Recommended reading

💻 I’ve driven Route 66 from near its Illinois beginning to almost the Texas border. I’ve got to finish it someday! M. B. Henry has, and this week she wrote about her visit to Oatman, AZ — and to the dozens of donkeys that mill freely about this town. Read Route 66 Series: Out of the Way, Jackass! (Not You, the Burro)

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Kodak Brownie Hawkeye, Flash Model, Kodak Gold 200 (Expired 6/96), 2013

💻 This is a moderately nerdly post, complete with code snippets, so reader beware. But I liked it. It gives a funny glimpse into how RSS and feed readers like Feedly work. Kevin Norman tells the story. Read The Perils of RSS

📷 arh reviews the Ricoh XR-X 35mm SLR, from the late 1980s. It has a mode for taking pictures of your TV screen! It also has a funky side-mounted flash unit. Read The Left Handed Ricoh XR-X

📷 I’ve dabbled in 110 photography and remain sort of interested in making the most of this format. Nicholas Middleton came upon a well-specified Agfa Agfamatic 4008 110 camera and gave it a whirl. Read Agfa Agfamatic 4008 tele pocket sensor

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10 thoughts on “Recommended reading

  1. Greg Clawson says:

    Jim, I really enjoyed M.B. Henry’s Route 66 blog post and other writing. I will have to follow her blog in the future. Thanks Jim!

  2. Route 66 is still pretty interesting, although many of the old motels and gas stations have deteriorated or been torn down. Sadly, the trend will accelerate as the years pass. But west Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona still have a bunch of interesting things to see and photograph. The dry climate helps preserve buildings.

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