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💻 You know I love Route 66 – I drove about half of it with my sons many years ago. M. B. Henry drove it much more recently, and this week shared photos and stories of all of the giant things you’ll find on the route. Read Route 66 Series: One Trip to Giant World

Canon PowerShot S95, 2013

💻 One of my favorite foods is a humble fried egg. But I cannot abide a runny yolk. I am firmly in the “over hard” camp where the yolk is cooked through. I always break my yolk with the egg shell as soon as the egg hits the hot frying pan. Brett and Kate McKay share a technique for frying an over-hard egg where you don’t have to break the yolk, but still get a good crispy edge on the white. Read How to Make a Perfect Over-Hard Fried Egg

📷 I was heavily bullied during my middle school and early high school years. I was just a quiet nerd and an easy target. I turned out all right in the end, but especially today so many kids like me end up bitter and angry — and identify with troublesome and troubling groups. Daniel Miessler takes a quick look at this phenomenon, and has some suggestions on how to limit the problem. Read How Much Incel Terrorism Can We Prevent With Kindness?

📷 The first digital rangefinder camera wasn’t a Leica. You might find it surprising that it was an Epson, and was based on the Voigtländer Bessa R series of film cameras when it was introduced in 2004. Sam has a good review of this camera he describes as the most film-camera-like digital camera ever made. Read The Epson R-D1 2022…16 Year Review!

📷 Dmitri reviews the Konica Big Mini BM-302, a 35mm point-and-shoot camera with a well-regarded lens. Read Konica Big Mini BM-302 Camera Review

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11 responses to “Recommended reading”

  1. Andy Umbo Avatar
    Andy Umbo

    The Epson R-D1 was a camera that generated a lot of comment when delivered and ended up getting orphaned pretty quickly, a lost opportunity. In an era where even the multi-function 35mm auto-focus film cameras didn’t feel like cameras any more, the Epson with a lot of it’s “dial set” functions seemed like the way to go. Rumor was that Leica pressured Epson and Voigtlander/Cosina to cut it out, but I guess we’ll never know. While I can say that in the dawn of digital, I certainly did some magazine full page spreads with 12 megapixel, if the Epson was to last, it would have had to move up over 6 megapixel pretty fast, but the “one-and-done”arc of this camera left a lot of people pretty stunned since it seemed like such a good idea.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Thanks for the added color! This was the first time I’d heard of this camera.

  2. tbm3fan Avatar

    I prefer my yolk to be runny as you say. Once the first side is cooked I flip and take off the stove in 10 seconds after the residual white is cooked. I can then use my waffles (every Sunday with my son) to wipe the yolk, or wheat toast, or hash browns. Yummy! Of course heaven is to take the big pot of tomato sauce I made for pasta and wipe all the sides down with a nice piece of sourdough bread. Super yummy! Been doing that for 50 years.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      My parents reveled in their runny yolks. I just could never cross that chasm.

  3. tbm3fan Avatar

    Sigh, another overpriced electronic P&S camera for the lemmings to buy and already stratospheric.When will those new to film learn that it is the photographer and not the camera for the first few years of the learning curve.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Aw, let the kids have their fun! :-)

  4. dionyb Avatar

    Terrific selection of articles this weekend. Thank you.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      You’re welcome! Nice to see you ’round these parts again.

  5. brandib1977 Avatar

    If not for the humble egg sandwich, there are days I would likely go hungry. Haha. It’s the best quick meal at any time of the day. That and PB&J. Thanks for sharing their technique. I’ll give it a whirl.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      It’s the perfect anytime meal. Add a salad and suddenly it’s balanced. Add chips and suddenly it’s a lot more fattening, but plenty tasty.

      1. brandib1977 Avatar

        I often just cut up some fruit to go with mine. That makes it a little healthier and it’s sweet and refreshing!

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