Thursday, April 24, 2008

Pantellaria - Wide angle panorama

Wide angle panorama
Originally uploaded by Rejetto [gone diving!]

A wide angle image from Pantellaria, and interesting island off the coast of Africa. I hope to go there some day.

This is a test blog post from Flickr.

Friday, April 11, 2008

HP DV9653cl Lightscribe

I see that I have forgotten to write more about the Lightscribe feature of the Pavilion dv9500. It's cool. It's slow. I bought a pack of colored Lightscribe disks, and it really works. It takes a long time to burn the image on the top of the disk though. 20 to 40 minutes. I have done it in draft mode and in high resolution mode, and there really isn't that much difference in quality. The high res burn has a little more contrast, but seems to me like it has the same amount of detail. The Lightscribe website has a bunch of templates you can download for free. The kids especially like burning mix cd's from our cd collection with the lightscribe supplied templates.

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back in business

HP got my computer back to me within a week, in perfect condition. I have played a few directx games and it didn't burn up. Cool, eh? I am very happy with the way HP handled the situation. I got to talk to an english speaking tech, they agreed with my diagnosis right away, and service was prompt and perfect. Way to go. Not that I am pleased with the fact that it burned out in the first place...having to deal with that cost me a lot of productive time. But the fixit process went smoothly.

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Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Cautiously Optimistic and Waiting

HP sent me a box via Fedex overnight. That makes me feel like they are serious about getting my computer fixed. It took me a few days to finish getting all my stuff backed up and to 'shred' my passwords and email and stuff. Now the HP dv9653cl is at their repair facility. And I have my fingers crossed.