I bought a new Canon 80d camera with an 18-135mm lens.
I know I said, “So tomorrow I’ll go to the park and walk the trail, taking pictures with my little Panasonic and no more than two lenses, then decide if I need to upgrade.” –Well, what can I say? I lied. Once again I talked myself into spending more money than I can realistically afford. Such is life.
I also bought a Tamron 150-600mm. I didn’t even consider the new G2 model, because it was almost twice as much money, nobody had it in stock and I didn’t want to wait.
I know it’s not the best long lens out there, but it’ll do for now. If I decide I really need something higher end I’ll rent it. –At least I’m not spending multiple thousands of dollars on a lens that will wind up living in my closet.
This was handheld at 600mm, f/6.3.
I also got a kit Canon sells that consists of a 50mm f/1.8 and a 10-18mm. Neither are high end lenses and it shows, but with a newer camera I can compensate for the slow speed by bumping the ISO and not lose too much image quality.
This was shot with the 10-18mm at about 15mm and processed using DPP from Canon (it comes with the camera). It’s heavily cropped but still passable. What makes what is at best a mediocre shot worth posting is the small check pattern on his synthetic shirt. It makes most cameras crazy, because it’s one of those shirts that creates a moire pattern no matter what you do, especially under florescent lights. But the new software removed the worst of the moire and kept the photo usable.
What can I say? I’ve got a new toy and will wax poetic about it, right up until I get bored with it. Then it goes on offer-up, so I can afford to buy different stuff.
Gastroparesis is a side effect of diabetes and, according to Webmd, has some of the following symptoms.
1: Heartburn or reflux (backup of stomach contents into the esophagus) 2: Nausea 3: Vomiting (in severe cases, this may happen daily) 4: Trouble controlling blood sugar 5: Feeling full quickly when eating 6: Abdominal bloating 7: Poor appetite and weight loss
Well, lucky me. I got 1, 2, 4 and 6. But, how come I didn’t get number 7? After all, a fat old man like me needs all the help he can get.
Such is life. If you insist on eating, drinking and generally neglecting your body, you will pay a price.
I thought I was doing pretty good until I went to take a selfie with my chin tilted down. That is not going to happen; I’ve got more chins than a Chinese phone book.
I wonder if that phrase is still okay, given the rabid politically correct bullshit? Probably not. But who really gives a rat’s ass?
According to the experts I’m supposed to put a picture in every post.
Here you go. It’s how I feel every time I find out I can’t eat the way I want.
On the bright side, I see the doctor soon and maybe I can talk him into giving me something to help me lose weight, like old school speed. –Just hoping.
(the picture is from 123rf.com. I can’t draw a straight line, much less a character.)
What is blockchain: A blockchain is a single version of the truth made possible by an immutable and secure time-stamped ledger, copies of which are held by multiple parties.
Okay, so WTF was the author on? “a single version of the truth?”
When I read an explanation of what something is, I do not want some sort of Zen metaphor. It gives me a freakin’ headache, and it sounds like someone’s selling something that isn’t worth describing because it turns out to be an old idea.
Okay, here’s the deal.
From ZDnet: “The problem in the market is that blockchain is being used as a collective noun for the bitcoin blockchain and everything else in between, and that’s not exactly true,” says David Furlonger, Gartner vice president and fellow.
A blockchain is like a database, but rather than a single individual/company controlling your data it’s multiple, redundant, encrypted, copies of a single instance of data spread across multiple computers. –Or something to that effect.
Since there seems to be some difficulty with the definition of “blockchain” I figure some sales weanie will sell us what we already have at a greatly increased price.
Read the ZiffDavis article all the way through and maybe you’ll understand it. Or wind up with a headache like me.
Regardless of the definition, or my understanding of it, that “a single version of the truth” bullshit is pure sales pitch.