The 40D is going to be serviced today. There is way too much dust on the sensor, it’s clearly visible in the pictures. I sent it to the German Canon dealer Martin Achatzi. I ordered various lenses from him in the past; his customer service is so incredibly great, it makes me feel like I’m back in the States…
Update: I had the camera back in my hands in almost 48 hours! And the invoice was even less than 25 Euros, including shipping (in both directions)!
No, I’m not turning my back on my Mac. Definitely not. 🙂
It was time to get a typical “office” laptop for one of my relatives. Web, E-Mail, text documents, and spreadsheets. The usual suspects. I chose the Lenovo Thinkpad SL510, upgraded to 4 GB RAM.
This was actually the first time I got my hands on a Windows 7 installation. Looks not too bad.
With recent Firefox versions (3.6, 4.0 beta), I was unable to view any kind of website that uses Java on my Mac.
Browsing through the about:plugins page I found out that I had three different versions of the Java Embedding Plugin (
MRJPlugin.plugin) loaded in Firefox — two of them in addition to the one that already ships with Firefox!
The additional add-ons were found in
After deleting those and restarting Firefox, I was able to enjoy the beauty of Java applets again!