHACKER: The Complete Guide to Saving Your Windows System with a Thumb Drive

Lifehacker has a pretty good article on saving your Windows system to a thumb drive. Check it out on the next page and decide for yourself. Caution: This may be tricky so ask us if you need help.

Here is the link:



Tuesday, January 19, 2010