• Drop Condoleezza Rice or we will #dropdropbox

    I agree wholeheartedly: Choosing Condoleezza Rice for Dropbox’s Board is problematic on a number of deeper levels, and invites serious concerns about Drew Houston and the senior leadership at Dropbox’s commitment to freedom, openness, and ethics. When a company quite literally has access to all of your data, ethics become more than a fun thought […]

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  • Oso Washington Mudslide

    Great photos from Joshua Trujillo which document the devastation in Oso, Washington. Also a good use of Exposure.

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  • Minimal ToDo

    Walter Somerville on Begin: It’s not a system that will appeal to everyone, but I have found it very helpful, if only to slow down and think through the day before I start working.

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  • Replacing Flickr with 500px

    About a two years ago Ryan Cash wrote this, in response to my post on the matter: But after Ben posted the intimate photos of his super-cute new daughter, they ended up populating an entire page or two of the feed of the people I follow. I mean this in the most respectful way possible […]

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  • Rice and Dropbox

    John Moltz on Condoleeza Rice joining the very small board of directors for Dropbox: Here’s a cynical take on this. Clearly in this era of NSA revelations this is a terrible message to be sending to your customers. Moltz linked to a BoingBoing post by Rob Beschizza which concludes: Rice joining Dropbox is the insult, […]

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  • Stephen Colbert to Succeed Letterman

    Josh Dickey: CBS confirmed that Stephen Colbert will take over David Letterman’s slot on the Late Show. When I was in high school I started watching Leno, I never liked it but it always served as the opening act for Conan which was on after. Once college started I ignored all these shows, and it […]

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  • Today Is Like Weather

    Fun new weather app with a great little bit of “trivia” to it. As the name implies it looks at the current temperature for your location and tells you a couple extra things: When weather like this normally occurs for your area. What other city/area this weather is more like. For instance today (in Tacoma, […]

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  • A 12inch MacBook

    Stephen Hackett: The nitty-gritty of this set of rumors is interesting to me. I’ve long complained that the 13-inch MacBook Air still takes up a sizable amount of desk/lap space. I have owned the 11.6-inch MacBook Air, and found after a while that the size was just too small for me. I think 12 inches […]

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  • Should and Must

    Elle Luna: When we choose Should the journey is smooth, the risk is small. Must is different—there aren’t options and we don’t have a choice.

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  • Inspiration

    I love this little bit from Dave of ShootTokyo: Cameras are part of my lifestyle so I want something that I think is a cool camera.  Either I like the way it looks, sounds, the story behind it, whatever.  It doesn’t have to be the best, the fastest camera, with the most features.  It needs […]

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  • Making Deckset

    Chris Eidhof on the making of Deckset: Whenever I make slides, I want them to be beautiful and consistent. In Deckset, this is done by default. Because our input is Markdown, which is only structure, I can’t spend my time changing fonts, adjusting colors and moving images around. Each theme is very carefully designed, and […]

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  • Lightroom 5.4 + Fujifilm

    Buried in the Camera Profile section of Lightroom 5.4 is the ability to use Fujifilm film simulation profiles for Fujifilm cameras. Pretty neat, though only four options are available. I’d rather have sharper images like from Iridient. Still, nice to see some collaboration between the two companies.

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  • Technology’s Man Problem

    Summarized nicely in this passage from Claire Cain Miller’s post: After the Titstare presentation, a commenter calling himself White_N_Nerdy wrote on Reddit, “I’m honestly trying to understand why anyone says that females are ‘needed’ in the tech industry.” He continued: “The tech community works fine without females, just like any other mostly male industry. Feminists […]

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  • Quote of the Day: Glenn Greenwald

    “There is thus little or no ability for an internet user to know when they are being covertly propagandized by their government, which is precisely what makes it so appealing to intelligence agencies, so powerful, and so dangerous.” — Glenn Greenwald

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  • Lightroom mobile

    Adobe launched Lightroom mobile today, which syncs using the Adobe Creative Cloud with the Mac/Windows version of Lightroom. You need that Creative Cloud subscription for the sync, but not to use the app as far as I can tell. The syncing is on a Collection by Collection basis, and is dog slow even on my […]

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  • Deckset

    My review: You’ll want to go pick up a copy. Here’s the plain text of that, as needed to create the above presentation. I did nothing else. Awesome stuff.

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  • Choosing the Right Camera For The Job: Travel & Hiking

    Reader Patrick wrote in to ask: While I am currently 90% lean towards the X-E2, I have only one concern: if take travel/hiking into consideration, how would the weight/size of X-E2 be a issue compared to the E-M5? Furthermore, what do you think of the newly released E-M10? I am also interested in how you […]

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  • The Email Scheduling

    MG Seigler on his new email game plan: From now on (or at least, for an indeterminate set amount of time), I’m going to try to only respond to email at a set time during each day. I’m going to put an hour (or perhaps two) in my calendar for this at the end of […]

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  • Review: Fujifilm 56mm f/1.2 R

    Any time a new lens comes out and it has a max aperture at, or below, f/1.2 I get excited. When Fujifilm announced the XF 56mm f/1.2 R I was pretty excited to see it, it was fast and a great sounding focal length. At 56mm it gives the classic portrait length sitting at 84mm […]

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  • A Complete Ranking Of Mitch Hedberg Jokes

    The internet is stupid today, this however is not stupid.

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