Sony A9 Supports FTPS Transfers

The blisteringly fast Sony A9┬ácamera supports both FTP and FTPS file transfers from its built-in Ethernet port. From the product┬áspecifications section: “Using a new terminal for wired LAN connection, you can conveniently transfer still image files to a specified FTP server for viewing and management as needed. A wired LAN connection gives you the highest … Continue reading Sony A9 Supports FTPS Transfers

Power Outages and the Connected Home

Just one day after writing about powering the secure, automated, wireless workflow, I experienced the one thing that can throw the whole system into disarray. Here in the San Francisco Bay Area, we’re experiencing a strong seasonal storm, and this morning, a power outage hit our neighborhood. While my primary computer is backed by an … Continue reading Power Outages and the Connected Home

Powering and Charging the Secure, Automated, Wireless Photography Workflow

My secure, wireless, and automated photography workflow relies heavily on power-hungry devices, from a portable Wi-Fi travel router, a Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR, and an iPhone 6S Plus. I have a definite need for supplemental power for each critical component in this workflow. I’ve been down this path before. In 2009, months before … Continue reading Powering and Charging the Secure, Automated, Wireless Photography Workflow

Set It and Forget It – Automated, Secure, and Wireless Photography with the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Imagine you’re at Disneyland with the family. You’ve decided to tote around your DSLR or mirrorless camera with you on the trip. You’re happily taking photos of your little ones as they experience their first time on Dumbo the Flying Elephant, It’s a Small World, Haunted House, Pirates of the Caribbean and other rides that … Continue reading Set It and Forget It – Automated, Secure, and Wireless Photography with the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Continuing Thoughts on Portable Keyboards

I’ve been on a keyboard buying spree lately after cancelling my WayTools TextBlade order two weeks ago. While I like the iPad’s software keyboard, I can still type faster on a physical keyboard. Writing code on iOS devices prior to the iPad Pro has been a torturous exercise, with constant tapping and re-tapping of the … Continue reading Continuing Thoughts on Portable Keyboards

Cancelling my WayTools TextBlade Order

There was a draft of this post that had been waiting to be published on this blog for over four and a half months ago. It’s time to post it and provide a four-month update. “I’m still waiting for my WayTools TextBlade multi-touch keyboard that I ordered back in January, 2015. The company said that … Continue reading Cancelling my WayTools TextBlade Order

My Tech Workspace from 2004 to 2016

Every week, The Sweet Setup interviews an Apple aficionado about his or her computing environment. I enjoy looking at the the products, software, and workspaces these people use on a daily basis; it gives me ideas on what hardware or apps I might want to try out in the future. Plus, I like looking at … Continue reading My Tech Workspace from 2004 to 2016