Category Archives: Technology

June 30, 2009

Woopra: Analytics On Steroids

woopra-logoOne of the things I took away from WordCamp Dallas/Fort Worth was a Woopra account. Prior to the event, I had never heard of the analytics service. However, I am now fascinated by it and can’t stop playing around with it.

What Makes Woopra Any Different Than Google Analytics?

The answer is real-time stats. I can literally see who is on my website anytime I feel like it. I can also see what page they are viewing, where they originally came from, and all the brower/operating system stats I could want.

If that isn’t enough, I can even send a chat request to anyone currently visiting my site and have a real IM style conversation. It’s amazing!

It sure beats looking at delayed stats…

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March 23, 2009

Tools For The Digital Nomad

Becoming a digital nomad took a lot of time, research, and planning to get right. There are so many tools, software packages, and gadgets available that it can be overwhelming to find the best ones. I often get emails about what software I recommend for various things like invoicing, accounting, and so on. I usually […]

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January 23, 2009

Kodak Zi6 Review

If you missed yesterday’s post about riding my bike, I posted a video using my new digital video camera. I wanted to see how well the quality was when uploading to YouTube. Anyways, as promised I am doing a review of the camera today.

The camera is a Kodak Zi6, which I picked up at Wal-mart for $170. I wanted something that could shoot good quality videos yet still be small enough to take with me where ever I go. Which is why I decided on the Kodak camera instead of a more expensive video camera.

The Size And Weight

Like I mentioned above, the Kodak Zi6 is small enough to fit in my pocket. I can even hold it in my hand and record while I am riding my bike. Here is a picture of the camera next to my Apple iPhone:

As you can see, it’s basically the same size as my iPhone. It’s a little thicker but that is not a problem.

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January 22, 2009

A Quick Ride To The Coffee Shop

Since I wrote a few posts about my bike, I thought I would share a quick ride with you. The main reason is because I just bought a new video camera that shoots in high definition. I thought I would test it out and see what the quality is like on YouTube now that it offers HD. So check it out:

The Quality Is WAY Better

The quality is far better than my old Casio point and shoot camera that did video. It was always grainy and hard to see things in detail.

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December 9, 2008

Testing Out My New Nikon D80

This past weekend, I managed to do something I have been wanting to do for a long time. I have been wanting to upgrade my camera to a better one and finally did it. I sold my Nikon D40 for a good price and ended up buying a Nikon D80. At first, I had my heart set on the D90 but after doing a lot of reasearch and talking to a photographer, it just wasn’t worth the $400 extra right now.

Phoenix Sunset With Skyline

Sunset Over Phoenix

Why The Upgrade?

There were a few reasons why I wanted to upgrade. The D80 is overall a better camera and offers the following four things:

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August 19, 2008

Do You Need A Flickr Pro Account?

I finally took the plunge and reactivated my Flickr Pro account I had one awhile back, but it expired and I was too cheap to renew it. Now that I am getting back into organizing my photos, I decided I really wanted it back because for the small cost of $24.95, I can get a […]

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