Recommended reading

๐Ÿ’ป The pandemic continues …and continues, and continues. Mark Evanier reminds us that, like many other unwanted events in life, pretty much all we can do is wait it out. Read Dispatches from the Fortress – Day 161

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๐Ÿ’ป The news reporting on the USPS mess focuses primarily on mail-in voting. Om Malik points out that a poorly functioning USPS actually affects the very fabric of our modern economy, given how many small businesses rely on it. Read Why United States Political Shitshow (USPS) is far from over

๐Ÿ“ท Ali MC shows some stunning black-and-white film photographs she made of everyday people in Iran. Read Analog Iran: The Changing Face of Young Iran

๐Ÿ“ท Paul Lovell puts the Canon Sure Shot 76 Zoom through its paces. It doesn’t look like much, but it delivers the goods. Read Canon Sure Shot 76 Zoom

๐Ÿ“ท Yuan Oliver Jin takes a look at a Nikon F-mount shift lens. What’s a shift lens? The article explains. Read Nikon PC-Nikkor 35mm f/2.8 โ€“ a 35mm Perspecitve Control (Shift) Lens

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6 responses to “Recommended reading”

  1. seatacphoto1951 Avatar

    I wanted to contribute to the information above concerning the postal service. This link supplies some answers to the problems the service is having. https://about.usps.com/newsroom/national-releases/2020/0807-usps-reports-third-quarter-fiscal-2020-results.htm In Washington State we have been doing mail-in-voting for years. People can mail their ballot through the Post Office or drop them in ballot drop boxes that have been installed by each county for use during the elections. The county picks up the ballots themselves, saving themselves the postage that would be required otherwise.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      That’s a helpful article, thank you. As I searched on “USPS broken business model” I found articles online going back 10 years with that phrase in it. It’s eye opening.

  2. James Max Lucas Avatar
    James Max Lucas

    Mark Evanier is a boss!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      I’ve followed him for 15, maybe 20 years. First blog I ever followed.

  3. tbm3fan Avatar
    tbm3fan

    Can appreciate the article by Mark. It is hot as hades, and hotter, in Northern California. At 107 became another reason to stay in. Then we had a massive thunderstorm last Sunday early morning. Haven’t heard thunder like that since leaving the east coast. Thousands on lighting strikes and hundreds of fires, many small and some very big. You think you see fog outside your house but it is smokey particulate matter from the fires. Now a third reason to stay inside. It is like a series of plagues. Virus, heat, and fire.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      I’ve heard about the extreme heat out West. Here it’s been a normal summer, with highs ranging from the 90s down to the 70s.

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