Real life review: AV receiver Pioneer SX-S30DAB

Dreams I’ve always dreamed of hi-fi and/or home cinema. Nothing overly high-end/audiophile expensive, but something serious with focus on stereo. Somehow I came to like Cambridge Audio (CA) products and was thinking about the lines of their Aero 5.1 set, perhaps without a subwoofer for the sake of my neighbours, driven by one of Cambridge… Continue reading Real life review: AV receiver Pioneer SX-S30DAB

Lenovo ThinkPad L590 vs HP EliteBook 850 G5

Recently, I could work with two notebooks in the “something above 1000 Eur” price range. Both had Windows 10 installed and were used for software development. The notebooks were HP EliteBook 850 G5 (prices from 1150 to 1500 Eur here) with Intel Core i7-8550U and Lenovo ThinkPad L590 (in the range from 900 to 1400… Continue reading Lenovo ThinkPad L590 vs HP EliteBook 850 G5

Flirting with DaVinci Resolve

I’ve been using Vegas Movie Studio Platinum 15 for some time to produce my family videos and I was quite satisfied with it. For some time all I needed was to cut a couple of shots, use the most basic transitions and add some text. To document our family hiking project I started to add… Continue reading Flirting with DaVinci Resolve

Little interest in a product by TC Electronic

In the summer of 2013, when I was still making music, I’ve bought a guitar pedal – a cute little looper from TC Electronic – Ditto Looper, the first version. I liked the build, the simplicity and 5 minutes of loop. You could add to the loop over and over again, but you could also… Continue reading Little interest in a product by TC Electronic

IntelliJ IDEA 2019.2 review

I’ve been IntelliJ IDEA user for many years and I’m not going to talk about its features and its code-centric approach I like so much. IDEA 2019.2 came after weeks of waiting, watching videos like this one from Trisha Gee or reading blogs like this one from Zlata Kalyuzhnaya. I installed it and after a… Continue reading IntelliJ IDEA 2019.2 review

My Battle with Node, Npm, Webpack and its Progress plugin

It was our fault all the time, but we didn’t know how and why and we wanted to know. We wanted to know why the build of our Angular 6 application sometimes worked and sometimes didn’t when we used the same Node+Npm versions every time. I suspected the environment differences, PATH perhaps, but the punch… Continue reading My Battle with Node, Npm, Webpack and its Progress plugin

My first video year with Canon EOS 200D (SL2)

In April 2018 I’ve bought Canon EOS 200D as an upgrade/refresh to my previous Canon EOS 450D. First I was a bit lost in all Canon product lines (despite tracking their releases occasionally) and wasn’t fully decided whether I want to go up the line (77D/80D) or even two (7D Mk II), stay in the… Continue reading My first video year with Canon EOS 200D (SL2)