Recommended reading

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💻 There comes a point when things become good enough that, decades later, the state of the art does not progress so much that those old things aren’t good enough anymore. Seth Godin reflects on this. Read Sufficient resolution

On the Chicago River
Minolta Maxxum 5, 35-70mm f/4 Maxxum AF Zoom, Kodak Ultramax 400, 2022

💻 Do you have any big problems in your life? Have you ever considered that maybe solving a small problem could also solve the big problem? Jason Feifer explains. Read How to Solve Your Big Problems

📷 Fujifilm’s new “Fujifilm 400” is said to be Kodak Ultramax 400 repackaged. Dave Palumbo does a test that shows how these two films look a lot alike — but the datasheets show very different curves. Read Fujifilm 400 (made in the USA) vs. Kodak Ultramax 400 – The Same, or Different…?

📷 Amanda Raney has been trying out her barn-door Chinon Bellami, and after a couple rolls has an experience report. Read Chinon Bellami (Two Rolls In)

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3 responses to “Recommended reading”

  1. brandib1977 Avatar

    I recently named my one word problem but can’t figure out how to fix it. Burnout. Sadly, I feel so far gone I don’t even know where to start in addressing the problem.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      I’m going to offer some unsolicited advice that’s worth what you’re paying for it. I think that burnout is not about exhaustion, although exhaustion is a component. It’s about doing things that don’t feel like they have much meaning, and/or just following orders and not having enough agency. Rest is certainly a part of recovering from burnout, but so is actively doing things that you fully control and that mean something to you.

      1. brandib1977 Avatar

        Unsolicited advice is often the best kind so thanks for that. And I agree. New leadership in the department has made us all feel scattered and I have come to think of the job as transactional. I show up, do what’s expected to the best of my ability and, in turn, they give me money. It feels very much outside my control given that the cause is coming from above.

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