I get asked all the time if I have any camera recommendations. My first questions are always: “what are you looking to get out of it?”, and “what is your price range?”. I have some stand-by recommendations depending on what the answers are. I threw together a product recommendation page that takes care of the recommendation part for me. Of course I’m always willing to give advice and feedback, but those who know me might turn here first to get some info from now on.
You can buy direct from amazon right through my recommended products page for the same prices you’d get on Amazon.com. However; if you buy from here I get a super tiny percentage. So… If you’re looking to buy a camera and you find one on my recommendation page that you like I’d love it if you buy it here.
NOTE: I’ll keep the recommendation page up to date with the latest stuff as often as I can with the latest and greatest. However; remember these are my RECOMMENDATIONS, they won’t always be the hottest new stuff, because a lot of the time I feel the new stuff is just fluff, and the older models are better for the money.
For whatever reason I wanted to spend a little more time on my WebCam Tracker program by throwing a UI on top of it. I did and it turned out reasonably well for my first foray into SWT.
3 things I would still like to do:
- Thread the image retrieval process. It’s done but something happens with the output streams on the new thread which causes it to hang when System.out is called. If I figure that out it’ll be easy to re-implement.
- Implement the progress bar at the bottom of the window. It should be able to track the progress based upon the provided duration easily enough.
- Come up with a better widget for picking the duration and delay times.
Since I took a little bit of extra time to glossy it up a bit, there’s no sense in making it go to waste. I threw the code & the distribution up on Google Code. You can see it at WebCam Tracker.
Another time-lapse I did using WebCam Tracker. Kinda neat.
Sunset over Lake McDonald
Let me know what you think, and of course I welcome any comments/feedback about the app. Not that I’ll necessarily do anything about them… I don’t plan on spending much time on it… but I’d like to know.