Thursday, July 2, 2015

SCUBA Diving At Night: A Comparison To Human Behavior

As you may have noticed from my last post, I just got back from a SCUBA vacation.  And while on that trip Carissa and I completed several PADI Specialty Diver classes though our local shop (SeaVentures).  One of the ones that I did (and Carissa already had) was the Night Diver Specialty.  During the class you always get asked "so why do you want to complete the X specialty".  My answer was "to get more comfortable diving at night, and be able to appreciate the creatures that come out on the reefs after the Sun goes down".  I finished the specialty, got some good experience, and had fun doing it.  I wasn't prepared for what came next.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Buddy Dive Resort In Bonaire Is Tops For Divers

Carissa and I just spent a a week at Buddy Dive Resort in Bonaire on a trip organized by our local dive shop, Seaventures in Roswell GA.  Other then me getting ill on the 2nd day, we had a great time and will do it again.  There are a lot of oddball reviews out there on Buddy's, so I wanted to write my own to throw my $0.02 into the mix.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

GoPro Cameras DO Fail! My Warranty Story

Why no recent posts?  Other then life getting insane recently, my wife and I took our brand new shiny GoPro Hero 4 Black to Key Largo, FL on a diving trip to cut out teeth on it.  We wanted experience playing with it before traveling internationally with it, in case we discovered we needed some random accessory.  What started with the best of intentions lasted about 4 minutes and ended in panic.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

GoPro Hero 4 Black Edition - Battery Life

Continuing from my First Impressions post about the Go Pro Hero 4 Black Edition, the next part of my review is battery life.  When shopping and researching for the Hero 4 Black I found all sorts of data about the Hero 3+, but not much on the Hero 4.  Not to mention how the TouchBac REALLY effects battery life, real numbers around the BatteryBac, if video type effects life...any real metrics.  So here I am, presenting my own findings.

Friday, March 27, 2015

GoPro Hero4 - Files, Codecs, and More

While shopping to build my GoPro "kit", something I was having a hard time with was determining file sizes for the different video formats.  I wanted to be able to say "I need X GB of space for 60 minutes of video at 4K".  I found anecdotal evidence, but nothing real.  So, as soon as my Hero4 Black came, I started collecting data to figure out how many memory cards I needed and how many hard drives I need to carry with me.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

GoPro Hero 4 Black Edition Review - First Impressions

I'm going to try something different here, with a gear review for something that is not directly IT related.  But since I can't find many posts with the details I was looking for when I was shopping, I'm going to write a series of articles about this handy piece of tech: the GoPro Hero 4 Black edition camera.

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