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I’ve been dabbling in model rocketry recently and a good friend recommended a set of books on the topic. Now I have nothing against books, and learning is always valuable, but I’ve always valued getting out and doing something over just sitting around and reading about it.
So I drafted a somewhat flippant response:
I like the book “Making Fire Happen” by, me.
It’s a small book, one page, one sentence: “Get out and make fire happen.”
But in re-reading it, it still sounds pretty good.
I chose “fire” because of the reference to rocketry of course, but it’s implications work almost anywhere you’re looking to create heat, light or intensity (with perhaps some risks attached).
I got to accompany a reporter from The Sacramento Bee on a tour of the abandoned base for a story and while the base is completely flooded due to ground water, wandering around in the weeds has become something of a norm on trips like these and to me is still kinda fun.
Last week I went to the Google I/O developer conference in San Francisco and as usual (I’ve only missed one I/O, you see) I came back excited about the future and all hot on new technology.
Of course the stark contrast to all this cool innovation is the current state of the newspaper cum online news industry, which left a very small tinge of sadness around things — but that’s a post for another time.
Android was, naturally, the big focus but Google is a lot more than a one trick pony (again, there’s that tinge) so there was plenty of developer love for the non-Android types. There were tracks on Geo, App Engine, Google Apps, and handful of others as well. Some of the things that caught my eye were:
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Well, this is the longest dry-spell ever on this blog. Don’t feel bad, I rarely update Twitter these days either.
Fear not, I’m not dead.
I do get out an shoot on occasion, often throwing back to actual film with my trusty Leica M3, so I’ll try to post more photos and their stories here.
Oh and maybe a few rants on the state of the newspaper industry….
The wife and I hit San Francisco earlier this week and, you know it, I brought along a few cameras.
Forgetting the lessons learned from a few vacations ago I figured my D300 and a few lenses would be a good thing to shlep around and photograph with but I soon remembered that, oh yeah, it’s heavy.
Sure, my new love, the Nikon AF Zoom-NIKKOR
80-200mm f/2.8D ED (one of Nikon’s best kept secrets by the way) is unbeatable and didn’t fail to impress, but after a few miles on foot, nothing says “superfluous” like a 120-300mm equivalent lens taking up room in a sholder bag.