RAM Can Be Downloaded?

31 08 2009

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So a mate of mine found an interesting site where you can apparently download RAM.
Yes, someone actually came up with a site to “Download” RAM.
Just looking at the company’s address you can tell the site’s dodgy, downloading this “RAM” will probably install a Trojan or something of the like into your computer.

Sneaky way of trying to scam computer illiterate people though.





Bigma 1000mm Mirror Lens

15 08 2009

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My Sigma 1000mm F/8 Mirror Lens that I got from Ebay for $305 arrived on my doorstep yesterday.
Here’s a photo of it attached to my K-7.





New [Old?] Pentax Gear

4 08 2009

So I got a stack of old Pentax gear from Ebay.


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I got a fair amount of stuff with the package:

  1. PENTAX ME SUPER WITH SMC PENTAX – M 1:1.7 50MM LENS WITH ORIGINAL CASE AND HANDBOOK
  2. TOKINA TELEPHOTO LENS 70-210MM, 1:4-5.6 LENSE NO CASE
  3. M – OPTIC LENSE 135 MM LENS, 1:2.8 WITH CASE
  4. PROTONAR WIDE ANGLE LENS, 1:2.8 WITH CASE
  5. CABLE SHUTTER RELEASE
  6. SUNDRY FILTERS AND ADAPTOR RINGS

The items that interested me the most of the lot are the Pentax Opt. 50mm SMC F/1.7, the Protonar 28mm F/2.8 and the Pentax ME Super 35mm SLR.
I’ve given the 50mm a spin and (at least to me) is much sharper at F/2 than its modern brother the Pentax-FA SMC 50mm F/1.4, I’ll post a comparison image later.

I have yet to mess around with the Protonar 28mm but I’ll get around to it when I’m running around uni tomorrow, the ME Super needs to be sent off to be serviced and I’ll need to stock up on film for it.





The K-7 Has Landed (At least for me it has)

10 07 2009

I finally recieved my Pentax K-7 DSLR today after missing the original delivery yesterday by one hour and having to reschedule for delivery to be reattempted.
Well without further ado here’s the Pentax K-7 in all its un-boxing glory.

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Un-boxing the package

Shiny new K-7's box

Shiny new K-7's box

K-7's manuals & software cd

K-7's manuals & software cd

Battery and extra bits the come with the K-7

Battery and extra bits the come with the K-7

Finally:

My brand new Pentax K-7 with Tamron SP 90mm lens in all its glory (lens not included)

My brand new Pentax K-7 with Tamron SP 90mm lens in all its glory (lens not included)

Well that’s all from me for now I’ll stick photos taken with the camera later

All photos were taken with my old K100D Super.





Vanbar Recieves Pentax K-7

3 07 2009

Apparently the lads at Vanbar in Melbourne have received their shipment of K-7s.
Hopefully I’ll be able to get one in the coming week[s].

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How to run TF2 & L4D in Triple Monitor Glory

26 05 2009

Okay so I had a question about how to get TF2 running on three monitors and since youtube doesn’t give me enough room to explain it I’ll post here.
I’ll include lots of pics for your enjoyment too.

First you need to download a copy of SoftTH from the creator’s site here.

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Download the latest release which is 1.08b during the time of writing.
After downloading you should end up with a zip file that resembles something like this.

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Now place the files into the following directories:
In this case for Left 4 Dead.

Set 1:
SoftTH_hook.dll
SoftTH.cfg

Set 2:
d3d8.dll
d3d9.dll

The files from Set 1 go with the main game executable in:  steamapps > common > left 4 dead
While Set 2 files are to be placed into the ‘bin’ folder:  steamapps > common > left 4 dead > bin
The files if placed properly should look like the ones in the picture below.

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Now grab a copy of my config file from here.
Copy, paste my configuration into the config file in your own directory.

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You now need to set Left 4 Dead to actually run in your desired screen size.

  1. Options > Video
  2. Set Aspect Ration to: Widescreen 16:9 (the game does not recognise the custom aspect ratio so it just puts it there)
  3. Set your desired resolution.
  4. Set Display Mode to Full Screen (This is important as Windows 7 does not seem to like windowed games being spread across many monitors)

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With your settings set, restart the game it might start up and look weird but wait until it has gotten to the menus.

‘Alt-tab’ out and back in, it should fix it.

Now enjoy Left 4 Dead in triple monitor glory.

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Just make sure your computer is up to scratch to be able to support three monitors.

The same steps can be applied to Team Fortress 2 to produce the same results.





Team Fortress 2 Sniper & Spy Update Out

22 05 2009
snipervsspy

Ladies and Gentlemen, the ultimate showdown has begun...