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Useful things to have in a photo bag

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Besides a camera, lenses, and other photographic paraphernalia, there are a few things worth having in your photo bag. Cloth tape usually doesn't leave any sticky residue, so it can be put to a variety of practical uses: from improvised weather sealing to fixing broken stuff. A foldable backpack or shoulder bag. Something like an AmazonBasics Ultralight Packable Day Pack fits in the palm of your…

Little Backup Box: Now with a card-making shell script and Samba

Little Backup Box comes with a dedicated shell script that greatly simplifies the process of installing and configuring the required packages and scripts. But before you get that far, there is one hurdle you have to clear: creating and setting up a bootable microSD card with the Raspbian system. It's not a particularly complex process, but it does require you to go through several steps. To…

Pine cone: the perfect storage card holder

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Every year, a pine tree close to our house produces the most perfect cones, and I often pick up a handful of them on my way home. The cones are undeniably beautiful, but not of much practical use. Or so I thought, until one day it hit me that a cone would make a rather nifty SD card holder. Besides the SD cards designated for regular use with my camera that are stored in a proper holder, I also…