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DP Review: Nikon D500 versus D750: Which one is right for you?

Short, sweet ... and most importantly, helpful.

07/25/16 • 10:32 AM • ConsumptionDesignPhotography • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Classic Driver Mag: The cultural renaissance of the Art Deco-era’s rolling sculptures.

Car design’s peak. Thanks, vowe.net.

07/24/16 • 11:19 AM • ArtsDesignHistoryVehicles • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

NY’er: Headphones Everywhere.

You know, it’s curious. I stopped going to the gym about three years ago, and recently started back up. When I left, earbuds were the rage. Today, people are walking around with giant cans on their heads. My theory is (without any basis of evidence) that earbuds - no matter the price - sound like crap unless you have ears that fit the three-standard-size flanges. When you have ill-fitting earbuds, you tend to jack the volume, causing temporary deafness. I suspect everyone’s grokked to the fact that there’s nothing quite like the quality of sound of real headphones, and the volume can be set at an eardum-saving level. So you look like Mickey Mouse. At least you’ve got a soundtrack as you glazedly wander around the gym ... blissfully isolated from weight-banging, grunts and groans, fans, elliptical and treadmill whine ...

07/13/16 • 08:56 AM • DesignGeneralMusic • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

BarnFinds: Trail-Tested Time Machine - 1987 Suzuki Samurai JX SE.

Rented one of these, once upon a time - totally fun. Nothing really takes its place these days.

07/06/16 • 03:57 PM • ConsumptionDesignHistoryVehicles • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Return of the Cafe Racers: The Behemoth - Honda Goldwing Racer.

Love the look ... but the seat? Ride this for a few hours, you’ll never have children.

06/30/16 • 09:34 PM • DesignVehicles • (3) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Guardian.UK: Elizabethan theatre, Chateau d’Hardelot review.

Pretentious. The best Shakespeare performances I ever enjoyed, were on a simple curved platform in a wooded park. Esp. good for “Tempest” and “Midsummernight’s Dream”. You could imagine spirits flitting about.

06/27/16 • 09:18 AM • ArtsBooksDesignEntertainmentHistoryPersonal • (3) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

NPR: Bill Cunningham, Iconic ‘New York Times’ Photographer, Dies At 87.

Dangit. RIP. The king of streetstyle photography. I suppose we should be grateful he didn’t have to suffer the aftereffects of the stroke. You will find tons of tributes and other photos of the man on various social channels ... Tumblr, etc.

06/26/16 • 09:20 AM • ArtsConsumptionDesignHistoryPhotography • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Trump Ipsum: Make Placeholder Text Great Again!

Offered sans comment.

06/23/16 • 05:05 PM • DesignPoliticsPsychology • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Luminous Landscape: Hasselblad Announces Groundbreaking X1D.

Yeah, but sensor quality? Got a lot of high MP cameras out nowadays. And this ain’t cheap.

06/22/16 • 08:21 AM • DesignHardwarePhotography • (2) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

NY Times: AR-15 Rifles Are Beloved, Reviled and a Common Element in Mass Shootings.

‘Many of the new shooters attracted to tactical guns for their first firearms purchase will think that they know guns because they’ve played a lot of first‐person shooter video games. (snip) Gamers inspired by Call of Duty to purchase their first gun will eventually discover that they have a lot to learn.’ But despite such admonitions, the gun industry has used the popularity of these games to sell its products to ‘a youthful, aggressive, technologically savvy generation’ ...” Yep, it’s all harmless, right? Video games, assault rifles, the mentalities encouraged ...

Far be it for me to impose my ethics on any of you, but the longer I live, the more I believe that violence should not be recreation. Especially for children. Quote me all the stats you’d like to, I will not yield. In this, I’ll be a stubborn son-of-a-bitch. The above is one of those quotes that simply blows away all the video game/violence stats, because it’s a consequence researchers haven’t noticed.

06/13/16 • 08:16 PM • ConsumptionDesignHealthPsychology • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

SketchApp Blog: Versioning, Licensing, and Sketch 4.0.

Since Sketch will continue to evolve, we will have to change the file format from time to time. While we will try to reduce this to a minimum, sometimes this is unavoidable.” Bummer. We’ll deal.

06/08/16 • 10:57 AM • DesignSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Zeldman: Instagram to third-party developers: drop dead.

Flickr, while it yet lives, provides me with far richer layers of experience and capability than even the most tricked-out third-party Instagram app could dream of. I always used Instagram under protest, as a poor cousin. I used it because people were there, not because I liked it.” Preach, brother.

06/04/16 • 03:33 PM • DesignPhotographyProgrammingSocial MediaSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

TWSBI ECO Fountain Pen, Black, F Nib.

Bought this on a friend’s recommendation. Omigod. With Noodler’s Black ink, it’s smooth as butter. Best stainless steel nib I’ve ever used. HIGHLY recommended.

06/02/16 • 08:19 PM • ConsumptionDesignPersonal • (9) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Scott ☠ on Twitter: UI vs. UX ... “it’s simple, really.”

Viral, brilliant.

05/26/16 • 11:40 AM • DesignInternetProgrammingWeblogs • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

AI: Pixelmator for Mac gets new Quick & Magnetic selection tools, Retouch extension for Photos.

Cool.

05/26/16 • 10:58 AM • DesignPhotographySoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Adobe PS Blog: Introducing Content-Aware Crop - Coming Soon to Photoshop CC.

Here’s how you will be able to use it: Move the horizon by adding more sky or ground; Change the aspect ratio by adding content around the edges of your image; Fill in the corners when you rotate an image so you don’t give up any of your pixels … and probably more we haven’t even imagined ourselves.” Oh, gimme.

05/26/16 • 10:57 AM • AdobeDesignPhotographySoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

AV Club: Captain America is apparently a bad guy now.

This may be the real Cap, but there is absolutely no chance that Spencer and artist Jesus Saiz are going to claim that he has been secretly working for the bad guys for 50 years of comics and 90 years or so of in-universe continuity.

05/26/16 • 10:40 AM • ChildhoodDesignEntertainment • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Autoweek: Indian cars score zero stars in Global NCAP crash test, with video.

Cut to the chase: Everyone dies.

05/23/16 • 04:33 PM • ConsumptionDesignHealthTravelVehicles • (2) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Cutestrap, a CSS framework.

8kb. Scanning through ... I like. Have to play.

05/20/16 • 01:05 PM • DesignProgramming • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

ArtDaily: Big cat roars as the hammer falls at €7.2 million for the Jaguar C-Type.

*Sigh*. My luck. My favorite model of Jag, priced into the stratosphere. Gorgeous one, too.

05/16/16 • 10:20 AM • ConsumptionDesignHistoryVehicles • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

PVC/ART OF THE CUT: Interview with “Captain America: Civil War” video editor.

I would argue that the rhythm is not something determined by the location of a single cut, but is something that appears after multiple cuts – like a drummer, you don’t have a rhythm with a single drum beat ... there has to be a sequence of drum beats to have rhythm.” YES!

05/15/16 • 12:45 PM • ArtsDesignEntertainmentMotion Graphics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Abdu: The most intricate deck of cards ever made.

Elegant, but if you’re going to go whole-hog, you need a theme. This sort of touches on Mason imagery; why not go all the way?

05/12/16 • 02:02 PM • ConsumptionDesign • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Atlas [Charts and data service].

Of note. Simple, readable.

05/11/16 • 02:03 PM • DesignInternetSoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Coolist: 17 Best Hiking Boots for Heading Into Thin Air.

I love my Asolo TPS 520 GV boots. Owned ‘em for years, never needed breaking in. And, they have my initials!

05/11/16 • 12:03 PM • ConsumptionDesignPersonalPhysical Fitness • (2) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Instagram Blog: A new look.

Generic. As old as skeuomorphism is, their old icon stood out. It’ll be harder to pick out of a group of icons now. And note - gradients are slipping back into designs. The ‘80’s keep coming back, like Godzilla.

05/11/16 • 11:56 AM • DesignMobilePhotographySoftware • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks
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