Friday, September 28, 2018

My favorite GPS error, Somewhere in the Texas Hill Country

Following the GPS on an MSTA ride after Lukenbach TX.  Nice two lane windy road, and all of the sudden the GPS pops up and says Turn here! 

Where?  There may have been a road there 10, 20 50 years ago but there sure isn't one there now!
-- Will England

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

LG G7 ThinQ Concert Recording - Fantastic -- Sprint Product Ambassadors

I used the previous LG V30 for several band concerts when my 25 year old AKG Stereo mic broke and found it to be as good, if not better than my professional microphone.  When I got the G7 I couldn't wait to try it out -- but it was in the middle of the summer and no band concerts . . . .

So I waited and waited - and last week we had our first outdoor marching band show of the year!  I dug out the G7 and went up to the press booth at the stadium and recorded the show.  How'd it do?  Absolutely amazing!  Superior bass response, excellent stereo separation, amazing color capture.  I dumped the completely unedited untouched video to YouTube - put on some headphones and check it out!

So, the LG G7 ThinQ is just as good if not better than the V30 for live recording!  You can compare it to the $400 Sennheiser MK440 professional microphone on a Canon T3i here (also a straight dump to YouTube, no editing).  The Sennheiser has more gain, but less bass response and less stereo separation.  I had a wind blocker on the MK440 so you don't get the initial wind noise you hear on the LG.

Thanks for watching and enjoy your LG Phone!

-- Will England

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Saturday, September 01, 2018

2011 Ducati Diavel Key Fob Battery

Battery died in the proximity sensor key fob for the wife's Ducati Diavel. We (I) being cheap, order some generic batteries. Never worked. Used the PIN code to ride it around for a while, then heard a tip - use *Energizer* brand batteries in the key fob and it will work.

Well guess what? It worked. One $3 Energizer CR2032 battery later and the 2011 Ducati Diavel starts just like it's supposed to!

- Will England