Attempting A NAS Recovery – Simple Or Tough?

By   April 24, 2015

atnrAttempting a NAS recovery is often what people do when they have lost their data and files. Losing these important files is very stressful, especially if it is related to work or school. That is why, regardless of the risks, some people would really try their best to do a NAS recovery. However, this is often a difficult task because it might damage the storage device further. Hence, people are advised to seek professional help when data recovery is necessary. There are a lot of companies these days that are now offering data recovery services at a certain cost. Some of them can be found online while others are located just nearby.

In order to ensure that you are getting the most reliable company for file recovery, it …

Taking The Absolute Best Shots (In The World!)

By   April 23, 2015

bsOne of my favorite techniques for capturing a person on film in a studio is to use only a single light source. This simplified approach suits me well. It is quick to set up, less intimidating to inexperienced models, and easy to accomplish in any indoor situation, at home or abroad. In addition, for those on a limited budget, it is easy to afford.

More importantly, though, with a single light I can create dramatic illumination that seems to reveal a person’s character more so than with other types of lighting.

Tungsten vs. Strobe

Any kind of single strobe or photoflood can be used for this technique. Both types of lights can be controlled to achieve the desired effect. They can be diffused, focused to a narrow beam,

Website Building Timewarp: Your Tools!

By   April 18, 2015

wbtLIKE CARS, WEB SITES NEED REGULAR maintenance to keep them running smoothly and looking their best. But you don’t need to empty your wallet or hire a Webmaster to help keep your pages in top shape. These handy tune-up tools and add-on services make polishing your site painless–and they’ll cost you next to nothing.

Clean Up Your Code Building basic Web pages doesn’t require a programming degree or special skills–WYSIWYG editors such as Microsoft FrontPage 2000 help you create and maintain Web sites easily. However, using these tools to design your site doesn’t guarantee it’ll be in top form. Browser incompatibilities, broken links, and slow-loading pages are frustrating to visitors and can occur no matter what Web editor you use.

Modern HTML editors have built-in spelling and link …

6 Tips For Summer Shooting

By   April 15, 2015

1 Go flying!

ssSummer means hot, but it’s the perfect season for an early-morning or late-afternoon hike. The temperature is most pleasant then, and by fortuitous coincidence, these are also the best times for most outdoor photography: The low-angle sunlight produces long shadows that add interest to scenic shots, and the warm illumination enhances people and wildlife portraits. It’s beautiful early and late in the day, and a wonderful time to explore the world around you with your camera, whether that world is your local neighborhood or a national park. Look for exciting lighting, grand vistas and small details, and try different lens focal lengths.

2 Make an outdoor portrait!

Direct noon sunlight is terrible for people pictures, because its harshness makes subjects squint, and its high angle

Cashing In On Your Talents

By   April 7, 2015

cioytOnce you determine what you like to shoot the most and what you’re best at, this will determine the market(s) that you target to sell your work. One advantage that you have over an established, full-time pro is that you don’t have to shoot things that don’t interest you. By specializing, you’ll probably develop your craft more than a photographer who generalizes, and you’ll enjoy doing it.

In the process, it’s important to develop your own personal style. While you’re learning, or doing photography for your own enjoyment, it’s fine to imitate someone whose work you admire. However, when you want to sell your photography, it’s time to strike out on your own. Besides, if a photo buyer prefers your mentor’s style, they’ll probably call that photographer –

Rockin’ With Roxen

By   April 3, 2015

pwsFeaturing a powerful web server and a flexible Web publishing component, Idonex AB’s Roxen Platform is a comprehensive and highly extensible suite of tools for building and maintaining a busy Web site.

Roxen Platform 1.3 Release 2 is one of the most complete Web server packages we tested. A former Best of Comdex winner, Roxen Platform earned an Analyst’s Choice designation with its latest release.

The Roxen Challenger Web server has many of the strengths of the popular freeware Apache Web server, such as modular extensibility and wide platform support, but is much more easily managed and configured through its excellent browser-based interface.

These capabilities, coupled with a solid publishing component, an excellent feature for building searchable site indexes and thorough administration capabilities, make Roxen Platform an excellent

Mo’ Websites, Mo’ Problems!

By   March 25, 2015

mwmpWeb sites are a magnet for Murphy’s law. If there is the slightest possibility for something to degrade site performance, it will. In interviews with large companies (those with more than 500 employees), the HTRC Group found that 54 percent of the respondents named hardware failure-mostly of servers and some network equipment-as the cause for outages and service degradations.

By maintaining multiple data centers, however, site owners can not only improve their sites’ performance by moving content closer to users but also gain protection in the event that an equipment failure disables one or more data centers. Such a solution, however, is expensive to deploy and manage. Recently, content delivery service providers have stepped in, with their global network of data centers and load balancers, to offer an

ArticleBase: Not A Pretender

By   March 13, 2015

abnapRunning start inc.’s articleBase 2.0 is a powerful high-end Web content management system with highly flexible workflow and user role management capabilities.

Even now, we’re impressed with the product’s broad range of capabilities and its ease of use. In fact, like many of its competitors, ArticleBase can pretty much do or be anything a company wants it to do or be because it is an advanced Web application, designed to run on top of Apple Computer Inc.’s WebObjects application server.

Running Start, which released ArticleBase last month, sells both products and related support and will customize ArticleBase to fit a company’s specific needs.

Herein lies the greatest obstacle facing companies such as Running Start that function more like traditional consulting firms than software vendors: Any business with extensive …

Monitoring Software: Worth The Money?

By   March 6, 2015

mswCall it a new kind of performance anxiety. Spurred on in part by an ever-brightening media spotlight examining how well popular Web sites are performing, a growing number of service providers are bundling third-party site and network measurement services as part of the menu of hosting and management items they now offer to their business customers.

“These metrics provide valuable insight for the service provider,” says Joel Yaffe, an analyst with Giga Information Group (Cambridge, Mass.). “Providers are beginning to use these services as an early-warning system to let their business customers know if site performance is meeting expectations.”

At the same time, Yaffe says, the companies providing these statistics are finding service providers to be a lucrative new marketplace as they try to expand their own customer

Got The Blues? Mute Them…

By   March 5, 2015

gtbThis gorge just above Athabasca Falls in the Canadian Rockies was one of those compositions that was very easy to recognize. A bridge had been built across the waterway and looking upriver, the wonderful composition was immediately apparent. Two things struck me: First, the irregular, upside-down “V” design of the gorge was very artistic; secondly, the colors in the scene were quite unique. The icy looking water was cyan, and this was juxtaposed against the cold, gray granite walls of the gorge.

When composing a photograph, the precise position of the camera can be critical. I studied the gorge through the viewfinder on my Mamiya RZ67 II as I moved from right to left. Even a foot or two made a difference in the shape of the “V.”