M. Bhangal

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Location: Somewhere in Northern England
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I'm a web developer, book author (new media), a serious game-head, camera freak, and music fan. I also like throwing carefully designed paper aeroplanes from my office window and seeing how far they get.



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Costs less than a fiver and the monopod leg sections are very sturdy, so has to be top marks for that alone.

The head however is a different matter and where the saving is being made - its plastic, which limits what you can put on it without feeling a little squeamish.

Its ok for my small Panasonic LX7 and Olympus Stylus 1 (both advanced compacts), and actually seems to be fine for my Micro 4/3rds and Sony Alpha A77 APS-C (the latter of which is a large heavy camera with a full magnesium body) as it looks like the head can take it... but I really worry about a hairline crack on that plastic costing me dear!

The worst thing is that you can't even replace the… Read more
I assumed this would emit a signal that is too high for adults to hear, so it would do the double job of keeping the mossies and next door's noisy kids at bay, but unfortunately its not that high pitched: I can hear it as well!

Anyway, on that bombshell I decided to Google up on how effective sound is for getting rid of mosquitoes (to gauge how much of this blasted noise I should put up with). The results are not good... Google 'Ultrasound mosquito repellents: Zapping the myth' for a BBC news article on it.

That article appears to reduce this device to ornamental status only, so 1 star. I'm afraid I'm going to have to buy some sort of chemical instead, preferably one I… Read more
Smashing WordPress: Beyond the Blog (Smashing Maga&hellip by Thord Daniel Hedengren
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This book has pretty much everything you need if you are an existing WordPress blogger who has

- sufficient traffic to move away from the free site and towards a self-hosted blog you have more control of ( which, in particular, gives you the ability to make money from advertising revenue), or
- a new blogger who wants fine control of the look-and-feel of the blog (possibly because it needs to tie in with an existing website), or
- a corporate user, looking to make a company site using WordPress

This book caters for all these users. It is well written and up to date. You can tell how up to date a WordPress book is by flicking through it and see if it has… Read more

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