September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

every year, Stephen Hackett of Relay.FM promotes National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month for St. Jude Hospital, who took care of his child when he became ill. Two weeks ago, I got the phone call from an old friend of mine letting me know she'd just been diagnosed...

The New Piece of Gear that’s reinventing my photography

I want to introduce you to a new piece of photography gear that is reinventing my photography. It's a box This is going to require some explanation, and that requires a few digressions. You might want to grab a nice beverage and a comfy chair for this one. it's a...

Photography Mentoring, a new hot thing? (and more), 6FPS by Chuq Von Rospach V1n3

Over the weekend I published the latest issue of my newsletter 6FPS. Not subscribed yet? Here's what you missed: Photography Mentoring, a new hot thing? (and more) I look at what I think is a new trend among photographers: offering mentoring or portfolio review...

Bandon Lighthouse print

As we've been slowly sorting out how we want the family room to look now that we have the new carpet in it, I've been thinking about the art to put up on the wall. There was an obvious space over the TV where just asking for a good-sized print. So, in the last week,...

Macro Photography experiments

I've been mucking around with getting the tabletop photography setup in the office the way I like it, and so I've been trying things and generally just experimenting. This is a fairly small space, and I found some of my early setups a bit awkward in trying to get set...

The iPad vs. the iPad Pro

In episode 228 of the Talk Show, Smallen up the Bezels, John Gruber and Jason Snell talked about the upcoming rumored new Macs and a number of other topics including the inevitable mechanical keyboard chat (but not baseball). As part of the discussion about the new...

Gear Kit: What to carry when you go out and bird

I've been getting questions about what people should bring with them on a birding trip, and while I've written about this in the past, it makes sense to do an update and share what I'm carrying now, and to make some suggestions on options and alternatives for those...

A love letter to science fiction

Growing up I was a voracious reader. about age 7 I was allowed out of the children's area of the library into the adults because I'd basically finished all of the SF for kids. I've been meaning to say thank you to a lot of people, some of whom, unfortunately, aren't...

Come bird with me!

We have scheduled the next bird outings that I'll be co-leading, and you're welcome to join us and see some fun birds! (I hope). On September 28, we're doing a visit between 12 and 2PM to Ulistac Natural Area here in Santa Clara for a look around this...

Why I’m giving up on Ulysses

A month ago, if you’d told me I was going to toss Ulysses off my hard drive, I’d have told you you were crazy. I was a real fan of the app. And then I listened to Upgrade podcast #203, I have felt the Power of the Snell Zone, in which Jason Snell, Federico Viticci,...

My Portfolio

2 days ago
people forget that most iPhone owners run windows, so the cable is correct for most of them. https://t.co/Jgfsfdsjwh
3 days ago
The carpet we installed in the family room was “this is the life “ in English racing green. Marketing folks having fun https://t.co/fNTyVmpOAN
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Ken Kocienda @kocienda
Went carpet shopping today with my wife. We chose two swatches. Their names made us laugh. One is “Careless Whisper”. The other is “Nautical Charm”. Can you tell which is which? https://t.co/SYmJj3ofnF
4 days ago
The verge is full of really smart, good writers, and yet they seem to do stuff like this a lot. Makes it harder to take them seriously.... https://t.co/fmUzXYz783
4 days ago
I would forget to show up, because I’ve decided it’d be a waste of time to try to have that discussion. https://t.co/5YCrIWRL3G

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