Saturday, January 09, 2016

Good compacts

It has been wondered why I seem to go for a certain type of camera. Like:
  • Konica TC (C for compact)
  • Pentax ME Super (Smallest SLR ever) 
  • Olympus OM-2
  • Konica Big Mini
  • Micro Four Thirds cameras
  • Sony RX100
Well, the fact is simple: I like things which are compact, powerful, and aesthetic.
Like Mila Kunis.


This is a short video, but a lot of fun, A Gazillion Bubbles.

I like that she allows herself to show that she is having fun. Very few stage artists do.

Thursday, January 07, 2016

Honor Terry Pratchett

A petition to name a new element in Terry Pratchett's honor. He richly deserves it, nobody matches his skill, wit, and intelligence, in or out of fantasy.

New cutting-edge super-tele

Can you imagine a super-tele-lens you can use hand-held? It has been done, but it's hard (for traditional cameras these lenses weigh several kilos), and you need dang good light because you need shutter speeds like 1/1000th of a second. (A tele magnifies not just the subject, but also movement/vibrations.)

Now can you imagine a supertele/camera combination with such effective stabilization (Stabilization tech in the lens actually cooperates with stabilization tech in the camera.) that you can use it hand-held down to 1/10th of a second!? This reviewer says we have one now. If others generally can achieve the same with it, or anywhere close, this is pretty revolutionary. There is no lack of areas where you need a long tele, but a tripod is not practical.

Woa, ten years.

Like they say, even the longest trip is just one step after another.

This blog has gone for over ten years now.
(It started Sep 4, 2005.)

And I did not notice at all, and thus forgot the tenniversary. I might have celebrated it somehow, like with a silly contest like "find the old post with pictures of three characters from Phineas And Ferb, and win a real scale model of P&F's spaceship. [Shipping/handling: $3,500] [Contest void on Planet Earth.]" But alas, it's a bit late for that.

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

OK, I give

OK, I have changed the colors to a simple black text on a light grey background. This should work for all.
[I refuse to use a white background on aesthetic reasons. Like blue-jeans, it's simple so omnipresent that it crosses both borders of Boring and enters, almost, "irritating". Maybe that's just me. I haven't worn blue jeans (I have no other problems with other colors of jeans) for 40 years and I've never designed a site with a white background. Also a light grey background is more readable, for me and I think studies show it too.]


Btw, I agree that the wide margins are silly. But my HTML knowledge is limited, and I can't find the setting in the template which determines this...