Recommended reading

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💻 Are you quick to rush to strong opinions? Jason Fried asks you to add one word: yet. Read Yet

💻 Friend of the blog J. P. Cavanaugh is quitting. Read This Time It’s For Real – There’s One Fewer Lawyer In The World

📷 If you’re ever in Turkey, head for Istanbul — you’ll find plenty of used-camera shops there. Stephen Dowling wrote a terrific story last week about them. Read The hidden camera shops of Istanbul

📷 I find Instax instant film to be …disappointing. Not terrible, just not wonderful. Paul McKay offers practical advice on how to make it look as good as can be. Read 5 Tips for Getting the Best Results with Instax Film

📷 davidde reviews the Pentacon FM, a 1958 SLR from East Germany. Read Review: The Pentacon FM

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12 responses to “Recommended reading”

  1. Andy Umbo Avatar
    Andy Umbo

    Just an FYI, I’ve repeatedly liked to read Dowlings Kosmophoto site, but found it increasingly jammed packed with advertising that’s difficult to read around. Today I clicked on to read about the photo stores of Istanbul, and on my iPad found edge ads on each side that I can’t click in the corners to get rid of, as well as one on the bottom, all of them frozen in place while the site scrolls and I try to read around. I’m sorry, but that’s it for me! It’s always been tougher than most sites to get through, but it just went over the edge to too annoying for me to wade through.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Yeah, that’s a poor user experience. That sort of stuff is a reason I quit ads. It helped that they weren’t at all lucrative on my little site anyway.

    2. Kosmo Foto Avatar

      Andy, sorry to read that – I’ve tried to bring the number of ads down recently, but i don’t see the different ad placements when I look at the site logged in as Kosmo Foto. I’m asking my ad network to remove those ads that are difficult to remove.

  2. brandib1977 Avatar

    I am mostly slow to form an opinion. I like data and I like to know multiple perspectives of a situation. People who form opinions before they hear the entire story often are reacting with their emotions rather than their brains and that makes no sense to me. Sadly, II’m surrounded by people like that and the internet is certainly full of them. They also tend to be bullies if you pay attention.

    In the workplace, people who form swift opinions tend to be admired while I have come to view them view them as weak. Isn’t it funny how different we all can be?

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      I often have a fast opinion. Wisdom is not sharing it until you’re sure.

      1. brandib1977 Avatar

        Yes! There is a difference!

  3. tbm3fan Avatar

    Only 38 years for JP? I am in my 42nd year and the goal is 50 years of practice.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      “Only.” Still a long time! I’m planning to retire at 67 (unless The Millionaire calls) which will put me at 46 years in software development.

    2. J P Avatar

      If doing what you do is something that makes you happy, then go for it. Doing what I did was not making me happy. There was a part of me that wanted to get to an even 40, but I decided that the cost was too high for something so trivial.

  4. J P Avatar

    Thanks for the recognition, Jim. A week out I have no regrets or second thoughts. For the first time in a long time I feel like I am enjoying what I am doing.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      I’m really sorry you had to not enjoy your work for so long.

      1. J P Avatar

        There were enjoyable parts of it, but when the not-enjoyable parts started to happen more often than the enjoyable parts, something had to be done.

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