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words that are hard to spell

words that are hard to spell

One of the nice things about having a blog is that I am often challenged with the spelling of words. It’s nice to know the proper spelling of words from our language. To further this experience I started keeping a list of such words. Each time I get ten words added to my list, it […]

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Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese

Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese

I went “walking” around London a few days ago via Google Maps Street View and I came across an interesting storefront about 1 mile west of St. Paul’s Cathedral. Funny thing is that I tried to revisit the location again just now and Street View doesn’t go down that street any more. What first intrigued […]

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super duper incredible zoom

super duper incredible zoom

The other day I was complaining about Nikon’s digital SLR lineup. I’ve been so disillusioned that I’ve even considered going to the Four Thirds format. Though I’m not sure how incredibly fantastic a semi-compact SLR would be for me. Sure it’d be idea on vacations, but big vacation plans aren’t really in my future. Besides, […]

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best-looking sports uniform

best-looking sports uniform

It’s been tough watching the Cubs lose the last two close games against the Detroit Tigers. Despite the outcome of the games, I really have enjoyed this series thus far for one simple reason. The Detroit Tigers have the best uniforms in all sports. Simply the very definition of classic. Their home uniforms feature pure […]

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Nikon’s full digital SLR lineup doesn’t suit me

For the past 3+ months I’ve been closely and extremely patiently following the developments of Nikon’s world of SLR cameras. And I have to say I’m now rather disenchanted. I have some decent coins in my budget from my Etsy store profit and I’m ready to replace my 8 year old D100 (6 megapixel DX […]

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wrought iron railings in Chicago

I’ve driven down 103rd Street in Chicago hundreds, maybe thousands of times. On Sunday I was driving west between Western Avenue and Pulaski Road and noticed the large amount of homes that have wrought iron railings and porch supports on their front porch. Unfortunately traveling by car allows for only a certain level of study […]

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Google Images #1 Chicago painting

Google Images #1 Chicago painting

Here’s what’s currently shown as the number one search result for “Chicago painting” on Google Images. “The Bean…Chicago Painting”Karen Margulis7 in X 5 in (17.8 cm X 12.7 cm), dry pastel$95 USD Firstly, I have to say that calling a dry pastel drawing a “painting” is quite a stretch. Though I’ve fallen victim to using […]

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cantilever this, cantilever that

cantilever this, cantilever that

Two years ago I blogged about the Boston Institute of Contemporary Arts building. It seems nowadays cantilevered buildings are all the rage. Now take a look at the Tamayo Museum by Rojkind Arquitectos and BIG. It has not one, not two, but THREE cantilevers. Goodness. The viewing platform looks nice, but it’d so much more […]

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convenient SLR camera case

convenient SLR camera case

Ok, so it’s not so much a case. Think of it as the world’s smallest “camera bag”. I suppose it’s the anti-camera bag. The Spider Holster is a clever way to carry around your SLR camera or any device that has a standard tripod mount. Prices aren’t available yet. I’m not crazy about how you […]

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Olympus E-P1 design kinda disappointing

Olympus E-P1 design kinda disappointing

Yesterday’s blog post gave some insight into what makes Micro Four Thirds cameras so great. The only problem is that there hasn’t been any true Micro Four Thirds cameras… until yesterday. The Olympus EP-1 was announced amidst months of rumors. Among those rumors where those stating the EP-1 would be inspired by the famous Olympus […]

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