Interview With The Director Of Photography At The New York Times

I recently read this interview with New York Times Assistant Editor of Photography, Michelle McNally.

Turns out that the NYT photo department is run on Apple hardware, among other interesting facts.

Overall an interesting read.

New York Times Interview

Update: Forgot about the stupid registration login at the New York Times site. You can get around that by using a fake login provided by bugmenot.com

Update 2: Feb 17 2007: Finally fixed the link

Life, The Universe, And Everything

It’s really rather amazing how small the earth is in comparison to the gas giants of our solar system. It’s even more amazing how small the gas giants are to other celestial objects.

This website offers a chart explaining the size differences.

Now just think for a second. Some of those stars like Antares are mind boggling giant. Yet they aren’t much brighter to our eyes than most the other stars in the sky. Think about that. Try to grasp how far away those stars would have to be to give off the same amount of light as the rest in the universe.

It’s amazing.

Exciting New Features From Dell (Non-Snarky Edition)

If you’d like to read a satirical and much more amusing account of this post click here otherwise read on
Recently I discovered that Dell Computer ships all new computers with a spyware package known as “My Way”.

“My Way” logs all your search queries, records where you go on the internet, and redirects merchant sites like amazon to a “My Way” sponsored site like bobswharehouse.

“My Way” is also difficult to uninstall/remove. The program does not unistall automatially, but requires delving into the innards of your Operating System in a time consuming process.

I cannot recommend purchasing a Dell for your computer needs.

Sources

The Accusation
Dell’s Response
Wikipedia article on the Spyware “My Way”

Exciting New Features From Dell Computer!

Do you sometimes look at your computer and think, ” I wish I had a program that would would monitor where I go and report back to a third party! And when I mean to type in a site it would redirect me to their search engine. But I just don’t have the time to go download it on some shady part of the internet!”
Well Great News! Dell Computer does this for you absolutely free! Not only do they sell you subpar hardware, they hoe you out to anyone who’s willing to pay them!
What’s that? Thats not what you want on your new computer? Well if you slip them fifty bucks they can remove it for you.

The Accusation
Dell’s Response
Wikipedia article on the Spyware “My Way”

Obviously you can just reinstall the operating system yourself, but that defeats the point of buying a prebuilt computer in the first place. It’s also outside the technical scope of most home users.

Camera Bags

First off we have this nice looking Kata R-103 backpack
Pretty compact and you can supposedly fit a laptop in it.
Kata is also known for making body armor so thats a plus.

After that we have Thinktank Bazooka Tripod Bag
Seems cool. Nice level of padding, plus it has shoulder straps and its easy to remove from the bag.
The president of the company was formally Lowepro’s Lead designer, so he has some credentials.

We also have the Crumpler 7 Million
Nice size and its all incognito.