• Sexism And Intimidation At GitHub

    I was seriously considering using Github to replace Editorially. Now? Not so much.

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  • The Best Advice Is My Advice, Right?

    Mike Johnston on the notion that “the best camera is the camera with you”, and on writing in general: There's only your right way. And yes, that can be difficult to settle on; and yes, it might take lots of experimentation to find out what it is; and yes, you might have to work very […]

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  • To the Detriment of Users

    Marco Arment commenting on Amazon Prime and larger issues: In the last few years, Google, Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Twitter have all made huge attempts to move into major parts of each others’ businesses, usually at the detriment of their customers or users. This is one of Arment’s best posts in a while. His analysis […]

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  • Russian Invasion of Ukraine

    Adam Chandler: The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has accused Russia of invading mainland Ukraine. This is the first reported presence of Russian troops beyond the Crimean peninsula. As many as 50,000 Russian protestors marched through Moscow to rally against Russian action and intervention in Ukraine. Russian authorities suggested that only 3,000 participated. The former is really bad, […]

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  • Showing the Differences of Iridient versus Lightroom

    I just posted about how Lightroom doesn’t do the Fujifilm X-Trans sensors justice, and in the past I have linked to examples of this, but why not just show it to you here? I picked a very uninspiring shot with a ton of foliage in it. The shot itself was taken with the Fujifilm X-E2 […]

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  • Sharpening and Finishing Fuji X-Trans in Lightroom

    Thomas Fitzgerald: Many of the comments I’ve received have been wondering if there’s a way to get close to the output of Iridient Developer or Photo Ninja using a combination of Lightroom and Photoshop. Surprisingly, the answer is almost. I’ve been working on this for a while now and I believe that by combining Lightroom […]

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  • Quote of the Day: Tony Haile

    “A web where quality makes money and great design is rewarded? That’s something worth paying attention to.” — Tony Haile

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  • Huge Updates to Flow

    My morning routine when I get to the office is pretty set, step two is swiping over to the space where a fullscreen Fluid instance of Flow (my web based task management app) is running. I hit CMD+R to get it refreshed, look at the list and get back to what ever is urgent. Today […]

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  • Why I Am So Hot on Fujifilm Right Now

    Most of you reading this will notice that I have been posting quite a bit about photography, and specifically Fujifilm, as of late on this blog. I’ve always tried to post only things that are interesting to me on the site, because I really don’t want to fake my commentary in order to seem “up […]

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  • How Bad Are/Were iOS 7 Crashes?

    When I read Gabe Weatherhead’s post about how iOS 7, and its crash prone nature, should have ruined Apple’s reputation I really wanted to take him to task over it. I agree that iOS 7 crashes, but I don’t think it crashes that much — but the problem is that his argument faced the same […]

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  • Feinstein the Hypocrite

    Matthew Cole for NBC News: “It’s clear the CIA was trying to play ‘keep away’ with documents relevant to an investigation by their overseers in Congress, and that’s a serious constitutional concern,” said Snowden in a statement to NBC News. “But it’s equally if not more concerning that we’re seeing another ‘Merkel Effect,’ where an […]

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  • CIA searched Intelligence Committee computers

    Ed O’Keefe and Adam Goldman: The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday sharply accused the CIA of violating federal law and undermining the constitutional principle of congressional oversight as she detailed publicly for the first time how the agency secretly removed documents from computers used by her panel to investigate a controversial interrogation […]

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  • Review: Tom Bihn Founder’s Briefcase

    A few months ago Tom Bihn announced the Founder’s series of bags — specifically creating a backpack and briefcase. Both looked neat to me, but the backpack wasn’t one I was likely to ever use. The briefcase, however, intrigued me a bit more. Tom Bihn sent me a review unit of the Founder’s Briefcase to […]

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  • Should iOS7 Be an Embarrassment?

    Gabe Weatherhead: Even I consider iOS7 to be a great source of jokes about software crashing. That’s going to be a hard train to turn around. I really believe that Apple has harmed their brand with iOS7. It’s more devastating than any Samsung ad campaign. Really? That’s not been my experience at all. Yes, iOS […]

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  • iOS 7.1

    Linking to CNET because they have a screenshot of the new call screen. This is the biggest change for me — that both the active call screen, and the answer screen have been changed. I won’t dive into the design, be it good or bad, but the end button is now something closer to 1/3 […]

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  • A Couple More Fujifilm X-T1 Reviews

    I’ve read a lot of X-T1 reviews, but there are only a couple that I think are well rounded enough for people to read. The first is by Michael Reichmann at Luminous Landscape. One part that he dislikes on the X-T1 — which I hadn’t considered — is the lack of custom control settings: Many, if […]

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  • Apple’s iSight

    I had one of these, and one of the biggest tech regrets I have is selling it off. It was a fantastic design, and the mechanical privacy shutter was light years ahead of its time.

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  • Not Being Connected

    John Carey: This was just before the hysteria of smart phones took over our lives. If I remember correctly, I was carrying the recently released first generation of iPhone with me which went mostly untouched during the trip. While it was a cool device, my world didn’t revolve around it, I didn’t feel the need […]

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  • Choosing a Good Portrait Lens

    File this in the department of things I didn’t know. Mike Johnston, in talking about the Fuji 56 f/1.2 lens, talks a bit about why a portrait photographer doesn’t necessary want the sharpest lens: The texture of makeup and temporary pimples just aren’t needed for recognition purposes, and the brain tends to naturally “throw away” […]

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  • Analysis: Fujifilm X-T1

    This is going to be an analysis, more than review, of one of the ‘hottest’ cameras to come out: the Fujifilm X-T1. It’s an analysis because this camera has been reviewed to death. That said, I wanted to share a few of my thoughts on this new camera and take a practical look at what […]

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