Recommended reading

💻 It’s not a particularly uplifting post, but it’s an interesting take from Richard Beck — that capitalism may be the system that works best, but by its nature it tends to feed us massive amounts of pleasure, which keeps us dumb, fat, and happy. Read A Narcotized World

Pentax ME, 80-200mm f/4.5 SMC Pentax-M, Kodak Portra 400, 2019

💻 If you want your online writing to endure, own your online space, says Will Larson. Have your own URL and publish your work there. But use platforms like Twitter and Facebook to distribute your content. Read Platforms change but cool URIs don’t

💻 The coffee maker was deemed a security violation. Raymond Chen describes the clever way they worked around that. Read Be careful with that thing, it’s a confidential coffee maker

📷 Mike Connealy went to the zoo recently with his Spotmatic and a loooooo-o-o-o-o-ong Yashica zoom lens. As usual, he got terrific images. Read Zoom at the Zoo

📷 Modern digital cameras can casually make photographs that used to be a whole lot of work back in the film-only days. Dave Jenkins describes the process he used to have to follow to get a complicated shot that his digital camera handles almost as well natively. Read A Little Bit of Digital Can Replace a Whole Lot of Skill

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