💻 You’ve probably heard of singer Peggy Lee, but you might not know about her guitarist husband Dave Barbour. Together, they wrote some of Peggy’s best-known songs. J. P. Cavanaugh has the story, and shares some wonderful videos of the pair performing some of these songs. Read Peggy Lee & Dave Barbour, A Happy Couple Making Beautiful Music Together. Literally.
💻 The Vintage Everyday blog shares a 1911 photograph taken from a rowboat overlooking the sailing ship Arden Craig as it was sinking. It’s a striking photograph with a great story. Read The Wreck of the Arden Craig, St Agnes, Isles of Scilly, 1911
💻 AI tools like ChatGPT are now able to write intelligible text on pretty much any topic you ask of it. We’re not too far off from AI being able to do many basic writing tasks for us — including high-school essays. Seth Godin calls this a good thing, because the high-school essay actually blocks real learning anyway. Read The end of the high school essay
📷 Three times a year — on 12/7, 1/27, and 7/12 (because it’s 1/27 in European date notation) — we celebrate cameras that take 127 film by putting a roll through one. People use all sorts of cameras and all sorts of films — expired old stock and fresh custom-cut stock. J. M. Golding leads this charge, and shares on his blog the results from each 127 Day. The results from last December 7th are in. Read 127 Day exhibition – December 7, 2022
📷 James Tocchio reviews a 35mm point-and-shoot camera that’s big and ungainly — and promises to deliver SLR quality. Read Canon Sure Shot Zoom XL Review
📷 Everyone I read online who’s tried the new CineStill 400D color negative film really likes it. Alex Luyckx is among them, and he writes a solid review of the film. Read Film Review Blog No. 91 — CineStill 400D
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