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Grumpy Old Man
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Published since January 2006

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Some things about WordPress

I’ve been using the Wordpress as the Content Management System (CMS) for this blog since 2006 and have been pleased with it. However, during that extended “relationship” there were a few bumps in the road, a few things I’ve learned…

Nikon D600 Technical Service Advisory

I dropped my Nikon D600 body off at UPS this afternoon in regards to a Nikon Technical Service Advisory for all users of the D600. This service advisory includes the inspection, cleaning and replacement of the shutter assembly and related parts, FREE OF CHARGE as well as the cost of shipping the D600 camera to Nikon and its return.

Running with Mavericks

I’ve used Mac OS X for many years and along with each upgrade or even each new install, followed by use of the “Migration Assistant,” there’s been applications, preferences and miscellaneous files accumulated which were no longer used or known of.

Google hates “unnatural links” — even if you don’t know what they are.

The following recent experience is being shared for those who might find themselves in a similar situation with Google’s efforts to improve their link search content.

I’ve used Google’s Webmaster Tools and Google Analytics for years to track Google’s indexing of this blog and those visitors it receives. They’ve both been useful tools allowing me to fix minor issues with this site and to understand which posts are generating the greatest interest on the internet.

Olympus OM-D: Get a better grip with the HLD-6 Battery Grip

Sometimes a plus can also be a minus. Those with full sized hands and previous experience with full sized D-SLR’s, may find when operating the Olympus OM-D it feels a bit small…lacking grip.

Now I’ve used my OM-D extensively and have never dropped it but I’m always aware the “grip” is not as good as with my full size camera. I found a workable solution to this issue in the Olympus HLD-6 Battery Grip.

Can a Nikon D700 user learn to love the D600?

I’ve been in the process of evaluating a Nikon D600 FF camera as a possible upgrade to my D700. That’s code for renting before buying.

Here’s a few observations based upon my experience with using the Nikon D700 for a few years.

Where’s all the time going – CPU time that is?

This website/blog is possessed! That’s about the only answer I have left after trying for five days to discover why it’s using so much CPU time  on my shared host.  And of course, my hosting provider, rightly so, is wanting me to find that answer or else they will have to limit resources or pull the plug on this site. So, Meandering Passage is running bare bones just now. There’s not even a contact form

The HacMac project revisited

Back in June of this year I successfully built a PC to run Apple’s OS X operating system on.  These non-Apple hardware computers are commonly called Hackintoshes and there’s a whole community out there running and supporting them. At that time I installed the current OS X Lion version 10.