EOS HD: Hands on with the Sony A7R II.
High Speed YoYo, reviews.
Because ... YoYo. What other excuse do I need?
SF New Mexican: After nearly four decades, iconic Jackalope headed to auction.
So sad. One of those must-visit-regularly joints in Santa Fe; their wares grace so many homes in this area.
The FJ Company - All FJ Models for Sale.
Sigh. Frame-off restores, for a price.
The Atlantic: How Classical Musicians Use iTunes (and Why They’re Ready to Stop).
“If classical listeners are ill-served by streaming services, though, they will stick with music files; and that means they represent, as a bloc, the set of listeners who will continue to maintain personal libraries of owned music even as the larger public rents their digital music instead. How are they adapting? As it turns out: poorly.” Yeah, I still occasionally purchase from eclassical [FLAC] rather than even attempt to stream.
Kickstarter: Interchangeable Watches With Quick-Change Straps by Covair.++
Interesting. I’ve never imagined powerful magnets AND clockworks being able to exist in the same proximity on a wrist. Live and learn.
Later: I’ve noticed that when I post any link to Kickstarter, the reads on Twitter are virtually nil (as in, 50% fewer engagements than even the most uninteresting link). Not a reason to stop, but if readers here are desiring to maximize traffic on their own blogs, it seems Kickstarter has saturation beyond exhaustion.
Kickstarter: Double or triple your screens by Slidenjoy.
Unfold this at your local coffee joint, watch other techs’ gonads shrink ...
EOSHD: Canon profits down 16%.
EOSHD: Hands-on with the new Metabones Speed Booster Ultra.
Jane Austen Gift Shop: New Portrait Painting.
Apparently, every young lady needs a Mr Darcy. Early Xmas gifts?
Vox: Buying TOMS shoes is a terrible way to help poor people.
WaPo: Why do pop singers like Lady Gaga keep releasing jazz albums?
Counter. Why do pop singers keep releasing country albums? A whole lot more of those, than jazz albums.
LensRentals.com: Variation Measurements for Telephoto Lenses.
My gracious. Older lenses, significant variation. Impetus to buy newer models for any given focal length.
Cinefix: Top 10 Most Beautiful Movies of All Time.
Clocky, the alarm clock that runs away.
Ingenious, until I realize how much noise pursuit would make ... if you set it, your partner’s gonna regret it.
NBC/South CA: Drivers Who Fled 15 Freeway Fire Frustrated by Tow Fees.
Paywalls are blocking me from good content, again.
A couple of articles I was going to link this morning remain unseen because of paywalls. Sorry, publishers. You do this, I can’t publicize your good work. I don’t link unless I can read beyond an excerpt. I also cannot afford to pay for every paywall that may pop up in my RSS aggregator. A renaissance of micropayments? The media’s distribution model needs a rethink.
EOSHD: Did Canon and Nikon let 31% of the video market slip away?
Kickstarter: Bring Back Neil Armstrong’s Spacesuit.
Yes! But don’t overrestore ... don’t clean off all that lovely Moondust.
Mashable: Boeing to airlines - Flying with batteries in cargo can destroy planes.
Barn Finds: In Storage For 40 Years - 1957 Ford Ranchero.
Now here’s a good start for a ‘cowboy car.’
Wishbone Design: Child’s Wagon.
Lovely Package: Hoxton Street Monster Supplies.
LIfehacker: The Bicycle Backpacking Bag.
Of casual interest. Always interested in lightening/compacting my loads.
Northrup.photo: Canon 5DS-R DxOMark Scores - Why you Shouldn’t Care.
“The overall image quality is noticeably better than the D810 or a7R.” Much more within. Tony and Chelsea actually use these cameras for commercial work, and have access to all the models discussed on a day-to-day basis.