Friday, February 18, 2011

The Pogoplug Love is gone :(

The Bad:

Another Pogoplug death. :(

It now looks like this

The first one died an early death, May 2010, not quite a year old.

I had great customer service! I had no idea there was a warranty!

But it looks like their power supplies have an infant mortality issue. It appears that the power supplies were manufactured with low grade capacitors. :(

The good?:

I ordered a new power supply in the mean time. The part is $9.95 and would fit in a padded envelope. The cheapest ground shipping is $14.59

The better or Beta:

I am getting a new pogoplug, don't know which model, but I will be Beta testing their new software! :)

Links to past Pogoplug posts:

The Linux Link Tech Show Podcast

Pogoplug & Samba

Great Customer Service from Pogoplug

Pogoplug for backup

Media MVP & Pogoplug

Time Lapse with Cannon 550 & Magic Lantern

Rochester, Mn. Time Lapse Farm House

I used the Magic Lantern Firmware to do stand alone time lapse without any additional equipment. I set it up to take a picture every 30 seconds.

I then used MS Movie maker to assemble the pictures int a movie.

Here are some cool Magic Lantern results!