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Micro Four Thirds is not better than standard SLR cameras

Micro Four Thirds is not better than standard SLR cameras

Recently Charlie Sorre of wired.com’s Gadget Lab said some something really questionable in his article, “5 Reasons to Ditch Your Digital SLR“. Here’s the basic foundation and background of the discussion. He weighs the advantages of the new EVIL camera format compared to DSLR cameras. What’s “EVIL”? It stands for Electronic Viewfinder Interchangeable Lens. It’s […]

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erudite : word of the day

erudite : word of the day

The New York Times Book Design Review described famed designer, Paul Rand, as “erudite”. I had to look up the definition of the word. dictionary.com says “erudite” is “characterized by great knowledge; learned or scholarly”. Ah yes, Paul Rand was quite the eruditian. Now make sure you listen to the audio sample on dictionary.com. You […]

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Lonely Planet Caribbean Islands

Back in May 2008, I received a FlickrMail message from a permissions coordinator at Lonely Planet Publications requesting to use a photo on my Flickr account for their 5th edition of “Caribbean Islands”. I’m curious if I made it into the book. Though it’s doubtful cuz they said they’d pay me $115 if they used […]

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Hancock Center and Burj Khalifa

Hancock Center and Burj Khalifa

The newly opened Burj Khalifa is a stunning 2,717 feet tall. To put that in perspective it’s almost like stacking two John Hancock Centers on each other. Chicago’s John Hancock Center, 9th tallest building in the world, is 1,127 feet tall. Three years ago, I blogged about what a double Hancock would look like. Little […]

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all concrete building

all concrete building

It’s a giant concrete rectangle and a door and I love it. The size of the concrete slabs really make this work. If the surface’s texture was completely flat, then it wouldn’t be as exciting. This is going to inspire me to construct a large LEGO sculpture block with a door. I wish LEGO would […]

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Charlie Sorrel, you're so wrong

Charlie Sorrel, you’re so wrong

Recently Charlie Sorrel of wired.com’s Gadget Lab said some something rather questionable in his article, “5 Reasons to Ditch Your Digital SLR“. Here’s the basic foundation and background of the discussion. He weighs the advantages of the new EVIL camera format compared to DSLR cameras. What’s “EVIL”? It stands for Electronic Viewfinder Interchangeable Lens. It’s […]

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MINI beachcomber

MINI beachcomber

Have you seen the newly introduced MINI Beachcomber? I like it. It’s a beefed-up MINI. All the different MINI iterations are always interesting from the station wagon to the convertible and so on. The branding behind the MINI has always been fun, though it’s been getting a little repetitive the last few years. I momentarily […]

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