Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Thermal Camera


Thermal imaging has been around for quite some time, but until recently, it has been unaffordable for most people.

We were lucky enough to run across a deal and were able to purchase one of these amazing units.

It is a FLIR TK Scout, and is a monocular style of thermal scope.

It has a camera and video mode to capture small resolution photos and short video clips.

There are a range of various color modes in which to view the heat profiles of objects.

As a photographer, it is the light that we chase, so it took some time to get used to looking for the heat.

Even though it looks dark in the image above, there was plenty of light when it was taken.

A dog's nose is always cold - hence the very black nose - no heat is being emitted from it.

Her eyes and face certainly loose heat as well as her chest.

The hair on her back holds in her heat more than I thought it would as Yorkiepoos tend to be colder since they don't have fur.


The chickens are really a lot more insulated than I thought they were as well.

Just their faces and feet loose heat.

The feathers do a spectacular job of keeping them warm - which is especially needed when the temps fall into the single digits.

We have skylights in our kitchen and it was surprising to see them from the outside through this scope.

We purchased this unit to bring along with us on hikes and travels so we could "see" what our eyes might be missing.

Technology gives us some added security in the woods and wherever else we may be.

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Lenovo T15


After reading many reviews and putting lots of time into researching, a decision was finally made.

The Lenovo T15 Thinkpad Laptop was going to be the new addition to the office.

With so many options available, having an idea of what one is looking for in a new computer is a must.

I have been using a Lenovo G500s laptop for the last seven years, so I knew what a reliable, well put together machine that Lenovo makes

I also have been using a Dell desktop for the past nine years, and that has also been a workhorse of a machine.

The operating system hasn't changed much over this time, but the innards certainly have.

The processors are much faster which make this machine fly.

The hard drive is big enough, and the 32 GB of RAM should take us well into the future as technology grows and is always needing more.

It's very lightweight with a slim build, and the 15 inch screen is perfectly sized for viewing and portability.

But when you think about using a computer, the most important thing for the user is the amount of time spent looking at the screen.

And that's where this one shines.

It has 4K resolution.

The crispness and color of the display are just amazing.

No pixelization, no blurriness, no dullness, just sharp, vibrant, precise viewing of reports, photos, videos, and everything the internet has to offer.

It took five weeks for this machine to be built before it was shipped, but it has been certainly worth the wait.

It has a 4.8 out of 5 rating by hundreds of users, and it is easy to see why.

This little beauty will serve our home office quite well and the joy of using it is an added benefit.