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Polaroid

I got an email last week from Polaroid of all things. Polaroid was a company that had in all ways died. But it’s back selling film — even refurbished cameras. You can even order some 8×10″ film, amazingly...

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Workbench video mount

Total cost: around $5 + some weights I had lying around. The key if you make something like this a tripod mount is 1/4″ 20 TPI. If you’re looking for this, look for something like “1/4-20” and...

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Auto-focus

Growing up I had my Minolta X-700 as my camera. It was the early 80s and the notion of autofocus was a foreign concept. There were companies that were working on autofocus, but it was early days. (Oddly, Leica had some of the...

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Domain Name Scam

A couple of days ago I got a letter in the mail… the old-fashioned postal mail. Oh, look. I can spend more money that I’m spending right now with GoDaddy by simply filling out the “not a bill” scam. And...

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LPT: Socks

Random topic of the day — socks. Most people are quite content to match socks after doing laundry. Of course, they have socks that are all distinct and require matching (assuming, of course that you intend on wearing...

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Leaving it friendly

I’ve been in heated debates many times; debates about work, coding and architecture, policy, politics, you name it. I like to have a policy about it… I want to leave things where I can sit down and have a beer with...

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Stasis

Few things in life are static — the world, and we who wander it, is in an everpresent state of change. You think you know something or someone, and before you know it some of those attributes have changed. We must be...

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Nationalism

The word “nationalism” has gotten a bad rap of late. When I say “nationalism” I don’t mean “white nationalism” in the least bit. Let me take a step back for a second. “White...

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