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New Toy Day!

Combatting the YouTube clusterfuck I mentioned yesterday I got a new toy! Or, I suppose two since I also got the light stick over the weekend. This light, the Aputure Tri-8 (referring to the 888 LEDs that make up the unit),...

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YouTube updates…

I got an email today from YouTube… apparently, unless you have at least 1000 subscribers you’ll stop getting monetized. I’m at 547 at the moment, so the few bucks I’ve been getting from YouTube are going...

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Lighting Options

I was wandering around today and went over to Kenmore Camera today just to see what they had. They had a pile of USB-rechargeable lights on sale for $69 — lights that I’m really looking forward to using for video...

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Legal Weed

Under Obama there was the Cole Memo that basically let the states do what they want regarding canibis products. This is a good thing. I’m here in Washington and we’ve had recreational marijuana for as long as...

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Social Media

At long last I think I’m going to reattach to my Instagram account… and maybe even Facebook. I’ve been sitting on piles of pictures for years now, so letting them free into the world, a few at a time of course,...

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Complexity

There is a common attribute among generally smart people, the tendency to make things that don’t need to be complex, complex. Making something trickier than it needs to shows everyone else in a very tangible way that...

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Door^3

From one elevator in Powell’s bookstore in Portland, Oregon. It’s a bit hard to get perspective since you don’t normally see panoramas in such a confined space… but each of the doors is on a different...

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Political Sausage

Most people (vegetarians excepted) seem to like sausage. But there’s the old adage that you don’t want to know how sausage is made. It’s messy business after all. The same can be said about lawmaking....

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Failing and trying again…

I was thinking about the way I add a camera on to my helmet when I’m on the bike. I have a mount on my helmet on the side of it. I like to have the camera in the same position every time — pointed in the same...

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