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  1. Shouldn't we move on to predicting the seasons with capybaras? #stillnaptime
  2. I tried "deaf ears" and thought it the best so far, then realized it was just buffering.
  3. Pretty close to the deep track Abba-ish cover at the start of the film, if everyone also had Covid.
  4. RIP Cindy Williams of American Graffiti, The Conversation, and Laverne & Shirley https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-64428430
  5. Planning out my future with a tangping attitude. https://madeinchinajournal.com/2023/01/08/lying-flat-profiling-the-tangping-attitude/
  6. Lisa Loring, the original Wednesday Addams, dies at age 64 https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2023/jan/30/lisa-loring-the-original-wednesday-addams-dies-at-age-64
  7. In case you haven't heard, Lil Dicky is returning in season three of Dave in April.
  8. Happy belated and have a blast in Sonoma.
  9. Hope it's a wild, wonderful birthday!
  10. Soon you’re likely going to be near them more often. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/jan/11/california-in-n-out-burger-opens-east-tennessee
  11. Your sentence made me hunt down this article about when digital matched/surpassed medium format film. And of course that wasn’t even FF.
  12. Mine would probably be the Sigma dp2 Quattro and dp0Q. The models even Foveon fans seem to dislike. I doubt I’ll ever sell them, though their use, like all Foveon cameras, is compromised by ISO restrictions. At this point I use them mostly on camping trips and beach visits.
  13. Nice IR shots and doubly nice clean up. The 5D Classic (aka MK1) is a pretty big model in this digicam community (as far as I can tell). I picked one up last year.
  14. Well, not that old for us [wink, wink]. And with near zero evidence besides some comments, I suspect the lure of film is all over this for an audience that may not be able to afford film. Hell, the last two cameras I bought were combined cheaper than processing and printing a single roll of B&W. Even just the last two years has seen film prices soar while last decade analog being heavily romanticized. As for edgy, I've been in this space for a bit so it seems old hat to me and some of the channels do seem more aimless lately (not a lot of new old digicams ), so we'll see how long it lasts, if one believes it's a real trend. And yes, I was looking at a Nikon D3s the weekend. Only 14 years old. Practically new in comparison!
  15. Problems applying anecdotes in the Times piece aside, yeah, I'm not sure what percentage of the whole (Gen Z) a trend makes, but I will say larger objective movement from near zero awareness, even if a minority, upward is hard to deny in this case. Nor is the pretty dramatic rise in the used market prices of late. I know little about TikTok, as I'm not on, but the YT channels of Snappiness, One Month Two Cameras, Shutter Slaps, not to mention a variety of individual dedicated channels and IG accounts, and the Digi Discord group seems to indicate some movement, no? Course much of that was not started by Gen Zers, though followers, etc. seem to be pretty young. Honestly, it's fun to see them make the discoveries. I mean with various ugly software filters, and Lomo, and IG and TikTok's low resolution, why wouldn't a generation want it's own aesthetic (of course by stealing from an out-of-fashion previous generation) and drift this way? Then there's all the newer software options of PureRaw, Super Resolution, Photo.ai, etc. that newly exists if indeed you wanted to improve things and take them in places they've really never been.
  16. RIP Hale Zukas, disability rights activist. He referred to people without disabilities as “temporarily able-bodied people”. https://www.theguardian.com/society/2023/jan/08/disability-rights-warrior-hale-zukas-life
  17. The Hottest Gen Z Gadget Is a 20-Year-Old Digital Camera. Young people are opting for point-and-shoots and blurry photos. https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/07/technology/digital-cameras-olympus-canon.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share&referringSource=articleShare
  18. Are we allowed to bring up Smashing Pumpkins and not mention Pavement? Also giving Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness an early morning try.
  19. Hope you find something good, like...
  20. 91 If in doubt, add cheese. https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2022/jan/01/marginal-gains-100-ways-to-improve-your-life-without-really-trying
  21. blessingx


    Mubi is running a New Years $1/1€ @ month for three months sale. Take a break from Black Adam and watch these curated films. Plus the ladies love bad boys with scars and deep international film experiences.
  22. Good to hear and yeah they don't make commercials like they used to. https://www.instagram.com/reel/Cm1zuhVJiSh/
  23. ^ This should help for your 4K testing. https://www.instagram.com/reel/CmsNJwApdK_/ https://www.instagram.com/reel/CmvJUmApqLy/ More: https://instagram.com/radvertising_co
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