Good heavens was it ever cold in Indiana earlier this week! On Wednesday it was -2 for the high. Today it’s going to be 50. As we’ve said for years here in Indiana, if you don’t like the weather, wait five minutes. Meanwhile, read these blog posts I liked from this week.
💻 Baseball has been broadcast on radio since 1921, but in Colorado Springs in 1947 local broadcasters had a novel, if not quite honest, way of bringing fans distant games at a time before the networks reached that far. David Lacy not only explains, but was part of the ruse. Read Major League Ball in the Springs
💻 A physician who volunteers for duty in Africa has returned for another tour. He writes as Dr. Alfred Prunesquallor and shares this time the joy of being back in Zambia. Read First day at the Clinic
💻 I love the music of Glenn Miller. J.P. Cavanaugh introduces us to a Benny Goodman version of a song probably best known by Miller — and the Goodman version trounces Miller’s. Hear them both: Read Battle of the Bands — Miller vs. Goodman and Two Strings of Pearls
📷 I’d never heard of the Cosina CX-2 before. It’s a compact camera about the same size as an Olympus XA. Hamish Gill reviews one. Read The Cosina CX-2 – an ingenious bit of industrial design
📷 Alan D. shares 10 cameras with undeserved bad reps. Read 10 ‘Crap’ Cameras that are actually quite good