Rajiv Abraham is a Christian, audiophile, foodie, gamer, shutterbug, geek, and occasional blogger, though he’s trying to change that last bit.

Designated Survivor Season 2/Series Wrap Up

I have been somewhat of a reluctant watcher of Designated Survivor, and only because I’m a huge fan of Kiefer Sutherland and the Jack Bauer persona from 24. But I will be honest, Designated Survivor never clicked with me, not even from the first episode of the series, which was lackluster IMHO. And this despite having several recognizable names like Adan Canto, Kal Penn, Maggie Q, and Natascha McElhone as regular/supporting cast members. [Read More]

The Best Blu-rays & UHD Blu-rays

Though a bit dated (from April 2017) this is an excellent primer and introduction to Blu-rays with the best quality in terms of picture and audio, what the home theater geeks would term reference quality. It does not go into the quality of the movies themselves, and as such is not reviewing the movies, but the reviews and the selection are entirely limited to the video and audio quality of the Blu-ray discs, both in Full HD and Ultra HD. [Read More]

Pour Some Sugar on Me

Started with Def Leppard as the musical artist for this week (check my Listening page), June 23, 2018 to June 29, 2018 and the very first track was the timeless classic Pour Some Sugar on Me. What followed (and expectedly) was a couple of hours of foot tapping rock music and me going down memory lane into the 80s, the time I was introduced to Def Leppard. I have always been a huge Def Leppard fan, and have collected most of their albums, though to be honest I have not kept up with them this past decade, and I’m totally in the dark about their latest album releases. [Read More]

Networking, Plex, and Gladys Knight

The week was spent mostly in shopping for a smart refrigerator and a 4K OLED TV, so I did not get much time for blogging. Usually I will do my research on the Internet before deciding on the purchase, but this time we decided to have a shopping mall experience and decide based on what we saw and liked. Anyways, despite the lack of time, I did manage to spend most of my time away from the shopping in getting into networking with the goal of upgrading my network to a complete gigabit network that is also 10GbE ready. [Read More]

Updates to Listening and Now

Updated my Listening page and cleaned up my Now page. Started with ABBA for this week, and the very first song The Winner Takes It All gets to you. ABBA could sing and make great music. Made quite a few changes over the past few weeks, especially with learning Hugo and moving my blogs to it, as well as killing off a few blogs that I wasn’t updating and letting go of the domains. [Read More]

An Excellent HDR Photography Primer

An excellent and highly recommended watch, this is more of a primer towards HDR in photography, and how it can be used as an aid to improve the quality of the photographs. It is not a full-blown tutorial, like I said more of a primer that will introduce you to HDR photography. Also, not really needed for 99% of us. Getting the latest Google Pixel 2 will absolutely kill it for 99% of our needs and for the 99% of us including all amateur photographers and shutterbugs. [Read More]
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WWDC, Not for All

I wanted to watch WWDC, the 2018 Apple Worldwide Developers Conference, but when searching for live streaming options it seems that it only plays nice with Apple’s Safari and Microsoft Edge. Not sure what’s with it, the Internet is supposed to be open for all, and Chrome is the browser of choice for most folks. Well that put a damper on my desire to watch the WWDC live stream, so it was time spent with The Who instead. [Read More]

Improving My Photography Skills

I am more of a smartphone photographer (have always been) and this does not mean that I have any plans of going the route of DSLRs. The couple of DSLRs that I have used were mostly in the “auto” settings mode, until I completely stopped carrying them because of the bulk. I do realize though that I need to progress beyond shooting food in macro mode or full screen mode and hoping for the best. [Read More]

Culling Domains

I have a thing for domains, been collecting them over the years. I had over 80 of them at the beginning of this year in January. I also have a thing for name domains, especially the “Abraham” part of my name. I have been collecting Abraham.XXX TLDs too for a while now, and had over 20 of them. The grand plan was to have a separate identity/blog pertaining to each area of my life - like travel, photography, business, portfolio, blog, social, microblog, etc. [Read More]

Blindspot Season 3 Finale, Old Wine Is New Wine

I have been a regular watcher of Blindspot since the very first episode, tuned in for Sullivan Stapleton, but stayed on for Jamie Alexander. The series though has been more of a miss than a hit, but does continue to have its moments thanks to its tattoo-puzzles-mystery storyline, kind of a whodunnit that gets solved by deciphering tattoos. Personally though I found a new series like Deception to have a lot more mystery than Blindspot. [Read More]