So I bought the Canon SX50 HS. I’ve got a lot of pictures on Flickr, so I’ll just embed this one:
It’s a spruce tree in my driveway, and I was standing about 50 feet from the bough you see here.
I put up a lot of examples of the amazing zoom on this beast. I also like the low-light capabilities.
I’m thinking of getting a FA-DC67A Ring Adapter. Obviously I don’t need a telephoto lens, but I might get a polarizing filter. It’s been a long time since I had a camera that could accommodate anything like that.
For the past several years, I’ve been developing and using (and developing some more) my own digital photography workflow and it kind of stinks. I’m intrigued by the idea of replacing it with something like Darktable. (Kudus: iLoveUbuntu.)
Years ago, I wrote part of what became Smaart. The part I liked best was the audio spectrogram feature. Today, I see there’s Spek, but it appears not to have the feature I was so pleased with myself for putting in Smaart. It makes me wonder if I could actually, for the first time in 2 decades, make a useful contribution to an FOSS project.
And finally, as a treat, watch this interview with Margaret Thatcher that Ann Althouse posted:
Apple has never impressed me with their ability to have two different devices synchronize with each other. But they’ve got plenty of hubris, so they keep trying. Take the app store. (Please!) Here’s what happens when I sync my iPad: it tells me I need to authorize my computer to sync to it, I authorize it, and then it tells me never mind, because the computer is already authorized.