Tag Archives: gadgets and technology

a visit to the apple store

Sitting here behind the wheel of Stinky, the old Lenovo ThinkPad, and feeling mightily content, since I’ve saved myself a thousand bucks or so, at least temporarily.  Have been enjoying a brief flirtation with the idea of a Mac laptop … Continue reading

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sighted: a beautiful giant lens

This one is for you Nikonists out there, and for anyone who loves old manual film cameras and the optics of their wonderful mechanical lenses.  Last week I saw this beautiful old super long lens on display at a camera … Continue reading

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on car spotting and phone cameras

The car spotter’s natural ally is the smartphone camera.  When I think of all the cool cars I saw in the years before the invention of the phone cam, I am filled with a vague sense of both nostalgia and … Continue reading

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mold-a-rama epilog

(Or “epilogue”, if you prefer.  I can never decide how brutal I want to be with the modern spellings on words in this family.) The research I’ve been doing for this week’s Mold-A-Rama posts offer evidence that the gorilla sculpture … Continue reading

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mold-a-rama a-rama

Added three new Mold-A-Rama sculptures to the household collection yesterday, souvenirs from a trip to the Brookfield Zoo near Chicago: My life is now richer to the tune of a red mama and baby giraffe, a black gorilla of somber … Continue reading

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modern times

At the advanced age of well over fifty, I am learning to text.  I was doing so with a friend yesterday,  bragging that the next time she saw me she would be awed by my texting “skillz” because I was … Continue reading

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two more slightly questionable superheroes

It took a bit of trial and error to get a good shot of this pair of mismatched partners with the New Phone Camera.  (Luckily, I had plenty of free time on location, though photography required a liberal interpretation of … Continue reading

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little lambs

Whether your fleece is white as snow or you’re the black sheep of the family, here’s hoping you had a good Easter or Passover, or that you enjoyed whatever you did to celebrate the fact that one of the worst … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day, week 105– big black marker

Drawings of the day made away from home sometimes look a little different, since they are inked with tools you find in my traveling kit rather than the studio toolbox or the contents of the Coffee Cups of Doom and … Continue reading

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skylancer and mai tai

That sounds like a low rent team up comic:  “Skylancer and Mai Tai in: Secrets Prowl the Old Bazaar”.  Better put that in the notebook. Jack or Iowa or Mr. Spit could be reading a Skylancer and Mai Tai comic … Continue reading

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