Wednesday, July 19, 2017
In every game camera (for example: MOULTRIE A-20 ) review I write, I talk about picture quality. It has to be one of the most important factors in a camera right? In my mind, four of the most crucial elements in picture quality (daytime) are depth, clarity, blur, and color.
Depth is kind of subjective. It's just a feel. Many of you have looked at tens of thousands of pictures, you know what depth is! If you haven't, then you'll just have to trust me here. Over my 10+ year career of writing these reviews, I've easily looked at a million or more pictures? Heck, I have no idea how many but I look at hundreds each day. Anyways, depth is hard to measure. It is similar to texture. I find that looking at pictures of turkeys about 30 ft. from the camera gives a good representation. Does each feather on the turkey look unique? Sunlight makes each feather glimmer a different way.
Clarity can get screwed up by interpolation. You have no idea how much I hate that companies still do that. My crusade against interpolation hasn't gotten very far, but I'm going to keep plugging away!! Even with interpolation on nearly every model of camera these days, clarity is still readily apparent when you look at full-size images.
Blur is pretty obvious. If you look at a bunch of pictures and you see a lot of blur - that ain't good! This can obviously be affected by where you place your trail camera (heavy shade), but in general, you should always expect some blur, just not a lot.
Color comes back to experience. My good friend Herb sent me three pictures this week from three different cameras - all in the same location.Those three pictures are below (you can see the model number of the camera on the photo stamp at the bottom of the image).
Can't you see a huge difference in the three?
All three pictures are good! But, as you can see, color varies quite a bit from model to model.
So now you know how we come up with daytime picture quality. Did you notice that we didn't mention megapixels a single time?
Rate picture quality from sample images from the field! Not what the company prints on the packaging!
Friday, March 31, 2017
If you are coming from a web design background, then you already know that usability is one of the most important factors when it comes to your users visiting and staying on your website or web application. In reality, it goes beyond just usability in the realm of user experience. Use experience goes beyond having a website that is just usable. A true user experience includes number of components such as taxonomy, content, visual design and user feedback. This why it behooves business owners to focus on user experience guidelines as explained below.
Now, the visual design aims at optimizing the visual communication between the site and the user. This component communicates the underlying website’s structure to the user, giving out relevant information at the right time in the process. Generally, this manifests in graphic design standards and branding guidelines for a site.
User Experience Guidelines and Visual Design
On the other hand, taxonomy focuses on the harmonious classification of content, user orientation as well as navigation. Do the users know where they are at all times? Do they have ways to navigate to various areas of the site and is it clear by which clicks they can find something?
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Every new business that has ever existed started out with one common goal: be successful. Yours is no different, and you should be eager to earn it as soon as possible.
Many business guides will tell you that it’s impossible to become an overnight triumph. But we’ve seen far too many examples to dispel that myth. If you follow the right pathway, there’s nothing to stop you achieving success almost immediately.
The biggest challenge, especially as an inexperienced entrepreneur, is to make the most of your resources. If you can master this one task, then you should find yourself on a very fruitful track. That’s not to suggest that hard work won’t be involved, but the rewards will easily justify those efforts.
One of the best lessons to learn at an early stage is that every great business owner is supported by an equally adept team. It takes many different cogs to get the engine purring. By assembling the best staff, you’ll have a far greater chance of achieving your goals.
The importance of your employees is far too great to ignore. Quite frankly, acquiring the help of professional recruitment services must be considered. After all, no business owner wants to be let down by an inadequate staff. Besides, the time it’ll save allows you to concentrate on your personal challenges too.
Friday, February 24, 2017
Modern businesses are becoming increasingly reliant on electronic methods to store and share their data. This data can vary greatly – from customer details to business documents. The last thing a growing business wants is to be a victim of data loss. It is well known that businesses that lose their data can have a hard time recovering from such events, often leading to the closure of the business. There are different data management methods which can be used, depending on how much budget one business can afford to put into place.
Online Data Storage
Online storage, also referred to as ‘cloud storage’ is a data storage solution which is both convenient and relatively cheap, making it ideal for start-ups and small businesses. Services such as JustCloud and myPCBackup allow businesses to upload their files to the cloud and make those files easy to access. In fact, accessibility is one of the strongest points of cloud storage. Anyone with the right credentials and a web browser will be able to upload and retrieve the files necessary to the running of the business; and doing so will require little staff training. Cloud services use encryption to ensure their servers cannot get hacked so this also makes cloud storage a safe enough solution for any small business.
RAID: The Ideal Solution?
However safe cloud storage may be, the ideal data storage will let businesses take care of all their data needs in-house. This is where RAID data storage comes into play. RAID is an acronym for Redundant Array of Independent Disks; it works as a data virtualization unit which uses a combination of multiple hard drives to spread and duplicate the data. The idea behind this method of data storage is to ensure that the data is multiplied and still available in the advent of one of those hard drives failing. Basically if a hard drive fails within a RAID unit, the data will still be present and accessible on the other hard drives.
In every game camera (for example: MOULTRIE A-20 ) review I write, I talk about picture quality. It has to be one of the most importan...
Every new business that has ever existed started out with one common goal: be successful. Yours is no different, and you should be eager t...
If you are coming from a web design background, then you already know that usability is one of the most important factors when it comes to...
Modern businesses are becoming increasingly reliant on electronic methods to store and share their data. This data can vary greatly – from...