The site is back up and should be working correctly

I stumbled upon a CentOS 7 OpenVZ bug and essentially broke my entire server. The network was broken and my backup was slightly old, so I had to access the machine from the OpenVZ container which isn’t possible from the customers perspective. Fortunately Bhost were extremely helpful and gave me access to the files by another method, therefore I was able to download a new backup, format the machine and start again.

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Zeiss Loxia 85mm f/2.4 Lens Announced & Review Information

The Zeiss Loxia 85mm f/2.4 lens has been announced and it’s a very weird lens.

The Zeiss Loxia 85mm f/2.4 lens has no plastic elements

This wasn’t a typing mistake. A lot of modern lenses do have plastic lens elements. There’s a million and one ways to make a lens element e.g. a method similar to injection mould, ground glass, etc. With Zeiss’s premium lenses, they tend to use more expensive elements and many of them contain lead which adds to the weight. Continue reading “Zeiss Loxia 85mm f/2.4 Lens Announced & Review Information”

Website changes

I’m going to be changing the theme over the next few days as I noticed this site doesn’t support mobile users very well. I need to add a lot of code to get the lightbox and other things to work, so if something is broken, that’s most likely why.

Pacific Crest Trail Camping, Hiking and technological equipment update

I have completed the main aspects of my gear list as far as technology is concerned:

I have to decide on cases and a few little things, but that’s basically my camera equipment sorted. Now I have to focus on hiking and camping equipment, permits and whatnot. It’s going to be a busy next few months. I will blog about camera equipment a bit because technology interests me but when I do the hike, it’s likely that I will only blog about the Pacific Crest Trail itself :).