Look at that bokeh

That was with a YI 42.5mm in macro mode. Almost 10″ is to far away, I want to touch whatever I’m taking a picture of. So 0″ would do the trick.

I might of bought automatic extension tubes. That’ll let me use any lens as a macro lens.

If you want bokeh, use a macro lens, or extension tubes.

Was the YI always slow at focusing? Or just in macro mode?

Olympus’s site had a refurbished 45mm for under $200, was sold out, and now it’s not listed. Probably sharper then the YI, and costs less then a new YI. But is the bokeh like the above?

No flash ring was used, just a Magsphere and the flash pointed up. It kills the picture if you don’t point the flash up, even with the lowest power on the flash.

The Sigma 60mm can be a macro lens, with extension tubes. It costs $240 new, the Olympus 60mm macro is $400 or a little more new.

Think that was taken at f3.5 or whatever the lowest is in macro mode.

My eyes can’t seem to focus if I put my thumb right in front of it.

I don’t really need the Sigma 60mm, I have a Olympus 40-150mm lens, that’ll do 60mm. Use 150mm, and see what happens. The Olympus is probably slower, but it only cost $100 when I bought it.

I should not pay Ultra Mobile next month, upgrade my hosting instead. You have to call to get the account number, so you can port it. Not sure the number is worth doing that.

How close do you need to be for macro?

My YI 42.5mm in macro mode, can focus as close as 9.8″ almost 10″, the Olympus 30mm macro, can focus under 4″, 3.7401575″ to be exact, according to Google.

Is 6.1023625″ closer worth $236.11 or $250 depending on who you buy it from? The focal length is 42.5mm, 12.5mm more then 30mm.

What’s the focus distance on the 60mm macro lens? 7.4″, so the YI kind of blows for macro photography. A longer lens can focus closer.

I don’t go outside much, so no need for a macro lens. Or a camera.

Some of those pictures aren’t tack sharp. On the review, that’s a bummer for $400. Use it as a portrait dog lens. They have two dog pictures. Never knew what a strawberry looked like that close up. I wonder what my dong looks like close up, is 9.8″ close enough? Might of been windy, the review said something about the wind. The 60mm is sold out on KEH. I think Olympus has it refurbished for a little over $300.

Neewer Round Universal Collapsible Magnetic Ring Flash Diffuser Soft Box 45cm/18″ for Macro and Portrait Photography, that’s cheaper then a flash ring. And it’s huge.

What about a Magsphere, I already have one. It might make the flash work for macro, at least better then buying anything.

I want 60mm, and I don’t care about macro, that means the $240 Sigma 60mm. My YI can do macro, with a shitty minimum focus distance. Don’t need faster then f2.8, probably don’t even need f2.8. I could just use my Olympus zoom lens. That does 60mm. But I had a Sigma 30mm, and it was a good lens. Somebody on a forum said the cheap Sigmas aren’t worth buying anymore. That’s cheaper then the Olympus 60mm macro lens.

Nice, I shouldn’t need a new motherboard for the new AMD Ryzen 3rd gen CPUs

My motherboard is on this list. List of MSI boards that’ll work with the new CPUs. I have the B350 TOMAHAWK.

And there’s a beta bios with support. There wasn’t when I checked earlier. Except, it says the release date was the 21st. Guess they didn’t update their site yet.

The new CPUs come out next month. The $500 12 core 24 thread, should work with my cooler, think what I read said 105 watts, that’s what the 2700X uses, and that’s compatible with my cooler. I won’t buy a new cooler, or use the one it might come with. I like mine.

Yup, 105 watts, according to AMD. The 3700X uses less power then my current CPU. But I want more threads, that should give 4k encoding a boost.

Will the new GPUs support h.265 4k encoding? And will HandBrake add support?

That’s easier then replacing the CPU. I can do that with the case standing up. Unplugging everything is a pain. There’s a shitload of stuff plugged into it.

MSI do not recommend updating the BIOS unless it is necessary
Do not update the BIOS when using the cpu listed below.

On the bios update. Mine is a 1700. First gen with the lovely Linux all thread compiling bug.

I’ll only update my bios if I get a new CPU.

They come out in July.

Intel, would of forced you to buy a new motherboard by now.

Will the GPUs support virtualization? So you don’t have to passthrough the card? Not really needed anymore, doesn’t work in Linux, not worth touching with a 100 foot pole.

Only crazy women are interested in me

Well, she isn’t anymore. She’s pissed off now. Probably cause I ran away from her. I opened the door for her, going outside, and she didn’t say anything to me.

Maybe she stumbled upon this blog.

Everybody in the building might be avoiding me. Kind of funny.

Maybe I’ll get enough complaints they will evict me. Then I won’t have rent anymore.

Why was she telling some guy not to pet Tonka? Or maybe she was trying to tell him not to talk to me. Usually people ask before petting a dog though.

Nobody in their right mind would date me.

Remember, AC resetting to 80 is normal

It’s only 76.5F in here. I lowered the AC to 70F many times today, it keeps resetting to 80.

The dog is sick and hot. Can I bill the apartment for the vet bill when I take her?

The AC thinks it’s 73F in here.

And it’s under 70F now, I opened a window. No idea why the AC was turning on. Must think it’s over 70F.

That episode of Property Brothers looked like shit

The commercials looked fine, didn’t really watch the commercials, you can skip em in Philo.

Expedition Unknown looked fine, and that was on warm color temperature, watched that yesterday or the day before, or the day before before.

Saints Row: The Third looks fine.

I tried increasing the brightness, but it still looked like shit, decreased the brightness, that didn’t do much either.

They need a new video camera person. Or somebody to edit the footage and make the colors look better. Funny though, when they don’t show reality, it looks fine. They show the remodel plan on a computer or something.

Was that puke or shit?

There was something on the ground in my closet. Not very much light in there, so I don’t know what it was. Wonder how long it’s been there.

She did have the runs when I took her out a while ago.

She didn’t eat her food today either.

I wonder if it’s the stuff she said to give her. Or the expired easy cheese stuff.

Apple will only give me $200 for my iPhone 7 now

That’s a bummer, it was $250 last time I looked. Google might give you more if you trade it in and buy a Pixel 3a.

Now, the iPhone XR costs over $500.

Google’s trade in will give me $243.

To bad, OnePlus doesn’t have a trade in.

I found a site with the Atomic Pi in stock

But the baby breakout board is sold out. Good luck turning it on without that.

I’d buy it, but no power makes it useless.

The shipping would be $7.17. Might as well wait for it to be in stock on Amazon.

Are they really not getting more of the breakout boards till the end of June? You can’t buy just the breakout board on Amazon, or their store site.

Where is everybody ordering the breakout boards from? If dlidirect.com wasn’t sold out, you could buy the board and the breakout board, but not just the breakout board. Just go to their catalog, and you won’t find any breakout boards.

There is another way, solder the ground and the 5v to the pins.

What power supply has a ground and a 5v wire? I don’t want to cut off the barrel jack, and guess which one is 5v and ground.

Jerks are basically buying a bunch of breakout boards, and selling them for a high price. Ha, that comment recommends a UK site. That would be some slow ass shipping, apparently not everybody on Amazon.com lives in the US.

Not good advice, you have to order that from China, or the UK, both slow ass shipping. Might as well wait for the breakout board to be in stock.

You have to call them at the phone number in the FAQ/support pages to purchase the breakout boards

That’s how you buy just the breakout board. To much work and their site is dead.


So trying to see what their site says about powering it, is impossible.

Somebody claims you can power it with “bradboard jumpers”, I searched Google, and it found “breadboard jumpers”. Now, what power supply do you buy?

Good idea, buy the board, sell it on eBay for $50. I can’t use it, I don’t know how to solder, or where to solder, they deleted their site. I’d have to sell it for more then $50, the shipping is $7.17.

Does anybody plan on selling cases for it? 3D printing isn’t very cheap. Might as well buy one already made.