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All Links Lead to Facebook

July 16, 2014 Leave a comment

I follow a lot of interesting links on the interwebz each night. I am a prolific reader, I read prolifically. Is anyone read prolificly? But I digress…

A few nights back I stumbled onto Chris Harding‘s series,We the Robots . Hilarity ensued. That two word sentence is so cliched. Again, I digress…

"Whatchoo Lookin' At?"

Seems ‘We The Robots’ was a short period in his eclectic ‘toon time. Two years exactly, give or take a life time. A robot’s life can be long or short, depending on the country of birth. I like to digress.

So I checked out where Chris is now. Wasn’t difficult. Google is a search engine. I searched for him. Chris Harding. Animation. Here he is .

Then I went back to We The Robots. There is a link on his homepage to Chris’s / Chrises / Chrises’ / his Facebook page . hashtag head smack.

But the story doesn’t end there. (How many times have we heard THAT line? No, not the next one, the one prior to the one before this one!)

Seems Chris has an agent. Go read his awesome Contact page. Chris really his a funny guy. And his agent has a site filled with other a.ma.a.z.i.n.g artists .

Techtronics of Rex the RobotAnd his agent has links to sales teams, some live, some links dead. Nearly everyone of them are also on Facebook.

WHO ISN’T ON FACEBOOK?! Oh, yeah, my lovely coffee maker at Kikko’s on Pirie Street . Aha, free plug. I like my coffee, and I really like when it is the perfect breakfast. Much digression. And digestion. Coffee is good for that.

That’s it. More again. Another time. I make no promises I will post again tomorrow. I do that too often and don’t, so now I say I post irregularly – which means it is surprise to even me when I do. With surely more digression.

Using Twitter to Get Camera Recommendations

April 30, 2014 Comments off

Rear view of Professional SMC Member

Hard to believe it, I have had a Twitter account since mid 2008.

For a long time it was just something I looked at from time to time, not understanding how anyone could cross-converse in such a hectic and vibrant community. It looked (and sometimes still does) like a bazillion monkeys chattering over the top of each other, all clambering for the highest point to ensure their voice is heard.

Yet it turns out to be the best way to ask questions that a MASSIVE amount of people can respond to and (mostly) give a good response. Here is one great example:

I asked on Twitter earlier this evening…

With only one response, I chose to follow the link.

Considering many of my friends are complete arseholes, that was a big risk. Wait, wait, what I mean is they are Australian’s who like to use any opportunity to make fun of each other, which all of us, including the recipient, laugh till it is someone else’s turn. So when an Australian calls you an arsehole or a bastard, more often he is saying either “Aha, you got me!” or “Damn, you take the best holidays!”

Turns out this is a great sugggestion for a second camera. So I tried to follow with a less than 140 character reply. Considering all of the amazing features, I had to find just one or two that warranted a twitter response. So, Ric, @aqualung, this is what I have to say about the Fuji X-T1:

Read the full review of the Fujifilm XT1. I got what I wanted from Twitter. Which really is amazing.

Behavioral Interviewing Is Not The Way To Go – Forbes

March 5, 2014 Comments off

Is The Camera Destroying Our Memory? | Fstoppers

December 11, 2013 Comments off

http://fstoppers.com/is-the-camera-destroying-our-memory
Apparently excessive photography will decrease my memory. Well, dur, that’s why 64GB memory cards, cheap 1TB external HD’s, & cloud storage were invented.
But seriously … what were we talking about?
;)

Who is Behind the Doctor?

November 25, 2013 Comments off

Too often we focus on the imaginary characters of a production – and not on the people that make it all possible.

DrWho in Rundle Mall

For over 25 years I have been an ardent fan of the television series ‘Doctor Who‘. Between his regenerations, his varied companions, his choice in clothing genre’s, plus the amazing evolution of the interior of the TARDIS, I eagerly looked forward to every episode. Well, most of the time. Like everyone else I re-established my enjoyment in the series when David Tenant took on the role about ten years ago.

But what caught my attention this time round is the music. It is colossal, inspiring and, most importantly, it is different for every episode. Yes, much of it sounds the same – but it is tailored for the production. The key music is played when the Doctor is about to play his hand and attempt to win the day – and we notice it. The man responsible for the current music is Murray Gold. With a name like that, he will be unforgettable.

Today ‘The Day of the Doctor‘ aired around 94 countries – but because of family commitments I had to watch it online. In fact, I watched it twice on iView.

But it was what I watched after that got me thinking (and got me writing this article) … Who are the people behind the scenes? Why were they not given more credit in the earlier days? We all know Steven Moffatt now, he is synonymous with the series, as is Murray Gold. Steven Moffatt goes to ComiCon each year with the current Doctor and companion.

BUT there is one person more important than all:

Verity Lambert, what an amazing woman. The tenacity, ‘piss & vinegar‘, the balls of this woman, we need to be much more thankful for her amazing desire to make the series. Were it not for her, the Daleks would have remained a bug-eyed-monster stuck to celluloid in a container buried in the BBC bunkers!

So don’t forget those people who put in the hard-yards, effort, and many years. Fifty years so far. We are counting, plus keeping an eye or two on everyone who is involved.

So should you.

From Paper to Glass

November 11, 2013 Comments off

Six years ago when I purchased my first smartphone … wait, let’s go back a step.

In 2007 I was shown the Apple Touch by a salesman at Photographic Wholesalers (Hutt Street, Adelaide CBD). I found it so impressive that I purchased one within a month. It served me well until about 2011. By then the OS was so old that almost none of the internal apps opened successfully. The only thing it was good for was playing music.

But I really wanted a smartphone. My wife watched phones enter the market, sit at exorbitant prices on the shelves, then slowly dissappear into semi-obscurity. Some met our needs and wants,  but very few were offered on contracts we could afford.

In December 2012 I watched an advertisement for the Samsung Galaxy Note II. A pen for drawing, a large screen, and looked easy to use.

Apart from the pen being near pointless (twisted irony!), I like this phone!

My point to this post?

Six years ago when I sat on a train with my Apple, I was one of about 10 people on 3 carriages with an Apple.

These days 8 out of 10 have a smartphone of some description. Most are listening to music. Some, like me, are writing and posting their first article for the day.

The world has changed.

Golden Dragon II: The Illusion Continues

October 12, 2013 Comments off
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