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Jim Julian's Personal Blog. Expressing my insight into the best of what life has to offer.

A Photographer’s View of the iPhone 5S Camera

The new iPhone 5S was just announced this week. And being the iPhone is “the most popular camera in the world”, of course this new edition has an upgraded camera. It’s also still a mobile phone, by-the-way. Owning the iPhone… Continue Reading →

Photo Sizes for Printing, Posting, and Viewing

Don’t randomly crop and print your photos! Do it purposefully using thoughtful photo size information – print well, post well, and project well. Let’s make your images look great in a variety of formats, whether they are printed using your… Continue Reading →

Denville NJ Centennial Parade 2013

The Denville, NJ Centennial Parade was held on June 9, 2013, beginning at 2:00 pm, from Downtown Denville to Gardner Field. The weather was just about perfect. My son marched in the parade, and I had a two-part day planned… Continue Reading →

Canon S110 Professional Compact Camera

Being an avid photographer, I have a DSLR with a modest collection of lenses, plus several good compact digital cameras, plus an iPhone 5 (like so many other people). The iPhone 5 is fine as a camera, but certainly has… Continue Reading →

Our First Geocaching Experience

After owning my outstanding Garmin eTrex Vista HCx GPS for a few years now, I got it out of my car, off of my motorcycle, off of my bicycle, and back into my hands for geocaching. (It should be obvious… Continue Reading →

Apple iPod Touch 4 – Best PDA

Yes, the iPod Touch is the greatest PDA. Here you have the power and beauty of iOS, and connection to the Internet, and no monthly service charge (like on an iPhone). And, like all the iPods before it, it plays… Continue Reading →

Amazon Kindle Best eBook Reader

Yes, books are great. And eBooks are better. And there are an awful lot of books in our house. So, what should we use to read eBooks? The Amazon Kindle best eBook reader. I’m an engineer, but I have had… Continue Reading →

Canon SX210 IS Camera

The Canon SX210 IS camera was my choice when it was time to upgrade to another, and of course better, compact camera. I had even more specific criteria this time. Significant zoom beyond the typical 3x or 4x HD video… Continue Reading →

Ride to Work on a Cold Morning

Yes, it was very cold around 6 am. I’ve been riding my relatively new BMW G650GS motorcycle to work as often as I can. I leave very early on a much longer, scenic route; much different than my car route…. Continue Reading →

BMW Motorcycle Battery Tender for My G650GS

My story with the BMW Motorcycle Battery Tender started after a recent problem with loose battery leads from an improper new vehicle preparation. And in any case, I needed a practical way to properly maintain the battery on my new… Continue Reading →

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